Kanaka Durga, goddess of power, riches and benevolence is considered the presiding deity of Vijayawada. The temple of the goddess is situated on the Indrakila hill along the river. Inscriptions of different dynasties are found in the temple. During Dassara, one of the important festivals of these country, lakhs of devotees from the city celebrates after a holy dip in the River Krishna close by.
This temple complex is visible from all parts of Vijayawada city. From the temple you can see the view of the town, Krishna river and Prakasam barrage.
Local Taxi and autos are available from Railway station , bus stand to reach Kanaka Durga temple.
Good arrangement is available to go in queue for Darshan. By paying Rs 100/- you can go for a quick darshan of goddess. After Darshan devotees collect Prasadam available in the counter.
There is a wide parking area available and to travel up the hill and for using the parking area , Rs 50 is to be paid at foot hill.
While in the queue for Darshan devotees are not allowed to carry mobile phone and cameras. Just after the parking area counter are available to deposit shoes , phones and cameras. Lockers room is available to keep your luggages.
A temple of Lord Maleswara is also within the city area. The rock cut caves dedicated to Akkanna, Madhanna on the way to the Kanakadurga Temple remainds the Qutub Shahi rules of 17th Century. A short distance away is another cave that dates back to the 2nd century BC which hosts the Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara.