My stay in Vijayawada so far had been much peaceful. I had already visited few temples in the city in the last two days. Now it was the time to have some quality time spent with family. Therefore I made up a plan to visit the Bhawani Island which is enclosed by the River Krishna. It is considered to be one the most dazzling and enticing places of Andhra Pradesh owing to its awesome weather and location amidst the lush green and thick forests. The island is located in the Krishna district near River Krishna. It is about 133 acres of land and possesses one of the biggest lagoons of that area.
The island is also strategically situated at a distance of just 4 kilometers from the town of Vijayawada. The confluence of rows of shady bowers and serene water body provides a unique atmosphere for those who want to enjoy a quality time with loved ones. Also there are undulating meadows and mangroves around the island that is a perfect place for children and young people. There were couples roaming around in the open and fresh air within the shades of manicured gardens.
Apart from the bountiful natural resources there is also the scope of several adventure sports for adventure freak individuals. Snorkeling, kayaking, canoeing, reef walking and sailing yachts are few of the cool adventure activities that take place here. My children went around to take part in few of the adventure sports. I and my wife meanwhile sipped coconut water to refresh the quench of thirst. There were hundreds of other visitors other than us who playfully took part in various events that went around the island.
South India is known for its number of ethnic and rich festivals. The Bhawani Island is also one such place where one can notice several festivals which are celebrated with vigor. Pongal, Diwali, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ugadi, Makar Sankranti are few of the festivals which are celebrated here. During the festival times, the ambience of the atmosphere in the island changes and local people take part in it to enjoy it thoroughly.
Bhawani Island is one the distinctive places near Vijayawada where one can have a good time of fun, frolic and amusement.