Vijayawada has a rich past and a prosperous present. Situated on Krishna River banks, Vijayawada has to its west the picturesque Indrakiladri Hills and to its north, the Budameru River. Association with culture and politics and being a business center has earned the city the fame of being called the heart of Andhra Pradesh. Stone Age artifacts that were discovered in the region indicate that the place was inhabited in the ancient times. The fertile soils produce some of the best varieties of mangoes. Vijayawada’s railway station is one among the busiest stations in India. This third largest Andhra Pradesh city is rightly called ‘The Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh.