Bhavani Island situated in the midst of the Krishna River, at Vijayawada. It is located at the upstream of Prakasam Barrage and is considered as one of the largest river island, with an area of 133 acres. The Kanaka Durga Temple is the abode of Goddess Durga. She is also known as Bhavani and hence, the island is named Bhavani Island, which is located in close proximity to the temple.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation took initiative to develop it into a tourist spot. Some of them include arts and crafts village project. It is also helpful for local artisans, weavers like Kondapalli toy makers work. APTDC has developed the infrastructure on Bhavani Island, to attract many tourists, such as sporting activities, resorts, rural museum, Berm Park, rope way etc to attract tourists.