This warm abode of Bhupalapatnam is a delightful place to visit in India. After your splendid visit to Bhupalapatnam, you can proceed to an important near-by city of Vijayawada. So, ideally any vacation planner would recommend you to visit Vijayawada for its bountiful attractions like Kanaka Durga Temple, Undavalli Caves, Mangalagiri on your trip to Bhupalapatnam. Also, to reach Bhupalapatnam, you'll have to take a flight to Vijayawada; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.
Don't just take a trip, let the trip take you! Have a enjoyable time at Bhupalapatnam.