Guntur

Guntur houses the newly coined Andhra Capital of Amravathi, which lies about 30 km away.

Updated: June 21, 2020

Guntur houses the newly coined Andhra Capital of Amravathi, which lies about 30 km away. It serves as the administrative headquarters of Guntur district. It has the largest chilli market yard in Asia. Amravathi also houses the only Buddhist pilgrimage in South India. Lying on the banks of River Krishna, Guntur is renowned as textile hub and transport hub of India. this city is more known for its industrial growth and exports of chili products to various parts of the globe. Amravati Caves, Nagarjunakonda, Kondaveedu, Mangalagiri and many more places are there to explore in Guntur.

Mangalagiri situated in Seemandhra, a temple town located in Guntur that literally translates to 'The Auspicious Hill', is one of the 8 important Mahakshetrams or sacred destinations in India. As it is believed that Lord Vishnu had manifested himself on the very soil of Mangalagiri, the place has huge importance in the Indian culture.

Kondaveedu is a place lying about 17 miles from Guntur city adorned with one of the most popular tourist attractions of the region as it houses an ancient fort belonging to 14th century AD built by Reddy kings. Situated on the top of the hill, the fort comprises of 21 magnificent structures. The place also offers an ideal trail for trekking. A group of several temple including Kathulabave and Gopunatha Temple are located at the base of the hillock provides a captivating sight.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is an elegant sight of a massive irrigation project constructed over River Krishna, that is situated around 100 miles from the city of Guntur. Ethipothala Falls is 7 miles ahead of the dam whose water is used to breed crocodiles.

Uppalapadu Nature Conservation is situated in the southern side of the city where you can admire large number of endangered species of Birds. Water tanks in the region are a perfect place to enjoy a beautiful spectacle of birds like Spot-Billed Pelicans and Painted Storks.

Originally known as Kondakavuru, Kotappakonda Trikutaparvattam is famously known as Kotappakonda or Trikutaparvattam meaning three peaked hill which actually lies nearby.  The popular three peaks derive their name from Hindu mythology namely Vishnu, Brahma and Maheswara. Located nearly 25 miles from the city of Guntur, it offers a panoramic view of majestic hills from any direction.

Someswara Swamy Temple lying in the city of Sitanagaram around 16 miles North East of the city is another popular place to visit.

Guthikonda Cave is another place to explore that offers a quite captivating site.

The city of Guntur is comprised of its own downtown area, midtown and residential areas. Downtown is packed with myriad of tourist attractions which include Center of Brodipet, Arundelpet, Jinnah Tower Center, Naaz Center, Brindavan Gardens, Old Guntur and Inner and Outer Ringroads.

Manasa Sarovar lying in the eastern side of city is a man made park which is also one of the major attraction of the city.

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