Guntur

Guntur is located on the plains, 40 miles west of Bay of Bengal on the east coast region of India. It is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. With a busy industrial activity scenario, it forms part of the prominent Vishakhapatnam-Guntur Industrial corridor. It lies on the banks of River Krishna which melts into the sea further along the way. The city takes credit for housing the only Buddhist pilgrimage in South India which is situated in Amravathi.

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Amaravati cultural and heritage museum located in a the Amaravati town. Amaravati was once the capital of Satavahna kingdom which is now at a distance of 32. 3 kms from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. It stores the thousand-year-old relics which were found during Excavation. The architecture of the time of Lord Buddha is depicted through the sculptures and relics of this museum.

The relics are a collection from different places of Andhra Pradesh. The sculptures of Mahachaitya Stupa which dates back to the 3rd century are also a part of this museum. This museum provides the visitors with th...

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Amaravati Stupa, Guntur
32.7 kms from Guntur city limits
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Amaravati Stupa was one of the largest stupas of Andhra Pradesh. Situated in Amaravati Village, it is at a distance of 32. 7 kms from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the finest examples of the Buddhist Architecture of ancient India. It is located on the banks of River Krishna. Tourists visit this place from distant lands to witness the architectural finesse and religious significance of this place. It is also known as Mahachaitya Stupa.

The great Stupa or Mahachaitya Stupa at Amaravati is well-known for Buddhist history related to it. Amaravati village named after Amareswara ...

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Amareswara Ghat
Within Guntur city limits
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Situated around 1. 2 kms away from Amaralingeswara Swamy temple, Amareswara Ghat is a well maintained bathing ghat on the banks of Krishna river. It is located at a distance of 35 kms from Guntur.

Amareswara ghat is a scenic and serene place to visit and is thus frequented by thousands of tourists. One can hire a boat for boating trip or else visitors can travel to other banks of the river. In festive season lot of pilgrims throng to this place for a holy dip in the river. The steps around the ghat are a perfect place for a walk and it provides a sense of peace to the visitors and de...

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The Amareswara Temple, 35 kms away from Gunter, stands as one of the most prominent temples in the region. The deity of Amareswara, other name of Lord Shiva, is worshipped here by devotees who come from different parts of India. The walls of the temple are decorated with numerous inscriptions, narrating the past of the region which often leaves devoteesastonished with their glory and richness.

The main deity in this temple is in Linga form which is of 15 feet height. Amareswara Temple is located on the southern bank of river Krishna and on the south-eastern side of the Srisailam. It ...

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Bhattiprolu Buddhist Stupa
55 kms from Guntur city limits
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Bhattiprolu, a village in Guntur Andhra Pradesh well-known for the historic Buddhist Stupa. Bhattiprolu Buddhist Stupa is located at a distance of 55 kms from Guntur.

The relics of Buddha are said to have yielded from this stupa. It was in the year 1870 that the three mounds were discovered in the flourishing Buddhist town in the ancient Sala Kingdom, Bhattiprolu. Three inscribed stone relic caskets containing crystal caskets, jewels, and relics of Lord Buddha were found. The dome of this stupa is 40 metres in diameter with the basement of 2. 4 metres basement. Black stone casket, ...

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Peddakakani Sri Bramarambha Malleswara Swamy Temple is a famous 1000 years old Lord Shiva temple located in Pedakakani village, Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh State. The temple lies just outside of Guntur city at a distance of just 10 kms from Guntur city.

Sri Malleswara Swamy Temple was first installed by Sri Adi Shankaracharyaand was later renovated by Sri Krishnadevaraya. The Temple is famous among the devotees for Rahu Ketu pujas. The puja is performed every day during rahukalam period.

The temple has a Well on the eastern side and it is popularly known as Yagnala ...

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Standing tall at a height of 125 feet, the gigantic Dhyana Buddha (meditating Buddha) statue is the most significant work done at Guntur in modern times and a symbol of richness and glory of Amaravati art. This statue is of great religious and historical significance and thus marks Amaravati as a major centre of pilgrimage and tourism.

The statue can be seen in a scenic locale around the lush green fields and on the banks of Krishna river spread across 4. 5 acre. The Dhyana Buddha project was started in the year 2003 and completed in 2015. The Lord Buddha statue depicts meditating (...

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Ethipothala Falls
140 kms from Guntur city limits
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Ethipothala Falls is situated in Guntur district, state of Andhra Pradesh. The falls are located at a distance of 140 kms away from Guntur city.

Ethipothala Falls is about 70 feet (21 meters) high. It is located on the Chandravanka River, which serves as the tributary of River Krishna. The water fall is a combination of three streams which are Chandravanka Vagu, Nakkala Vagu and Tummala Vagu. It is situated about 11 km from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. There are Ranganatha and Dattatreya temples in the surroundings of Ethipothala Falls. Visitors could explore the temple and seek blessings ...

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Gandhi Park, Guntur
Within Guntur city limits
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Gandhi Park is a common park with some greeneries and a peaceful atmosphere. Located opposite to the Municipal Corporation in Guntur, this park serves as a great stress reliver for the tourists and locals alive. This is the only park with greenery in the downtown. It is near about 1. 5 to 2 kilometer away from the center of the city Guntur.

Park was formed in the year 1950 when Rao Sahab S. Mukti Swami acted as Special Officer of the Municipality. This great park covers an area of about six acres and offers quite a lot of facilities to refrain people from their monotonous daily life....

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Jinnah Tower, Guntur
Within Guntur city limits
Architecture

Jinnah Tower is a monument in the city of Guntur which is not only attractive in its appearance but also carries a history. Located on the Mahatma Gandhi Road of Guntur, this tower serves as a great landmark of the city. From the center of the city Guntur, this tower is of 2 to 2. 5 kilometer. As this part of Guntur is quite busy during daytime, people may consume 15 to 20 minutes to reach there.

Jinnah Tower in the city Guntur is a popular landmark and it is the only edifice erected in memory of the founder of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, in the country, and is one of a few herita...

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Located at a distance of 52 kms from the main city of Guntur, Kondaveedu Fort is in Kondaveedu village in the Chilakaluripet constituency of Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. The fort is a hill fortresses located 1,700 feet (520 m) above the main sea level and efforts are in progress to classify the fort as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Kondaveedu Fort was constructed during the time of Telugu Chodas and was occupied by Kakatiya Ganapati Deva during his campaign in the coastal Andhra. After the capture of Prataparudra by Tughlaq in 1323 AD, his subordinate Prolaya Vema Reddy became i...

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Kotappakonda is one of the famous historic temples, in Guntur district, located 60 kms south-west of Guntur city. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a temporal abode of Trikoteswara Swamy. The holy hill appears with three peaks when watched from any direction. And the three peaks are described as Lord Brahma, the god of creation, Lord Vishnu, the preserver god and Lord Rudra, the god of storms. Hence is known as Trikutadri.

To reach the temple one has to climb stairway of about thousand steps. There are four temples located in the temple complex of Kotappakonda temple. On...

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Krishna Nagar Municipal Park is located at Krishna Nagar Main Road, Ashok Nagar. It is within the city limits of Guntur. The place is only 2. 1 km away from the city center.

Krishna Nagar Municipal Park was established in the year 1955. It was specially made for children and morning walkers to spend their leisure time. The park has swings, slides and a number of play materials which attracts children to spend their time here. The park is perfect for people who want to spend some time with the mother's nature. However, there is not much to do in the park but one can definitely give ...

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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
142.3 kms from Guntur city limits
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Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is located on the Krishna River, which is on either side of the borders of Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh and Nalgonda district of Telangana state. The dam is located at a distance of 142. 3 kms away from Guntur city.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam was constructed between the years from 1955 to 1969. It has an amazing and impressive gross storage capacity 11,472 million cubic meters in its reservoir. It serves the purpose of irrigation facility to the districts of Prakasam, Nalgonda, Guntur and Khamman with its large canal system network. The dam currently holds the rec...

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NTR Manasa Park, Guntur
7 kms from Guntur city limits
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NTR Manasa Sarovaram Park is the perfect weekend getaway with family and friends and is the best place for children to have fun. It is located at a distance of around 7 kms from Guntur city center.

NTR Manasa Sarovaram Nature Park is spread over an area of 55 acres or land and it is located in a place called Takkellapadu, which is adjacent to the Corporation Water Works in Guntur. The park is named after Shri N. T. Rama Rao. NTR Manasa Sarovaram is artistically landscaped with flowerbeds, lawns, ponds and small hillocks. It has a vast range of flora and fauna that can leave the tou...

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Sri Pankala Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple is located in Mangalagiri of Guntur District, about 28 kms from the city. The temple of Sri Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy is situated on the hill. On the right side of the steps (provided to reach the temple), there is a stone inscription by Sri Krishna deva Raya of Vijayanagar, and a little further up, the foot prints of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu can be seen. Midway up the steps, there is a temple of Lord Panakala Lakshmi Narasimhaswamy, where there is only the face with the mouth of the idol opened wide.

This place is one of the 8 important ...

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The Amaravati Mahachaitya (Stupa) is a ruined Buddhist monument, probably built in phases between the third century BCE and about 250 CE, located within city limits of Amaravathi village of Guntur district.

The monument was not called a stupa in ancient inscriptions, but rather the mahachaitya or great sanctuary. The earliest inscription from the site belongs to the early centuries BCE but it cannot be assigned to Ashoka with certainty. In the early period, the stupa had a simple railing consisting of granite pillars, with plain cross-bars, and coping stones. The coping stones with y...

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Someshwara Swamy Temple, Sitanagaram
32 kms from Guntur city limits
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Sitanagaram is a small town located at a distance about 32 kms from the main Guntur City. This place is known to have been in existence right from the Treta Yuga and the important thing worth to mention here is that this town has found a mention in the great epic Ramayana. The town of Sitanagaram is popular for the Someswara Swamy Temple.

The history of the Someswara Temple, Bhimavaram, is that according to beliefs, during Tarakasura vadha, the Shivalingam which was present on the throat of Tarakasura, a powerful asura, was divided into five pieces. The Pancharama Kshetras are prese...

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Sri Kakani Pundari Kakshudu Municipal Park is located at 4th Lane, Arundelpet, Guntur. The park is within the city limits of Guntur city.

Sri Kakani Pundari Kakshudu Municipal Park was inaugurated in the year 1953. The park spreads on an area of 0. 25 acres. Apart from other municipal park, Sri Kakani Pundari Kakshudu Municipal Park is well maintained and has beautiful surroundings. The park brings oneself close to the mother's nature. It is filled with greenery all around. The park has a walking lane and it also has swings, slides and other playful materials for the children to en...

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Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devalayam, Guntur
28 kms from Guntur city limits

Sri Lakshmi Padmavathi Sametha Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Temple, popularly known as Vykuntapuram Temple is one of the most visitedtemples dedicated to Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Tenali. The temple is located just 2 km away from Tenali Railway Junction and Bus Stationand about 28 kms from Guntur.

Sri Tulluru Bala Narasimha Rao Gowda is the founder of this temple. Endowments Department has taken over this temple in the year 1973. Devotees who are unable to visit Tirupati Balaji Temple can visit Vaikunta Puram Venkateswara Swamy temple and get the blessings of Lord Balaji. This temple...

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Surya Lanka Beach Bapatla
64.6 kms from Guntur city limits
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Surya Lanka Beach is situated at about 8 km away from the town of Bapatla which is in Guntur district of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Surya Lanka Beach is 64. 6 kms away from Guntur city.

Surya Lanka Beach is a natural beauty which draws tourist attraction. It has flat terrain and slopes into the sea which makes it a perfect place for the people who love to have a long beach walks. The beach has a very nice ambience. It is clean and well maintained.

Surya Lanka Beach is perfect for a weekend getaway with families and friends. Visitors would be refreshed and rejuvenated ...

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Located at a distance of 5 kms from Guntur city, Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary is home to around 40 species of migratory birds from Siberia including pelicans and white ibis.

The sanctuary is one of the only three places in India where Spot-Billed Pelicans nest, while they reside at other places too. Karnataka, Kerala-Tamil Nadu border are the other two places where these large winged creatures nest. Some nesting grounds of Burma, Malaysia and Vietnam got destroyed or were deserted for various reasons leading to increase in numbers of these species at the sanctuary. The major species fo...

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