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Interesting Facts About Guntur :

Guntur is situated on the plains, 64 kms to the west of the Bay of Bengal on the east coast. It is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is just 24 kms away from Amaravati, the state capital. With a tropical climate, the weather in Guntur ranges from warm to hot, through most of the year and excessively hot in May and June. Thankfully, this period is followed by the monsoons which extend from June to October, during which time the city may also witness some cyclones and rain storms. The best time to visit Guntur would be during the winters which occur from November to February, when the climate cools down considerably.  

Guntur has a rich historical past. The region was ruled way back then by the Nagas and has been known for Buddhism and the first Kalachakra ceremony being performed by Gautam Buddha himself. Owing to this, there are many interesting historical tourist spots like Amaravathi, Chebrolu, Undavalli caves and many others. The city came to be known a little more nationally and internationally, once the British landed in Guntur in the late sixteenth century. The city has since expanded to include many parks, temples, museums, nature conservation sites, forts, caves and resorts. Traditional drama and theatre has also evolved in the city. Guntur is now the world’s biggest chilli exporter and has the largest chilli market yard in Asia.

Guntur has several convenient and economical means of transport. The locals prefer using auto-rickshaws, mini-buses, some government run APSRTC buses, trains and cabs to move around within the city.

Both suburban and long distance buses are available at the NTR bus station.


How to reach Guntur :

By air – Guntur does not have an airport. The nearest airport is at Vijayawada, 33 kms away.

By train – Guntur has a good rail network with several cities across the country.

By bus – Regular buses are available from several cities across the country to Guntur.  


Some must-see attractions :

Amaravathi - The name of this religious destination has been coined from the very famous holy temple of Amareswara Swamy. Amaravathi is located just 33 kms away from Guntur and houses the Mahachaitya Stupa. Very popular for its temple and the huge Buddha Statue, this location is most frequented by tourists.

The Jinnah Tower -  This significant tower with muslim architecture, is situated on Mahatma Gandhi Road in Guntur and  named after the famous Pakisatani personality Muhammad Jinnah. It  symbolizes peace and harmony.

Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary - This bird sanctuary is located to the south of Guntur city. The village water tanks in this area provide a nesting place for painted storks, spot-billed pelicans and many migratory birds from other countries like Siberia and Australia.

Mangalgiri - The word ‘Mangalgiri’ denotes a very spiritual and auspicious hill. This location is situated between Guntur and Vijayawada and is mostly visited for its old Vaishnavite temples. The place is well known for it’s temple dedicated to Lord Laxmi Narasimha Swamy.

Kondaveedu Fort - This fort is located on top of a hill and includes residential structures, temples, gateways and pillared halls. Located in the village of Kondaveedu, this fort has been excavated by archaeologists who found the idol of Raja Rajeswari and several inscriptions on the walls of the fort. The site is much admired for its natural beauty and is an ideal place for trekking.

Guttikonda Caves - A group of caves near the Guttikonda village, about 40 kms southwest of Guntur city, are called the Guttikonda caves and the Guttikonda Bilam is one of the most well known cave here. ‘Bilam’ is the Sanskrit word for cave. The cave provides much mystery and excitement for exploration.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam And Ethipothala Falls - This huge irrigation project on the River Krishna, is about 160 kms from Guntur city. The Ethipothala Falls are located around 11 kms from Nagarjuna Sagar and the water at the bottom of the falls is used for breeding crocodiles. This whole location is picturesque and provides a soothing sight for the eyes.

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Interesting Facts About Guntur :

Guntur is situated on the plains, 64 kms to the west of the Bay of Bengal on the east coast. It is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and is just 24 kms away from Amaravati, the state capital. With a tropical climate, the weather in Guntur ranges from warm to hot, through most of the year and excessively hot in May and June. Thankfully, this period is followed by the monsoons which extend from June to October, during which time the city may also witness some cyclones and rain storms. The best time to visit Guntur would be during the winters which occur from November to February, when the climate cools down considerably.  

Guntur has a rich historical past. The region was ruled way back then by the Nagas and has been known for Buddhism and the first Kalachakra ceremony being performed by Gautam Buddha himself. Owing to this, there are many interesting historical tourist spots like Amaravathi, Chebrolu, Undava......Read More


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