Eluru town is situated in the West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh and is famous for Kolleru Lake, the largest freshwater lake in India. Another important attraction of the region is the Kolleru Bird Sanctuary that is inhabited by different birds, such as reef heron, open bill stork, grey-heron, painted stork and egret.
Kalaparru and Hanuman Junction are the prime tourist attractions of the region, popular for ancient temples and historical sites. Other places of historical importance in the region are the Pedavegi, Denduluru and Vatluru. Temples of Janardhana, Sri Venkateswara Swami Vari Alayam, Ramachandra Rao and Jalapaharesvara are also situated within the town.
The rock cut caves of Guntupalli in Kamavarapukota mandal have some of the ancient structural Buddhist and monolithic remains, dating back to the period ranging between the 2nd and 3rd century BC to the 5th and 6th century AD. The remains include a rock cut temple, also known as the Vritta Chaitya, brick chaitya, a small and a big monastery, stone stupa, ruined mandapa and a cluster of votive stupas.
Sri Kanaka Durga temple and the Ambica Devi temple, constructed by the Ambica Group in 2005, are prominent pilgrimage sites of the town. Sanivarapupeta Galigopuram, Sri Allhasingarappa Swami temple and Sri Adhimahalakshmi Amavari temple in Padamaravedi are other popular attractions of the town. The Gangeswara temple at Tadikalapudi Raatnaalamma Talli and Gundugolanu village are other major tourist destinations in the region.