Guntur Tourism

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Nalam Murthy

Nalam Murthy4.6/5

9 reviews

Great for Weekend Travellers

Guntur Offers many unexplored places than usual travel holiday city. Its close to Krishna River as well as Bay of Bengal, hence boat rides in rivers to enjoying beach holidays in suryana lanka/bapatla resorts. There is Haailand which is an amusement park designed in Thailand Theme with its resort facilities and water park. Manasasarovar park is within city for a quick break to greenery. Amaravati which is around 30km is centre for Buddhist heritage and the newly formed Capital of AP. Kondaveedu fort, Undavalli caves can also be tried. Mangalagiri is a temple city of lord Narasimha situated on Volcanic Hill with its splendid views from atop hill. Kakani a Small temple town is famous for Rahu Ketu Poojas. There are some Ashrams and also have presence of Iskcon temple for spirituality seekers. Nightlife is limited but can explore outskirts many variety dhabas like sharma, khaleel etc. Ponnur a small town near by houses huge monolithic statues of Hanuman and Garuda. Chebrolu a small village near by is famous for one of a kind Lord Brahma temple. Locally you can explore its unique spicy culinary experience of famous Guntur chillies, Guntur Gongura pickles and spicy powders. Explore one town for bylane shopping of clothes wholesale markets and two town for upscale malls and restaurants.

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Sandhya Mohanraj

Sandhya Mohanraj3.9/5

16 reviews

Perfect weekend get-away!

Quiet, peaceful place to spend with family or friends. The AP Tourism Department has cottages bang on the beach, facing the sea. You have a lovely view of the sea. The cafeteria attached to the Guest house provides food - you can order fresh and tasty sea food. Can reach the destination by road or by train. You do not need any activities to keep you busy as the sea is enough to pass the time. The town is just 7 Km away and you can also get food at small restaurants. This beach is special in the sense that at a particular time of the morning, you can drive your vehicle on the sand as it gets hard. This lasts for only a couple of hours. Early morning sunrise and sunset are worth watching. We also took a ride into the sea in one of the fishing boats and that was really enjoyable. The town has hand looms in each hut and our children found it very educative. You can book rooms on-line, they also have a dormitory which would be suitable for a small group.

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History of Guntur

Guntur situated 64 km away from the Bay of Bengal lies in Andhra Pradesh and is the fourth largest city in the state. The city has something of everything. It is one of the learning centres of the state; it holds historical significance; it is a textile and transportation hub of the country and it also holds agricultural importance because of the production of cotton and tobacco. The history of Guntur dates back to the 10th century CE. It finds mention in an inscription of the Chalukyan King, Ammaraja. The city is believed to have been ruled by the Chalukyas for a majority of the time, although there is evidence to suggest that the Nagals also ruled this city over a period of time. The modern history of the place comprises of the British and European rule. The French arrived here in 1752 and formed the centre of the modern town of Guntur. They were later followed by the British who built many important structures in the city and carried out expansion activities. From the time of the British rule itself, Guntur was an important export hub and it continues to remain so today. It is a major producer of cotton and tobacco, most of which is exported to other countries. Guntur is also known for its chillies, which are one of the hottest varieties in the world. Efforts are on by the local bodies to set up a global chilly park here to boost tourism in the area.

People and Culture of Guntur

Guntur also has an ancient temple by the name of Agastya Eswara Sivalayam, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple dates back to the 12th century, has some ancient inscriptions and is believed to have been built by Agastya.

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Apart from that, Guntur has witnessed only moderate industrial development, which has left it largely unpolluted, unlike many other ancient cities. Some prevalent industries in the area include the textile mills, cement and chemical industries as well as diamond industries. Of late, the area has seen some development in the IT sector as well.

The city largely remains a historical place which is seeing slow modernisation. Some of the tourist places of interest in Guntur are the Kondaveedu Fort, Sitanagaram, Undavalli Caves and the ancient relics of Amaravathi.

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