Guntur Tourism
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Guntur Tourism

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  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • Altitude: 108 m
  • District: Guntur
Guntur situated 64 km away from the Bay of Bengal lies in Andhra Pradesh and is the fourth largest city of 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.

Guntur also has an ancient temple by the name of Agasthyaeswara 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.

The modern history of the place comprises of 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.

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/ITes 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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Pritvi Kanchi

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  • Pritvi Kanchi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 232 Reviews
  •  470 helpful votes
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"Many attractions around this place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 31, 2016
I had been to Guntur by train in the month of August 2015. Guntur is easily accessible by all the three modes of transport via road, rail and air. The nearest airport to Guntur is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad which is an ideal 5 hour drive. The must-visit attractions around Guntur include Amaravathi, Krishna Barrage and the Ethipothala falls and Mangalagiri. Amaravathi is located 33 kilometers from Guntur and was built as early as the 2nd century. Krishna Barrage is located 32 kilometers from Guntur and connects the districts of Krishna and Guntur. The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam provides irrigation facility to the districts of Guntur, Nalgonda and Prakasam. Mangalagiri is located between Vijayawada and Guntur and is renowned for the oldest Vaishnavite temple in South India.
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Sandhya Mohanraj

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  • Sandhya Mohanraj
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  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 16 Reviews
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"Perfect weekend get-away!"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Mar 1, 2016
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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Sunny Prabha

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  • Sunny Prabha
  • Lives in Guntur
  • 3 Reviews
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"Developing city-Guntur"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 3, 2016
Guntur is a fast developing city and its been named as a capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Normally Guntur is very hot during summer but in December it is very chill. Gutunr is famous for chillies, tobacco, cotton. Very few good hotels in Guntur and probably Rcr Orchid Hotel is one of the best in the city and best hotel providing all good facilities at reasonable room rates.
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Rakesh David

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  • Rakesh David
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews
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"Had a great time here!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 30, 2015
November To February is the best time to visit hot Guntur. This season is very good to visit but dont forget to carry warm clothes. We all are very busy in travelling and visiting the tourist places and also visited beach at Suryalanka. We stayed for 3 days in Guntur and enjoyed our stay at Orchid hotel and spent very nice time by visiting tourist spots and entertainment places.
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Aparna Rakesh

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  • Aparna Rakesh
  • Lives in Guntur
  • 2 Reviews
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"Guntur is very nice destination for temples"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2015
Hospitality is very good, friendly people. In and around guntur there are so many temples and historical places to visit. Bird sanctuary at uppalapadu is very very interesting and i enjoyed a lot. Guntur is the commercial hub for tobacco, cotton, mirchi.. Etc Bapatla beach is the place where we enjoyed alot in this trip.
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Himmatmal Mandoth

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  • Himmatmal Mandoth
  • Lives in Jodhpur
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"Perfect Location-Guntur"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 26, 2015
Guntur is the third largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and i visited in the month of january which has pleasant climate to explore this beautiful city. It's famous for old historical buildings, education and museums. The city is full of greenery and I explored many parks and gardens like gandhi park, brindavan gardens and uppalapadu bird sanctuary which is famous for migratory birds. Also I visited kondaveedu fort, haailand water park and suryalanka beach to watch the sunset. Food in guntur is really awesome as it's famous for lip smacking andhra meals. Also I covered nambur which is famous for jain temple and I would like to advise tourists to explore this beautiful city.
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Aneesh Myneni

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  • Aneesh Myneni
  • Lives in Tenali
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"An old historic place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 18, 2015
In guntur district the place called hamsaladeevi very few people know it. Its the place where the Krishna river enters the sea. It is bestowed with scenic beauty of the mangrove forests & the predestine beach. Its located about 20 km from nagayalanka which is the nearest town. Had a good memorable time & there is a temple dedicated to Shiva in the close vicinity of the beach & interact with the fishermen too don't forget that part & though the road leading there is not so good its better to use transport of your own to reach there. & hope u find my review useful & have a good time holiday makers this is the place you should surely have in your mind. Must visit
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Sai Chand

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  • Sai Chand
  • Lives in Bapatla
  • 2 Reviews
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"Guntur is a scenic beauty"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 11, 2015
It was Marvellous experience for having fun in this city. I love to go here again. Especially to hailand which is a water park and had lots of fun there. Many friends were there for me at there. The people are so good in this city. The environment is little more sunny. Better come and watch it once.
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Praveen Katuri

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  • Praveen Katuri
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Great site seeings & historical place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Nov 2, 2015
Guntur and its surroundings are greenery. Gandhi park is good. Many temples are located like Amaravathi and it is a historical place. This is seeming to be the fastest developing city as new Andhra pradesh capital is located here in Thullur. The river krishna flows here. Agrigold Haailand Resort and Crazy World at Manasa sarovaram are attractive places. Bird sanctuary at Uppalapadu was awesome. You can find great south Indian dishes of Andhra pradesh here. But I went here for a vacation to relax and did nothing. I just wanted to share my experience with you about Guntur.
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Gopi K

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  • Gopi K
  • Lives in Guntur
  • 3 Reviews
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  956 readers

"Guntur a nice city"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Nov 1, 2015
Guntur is one of the famous city in Andhra Pradesh. Guntur is the city of Charted accountant educational institution. Many famous educational institutions are in Guntur like Masterminds, Sri medha, Sv CA academy etc. Guntur has 24x7 cabs like OLA, yatragenie. Auto and ATM services. From my knowledge Guntur is the one of the fabulous city in Andhra Pradesh.
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