Guntur Tourism

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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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Pritvi Kanchi4.3/5

232 reviews

Many attractions here

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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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.