Guntur Tourism

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Ramakumar Kumar

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Best of Dasara procession in Guntur

I watched this on Dasara day its an annual event by Kanyaka Parameswari Temple R. Agraharam Guntur. After Navaratri celebrations procession of Goddess will take place in the night. Its a long procession with music, laser shows, camels, horses, various art forms like chekkabajana, chenda mela from Kerala, pagativeshagallu, band melam, this time there was even dragon dance, various god forms, like Ganesh, Siva, parvathi, Saibaba were displayed. Special attraction is Spectacular fire works very nice to watch with lot of color & light. Hot air balloons are nice to watch. It takes nearly 30 minutes to watch. If you happen to be in Guntur during Dussara don't miss it.

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Perfect Location-Guntur

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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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.