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These 5 Interesting Facts About Amaravati Will Leave You Speechless

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Located on the southern banks of the River Krishna, Amaravati is the new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The capital has a culturally vibrant history that dates back to Vedic times. Here are some interesting facts about the city.

These 5 Interesting Facts About Amaravati Will Leave You Speechless:

  1. Guntur (Andhra Pradesh)
  2. Mangalagiri, Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)
  3. Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh)

1. The Kohinoor Diamond Was Found Here

The Kohinoor Diamond Was Found Heresource: hawkindia.com

The infamous Kohinoor diamond which was the pride of India was discovered the mines of Kollur. The Kollur Mine in the Guntur District was one of the most productive diamond mines in the world and the first major diamond center.

HolidayIQ traveller Aparna Rakesh from Guntur shares, “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.”

2. Only Places In India Where You Can Find A Jaggery Fed-Dead Volcano

Only Places In India Where You Can Find A Jaggery Fed-Dead Volcanosource: .cloudfront.net

The volcano in Mangalagiri has been dead for decades now, but locals still feed it jaggery juice to keep it from erupting. They believe that the sugar or jaggery water neutralizes the sulphur compounds in the volcano and prevent it from erupting.

HolidayIQ traveller Prasad Polamara from Hyderabad shares, “Is situated on the volcano hill and there is an ancient culture to pour panakam on that hill by the pilgrims - temple is quite famous to visit. The famous Lord Narasimhaswamy Temple is located on the top of the hill, and you can see the top view of the city from this place. This is a very old temple, and the lord is offered the Jaggery Juice.”

3. Vijayawada Houses The 2nd Biggest Bus Terminal In India

Vijayawada Houses The 2nd Biggest Bus Terminal In Indiasource: vijayawadaonline.com

HolidayIQ traveller Kanthi Kiran Bommareddy from Hyderabad shares , “Vijayawada is one of the largest Railway junctions in India and has 3rd longest Railway platform in Asia. It's Bus Stand is 2nd biggest in India after Koyambedu bus stand in Chennai and 3rd biggest in Asia.”

4. The Agricultural Market Yard in Guntur Is The Biggest In Asia

The Agricultural Market Yard in Guntur Is The Biggest In Asiasource: hourdose.com

HolidayIQ traveller Febi Thomas from Indore shares, “Guntur is a nice city, food is very nice.There are numerous markets selling vegetables, fruits, flowers and other commodities throughout the city.The 'Patnam Bazar' area of the city is famous for the wholesale market of many consumer goods. ”

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5. India’s First Health University Was Built In Vijayawada

India’s First Health University Was Built In Vijayawadasource: ntruhs.ap.nic.in

The university was established as University of Health Sciences by the government of Andhra Pradesh and was inaugurated on 9 April by N. T. Rama Rao, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. It started functioning on 1 November 1986.

HolidayIQ traveller Vijay Potluri from Vijayawada shares, “The city blessed with Maa Kanaka Durga, City having lovely environment, Mountains, Maa Kanaka Durga Temple, Mother Mary Temple, Asia's biggest railway Junction, biggest Auto Nagar and many villages around Krishna River bank. It's nice to visit.”

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