Tourism in GunturGuntur is a small city (on the Eastern side of Hyderabad), just like a twin city to Vijayawada, situated on the other side of Krishna river. Guntur has grown fast as far as professional institutes are concerned. It is, in fact, the largest and a well developed city in A.P.
The most famous places in Guntur include Manasa Sarovar, Haailand which is situated on Guntur-Vijayawada highway, Kondaveedu Fort, the Undavalli caves, Amaravati, Uppalapadu Gardens and Prakasam Barrage.
Tourist Places near GunturGuntur has a number of tourist destinations on the outskirts of the city too! They are well connected by bus or you can just drive down and visit temples and museums. Krishna Barrage or Prakasam Barrage is located 30 kms. from Guntur. You can visit Nagarjunasagar dam and also see the enthralling caves in Undavalli on the banks of river Krishna.
Amravati is the famous Buddhist pilgrim centre, 35 kms. from Guntur. Once here, you can also reach Vaikuntapuram, 5 kms. further from Amravati and see the cave temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara.
There are many more places for you to explore! Kotappakonda Trikutaparvatam, Guthikonda Caves, Sitanagaram, Mangalagiri, Chebrole, Nagarjunakonda Buddhist Stupas, Guntur Museum, Vijayawada etc. to name just a few.
Parks, Dams and Waterfalls in GunturNTR Manasa Sarovar Park, Crazy World Water Park, Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and Ethipothala falls are some sites you must go to.
Crazy World Water Park
Crazy World, N.H-5,
Inside N.T.R Manasa Sarovaram Park,
Crazy World Water Park, the man-made Mansarovar park and Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary are some tourist places in and around Guntur, for lovers of nature!
In Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary, you will witness different species of animals and birds. The nearest Railway station from here is Macheria while the nearest airport is Hyderabad.
Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary
N.H-5, Andhra Pradesh
Phone: 0863 329 0345
Open: 11.30 A.M. to 6.30 P.M.
Do visit the Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary in village Uppalapadu where birds take refuge in the water tanks in the village. Bird watchers will rejoice at the variety and species of birds that can be found here.
Religious Places in GunturKotappa Konda is famous for the shrine of Lord Shiva which is located on the top of a hill. Other spiritual destinations in Guntur include Venkateswara Swamy temple, Viswa Nagar: Viswamandiram near Chowdavaram and Kondaveedu.
Kanaka Durga Mandiram,
Chebrole Road, Budampadu, Guntur
The temple in Pedapulivarru is dedicated to Lord Narendreswara Swamy (Lord Shiva) with the sun's rays falling directly on the idol. Bottiprolu is yet another Buddhist spiritual destination where there are many 'maha stupa' and other sacred relics of Buddha.
Sri Amareswara Swamy temple is an old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and situated on the banks of Krishna river.
Old Guntur Christian Church
Koritepadu Cheruvu, Velpuru Road,
Velpur, Andhra Pradesh, India
How to Reach GunturThere is no airport in Guntur. The domestic airport in Vijayawada is 96 kms. from Guntur. Hyderabad International Airport is 250 kms. from Guntur. However, Railway station in Guntur has trains coming and leaving to all major cities and towns in India.
Deluxe and Volvo buses are available easily for travelling. The roads are well maintained in Guntur and driving your way to your choicest tourist destinations is not a bad idea either! So, get, set and go... discover and surprise yourself! Happy journey!