List of tourist attractions in Guntur district

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There are many places in and around the city of Guntur and its adjoining villages.

Guntur city

Manasarovar in Guntur City

Guntur City has its own nice/modest downtown, midtown/city centers and uptown/residential areas. There are amusement parks, Brindavan Gardens, Manasa Sarovar located on the Eastern part of the city, is one of the man made parks located in Guntur, Haailand is an amusement park on the Guntur-Vijayawada highway.

Prakasam Barrage

Krishna Barrage (also known as Prakasam Barrage) is on the northeastern part, located around 18 miles (29 km) from the Guntur City on the Krishna River connecting Guntur and Krishna Districts. On the other side of the River Krishna is Vijayawada which is like a twin city to Guntur City

Ancient and archaeological[edit]

Amaravathi

Buddhist monuments and sites in Andhra Pradesh
Amaravati Maha Stupa

Located 16 miles northeast of Guntur City, Amaravathi is named after its famous temple of Amareswara and the Mahachaitya stupa of 2nd century BC. The stupa houses a small museum with a collection of old monuments, and a pictorial depiction of the life and teachings of Buddha.

Bhattiprolu

It is located 20 miles southwest of the city, formerly the Kingdom of Prati Palaputra, appears to be the earliest known kingdom in Guntur District. archaeological information gathered in the area of Bhattiprolu.

Kondaveedu Kondaveedu is located 17 miles from Guntur City. This historical fort was built during the reign of the Reddy kings in 14th century AD there are 21 structures in the fort. The ruins of the fort located on the hilltop offer unraveled mysteries to the tourist. A place of natural scenic beauty with natural wonders it is an ideal place for trekking. The Gopinatha temple and Kathulabave at the foot of the hillock, numerous temples, residential structures, pillared halls on the hill and the entrance gate ways on east and west sides are the attractions at kondavidu.

Kotappakonda

Kotappakonda, the temporal abode of Trikoteswara Swamy, is a village, 25 miles (40 km) south- west Guntur City near Narsaraopet. Its original name is Kondakavuru, but is more popularly known as Kotappakonda or Trikutaparvatam, a three-peaked hill nearby. Though surrounded by other hills, the three hills, also known by the names of Trikutachalam or Trikutadri, can be distinctly seen from a distance from any direction. The three peaks are named after the Hindu Triumvirate, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. Guthikonda popularly known as Dakshina Kasi is located near Narasaraopeta. The Guthikonda Caves is open for tourist exploration as well.

Undavalli-caves

Lower Mangalagiri Temple

Located 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Guntur city, these two places are easily accessible on the Guntur-Kolkata Express Way.Managalagiri is famous for its temple of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha. The hill used to be an active volcano. It is at an altitude of 30 meters above the sea level.

Nature[edit]

Uppalapadu Nature Conservation

Uppalapadu Pelican Colony, Uppalapadu, Guntur

Uppalapadu is located to the southern part of the Guntur City (4Miles). The water tanks in the village are unique as they provide refuge to many species birds including endangered Spot-Billed Pelicans and Painted Storks. The bird population in these tanks used to be around 12,000 previously, however lately only about 7000 birds roost in this dwindling habitat through the year.[1][2]

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam & Ethipothala Falls

Nagarjunasagar Dam

Nagarjuna Sagar, a massive irrigation project on the River Krishna, about 100 miles (160 km) from Guntur City, has a rich and interesting past. It was a valley in the Nallamala range of the Eastern Ghats with civilizations dating back to thousands of years. Recorded history, however, assigns the first signs to the later Satavahanas and subsequently the Ikshvakus in the third century. The Sriparvata and Vijayapuri of yore were really temples where the famous savant and Philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna preached the message of the Buddha. The Ethipothala Falls located 7 miles (11 km) from Nagarjunasagar, the water here is used for crocodile breeding.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uppalapadu Nature Conservation". Archived from the original on 17 October 2002. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Siberian birds attract visitors at Uppalapadu". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 29 December 2006. 

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