Andhra Pradesh Tourism Guntur AP Tourism Guntur








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Guntur



Area: 11,391 sq.km

The Boundaries of this are Krishna district and Bay of Bengal in the East, Prakasam district in the South, Mahabubnagar district in the West and Krishna and Nalgonda districts in the North directions.

Rivers: Krishna, Chandravanka, Naagileru, GundlaKamma.

Major Places: Guntur, Bapatla, Tenali, Narasaraopeta and Ponnur.

Tourist Places:
Stupas at Amaravati, Bhattiprolu, and Kesanapally, Undavalli caves, Ettipothla Water falls, Nagarjunakonda, Bapatla beach, Amaravathi museum Lam, Nagarjunasagar - srisailam Sanctuary, NTR Manasa Sarovar, and Kondavidu Fort

Pilgrimage Centers:
Mangalagiri Panakala Swamy Temple, Kotappakonda Temple, Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple at Ponnuru, Sri Laxmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple at Macherla, temples at Amaravati, Tenali, Hinkar Thirtha Jain temple and Phirangipuram Mary Matha Church.

Handicrafts: Durgistone craft.

Industries:  
Tobacco, Handloom, Silk, Sangam Dairy, Cement Factories at Thadepalli and Macherla, Andhra Fertilizers and Jute mill at Guntur.

Guntur district was under the rule of the Mauryas, Ikshvakus, Anandagotrins, Vishnukandins, Eastern Chalukyas, Velananti Cholas, Kakatiyas, Reddys, Gajapatis, Vijayanagaras Qutub Shalin and the British Sathavahana. World famous Nagarjuna Hill is in this district. Historically Famous Palnadu War and first and foremost Tax non co-operation Movement in 1921 were the happenings in this district. The Forest in these Lands doesn't yield much of the Timber, but some Household Commodities are produced in the forests. Social Forestry drive has been set in the district growing forests on large scales. Chief water source for the farming lands are from the Nagarjuna Sagar Right bank, and from the Buckingham Canal of the Krishna Barrage. A stone dam constructed across Naguleru river at Dachepalli irrigates about 350 acres of land.

Agriculture is the principle occupation of people of this district. Paddy is cultivated twice a year. The Agricultural income of the district is Rs.200 crores, contributing to the extent of 1/16th of the agricultural income of the State. A Research center was established in Laam near Guntur for the development of super quality seeds. The Electricity is supplied to this district mainly through Nagarjuna Sagar Project and Machkand Project. Dramas like Satya Harishchandra, Chintamani, Ramanjaneya yuddham and Sri Krishnarjuna yuddham are very popular in this district and people are very fond of these plays. Copper, Iron ore, Silica, and the Ores used in Cement Manufacturing are the Minerals available in these lands. Sangam dairy at Vadlamudi near Tenali is a major dairy farm. Handloom Industry at Mangalagiri, major Cement factories like Associated Cement Company and KCP Ltd. and Slab polishing Factories at Macherla are the Major Industries set in this District. Nagarjuna University, A.C.College, Hindu College at Guntur and Agricultural College at Bapatla are the focal points for the students, besides Engineering Colleges.

Accessibility:
Guntur is an important railway junction of the South. It is well connected by road.

Tourist Attractions

S.NoTourist SpotThemePlace
 1AmaravatiBuddhist Centres  Amaravati  
 2Amaravati MuseumMuseums  Amaravati  
 3Amaravati TemplePilgrim Centres  Amaravati  
 4Bapatla Beach(Suryalanka)Beaches  Bapatla  
 5Bhavanarayanaswami 
Temple At Bapatla
Pilgrim Centres  Bapatla  
 6ChebrolePilgrim Centres  Chebrole  
 7ChejerlaPilgrim Centres  Chejerla  
 8Durgi Stone CraftHandicrafts  Durgi  
 9Ethipothala Water fallsWater Falls  Nagarjunasagar  
 10Guthikonda CavesCaves  Guthionda  
 11KarampudiPilgrim Centres  Karampudi  
 12KesanapalliBuddhist Centres  null  
 13KondaveeduMonumens  Kondaveedu  
 14Kotappa KondaPilgrim Centres  Kotappa Konda  
 15Mangalagiri SareesHandlooms  Mangalagiri  
 16Mangalagiri TemplePilgrim Cetres  Mancherial  
 17Mary Matha -  
Phirangipuram
Pilgrim Centres  Phirangipuram  
 18NTR Manasa SaovaramLeisure Spots  Guntr  
 19Nagarjuna Sagar DamLeisure Spots  Nagarjunasagar  
 20PedakakaniPilgrim Centres  Pedakakani  
 21SitanagaramPilgrim Centres  Sitanagaram  
 22Sri Laxmi Chennakesava 
Swamy Temple
Pilgrim Centres  Macherla  
 23Tenali TemplesPilgrim Centres  Tenali  
 24Undavalli CaveCaves  Undavalli  
 25Uppalapadu Birds SanctuaryLeisure SAlapadu
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