Guntur In Andhra Pradesh

History in many ways, is a confluence of influences that have helped shape the past. Gujntur holds pride of place in shaping the history and destiny of Andhra Pradesh.

Bleassed with an abundance of nature'streasures such as hills, valleys, rivers and beaches, Guntur enjoys the privilege of being the reserve - culture and religion in ancient as well as the present times. Guntur Sightseeing Tours - Guntur India Tours - Tours to Guntur - Tours in Guntur Andhra Pradesh, guntur travel, guntur tours, guntur tourism An important region where Buddhism flourished in the early centuries, Guntur is a vital repository of man's endeavour to reach a higher spiritual plane.

Today, Guntur is world renowned as much for its picturesque Iandscape and places of historic and religious interest as for its mouth watering pickles.Guntur Sightseeing Tours - Guntur India Tours - Tours to Guntur - Tours in Guntur Andhra Pradesh, guntur travel, guntur tours, guntur tourism It represents the ideal tourist destination as it caters to variegated interests with its confluence of historical, religious and leisure spots that hold appeal to all people.

For the tourist, Guntur has many places which provide clean, comfortable accommodation to suit all kinds of budgets.

Guntur has a temperate climate with hot summers and cool winters. Light cotton clothing woul be just right. Ideal time to visit : August-March.

Bhavanarayanaswami Temple:
49 km from Guntur, Bhavanarayanaswami temple at Bapatla is dedicated to Lord Bhavanarayanaswami, who came to be known as Bapatla with time. Guntur Sightseeing Tours - Guntur India Tours - Tours to Guntur - Tours in Guntur Andhra Pradesh, guntur travel, guntur tours, guntur tourism It is the most ancient and famous of all the temples in Guntur district and is of immense historical and architectural importance.

Buddhist Relics And Lord Amareswara Temple:
35 km from Guntur, Amaravati is home to the famous shrine of Amareswara Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the world-famous Buddhist sculptures. The three most sacred things here are Krishna River, an important 'Kshetra' with a 'Sthalamahatyam' and 'Sri Mahalinga Murthy', said to be the embodiment of the three sacred principles as one.

Undavalli Caves:
32 km from Guntur, the Undavalli caves located in the village of the same name display solendid rock-cut architectural and sculptural beauties. They are situated in a high hill overlooking River Krishna.

Lam:
8 km from Guntur on Guntur-Amaravati road, Lam is known for its Agricultural Research Station, the Government Livestock Farm and the Chillies Research Station. Another attraction here is the Bhairavakunta tank and a small stone at its side exhibiting nine idols, an image of Vinayaka and a brass image of Anjaneya along with an inscription in Sanskrit in ancient characters carved on a boulder.

Lord Narasimha Temple:
19 km from Guntur, the renowned temple of Lord Narasimha is located on the Hillock at Mangalagiri. The uniqueness lies in the belief of the devotees that the deity accepts only half of the quantity of the 'Panakam' (a solution of jaggery in water) offered by the devotees, irrespective of the quantity offered.

Nallapadu:
5 km from Guntur, Nallapadu or Narasingapuram named so after the temple of Narasimhaswami is situated on a hillock and is known for some ancient temples. The Agastheswaraswami temple featuring a decorated 'Dhvajastambham' (flag pole), carvings of five hooded `nagas' (Serpents) and idols of Siva and Bramaramba, his consort and the temple of Sankaracharya is said to belong to the ancient times.

Pondugala:
11 km from Guntur, Pondugala has several temples. However, most important and famous of all is the Gantala Ramalingesvara Swami Temple containing some inscriptions on its pillars in Pali. There is another temple at Bobbanagi in the nearby hamlet of Iyyagaripalem situated on the banks of Dandivagu, contains two inscriptions in Sanskrit and was declared a protected monument.

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