The city of Guntur is located in the north eastern part of the state of Andhra Pradesh in the southern part of India. The Guntur city is situated in the delta of the River Krishna. Guntur lies on the Vijayawada-Madras Trunk Road and lies at a distance of about 9 kilometers east of the picture-perfect Kondaveedu range of hills. The city of Guntur is the center of operations of the district of its name, Revenue division and Taluk. The city of Guntur is one of the oldest municipalities, which was constituted in the year 1866. During the middle of the 8th century, the French founded the city of Guntur. But in 1788 Guntur was ceded permanently to the British.
The city of Guntur has an important railway junction and is connected by rail with Macherla, Vijayawada, Machilipatnam, Tenali, Hubli and Repalle. Guntur is an important commercial centre, with rice mills, tobacco curing barns, oil mills and cotton mills.
A Tour to Guntur is bound to be enjoyable to the tourists with many interesting places in and around the city. Some of the places around Guntur, included in the package of Tour to Guntur, which need to be mentioned, are:
Buddhist Relics and Lord Amareswara Temple at Amaravati is situated at Sattenapalli Taluk, at a distance of 35 kilometers from Guntur. The place is famous for the Buddhist sculptures and also because Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Lord Amareswara. The Undavalli Caves is positioned in the village of Undavalli, at a distance of about 32 kilometers from Guntur and a distance of 8 kilometers from Vijayawada. Chebrolu is very ancient village with numerous remains of the historical times. Chebrolu is situated on the Guntur-Bapatla Road, and is within a distance of 10 kilometers from Guntur. Many old golden and lead coins have been unearthed from this place along with some terracotta figurines.