Located in the midst of hills, the Krishna Delta and about 40 kilometers from the Bay of Bengal, Guntur is a popular tourist destination. The region has many small rivers and water channels flowing through it. Some of the water channels flowing through the region are Guntur Channel, Chandravanka, Naagileru and the Guntur Branch Canal.
Guntur is a land of rich cultural diversity. A melting pot of religions, cultures and communities, Guntur is a land with many beauties. Some of the main festivals celebrated in the region are Diwali, Ram Navami, Sankranti, Ugadi, Vijaya Dasami, Eid and Christmas.
The Kalachakra Festival is one of the main attractions of Guntur. Held at Amravati, the festival is named after the term that is used in Tantric Buddhism which mean time-wheel.
Apart from the festivals of Guntur, there are many natural beauties in the region which makes it an ideal weekend getaway for those living in the neighboring areas. The Guthikonda Caves is one of the prime attractions of Guntur.
Guthikonda Caves, Guthikonda
Located near to Karampudi, about 38 kilometers from Narasaraopet, the Guthikonda Caves is set in the midst of thick forest. The caves are Guthikonda Caves one of the most magnificent natural beauties of the region.
The charm of these ancient caves lies in the fact that maharishis and saints meditated in the caves. The Guthikonda Caves is popularly known as the Dakshina Kasi. The most interesting part of the Guthikonda Caves is the well known Guthikonda Bilam.
It is believed that these caves were the residing place for people belonging to the prehistoric age. The copper sword cast in the Bilam can be dated back to ehalcolithic age.
How to reach
Guthikonda is located a few kilometers from Narasaraopet which is well connected by road, rail and air. The nearest airports are in Hyderabad and Vishakhapatnam.
The Mogalarajapuram Caves in Vijayawada is another nearby tourist attraction. Enjoy an exciting and interesting visit to the caves of Andhra Pradesh.