Weekend Trip to Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
- Caves and Temples
Summer 22 to 40°C
Winter 17 to 25°C
Distance / Traveling Time
From Hyderabad: 256 kilometers / 4 h ,23 m
Best Time To Visit
Located in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, Guntur is a well-developed city and considered as a great center of learning. It is a major center for textiles and transportation. It is said that Buddha performed his first Kalachakra in this region. Other major attractions in Guntur include Guthikonda Caves, Amravati, Undavalli Caves, Kondaveedu Fort and Stinagaram monuments. The city exhibits an enchanting mix of urban and regional lifestyle and there are many resorts that are located at a short distance from the Guntur city.
How to Reach Guntur
Guntur Railway Station is well-connected to important cities and the rest of the state via regular train services. Auto rickshaws ply between the railway station and Guntur.
The nearest international airport is located in Hyderabad. It is located 4.5 kilometers away from the city. Taxi cabs ply between Hyderabad Airport and Guntur.
The National Highway 9 connects Hyderabad and Guntur. The road journey from Hyderabad to Guntur will approximately take around 4 to 4.5 hours. There are buses from Hyderabad to Guntur that operate on a daily basis.
Tourist Attractions in Guntur
Located 25 kilometers away from Guntur, Kondaveedu Fort is a historical edifice that dates back to the 10th century A.D. It was built during the reign of the Reddy Kings. There are 21 stupas in the fort. Kondaveedu Fort is an ideal place for trekking. Today, the massive fortifications and battlements are seen in ruins only.
Located in the middle of the hills, Guthikonda Caves, located 40 kilometers away from the Bay of Bengal, is a popular tourist destination. The region has many small rivers and water channels flowing through it. Guntur Channel, Chandravanka, Naagileru and the Guntur Branch Canal are some of the popular water channels flowing through the region. It is a melting pot of various cultures and a place where major festivals are celebrated such as Diwali, Ram Navami, Vijaya Dasami and Ugadi.
Located 16 miles away from Guntur City, Amaravathi is named after the famous Amareswara Swamy Temple which has the famous ‘Swayambhu Linga’. Built in the 2nd century B.C. in Amaravathi, the Mahachaitya Stupa is beautifully decorated with carvings that depict the important events of Lord Buddha’s life. The Stupa houses an old museum with a collection of terracotta antiques and monuments. The museum contains various relics & antiques such as sculpture, railings, potsherds, gold, silver & lead coins, sculpture and crystal caskets.