Known as the City of Spices Guntur is situated in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It has developed as a seat of learning and is most popular for its cotton, tobacco, chilli and textile businesses. Guntur is also famous for its Andhra-style food and pickles, college and universities, shopping malls and 3D cinema multiplex. Media, healthcare and stadiums are also the areas where Guntur has a presence. The place is well connected by rail, road and air.
Budget Hotels in Guntur
There are good budget hotels in Guntur. Some of them are Hotel Geetha Regency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Central Inn (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Ravi Sankar Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 700 onwards).
The official language of Guntur is Telugu. The other language spoken here is Urdu.
Events in Guntur
The important events in Guntur are Sankranti held in January and Sivaratri in February.
Places to See in Guntur
There are several tourist attractions inGuntur. Some of these places include Amareswara Shiv Temple (3 km), Kondaveedu Fort (12.7 km), Mangalagiri (15 km), Krishna Barrage (32 km), and Archaeological Museum (30 km).
How to Get There
Vijayawada Airport, which is about 111 km away from Guntur, is the closest from here.
Guntur Junction is the nearest Railway Station, which is centrally located in Guntur.
There are bus services to Guntur from Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Annavaram and other major cities. Some of the bus operators that offer good services to passengers include Kesineni Tours & Travels, Morning Star Travels, and Yamini Travels. While booking your tickets online look out for those bus booking sites that offer the cheapest bus tickets.
A big town in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Kadirihouses the ‘ThimmammaMarrimaanu’, the world's biggest banyan tree that is spread over 11 acres of land.The town is well-known in the state for the Lord Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy Temple that is located here. A large number of pilgrims visit this temple throughout the year. Kadiriis also known for the cultivation of jasmine flowers, vermilionand silk.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Kadiri. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Hotel Jonna Deluxe Lodge,KalyaniHotel, Hotel Al Madina and Hotel Rayalaseemathat offers rooms from Rs.600 onwards.
The Rathothsavam (Car Festival), at the temple is visited by thousands of people from the state and neighbouring Karnataka.Ramadan /Ramzan and Bakridare also celebrated grandly as the majority of the population in this town are Muslims.
Telugu is the main language spoken in this town.
Places to Visit
Lord Lakshmi NarasimhaSwamy Temple is located in the centre of town near the bus stand. The other places of interest is the great banyan tree (25kms) and the Sri Yogi Vemana temple at Katarupalle(15kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bangalore (176kms)
Kadirihas its own Railway Station
KadiriBus Stand runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators like SL Travels, SLV Travels, Diwakar Travels, Kesineni Travels and Janardhan Travels that offer travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Booking bus tickets online is the easiest mode of getting your tickets.