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.
The second largest town and an industrial town in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, Proddutur is referred to as the ‘Second Bombay’ because of the volume of gold and cotton business that takes place here. The town is also known as ‘City Of Gold’. The town is well-known for its It is known for its Shukur Biryani, Irani Tea, Tanged Palley, its wide variety of dosas and a cold drink called sharbath made from the root of a tree. Proddutur houses the biggest KanyakaParameswari Temple in the country.
Budget Hotels in Proddutur
There are many hotels in Proddutur. Tourists’ visiting the town can stay at KCP Residency (Tariff -Rs.800 onwards), Hotel Kavitha, Naga Hotel and Hotel New Raja Simha (Rs.500 onwards).
Events in Proddutur
Annual festivals like Sankranthi, Ugadi, Ramzan, Christmas and Diwali are celebrated here. The annual Dussehra Festival celebrated in this town is the grandest after Mysore and more than 1lakh people are said to visit this place during the festivities.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to See in Proddutur
Sri Rameshwaram Temple, Sivalayam, AmmavarisalaKanyakaParameswariAalayam, KhadarHussain Masjid, Quba Masjid, Bethanaiah Prayer House Church and The Pentacoste Mission Churchare located within 2kms of the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Tirupati.
The nearest own railway station is at Yerraguntla.
Proddutur bus stand provides regular bus services. Private bus operators like K.M.R. Travels, Diwakar Travels, Sri Kaleswari Travels, AR & BCVR Tavels, BBVR Travelsruns regular buses to and from the town. The number of bus booking sites is increasing by the day. So, whenever you want to book your tickets online log on to anyone of them and get your tickets.