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 city and a mandal in in the middle of West Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Tadepalligudem or (T.P Gudem) is famous for its 'flyover canal' and locally the town fondly as 'Venice of Vijayawada (East)’. A rapibly growing business centre, Tadepalligudem is picturesque as it is surrounded by beautiful fields and canals. The city is well-known for its educational institutes and is the hub of the West Godavari district which is renowned as the 'Annapurna of Andhra Pradesh'. Tadepalligudem is famous for its jaggery, onion, fruits market and rice cultivation.
Places to Stay
Tadepalligudem offers travellers a wide variety of options for accommodation. Places like Hotel Swarna Palace near the bus stand offer accommodations from Rs.700 onwards.
Other than the annual religious festivals, Dasara (in the month of Oct or Nov) is celebrated here with great fervour.
Telugu is the Local Language here.
Places to Visit
Dwarakatirumala (Chinna Tirupati) Sri Venkasteswara Swamy Vari Temple, Sri Kanyaka Parameswari Panchayatana Kshetram, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple ( Sivalayam beside canal), Veerampalem Shivalayam and the Christ Luthern Church are well-knownplaces of worship within the city. Papikondal, Kolleru Lake and Buddhist Caves, Guntupalle are all located with 30kms of the city.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Rajahmundry (20.5Kms).
Tadepalligudem Railway Station connects the town to neighbouring regions.
The Tadepalligudem Bus Station has regular bus service that connects the town to neighbouring regions. Private bus operators like Kesineni Travels, SVR Tours & Travels and SRS Travels run regular buses to and from the city. Avail of a bus ticket booking offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.