Guntur District Profile | History & Mandals |Tourist Places in Guntur

Guntur district is one of the major districts in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It became a district on 1 st October 1904. A total area of the district is 11,391 square kilometers. River Krishna flows between Guntur and Krishna districts. This is the major water source for Guntur district. Before 2008, there were 19 assembly constituencies. Now there are only 17 assembly constituencies and three parliament constituencies. Assembly constituencies are Guntur west, Guntur east, Pattipadu, Tadikonda, Tenali, Ponnuru, Bapatla, Chilakaluripet, Pedakurapadu, Vemuru, Narasaraopet, Repalle, Vinukonda, Sattenapalli, Gurajala, Macherla, and Mangalagiri. Parliament constituencies are Guntur, Narasaraopet, and Bapatla.

Guntur District

Guntur District

Guntur district history is very ancient and rich. The region was under the rule of many local kings and foreign kings. Guntur was under the rule of Ikshvakus, Vishnukundins, Kondaveeti Reddy Rajus, Sathavahanas, Vijayanagara Kings, Golconda Qutubshahis, East India Company and so on. Guntur town is the headquarters of the districts. This is one of the ancient towns in the state. Guntur played a major role in Indian freedom movement and also in Andhra movement.

Mandals in Guntur District

Achampeta Amaravati Amruthalur
Bapatla Bellamkonda Bhattiprolu
Bollapalle Chebrolu Cherukupalle
Chilakaluripet Dachepalle Duggirala
Durgi Edlapadu Gurazala
Ipur Karempudi Karlapalem
Karumanchi Kollipara Krosuru
Macherla Mangalagiri Medikonduru
Muppalla Nadendla Nagaram
Narasaraopet Nekarikallu Nizampatnam
Nuzendla Pedakakani Pedakurapadu
Pedanandipadu Phirangipuram Piduguralla
Pittalavanipalem Ponnur Prathipadu
Rajupalem Rentachintala Repalle
Rompicherla Sattenepalle Savalyapuram
Tadepalle Thullur Tsundur
Vatticherukuru Veldurthy Vemuru

Tourist Places in Guntur District

Guntur is not only a major district in Andhra Pradesh but is also is a famous tourist destination with many temples and historical buildings.

1)Kotappakonda is in the Narasaraopet constituency. It is located at a distance of 15 kilometers from Narasaraopet and is 60 kilometers away from district headquarters. Lord Shiva here is called Dakshinamurthy.

2)Haai Land is a Buddhism Theme park and is one of the Guntur district tourist places. It is located between Mangalagiri and Guntur and spread over 40 acres. There are constructions that represent the cultures of different countries such as China, Cambodia, Thailand, Tibet, Burma, Indonesia, and Japan. There are food courts, shopping malls, and resorts.

3)Undavalli caves, the world popular caves are located in Undavalli village in Tadepalli Mandal. These historical caves date back to 2 nd and 3 rd AC. It is believed that Vishukudina king Govindaraja Varma built these for Buddhist monks. The Anantasayana Sri Mahavishnu temple in these caves is very beautiful.

4)Bhavani Island is spread in Krishna River on the borders of Guntur and Krishna districts. AC cottages and tree cottages are available for tourists.

5)Nagarjuna Sagar dam is at a distance of 25 kilometers from Macherla.

6)Amaravati is the first in the five Pancharamas and the deity here is called Amareswara. This is at a distance of 35 kilometers from Guntur. Accommodation is available for devotees. Dhyana Buddha project is being built here. There is also an archeological museum and many ancient temples in this small village.


Post a Comment