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Located 16 miles northeast of Guntur City, Amaravathi is named after its famous temple of Amareswara Swamy with the swayambhu linga. Also the Mahachaitya stupa, built in the 2nd century BC in Amaravathi, is richly adorned with carvings depicting the life and teachings of the Buddha. The stupa houses a small museum with a collection of old monuments, and a pictorial depiction of the Buddha's life and teachings and terracotta antiquities. The temple walls have a number of inscriptions that throw light on the different dynasties that reigned over this place. A Recent Finding. The Museum at Guntur, has collection of various relics and antiques such as Stupa-slabs, railings, sculpture, coins of gold, silver and lead, potsherds and crystals caskets.Dharanikota is the village where the stupa is situated.Apart from temple, Amaravathi is famous for its nototrious ruler "Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Nayudu".It is believed that this raja used to compare himself as Indra (king of Hindu gods, whose capital was also called Amaravathi).
Kondaveedu is located 17 miles from Guntur City. This historical fort was built during the reign of the Reddy kings in 14th century AD there are 21 structures in the fort. The ruins of the fort located on the hilltop offer unraveled mysteries to the tourist. A place of natural scenic beauty with natural wonders it is an ideal place for trekking. The Gopinatha temple and Kathulabave at the foot of the hillock, numerous temples, residential structures, pillared halls on the hill and the entrance gate ways on east and west sides are the attractions at kondavidu.
Kotappa Konda
Kotappakonda, the temporal abode of Trikoteswara Swamy, is a village, 25 miles (40 km) south- west Guntur City near Narsaraopet. Its original name is Kondakavuru, but is more popularly known as Kotappakonda or Trikutaparvatam, a three-peaked hill nearby. Though surrounded by other hills, the three hills, also known by the names of Trikutachalam or Trikutadri, can be distinctly seen from a distance from any direction. The three peaks are named after the Hindu Triumvirate, Brahma, Vishnu and Maheswara. Guthikonda popularly known as Dakshina Kasi is located near Narasaraopeta. The Guthikonda Caves is open for tourist exploration as well.
Undavalli Caves - Mangalagiri
Located 13 miles (21 km) northeast of Guntur city, these two places are easily accessible on the Guntur-Kolkata Express Way.Managalagiri is famous for its temple of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha swamy. The hill used to be an active volcano. It is at an altitude of 30 meters above the sea level. Latitude is 16.44 degrees north, and longitude is 80.56 degrees east. Here at the temple, jaggery water is offered to the lord by the devotees. According to the ancient scriptures, the lord is being worshiped since Satya Yuga (The first of the four yugas). In the down hill there is another temple dedicated to Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. It is said that, Yudhishtira (Dharmaraju, the eldest of the Pandavas) installed the main deity in this temple. The temple has a very tall tower with beautiful sculpture which has 11 stairs.
Located 10 Miles South of Guntur city, Chebrole is famous for chaturmukha Brahma and Lord Nageswara Swamy. Has a beautiful red stone Nandi. It is a major panchayat comprising three villages Chebrole, patha reddy palem and kotha reddy palem. It is a mandal headquarters. Buckingham canal passes by which is used for inland transport and irrigation. It was a regional fort for pallavas, chalukyas and kakatiyas. Its ancient name was sambhole (from which 'chebrole' is derived). There are famous Chalukya inscriptions. Chebrole is mentioned in yuddamalluni Vijayawada inscriptions. It became famous in the rule of Kakatiyas as a great general Jayapa ruled the Chebrole fort. Jayapa also wrote a famous book on Indian dance, 'Nrutyaratnavali'.
Nagarjuna Sagar  
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the world's largest masonry dam. It was built on the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar in between Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh state and Nalgonda district of Telangana state, India. The construction duration of the dam was between the years of 1955 and 1967. The dam created a water reservoir whose capacity is 11,472,000,000 cubic metres (4.051×1011 cu ft). The dam is 490 feet (150 m) tall and 0.99 miles (1.6 km) long with 26 gates which are 42 feet (13 m) wide and 45 feet (14 m) tall.[2] Nagarjuna Sagar was the earliest in the series of large infrastructure projects initiated for the Green Revolution in India; it also is one of the earliest multi-purpose irrigation and hydro-electric projects in India. The dam provides irrigation water to the Nalgonda, Prakasam, Khammam, Krishna and Guntur districts along with electric power to the national grid.
Ethipothala Falls is a 70 feet (21 m) high river cascade, situated on the Chandravanka river, a tributary of the River Krishna. The waterfall is a combination of three streams namely Chandravanka Vagu, Nakkala Vagu and Tummala Vagu. It is situated about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.[1] The river then joins the Krishna river after the dam after traveling about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the falls. A strategic view point was created by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department from the adjacent hillock. There are Ranganatha and Dattatreya temples in the vicinity. There is a crocodile breeding centre in the lagoon formed by the falls.
Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary
The Bird Center is a part of the village,just after the village entrance. Painted Storks, Spot-billed Pelicans and other birds migrate from various countries such as Siberia, Australia and use the center for nesting.[1] The water tanks in the village are unique as they provide refuge to many species birds including endangered Spot-Billed Pelicans and Painted Storks.
Haailand Theme Park  
Discover an endless combination of thrilling rides, water park, fantastic entertainment, delightful restaurants and fine dining outlets, authentic Ayurvedic wellness centre, exciting retail venues and shopping malls, enlightening cultural areas, superb banquet halls, luxurious resort facilities, convention centres and party halls of various sizes in the midst of the tranquillity and mystique of South East Asia.
N.T.R. Manasa Sarovaram  
Combination of thrilling rides, water park, entertainment, delightful restaurants and fine dining outlets, exciting retail venues and shopping malls, enlightening cultural areas, luxurious facilities.
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