Guntur, Andhra Pradesh: Guntur is a city in Andhra Pradesh state and the centre of education and administration capital of Guntur District. The city of Guntur is said to be the fourth largest city in Andhra Pradesh. The city has come a long way in terms of development.
There are some of the historically important places in and around the town that are worth visiting. Many of them are Buddhist sites from which it is obvious that Buddhism prevailed largely in this region. Amaravati, Bhattiprolu, Chebrole, Kondaveedu Fort, Mangalagiri and Kotappakonda are some of the places to be visited. While Amaravathi and Bhattiprolu are famous Buddhist centres, Chebrole is famous for the temple of Chaturmukha Brahma Lingeshwara Swami (one of the unique temples of Lord Brahma where He is seen with four faces). Mangalagiri is a very well-known temple of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami where the Lord is called as Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swami. The architecture of the temple is so beautiful, that one gets lost in its enchanting beauty. Anyone who visits Guntur cannot afford to miss visiting this temple.
Kotappakonda is another well-known attraction near Guntur city. It is famous for the temple of Lord Shiva where He takes the form of Sri Trikoteshwara Swami. While at Guntur, you can also visit Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, Ethipotala Waterfalls, Undavalli Caves and Guthikonda Caves, which are easily reachable from Guntur.
The lifestyle of Guntur has a blend of urban and rural ways. The people are friendly and welcoming. Most of the people speak in Telugu while other languages (like Hindi and English) are also used. You can find them speaking the purest and earliest form of Telugu.