Guntur is one of the major cities in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. This fourth largest city of the state is known for its historical and contemporary significance. The city that headquarters Guntur district is one of the major educational hubs in this region. In recent years, the city has developed as one of the major hub of business, industry, and agriculture. Due to its significance, latest news from Guntur is finding place in all the leading media. Recently, this city has developed as one of the significant transportation and textile hub of the country. The city is also known as an export hub of exports of chilies, cotton, and tobacco.
The history of Guntur suggests that the Kingdom of Pratipalapura that ruled this region in 500 BCE was one of the most ancient kingdoms in the history of south India. One can find mentions of Guntur region in the Idern plates of Ammaraja I (922-929 CE), the great Vengi Chalukyan ruler.
The arrival of French to the city gave this quaint city a facelift. The city came into when the French shifted their base from Kondavid Fort to this city. It seems that the French took this decision due to availability of water in this region. Since then, the city has not looked back and it is adding new milestone under its belt. The major language spoken in Guntur is Telugu but Hindi and English are also used for communication.
Tourist visiting the city of Guntur can explore the various tourist attraction of Guntur that include Undavalli Caves, Bhavanarayanaswami Temple, Buddhist Relics And Lord Amareswara Temple, Lam, Lord Narasimha Temple, Nallapadu, Pondugala and other attraction in the city.
The city can be easily reached by bus from Vijayawada. The nearest airport and railway station is Vijayawada.
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