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Crazy-World-Water-Park

Crazy World is a multi-theme park in Guntur and a venture by M/s. VSJ Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Both their Water Park and Amusement Park are extensive and a lot of fun! Offer: Entry Ticket Offer from Crazy World at N.T.R Manasa Sarovaram Park, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Price Details: Adults: Actual Price: Rs.300, Discounted Price: Rs.270 Children: Actual Price: Rs.250, Discounted Price: Rs.220.Timings: Mon-Sun: 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM Call for Reservations, Validity of the Voucher & More Details: +91 8633290345 Crazy World Address: Inside N.T.R Manasa Sarovaram Park, N.H-5, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh - 522005.Multi Theme Amusement park for complete family, open on 365 days and no holidays. This is the only tourist entertainment place in Guntur district to spend joyfully, with complete family at a very low and affordable price with good quality. Please call 0863-3290345 or 0863-2119999 or visit the park ticket counter for current pricing.      Book Now



Sri Ganga Parvathi Sametha Ramalingeswara Swamyvari Temple

Sri Ramalingeswara Swami Temple is located on the banks of River Krishna on Munigiri Hills at Yanamalakuduru Village of Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh. Lord Shiva is presiding here in the form of Sri Ramalingeswara Swami as a Swayambhu Shivalinga. The Shivalinga is called as Vayu linga in the temple. The temple is located on 612 feet of Munigir Hills. The temple Shikhara was reconstructed by Dhanekula Siva Narayana in 1983. Punah Prana Prathista was performed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya Peetadhipathi Sri Bharathiteerdha Swami. Later the temple is developed by Sri Sanga Narsimha Rao with the help of local villagers. Lord Vinayaka, Lord Veerabhadra, Lord Nagaraja, are the other shrines in the temple. Huge image of Lord Bhaktha Anjaneya in the temple entrance is the added attraction. According to the legend, 6th avatara of Lord Vishnu, Parashurama was visiting all holy places and performing poojas to Lord Shiva. He came to Munigir where 1000 munis at a time are performing yagna. Parashurama safeguarded the yagna from Rakshasas. After the yagna Lord Parashurama installed Shivalinga here and performed Praana Prathista. As Lord Parashurama installed the Shivalinga, thus the name called Ramalingeswara Swami. As 1000 munis worshipped Lord Shiva around the hill, thus the name was called as Veyimunulakuduru which means assemble of 1000 munis. Later the name has been changed to Yanamalakuduru.Yanamalakuduru is famous for Mahasivaratri Tirunaalu. For this eve temple officials decorates Ramalingeswara Swami Temple with lamps and flowers. People from different parts of the district and NRIs from different parts of the world participate in the Tirunaalu. Brahmotsavam, Prabhotsavam, Gramotsavam, Kalyanotsavam and Vasanthotsavam are other festivals celebrated here. Sri Ramalingeswara Swami Temple, Yanamalakuduru Konda Road, Bhagat Singh Nagar, Ramalingeswara Nagar, Penamaluru Mandal, Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh-520 007.Buses are available from all places in Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada is the nearest city which is 5 km away. Nearest railway station is Vijayawada Junction which is 8 km away. Bus and auto-rickshaws are available to access the temple.      Book Now



Gozer-Amravati

Amaravathi is the temple town, situated on River Krishna bank in Andhra Pradesh. Amaravati has lately been in much news in terms of being the likely capital of Andhra Pradesh. This makes the history and significance of Amaravathi an important topic for competition examinations. This article is written to cover the topic holistically to be able to answer all questions that may arise from this topic.Amaravati is located 32 km from Guntur and 39 km from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh on the right bank of river Krishna.Amaravathi is one of the few places where the river flows north instead of south or east. This has been considered auspicious. The Satavahanas chose Dharanikota to build their capital, at two km from Amaravathi town, over two thousand years ago. The recorded history of Amaravati and Dharanikota is from 2nd century BCE. It was the Telugu capital of Andhra Satavahanas who ruled from 2nd century BCE 3rd century CE. The Satavahana era lied in between the Maurya and Gupta eras. They ushered in Post mauryan period and had cultural impact on people of Andhra, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh significantly.Satavahanas preserved Hinduism and also fostered Buddhism presenting a wonderful example of openness and enlightened thinking. The Amaravati town and the neighboring Dharanikota were the imperial capital for the Satavahanas who suAmaravathi History of Amaravati - General Awareness Study Material and Notescceeded the Mauryas. Satavahanas also contributed to Buddhist art and architecture after Ashoka the Great, the Satavahanas were the ones who built imposing stupas in the country, particularly in the Krishna river valley.After decline of Satavahanas, Andhra Ikshvakus came to rule the Krishna river valley region followed by Pallava kings. Subsequently, Eastern Chalukyas and Telugu Cholas controlled the region. In medieval times, the Kota Kings were incontrol of Amaravati who were later subdued by Kakatiyas in 11th century CE. Later Amaravati became part of the unified Telugu empire under the Vijayanagara Empire.      Book Now



Iskcon-Temple

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) is going to construct a unique golden Lord Butter Krishna temple near Kondaveedu Fort of Guntur district with a fund of Rs 500 crore. This is the first of its kind of a golden temple in south India. The surroundings of the temple will host pavilions for different attractions from Mahabharata and Ramayana. The temple complex will also house an international school, a medical centre, a religious theme park, a museum with the history of Kondaveedu, a Vedic school and a cow protection centre. A rare idol of young Krishna, locally called as Venna Mudda Gopaludu, was found during the excavations at the historical and ancient Kondaveedu fort in 1998 and it inspired Iskcon to construct a golden butter Krishna temple at Kondaveedu. According to the Kondaveedu development society convener K. Siva Reddy, the discovered butter Krishna idol belongs to 13th century. It was sculpted during King Sri Krishna Devaraya and this golden temple is going to revive the religious cultural heritage of Kondaveedu. Iskcon south India president and trustee of golden temple project, Satyagopinath Das said that the Iskcon planned to promote spiritual heritage, hence started Iskcon-Kondaveedu Spiritual Heritage Revival Project (IKSHR). It will create a comprehensive spiritual tourist attraction zone in 150 acres of land, he added. He said that the project would be completed in three phases and already the Gosala (cow protection center) and a cow university have been started at Kondaveedu. He said that Iskcon sought 58 acres of land, but the government has allotted only 21 acres of lands. Hence, they are waiting for the allotment of land to start the temple project. The golden temple will have gold-plated sanctum sanctorum. The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Iskcon) is going to construct a unique golden Lord Butter Krishna temple near Kondaveedu Fort of Guntur district with a fund of Rs 500 crore. This is the first of its kind of a golden temple in south India. The surroundings of the temple will host pavilions for different attractions from Mahabharata and Ramayana. The temple complex will also house an international school, a medical centre, a religious theme park, a museum with the history of Kondaveedu, a Vedic school and a cow protection centre. A rare idol of young Krishna, locally called as Venna Mudda Gopaludu, was found during the excavations at the historical and ancient Kondaveedu fort in 1998 and it inspired Iskcon to construct a golden butter Krishna temple at Kondaveedu. According to the Kondaveedu development society convener K. Siva Reddy, the discovered butter Krishna idol belongs to 13th century. It was sculpted during King Sri Krishna Devaraya and this golden temple is going to revive the religious cultural heritage of Kondaveedu. Iskcon south India president and trustee of golden temple project, Satyagopinath Das said that the Iskcon planned to promote spiritual heritage, hence started Iskcon-Kondaveedu Spiritual Heritage Revival Project (IKSHR). It will create a comprehensive spiritual tourist attraction zone in 150 acres of land, he added. He said that the project would be completed in three phases and already the Gosala (cow protection center) and a cow university have been started at Kondaveedu. He said that Iskcon sought 58 acres of land, but the government has allotted only 21 acres of lands. Hence, they are waiting for the allotment of land to start the temple project. The golden temple will have gold-plated sanctum sanctorum.      Book Now



Kondavid-Fort

Kondaveedu Fort is to be found at a distance of 25 km from Guntur. Kondaveedu fort was built by Anapotha Reddy in the 1250 A.D and later developed by Ana Venkata Reddy. Both of them were prominent rulers of the Reddy dynasty known to be benevolent patrons of the art and culture. Later, the fort considered as impregnable with 24 bastions and spread across 30 hillocks was ruled by Gajapathis. Located on a hilltop, this historical fort offers around 21 stupas. There are also many temples, residential structures, pillared halls and the entrance gate ways worth seeing here. The panoramic view from the summit is awe inspiring and is ideal for trekking. Famous historians like Amole Mujumdar and Roy Chaudhuri praised the fort in their writings. Recent archaeological excavations unearthed a 14th century inscription penned by Kavi Sarvabhauma Srinadha and in idol of Raja Rajeswari. Of late, the fort turned into a treasure trove for treasure hunters. The seizure of a massive golden "panchaloha" idol, weighing 5 kg last year, gave credence to the theories that similar treasures could lay deep in the earth. The Presiding Diety of this place is Trikoteswara Swami situated on the hillock and is one of the noted pilgrim centers attracting thousands of visitors on Sivarathri day. The Gopinatha Temple and Kathulabave at the foothill are other major attractions of Kondaveedu. Pillared halls, and the gate ways on east and west sides of the fort are the main attractions. Kondaveedu with its natural beauty is an ideal place for trekking. Recent archaeological excavations unearthed a 14th century inscription penned by Kavi Sarvabhauma Srinadha and in idol of Raja Rajeswari. A place of natural scenic beauty with natural wonders it is an ideal place for trekking. Kondaveedu fort is situated in Kondaveedu village, about 25 kilometers (16 mi) from Guntur city. Guntur is easily accessible by road and rail from all parts of India. The nearest airport is at Vijayawada, which is 30 kilometers (19 mi) away.      Book Now



Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is one of the largest dams built in Asia. The tallest masonry Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is certainly the pride of India, This colossal dam supplies water for irrigation purposes to the districts like Nalgonda, Prakasam, Khammam and Guntur in Andhra Pradesh catchment area of 215000 sq km (83012 mi). And is one of the largest networks of canal systems. This mighty Nagarjuna dam, which was completed in 1969, owing to its confounding height of 124 meters, and 1 km long, and has 26 crest gates. Nagarjunasagar Dam can store up to 11, 472 million cubic meters in its reservoir. The project started in February 1956 but due to scarcity of funds modern equipment was not available. The project was constructed with stone instead of concrete. A cement factory was constructed near Macherla to meet the project requirement. A railway line was laid connecting the project location and the cement factory. Stones were supplied from the nearby Sunkesula queries. Sand was supplied from Rayavaram stream and Halia River. Full usage of the dam came from 1972 after fitting the crest gates. Two canals - the left and right canals were constructed to supply water from this reservoir. Total expenditure on the project (including maintenance till 2005) is around 1300 crore rupees. The number of workers participating in the project varied from 45,000 to 70,000. Around 174 people died due to accidents during the construction. 52 villages were submersed in water and 24000 people were affected. The relocation of the people was completed by 1967.The inflows into the reservoir have been reduced due to the increased number of projects which have been built upstream Apart from these achievements, the dam also has been known for being one of the earliest irrigation and hydro-electric projects in India. Built across the Krishna River, it boasts of one of the largest networks of canal systems in the world. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is located at a distance of 160 kms from Guntur and 150 km from Hyderabad. Considering the tourism prospects, a lake has been developed just behind the dam, which is acclaimed to be the third largest man-made lake in the world. The Dam has a beautiful landscape and looks strikingly scenic. The turbines are located on the Nalgonda side (pylon colony) of the river and even on the right side (Guntur side) of the river (vijayapuri south). There are tours available to see the turbines in action. Sprawling over an area of 60,000 sq km, Nagarjuna Lake is the only medium to reach Nagarjunakonda Island, where ancient artifacts are kept in a museum. Besides the lake, there are other attractions around the Dam like Ethipothala waterfalls, and the densely forested Srisailam Wildlife Reserve. There is also an exquisite museum, located near the dam that can be reached by boat. This place of global recognition and scenic countryside should not be missed during your trip to Andhra Pradesh. To reach Nagarjuna Sagar By Air: Hyderabad is the nearest airport to Nagarjuna Sagar. Nagarjuna Sagar is located 150 km from Hyderabad. There are regular buses from Hyderbad and Guntur to Nagarjuna Sagar. The nearest railway station, Macherla, is 24 km from Nagarjuna Sager.      Book Now



Undavalli-Caves

The Undavalli Caves is an example of Indian rock-cut architecture, are located in the village of Undavalli in Tadepalli Mandal in Guntur District, near the southern bank of Krishna River, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The caves are located 6 km south west from Vijayawada, 22 km North West of Guntur City and about 280 km from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. These caves have been carved out of solid sandsone on a hillside in the 4th to 5th centuries A.D. There are several caves. The best known and largest one has four stories with a huge statue of Lord Vishnu in a reclining posture sculpted from a single block of granite inside the second floor. Other shrines inside the cave are dedicated to Trimurti: to Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Main cave belongs to the earliest examples of Gupta architecture, primarily primitive rock-cut monastery cells carved into the sandstone hills. Initially caves were shaped as a Buddhist monastery and the first floor still retains style of Buddhist vihara, including some Buddhist sculptures. The walls of the caves display sculptures carved by skilled craftsmen. Undavalli caves are associated with the Vishnukundina kings of 420 to 620 A.D. They are dedicated to Anantapadmanabha Swami and Narisimha Swami. Caves are surrounded by the green countryside. From the high hill above the cave overlooking the Krishna River many fine specimens of rock cut Hindu architecture can be seen. These four stories caves are said to be found in the 7th century. They are associated with the Vishnukundin Kings of AD 420 to 620. These exotic caves of Undavalli were dedicated to the Anantapadmanabha and Narisimhaswami. According to the historical evidences Madhava Reddy who ruled this region as the subordinate under the Reddish of Kondaveedu gifted the caves to the temple of Anantha Swami. It is also believed that these caves were used by the Buddhist monks as the rest houses. Some of the other shrines in the cave are dedicated to the Trimurti, Brahma and Shiva. These ancient Hindu cave temples hold the great importance among the Hindus in India.      Book Now


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