Guntur is a culturally rich city with a bustling downtown core dotted with local markets, inner-city parks and Indian and international restaurants. The surrounding region is blessed with peaceful nature, while the city centre provides ample family attractions and historical sights.
Things to do in Guntūr
If you love getting up close with nature, venture slightly outside of Guntur to the Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary, where you can observe painted storks, spot-billed pelicans and other migratory birds from Siberia and Australia. Wander around the bird sanctuary to also discover an array of sacred Hindu temples, including Ganganamma Temple and Sivalayam.
Are you visiting Guntur with your family? Treat the kids to a day out at Crazy World, a fun-filled amusement park with an adjoining water park. They can ride on a mini train before zipping down water slides or splashing around in the aquatic playgrounds. N.T.R. Manasa Sarovaram is right next door and offers kid-friendly water play areas, boating and horse riding.
Discover a significant part of Guntur’s history at the iconic Jinnah Tower, which was erected to commemorate peace and harmony. Afterwards, explore the historic architecture of Sri Venkateswara Swamy Vari Devalayam, a revered Hindu temple, before admiring the statues in Kakani Pundarikakshudu Park.
The centre of Guntur also offers a range of entertainment, from the Hollywood Bollywood cinema to hawker-style fashion retailers, including Life Style Bags and Popular Shoe Mart. Satisfy your sweet tooth with a handmade cake from Baker's Fun or enjoy a wide selection of beer while watching live sport at Ale House Restaurant & Bar.
Getting around Guntūr
Guntur is easily reached by flying into Vijayawada Airport and driving 1.5 hours or catching a train to Guntur Junction. You can explore the city using public buses, commuter trains, taxis and auto-rickshaws.