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Guntur houses the newly coined Andhra Capital of Amravathi, which lies about 30 km away. It serves as the administrative headquarters of Guntur district and has some unique distinctions to its name, having the largest chilli market yard in Asia being one of them. Guntur is also the third most populous town in Andhra Pradesh. With a busy industrial activity scenario, it forms part of the prominent Vishakhapatnam-Guntur Industrial corridor. It lies on the banks of River Krishna which melts into the sea further along the way. The city takes credit for housing the only Buddhist pilgrimage in South India which is situated in Amravathi.
The city displays plethora of captivating relics of its past including Amravati Caves, Nagarjunakonda and many more. Also renowned as textile hub and transport hub of India, it is a center of learning as well. Once being the home to numerous great dynasties, today this city is more known for its industrial growth and exports of chili products to various parts of the globe. An ideal place for history lovers, Guntur was once occupied by several mighty rulers and today promises to take you back once again to the excursion trip of its glorious past.