Guntur, acknowledged as a major transportation and textile hub, is a commercial town in the heart of Andhra Pradesh. The region has got one of the most fertile lands in the country owing to the propinquity of Krishna Delta. It also houses heritage monuments, ancient temples, historical sites, striking forts, chirpy rivers, lush vegetation and remarkable handicrafts which makes the region a perfect destination to explore.
Guntur is one of the largest cities of India and a home to Amaravati and Ancient Sitanagaram rich in history and cultural heritage.
The history of the city of Guntur goes back to the period of Ammaraja I, one of the Vengi Chalukyan Kings. Among the earliest known kingdoms of the region, Pratipalapura of 500 BCE is one of the most well known reigns. Guntur is also a very important place where Buddhism flourished at a large scale. The modern history of Guntur goes back to the colonial period when the city was under the Nizam's rule. Over the last century the city of Guntur has expanded and the northern region, which is newly formed, is called New Guntur.
Air: Hyderabad airport is the major airport that is connected with all the prominent cities of the country. The airport also has quite a few international connections. Guntur is about 300 kms from Hyderabad airport. Chennai Airport is the major international airport serving numerous airlines. It takes 8 hours to reach Guntur from Chennai by rail. Gannavaram is the local airport, having daily flights to Hyderabad and Chennai.
Rail: New Guntur Station is the major station, which is connected with almost all the state capitals along with the four metropolitan cities of India. Apart from this, railway stations at Macherla, Vijayawada, Machilipatnam, Hubli, Tenali and Repalk, serve the needs of travelling to and from Guntur.
Road: Guntur has a commendable network of roads. It is linked with all the major cities across the country by various national and state highways. Different state and private bus services connect the city to and from all the major places within and outside the district.