Amaravati region is destined to become the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh. That being said, this is not just about development and prospects. Amaravati’s timeless grandeur as the pedestal of ancient Buddhism carves a significant niche around the demographic. The fact that ancient city of Andhra flaunts some of the greatest tourism and heritage spots cannot be overlooked in the midst of sophisticated master plans and superior layouts for the future.
Krishna and Guntur Districts – Concentrated sites of culture and heritage
It has to be noted that Krishna and Guntur districts alone have multiple spots of historic and cultural significance. While Krishna is the very birthplace of Kuchipudi, India’s oldest classical dance form, Guntur domain boasts of dams, waterfalls, Nallamalla and ancient temples.
The above regions form the concentric part of the new capital region.
Here is what will make Amaravati the prime hub of Heritage and Tourism
Key Ancient Temples
Some of the most noted and priceless temple structures stand on the soil of the capital region. They are:
- Sri Agateswara Temple
- Sree Ramanamma Kshetram
- Nallapadu Temples
- Pedakakani Malleshwara Swamy Temple
- Kalakshetram, Kuchipudi
- Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple, Kuchipudi
- Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple, Movva
- Sri Maha Vishnu Temple, Srikakulam
- Buddist Stupa (Ghantasala)
- Challapalli Kota,
- Sri Subrahmanyeswara Swamy Temple, Mopidevi
- Sri Durganageswara Swamy Temple, Pedakallepalli
- Sri Venugopala Swamy Temple, Hamsaladeevi
Noted Tourism Spots in Amaravati
Below are the most famous tourism spots that already get sizable tourist traction
- Amaravathi Stupa
- Kondapalli Fort
- Kanaka Durga Temple
- Undavalli Caves
- Gandhi Hill
- Nanda Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple
- Challapalli Fort
- Nallapadu Temple
Other Prime Tourism Attractions Around The new Capital Region
Amaravati is all about rich forest reserves, waterfronts, attractive landscapes and serene nature. While the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Board is already planning a massive tourism and heritage makeover in the region, here are some of the prime attractions around Amaravati that already are famed with the travellers.
One of the largest fresh water lakes in the entire of India. Located 70 kms away from Vijayawada, the lake is frequented by some of the rare and exotic species of migratory birds like Siberian Crane, Ibis and Painted Storks.
Abode to the famous temple of Lord Shiva (Mallikarjuna Swamy), Srisailam is one of the most frequented tourism spots by both pilgrims and travellers.
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
World’s largest masonry dam, Nagarjuna Sagar is located in Guntur district
A prime beach attraction that is as good as any foreign beach locale, Manginapudi is located in Machilipatnam.
The new Capital Region offers great potential for tourism on all fronts
The below plans are underway to give a massive face lift to the tourism development in the region:
- State and district tourism strategy that will capitalize and promote unique spots and places
- Improved international trade and tourism affairs
- Expanded air services for better reach-ability
- Extended hotel and catering schools
- Massive hotel development
- Resorts and other attractions
- Tourism investment policies and incentives for hotel and resort development