The Abode of God
Located in the banks of River Krishna in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, Amaravathi is a famous pilgrimage site, mostly among Buddhists. It is a beautiful sightseeing tourist place for its beautiful architectural temples and shrines that adorn this beautiful town. Pilgrims from all over the country come to get the blessing from this famous Hindu Temple Amareswara that is situated here. Amaravathi is the home of the famous meditating site of Buddhists famous Amaravathi Stupa, which also contains Buddhist relics. Constructed during the Ashoka’s reign, the relic is decorated with Amaravathi Art. The banks of River Krishna serves as a popular retreat for picnics and family quality time among tourist and locals. Amaravathi has a deep-rooted connection with our Indian Heritage since 500BC, prove of this can be seen in its culture, the architectural site also mentioned in the Vajrayana Text. Amaravathi is a quickly developing city and is to be considered to become the capital city of Andhra Pradesh in the coming years. The best time to visit Amaravathi is between Octobers to March since it goes through tropical climate and has extreme hot and dry weather during summer.
Amaravathi is an abode of diverse culture with its rich foundation from the Mauryan era. The Satvahana was a passionate ruler, who preserved every Hindu and Buddhist culture rationally. Amaravathi has the influence of different cultures from Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, and Andhra Pradesh. The Buddhist Stupa was built during the age of Ashoka in the 2nd century, the panels carved on it shows the story of Lord Buddha. Amaravathi school of Architecture is a unique institution that features Buddhist art and culture. Amaravathi art is considered one of the major art form of India among two others.
How to reach
Traveling to Amaravathi is quite effortless. Airport and Railway Station are not much far from the city and traveling by road gives us a chance to enjoy the sights and sceneries on the way.
How to Reach by Flight
The Vijayawada Airport is the nearest Airport to Amaravathi. From there it’s around 47 km to Amaravathi. The airport is connected with major cities across the country.
How to Reach by Train
Just 32 km away from Amaravathi is the Vijayawada junction which serves as the important station connecting many major cities.
How to Reach by Bus
The city is connected with Vijayawada and Guntur by a number of buses operated by APSRTC are in service day and night to take the short distance. There are Private Buses available too, and it’s not a hassle to travel to the city.
How to Reach by Road
The Vijayawada-Amaravathi road connects the city with Vijayawada. It is a short but beautiful drive of scenic landscape.
How to travel within
Personal Cabs and auto rickshaws are available in abundance at the city and can be used conveniently to move around the city and the sites.
Rice is the staple food of the town, along with it Amaravathi is famous for its spicy and tantalizing Andhra cuisine. A row of tangy and spicy chutneys and pickles can be found wherever you go to eat, the ingredient varies from Mangoes, tomatoes, tamarind, shrimps etc. the growing town serves every cuisine and Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian foods. It also serves coastal food and has a great cuisine of seafood.
- Neelam Food Junction
- Spice Kitchen
- Haritha Restaurant
- Open Garden Hotel
Day 1: Landing on Vijayawada Airport, we can take a direct cab to Amaravathi which will take us less than 2 hrs. to reach. The NH 16 that connects both cities has smooth maintenance and makes the traveling very smooth. Enjoying the sights we can reach Amaravathi before noon and get in the pre-booked hotel for freshening up. Enjoy your afternoon by sightseeing the town roaming around the historic city and tasting the delicacies of Andhra Cuisine.
Day 2: After breakfast, we can hire cab that will take us around the city to first visit the Amravati Museum, where we can get a vast knowledge about Buddhist custom and relics that age from the 3rd Century. From there we can move to the famous Amareswara Temple, to take blessings from Lord Shiva and end our journey by visiting the famous Buddhist Stupa that has cravings from Amaravathi Art.