Guntur having a 150-year-old municipality is located in Andhra Pradesh, the southern state of India. Guntur was formerly known as Garthapuri which means a place surrounded by ponds. The city which has a mix of urban and rural culture is also the 11th most populated (Approx 743,354) city in India. The people here are of Hindus, Muslims, Christians and Jains religious belief. Though the major language of Guntur is Telegu and Urdu, people also speak Hindi, Tamil and Odia. Guntur is also a significant trader of chilli, cotton and tobacco. Uppalapadu Birds Sanctuary, Sai Baba Temple, Kondaveedu Fort, Surya Lanka Beach, NTR Manasa Sarovaram and Gandhi Park are the popular attractions here.
Flying to Guntur: Vijaywad Airport (53.4 km away) is the closest airport to Guntur. Though it is an international airport but as of now there are only domestic flights to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Puducherry, Tirupati and Visakhapatnam.
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