Standing on the banks of the river Krishna, Amaravathi is a village in the district of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. Amareswaram is another name for this place because it is the place where Amareswaram temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is located. Its name 'Amaravathi' translates into the 'Place for Immortals' In the bygone times, the land of Amaravathi was ruled by the powerful clans like the Satvahana, Ikshvaku, Pallava, and others. Today, it is a well-known tourist destination that attracts the visitors on a large scale.
It Is Known For:-
1) Amaravathi is known as a sacred site for the followers of Hinduism. It is the place where Amareswar Shiva Temple is situated
2) This place is also regarded as a pilgrimage site for the Buddhists. A 125 feet high Buddhist statue is located here as well
3) The festivals like Maha Shivaratri, Navratri, and Kalachakra are celebrated here with a great zest
4) Apart from the sanctity of the place, the scenic surroundings also lure the visitors extensively
Best Time To Visit:-
Though Amaravathi can be visited throughout the year, the best time to visit this village is during February-March and October-November. It is the period when the festivals like Maha Shivaratri and Navratri are celebrated enthusiastically.
Since this village is known for its natural beauty and pilgrimage sites, it is visited extensively. With an appreciable service of the local buses, autos and tempo, commuting within the village is convenient.
Nearest Railway Station- Vijayawada Junction
Nearest Airport- Vijayawada Airport
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