Amaravati has made
Andhra sculpture a byword among the plastic arts of the world, since the Amaravati
Buddhist sculptures are world-famous as the most perfect example of what is called the
Andhra or the Amaravati type of sculpture.
This place, which is situated in Sattenapalli Taluk of Guntur District, is also famous
as the seat of a temple to Lord Siva worshipped here as Lord Amareswara.
Amaravati is situated twenty miles northwest of Guntur and is connected with it by a
good motorable road.
One can reach Guntur by getting down at Vijaya- wada, which is a main Junction in the
Madras-Delhi and Madras-Calcutta line and from which excellent buses take one to Guntur.
There are good bus connections from Guntur to Amaravati. At Amaravati, there is a
Public Works Department Travelers Bungalow, some choultries and sheds for pilgrims' stay.
Author : N.Ramesan