Amaravati is a well-known pilgrimage center of Andhra Pradesh in south India. It is situated in Sattenapalli Taluk of Guntur District and is famous as the seat of a temple to Lord Shiva or Amareswara and also for its world famous Buddhist sculptures.
The architecture of this South Indian pilgrimage tours destination is designed in the Dravidian style.
'Amareswaram' is considered sacred because of three things, the Krishna River, an important region with 'Sthalamahatyam' and the Sri Mahalinga Murthy, which are three sacred principles embodied in one.
The main festivals in the temple are the Maha Shivaratri, which comes in the 'Magha Bahula Dasami' and the Navaratri and the 'Kalyana Utsavas'.
Tourists coming to Amaravati have a good choice in terms of accommodation available in the Rest House, Hotel Mamta, and Swapna Lodge at Amaravati. Apart from this, there are Public Works Department Travelers Bungalow, some choultries, and sheds for travellers and pilgrims to stay.
Amaravati is situated twenty miles northwest of Guntur and is well connected with it by a smooth route. Taxis and buses are available from Guntur. The nearest railheads are Guntur and Vijayawada. There are good bus connections to travel from Guntur to Amaravati. Pilgrims and tourists travel from all over India and and worldwide to view the Buddhist sculptures in this pilgrimage destination in South India.