Set against a charming backdrop of verdant landscapes, Guntakal welcomes you with the soothing chimes of temple bells and mellifluous rhythms of religious hymns. Studded with various religious sites, it is a city engulfed in spirituality
Home to a number of different faiths whose religious legacies are interlaced with the city’s cultural heritage, Guntakal is a beautiful specimen of communal harmony. Enriched by these diverse influences, it is the flourishing ground of a lively, multicolored culture. Located in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, Guntakal is an important junction in India’s railway network.Home to a number of shrines belonging to different religions, Guntakal is truly a pilgrim’s paradise. You can be a part of the throng of devotees who flock the city and explore its divine delights. The temple of Lord Anjaneya Swamy is among the most popular shrines in Guntakal. The Sri Venkateswara Temple is another important religious site known especially for its celebration of the Vaikunta Ekadasi festival. The Chippagiri temple is worth visiting for its beautiful granite stone structure.Another important place of worship in Guntakal is the Hazrath Mastan Vali Durgah. It houses the tomb of a popular Sufi saint Hazrath Mastan Vali and is visited by devotees of different faiths. The Church of Our Lady of Health is renowned for its religious as well as historical significance. Initially known as St. Ann Church, it was built in 1880 and is worth visiting for its exquisite structure and architectural finesse. A great time to visit the shrine is during the celebrations of Mother Mary’s feast in the month of September.Known for its textile production, a visit to Guntakal’s iconic spinning mills is also an interesting experience.Traveling in Guntakal is hassle-free as several local transport services are easily available in the city. City buses ply on all the major routes within the city and also provide services to nearby suburban areas. The bus service is a convenient budget travel option. Auto-rickshaws are the most preferred mode of transport within Guntakal. There are a number of rental services in and around the city where you can hire a private car for moving around Guntakal at your own pace.Adhere to a modest, traditional dressing code while visiting places of religious importance.Traveling late as night can be unsafe as the city does not have an active nightlife
Guntakal is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad at a distance of 120kms.
Airports: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport
There is no regular trains to Guntakal from other major cities of the country. The nearest Railway station is at Bellary which is located at a distance of 50kms.