State: Andhra Pradesh
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Amaravathi is a small town that is located in the northwest of the Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh state and on the southern banks of the Krishna River. This is the place where a great Buddhist Stupa was constructed in the pre-Mauryan period and it is popularly known as the Dhanyakataka or Dharanikota. Amaravathi was the capital of Satavahanas as well, the very first great Kings of Andhra who ruled this place after the failure of the Maurya rule, from the 2nd century BCE to 3rd century CE. The Amaravathi town is connected by the Amaravati road through the heart of the Guntur district. This place is basically famous for its temples; the Amareswara temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of its most famous temples. This town is a main center for pilgrimages of both, the Buddhists and Hindus. The Mahashivaratri and the Navaratri are the main Hindu festivals celebrated in this town and the Kalachakra is a famous Buddhist festival which is celebrated with all the Buddhist rituals.
Telugu is the main language of the people of the Amaravathi town. The travelers can visit the town by roadway or water way, that takes you thorough the Krishna River by Boats or the coracle. It is just 46 kilometers away from Vijayawada and on the north of Vijayawada, Gannayaram is situated which is the nearest airport.