Amaravathi at a glance
Amaravathi serves as quite a familiar name for the Buddhists in India and is a prime hub for pilgrimage and sightseeing for tourists. With the government of Andhra Pradesh planning to make this city into a world class destination, tourism in this city is rising rapidly. A trip to this happening city over a weekend will be worth your while and penny.
Things to do in Amaravathi
Amareswara Temple- Amaravathi
The Amareswara Temple (also known as amaralingeshwara temple) is devoted to Lord Shiva, the ‘Destroyer of the Universe’. This famous spot is thronged by a large number of devotees every day. This temple has a very ancient history and there are many legends attached to the origin of temple and Shiv Ling. Located on the banks of river Krishna, this temple is a must visit place in Amaravathi.
This is a small but interesting museum in Amravati which displays exhibits that range between 3rd century BC and 12th century AD. This museum unfolds the wealth of Amaravati that belonged to 3rd century BC, through the galaxy of sculptures that once were a part of Mahachaitya (the Giant Stupa). It is an interesting place to visit, especially for the history buffs.
What to eat in Amaravathi: Local Food and Cuisine
Being a town located in Andhra Pradesh, the pre-dominant cuisine in Amarvathi is the delicious and a bit spicy Andhra cuisine. Rice is the staple food in the city but do not miss out on the tangy chutneys and pickles especially of mango and shrimps. Also the place is a paradise for non-veg lovers but vegetarians need not worry as the place offers many options for them as well.