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Guntakal is a city situated in the Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh. Guntakal is the headquarter of Guntakal Revenue Mandal and Guntakal Mandal. Occupied with a total area of 51.90 km2, Guntakal is also the headquarter of the Guntakal Railway Division in South Central Railway. Guntakal railway station is a divisional headquarters since 1953 and is also one of the most profitable divisions in Indian Railways. Guntakal Junction is a 6-point junction and has lines branching out to Hyderabad, Vasco da Gama, Mumbai, Howrah, Chennai, and, Bangalore. Guntakal Railway station is the second largest division in S.Co.R in route km and is ranked as an ‘A’ category Railway Station. Guntakal Division is endowed with rich minerals likeQuartz, Dolomite,barytes, limestoneand a host of natural stones.


In 1966, the Guntakal Division was formed as a part of the Southern Railway and on October 2nd, 1977 it was transferred to South Central Railway. Guntakal City is famous for Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

Places to visit

  • Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy temple : Nettikanti Anjaneya Swamy Temple is located in the Kasapuram village in Guntakal Mandal. The word Nettikanti means one-eyed, the figure of the Lord was made in a manner that only his left eye is visible, and the Lord watches his devotees with his right eye. It is also believed that the Lord would diminish the problems and sufferings if a person would sincerely pray to him with TrikaranaSuddhi and if such people sleep around the Temple campus the Lord would listen to their prayers and also suggests the necessary remedy to their problems.
  • RavadurgGooty Fort : RavadurgGooty Fort is a damaged fort situated on the hills of Gooty town near Guntakal. The fort is also known as Gooty Fort, the word Gooty was borrowed from the town’s old name Gowthampuri. There are ruined inscriptions found in the fort which describe that the RavadurgGooty Fort was built in the 7th Century. The Ravadurg Fort was reconstructed by Maratha General Murari Rao in 1746 CE. It is also one of the oldest forts in Andhra Pradesh and a must-visit place that gives you a tour ofthe Chalukya period.
  • Bellary fort: Bellary Fort was built in the 16th Century and located on the top of the hill named ‘Ballari Gudda’. The fort was built in two-part, the upper and the lower part. The Upper part was built by a feudatory of the Vijaynagara Empire, Hanumappa Nayaka and the Lower Part was later in the 18th century by Hyder Ali.

How to Reach

  • By Air – The nearest Airport from Guntakal is Hyderabad at a distance of 120 km
  • By Train - The nearest Guntakal Junction Railway Station is at a distance of 2 Km from Guntakal .
  • By Road - The Nearest Bus Stand is located at a distance of 500m from Guntakal City.

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