About "Amaravati"

Amaravati is the people's capital city of the state Andra Pradesh.  The capital city is located on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.  The word "Amaravati" derives its name from the historical Amaravati, an ancient capital of the Telugu Rulers of the satavahana dynasty. The area is located between the cities Vijayawada and Guntur. The CRDA (Capital region development authority) is leaving no stone unturned to provide cutting-edge infrastructure, comfortable livelihood and immense prosperity for the people of Amaravati. 

The history of Amaravati and Dharanikota is from 2nd century BCE. It was the Telugu capital of Andhra Satavahanas who ruled from 2nd century BCE – 3rd century CE. The Satavahana era lied in between the Maurya and Gupta eras. They ushered in Post Mauryan period and had a cultural impact on people of Andhra, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujrat and Madhya Pradesh significantly. Satavahanas preserved Hinduism and also fostered Buddhism presenting a wonderful example of openness and enlightened thinking.  Amaravati is also the place for Buddhism and Buddhist stupa was built by Ashoka in 200 BCE. Pilgrims different religions visit this town almost throughout the year owing to the number of temples and shrines that adorn the little town in different parts. The town is also renowned for being a site of a great Buddhist Stupa, which is a mound-like or semi-hemispherical structure containing Buddhist relics, typically the ashes of Buddhist monks, used by Buddhists as a place of meditation. 


                                 
                                  

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Transport:

Road
The buses operated by APSRTC from Pandit Nehru Bus Station and NTR bus station connects the city with Vijayawada and Guntur respectively. Auto rickshaws also operate for shorter distances in the capital city area. The Amaravati seed capital road is an arterial road to access the core capital area from National Highway 16. The Vijayawada-Amaravati road connects the city with Vijayawada.

Railway
The Vijayawada Junction ( Railway code: BZA) is the main railway station close to SRM University-AP. It is well connected to almost all parts of India. One can also reach Guntur railway station (GNT) and come to the venue.

Air
The Vijayawada International Airport (code: VGA) serves the capital region by providing air connectivity to destinations across the country.