Located in the Guntur district, Mangalagiri is a town synonymous with the gorgeous sari of the same name that is made here. Mangalagiri is also worth visiting for its magnificent Laxmi Narasimha Temple. Built in the Dravidian style of temple architecture, it has an unusually long gopuram and the deity here is supposed to have presented himself as Thotadri. The temple is one of the pancha Narasimha kshetras


Mangalagiri translates to The Auspicious Hill (Mangala = Auspicious, Giri = Hill) in the local language. It was derived from the name Thotadri. During Vijayanagara Kingdom, it was also known as Mangala Nilayam


How to Reach

The nearest airport is Vijayawada which is 31 KM away.

You can easily get regular trains to Mangalagiri from other major cities of the country.

There are regular buses from other major cities of the country to Mangalagiri.

Best time to visit

  1. jan

  2. feb

  3. mar

  4. apr

  5. may

  6. jun

  7. jul

  8. aug

  9. sep

  10. oct

  11. nov

  12. dec

Best time to visit is from January to December.

Timings: 7.00 am To 3.30 pm


Pedakakani: This village is famous for the Kakani Malleswara Swamy Temple, which was constructed during the rule of the Vijayanagara king Krishnadevaraya. 

Chebrole: It is said that there were around 1,000 temples in Chebrole long ago. Once you reach Chebrole, the possibility of the same doesn't seem unlikely as you will be able to see a temple in every direction you look.

Uppalapadu Bird Sanctuary: Migratory birds from various countries such as Serbia and Australia flock to the Uppalapadu

Mahachaitya: Amaravati Mahachaitya is one of the most prominent sites of Buddhist pilgrimage in south India

Undavalli Caves: The caves have been cut from the northern slope of a hill and have three levels.

Amareswara Swamy Temple: The temple in Amaravati, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is one of the pancharama kshetras in Andhrapradesh.

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