Amaravati (state capital)
Amaravati is the riverfront capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district, within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region.The foundation stone for the planned city was laid on 22 October 2015, at Uddandarayunipalem area by the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.The cities of Guntur and Vijayawada are the major nearby cities to the state capital.
The new capital is named after the historic site of Amaravati, known as the centre of Buddhist culture, that flourished from 400 BC to 1100 AD. Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act (2014), Hyderabad became the capital of the then newly formed state of Telangana, post bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. However, Hyderabad would remain as the joint capital of both states for a period of time not exceeding ten years. Hence, Amaravati is thus being built to serve as the capital of Andhra Pradesh.