Gunadala Matha Shrine

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  • Address: District- Krishna, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
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  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids

The Gunadala Matha Shrine is also known as The Mary Matha Shrine or more popularly known as the St. Mary’s Church. It is the most popular pilgrimage for the Christians in Andhra Pradesh. This church located in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh is beautiful and perched on the top of a hill. There are lots of tourists visiting this place to seek the blessings of Mother Mary. There is also a huge statue of the Lord crucified on a cross. The unique feature of this church is the huge cross fixed on the peak of the hill to signify the situation of the church.

Legend says that Mother Mary was seen here in the year 1858 by the then priest here. She was the one who founded this shrine and since then every year the Matha Festival is celebrated here with huge pomp along with the Mary Matha Fest that goes on for 10 days. At this time of the year the church is visited by lakhs of tourists.

Gunadala Matha Shrine Travel Tips

  • Sundays are crowded for the Sunday mass.
  • Maintain silence inside the church.
  • Photography is not allowed inside.
  • Do not carry large bags inside.
  • Switch off your mobile phones inside the church.

How to Reach Gunadala Matha Shrine

  • The nearest railway station is the Kakinada Port Railway Station Junction.
  • The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport.

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  • Gunadala Matha Shrine Address: District- Krishna, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
  • Gunadala Matha Shrine Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Gunadala Matha Shrine(preferred time): 11:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Gunadala Matha Shrine: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 92.54% of people who visit Vijayawada include Gunadala Matha Shrine in their plan

  • 40% of people start their Gunadala Matha Shrine visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Gunadala Matha Shrine

Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gunadala Matha Shrine

People normally club together Mogalarajapuram Caves and Victoria Museum while planning their visit to Gunadala Matha Shrine.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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    • There are some nice hotel rooms near Gunadala Matha Shrine most of which are operated by the social service centers. Washrooms and mid-day meal are available at Gunadala Matha Shrine free of cost for the devotees. 

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