March 5, 2016


Guntur District Level Philatelic Exhibition was held at Guntur on 8th and 9th February 2016. Two special covers were released on 8th February 2016 on Guntur chillies and the Undavalli caves.

Guntur district is the main producer and exporter of most varieties of Chillies and chilli powder from India to countries like Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Middle East, South Korea, U.K. and USA & Latin America. Chilies have various colors and flavors because of the level of Capsaicin in them.

Cover Code: AP/01/2016

The Undavalli Caves, a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient viswakarma sthapathis, are located in Undavalli of Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. The caves are located 6 km south west from Vijayawada, 22 km north east of Guntur City. 

Cover Code: AP/02/2016

Courtesy: Sreejesh Krishnan, Thiruvananthapuram.

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