Mangalagiri is situated on the Vijayawada-Madras trunk road at about 10 Kms. from Vijayawada and in famous from the pre-historic times. Mangalagiri is a hill of bliss by virtue of the location of the famous temple of Lord Panakala Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The Lord is popular for his consumption of ½ of the quantity of jaggery water offered by the devotees leaving the remaining half as Prasada and that not even a single and is found around, which is conspicious. As such the Lord is otherwise popularily known as Panakala Narasimha Swamy or Panakala Swamy.
Ponnur is located at a distance of 29 Kms. from Guntur on the Guntur- Chirala state high way and it is famous for its Bhavanarayana Swamy temple, attracting large number of devotees. Among the other temples, Sri Anjaneya Swamy and that of Garutmanta are noted for the gaint size (about 30’ in height) and rare statues of the duties.