Andhra Pradesh Tourism

HyderabadAndhra Pradesh is a land of temples and mosques, this post-independence state combines the age-old traditions of the Dravidian Hindus of the South with the Muslim culture heritage that comes from Western and Central Asia many centuries ago. But the traditional, for all its contribution to beauty and gentleness and courtesy, has too long kept out progress in a land rich in natural resources. And it is those resources that are now changing the face of the state and giving it a look of prosperity that all the glitter of jeweler and art and beauty could not give.

It is one of India’s fifth largest state and often known as the ‘Rice Granary of India’. Consisting of fertile coastal plains, semi arid Deccan Plateau and the hill ranges of the Eastern Ghats, Andhra Pradesh has been a seat of some of the famous dynasties as old as 300 B.C. and an important Buddhist centre. The state consists of many edifices, monuments and architectural ruins that continue to fascinate people. Furthermore, exquisite crafts, vibrant festivities, irresistible delicacies and hospitable people, make a visit to Andhra Pradesh a memorable experience.

When to visit: November to March

Airports: Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Vishakapatnam, Cuddapah, Rajahmundry, Ramagundam, Warangal

Tourist Places in Andhra Pradesh

• Ahobilam: Temples.
• Alampur: Temples, Sculpture.
• Papanasam: Temples, Sculpture.
• Amravati: Buddhist Monuments, Excavations at Sankaram, Museums.
• Araku Valley: Tribal area, Forests, Scenic beauty.
• Bhadrachalam: Hindu pilgrim centre.
• Bhuminipatnam: Beach, Templs, Fort.
• Chandragiri: Fort, Temples, Ruins of Ancient Vijaynagar capital
• Chintapalle: Tribal area, Forests, Scenic beauty.
• Drasharama: Hindu pilgrim centre, Temple.
• Ethipothala: Waterfalls, Picnic site.
• Horsley Hills: Hill station.
• Hyderabad: Capital of state, Palaces, Mosques, Museums, Gardens, Parks, Zoological Park (With Lion Safari), outstanding Handicrafts, Planetarium, Race-courses, Lake.
• Himayat Sagar: Lake, Picnic spot.
• Kondapur: Excavations.
• Mahavir Harin Vanasthali: Deer Park, Natural vegetation.
• Osman Sagar: Dam-site picnic spot.
• Karimnagar: Bird Sanctuary, Seasons- October to February.
• Kondapalle: Hand-crafted woolen toys.
• Kuchipudi: Birthplace of Kuchipudi dance, Dance Academy.
• Lepakshi: Temples, Frescoes, Excavations, largest Nandi in India.
• Machilipatnam: Kalamkari Textiles, Antiques.
• Machkund: Waterfalls, Gateway to Araku Vally.
• Mahanandi: Picnic spot, Mineral springs, Hindu pilgrim centre.
• Maipadu: Beach.
• Manginipudi: Beach.
• Mantralayam: Hindu pilgrim centre.
• Medak: Cathedral, Fort.
• Kukhalingam: Temples, Hindu pilgrim centre.
• Nagarjuna Sagar: Dam-site holiday resort, Boating, Buddhist, University, Wildlife Sanctuary stretching to Srisailam-a vast lake, the 110 km stretch boatable during June to February, Tiger reserve, variety of animals, Season- October to june.
• Nagarjunakonda: Buddhist ruins, reconstructed monuments, islands, Museum.
• Nirmal: Handicrafts.
• Nizam Sagar: Dam-site picnic spot.
• Pakhal: Lake, wildlife sanctuary, Fishing, Season- November to June.
• Palampet: Ramappa Temple and Lake, Sculpture.
• Papi Kondalu: Magnificent Gorge and scenery, Papikonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Bison Range, Season – November to June.
• Penukonda: Vijaynagar ruins, Mosques, Fort, Hill station.
• Puttaparti: Pilgrim centre.
• Rajamundry: Temples, Hindu pilgrim centre, second longest railway bridge in India over the Godavari River.
• Sri Kalahasti: Temples, Hindu pilgrim centre.
• Tirumala- Tirupati: Major Hindu Pilgrim centre, Temples, nearby waterfalls, Picnic spot, city of seven hills, one of the richest Temples in the world, Wooden Toys.
• Udayagiri: Ruins of Mosques.
• Mangalagiri: Pilgrim centre, Temple with the tallest tower in Andhra.
• Vishakhapatnam: Seaport, Beaches, Promontories.
• Warangal: Temples, Forts and Ancient Capital, Carpets.
• Yadagiri Gutta: Temple, Hindu Pilgrim centre.
• Yanam: Part of the Union Territory of Pondicherry, old French India.

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