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Andhra Pradesh

Located in the southern part of India, Andhra Pradesh is a coastal state sharing eastern boundary with Bay of Bengal. By area, it is the fourth largest state and by population, it is fifth largest state of India. In the north, Andhra Pradesh shares its boundary with Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra, in the west, with Karnataka, in the south, with Tamil Nadu and from the east Bay of Bengal.

Interestingly, by virtue of its geographical location and rich history and traditions, Andhra Pradesh is pretty popular states for tourism purpose as well. The natural landscapes, network of rivers, infrastructures, historical temples, traditional dance and festivals everything is so mesmerizing that tourists from all over the world love to visit this state. Two major rivers namely Godavari and Krishna flow across the state and make huge delta at the coast of Bay of Bengal. Furthermore, there is also an island i.e. Sriharikota in Nellore District; the island is globally known because of the presence of Satish Dhawan Space Centre of Indian Space Research Organisation.

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The climate of the state is semi-arid; however, monsoon plays pretty important role in determining the weather condition. It causes rain from the month of July to September. But Northeast Monsoon that generally blows during the months of October and November also causes rainfall. November to February are the months of winter but the coastal Andhra Pradesh experiences mild temperature ranging between 120C to 300C.

Hyderabad is the capital of the state; however, besides the Hyderabad, there is another city namely Secunderabad; hence, together known as ‘twin city’. With having coastal location, Visakhapatnam is the second largest city as well as significant seaport of Andhra Pradesh and it is home of the Indian Navy's Eastern Naval Command. Because of location, Vijayawada is not only the third largest city but also major trading centre of the state. The Religious centre Tirupati is the fourth largest city of the state.

Attractions of Andhra Pradesh

Major cities:

• Hyderabad
• Visakhapatnam
• Vijayawada
• Tirupati
• Chittoor
• Guntur City
• Nellore
• Anantapur
• Rajahmundry
• Warangal

Religious Places:

Tirumala Venkateswara Temple: Located in the town of Tirumala in Chittoor district, it is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites for Hindus throughout the country India. Surprisingly, it is the second richest pilgrimage city of any religious faith in the world after Padmanabhaswamy Temple located in the Indian state of Kerala.

The Lord Shiva Temple: The five ancient Hindu temples of Lord Shiva, more popularly known as Pancharama Kshetras, are located at - Amararama, Draksharama, Somarama, Ksheerarama and Kumararama.

Srisailam Temple: Located in Kurnool district, it is a very famous Shiva temple. It is pretty popular because it is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines.

Bhadrachalam Temple: Located at Bhadrachalam in Khammam district, it is a temple of Lord Rama.

Kanaka Durga Temple: Located at the Indrakeeladri Hill in the city of Vijayawada, it is a temple dedicated to the goddess Durga.

Gnana Saraswati Temple: Located in Adilabad, Basara is a temple dedicated to the goddess Saraswati (goddess of education).

Yaganti Caves and Mahanandi: Located in Kurnool District these two are pilgrimage centres.

Kailasagiri Temple Hill: It is located in Visakhapatnam.

Birla Mandir: It is located in Hyderabad.

Sanghi Temple: It is located in Hyderabad.

Chilukur Balaji Temple: It is located on the banks of Osman Sagar Lake.

Ramappa Temple: Located at the distance of 77 km from Warangal, it is one of the oldest temples of Andhra Pradesh.

Mecca Masjid: It is located in Hyderabad.

Buddha statue: A huge statue of Buddha was erected in 1992 on the Hussain Sagar Lake in Hyderabad.

MOUNAGIRI Hanuman Temple: Located at Mounagiri, it is 36 ft High single stone statue of Abhaya Hastha Hanuman. Surprisingly, it is the tallest Statue in South India temple.

Srikalahasti Temple: Located on the banks of Swarnakukhi River in Chittoor District, it is an ancient Shiva temple.

National Parks of Andhra Pradesh

• Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park
• Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park
• Mrugavani National Park
• Sri Venkateswara National Park

Beaches of Andhra Pradesh • Bheemunipatnam
• Ramakrishna Mission Beach
• Suryalanka Beach

Other Attractions of Andhra Pradesh

• Belum Caves: It is natural caves where tourists enjoy the landscapes.
• Horsley Hills: Former summer residence of British Governors, now popular hill station.
• Nagarjuna Sagar: World’s largest masonry Dam.
• Pakhal Lake: It is a man-made lake in the Pakhal sanctuary.
• Pulicat Lake: It is a popular and second largest brackish water lake in India.
• Puttaparthi: A famous village and home of the guru Sathya Sai Baba.
• SriKalahasti: It is a village where ancient Lord Shiva temple is located.
• Tirupati: It is a sacred town where temple of Sri Venkateshwara swamy (Lord Vishnu) is located.Back to More States

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Andhra Pradesh Itineraries

  • Tour 1  (Hyderabad, Warangal, Vijayawada, Nagarjuna Sagar)
  • Tour 2  (Hyderabad, Nagarjunkonda, Warangal, Vijayawada)
  • Tour 3  (Vishakhapatnam, Arraku Valley, Rayagada, Jagdalpur)
  • Tour 4   (Vishakhapatnam, Rambha, Puri and Tribe Villages)