Andhra Pradesh – Virgin Beauty Of The Land

Andhra Pradesh – Virgin Beauty Of The Land
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh,

Andhra Pradesh is a state located on the southeast coast of India which is the fourth largest by population and by population. From the point of view, Andhra Pradesh is the eighth largest state of India, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, and Orissa in the north, the Bay of Bengal in the east, south it is surrounded by Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the west.

As a perfect holiday destination, your Andhra Pradesh travel will encompass the famous Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirupati. Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states in India and is the eighth largest state in India. The largest cities in this state are Visakhapatnam and Vijayawada. On 2 June 2014, the northwestern part of Andhra Pradesh was separated to form a new state of Telangana.

Andhra Pradesh is known as Koh-Noor of India and there are many places to visit in this beautiful state. It is famous for its rich natural resources, rivers, historical monuments, etc. The city of Visakhapatnam has much to offer and is not only a beach spot, but also has beautiful lakes, caves, valleys, and mountain ranges. It has many beaches such as R.K. Beach, Lawns Bay Beach, etc. The Bora Caves are also located near this city and are famous for their million-year-old stalactite and stalagmite formation.

Araku Valley is a famous hill station rich in biodiversity and has coffee plantations and waterfalls. It is a beautiful tourist destination that attracts a large number of tourists every year. Horsley Hills is also a famous hill station.

Places to visit include Lake Gangotri, Environment Park, Horsley Museum, and Gali Banda. Andhra Pradesh is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India, Kolleru Lake, and is located between the Krishna and Godavari deltas. It is a wildlife sanctuary and is of international importance. There are many religious and pilgrimage sites here, such as Tirupati, which is visited by millions of devotees every year.

Our Indian country is full of many treasures, one of them is a natural and natural treasure. In the same way, Andhra Pradesh is full of that treasure. Andhra Pradesh has got the metaphor of Kohinoor. This will prove to be a very special wake-up for nature lovers.

Unfurl the charismatic beauty of the Andhra PradeshIndia’s rice bowl” encompassed in its heritage and culture. Tour Andhra Pradesh and explore the contours of its landscape. Plan your travel to Andhra Pradesh in such a way that you are able to explore its enchanting cities, exotic wildlife, and sensuous beaches.

Andhra Pradesh

Fast Facts :

  1. Area: 1,62,975 Sq Km.

  2. Population: 4,93,86,799

  3. Religion: Hindus (90.87%), Muslims (7.32%), Christians (1.38%)

  4. Capital: Amaravati, Hyderabad

  5. Languages: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English

  6. Major Cities: Vizag(Visakhapatnam), Vijayawada/Amaravathi, Guntur, Tirupati, Rajamahendravaram(Rajahmundry).

  7. State Emblem:  Emblem of Andhra Pradesh      Andhra seal

  8. State Song: Maa Telugu Thalliki (To Our Mother Telugu)

  9. State Animal: Blackbuck (Antelope cervicapra)

  10. State Fish: Murrel (Channa striata)

  11. State Bird:  Indian roller (Coracias benghalensis benghalensis)

  12. State Tree: Neem (Azadirachta indica)

  13. State Flower: Water Lilly (Nymphaeaceae)

  14. State fruit: (Mango) Maamidi Pandu (Mangifera indica)

  15. Andhra Pradesh – Culture and Tradition


Tourist Attractions :

The main tourist spots are Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Tirupati.

Tirupati

Tirupati
Tirupati

The temple of Tirupati Balaji, one of the most famous and rich religious places in the world, is located on the Santavi hill of Tirumala in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. These seven peaks are believed to represent the seven heads of Lord Vishnu. It is a sacred shrine dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Balaji and Lord Venkateswara are considered to be incarnations of Lord Vishnu. Therefore this temple is also known as Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple.

Lord Venkateswara is also known as Srinivasa and Govinda. This magnificent temple built in the hills of Tirumala is one of the 8 Swayambhu temples of Lord Vishnu. This world-famous temple is built using Dravidian architectural style, while dedicated to Lord Vishnu, this temple is a unique piece of South Indian architecture and craftsmanship, which is visited by devotees from every corner of the world.

This temple has its own different religious significance and beliefs, that is why a large number of people have deep faith attached to this temple. At the same time, millions of crores of rupees are offered in the Sri Venkateswara Temple every year by big politicians, businessmen, film stars, etc.

Vizag (Visakhapatnam)

It is the second-largest city in Andhra Pradesh and has the major international port of the state. Various beaches, hilltops, and wildlife sanctuary attract tourists all year long.

Araku Valley

Araku Valley is a pristine hill station in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Commonly known as ‘Andhra’s own Ooty location’. This valley in the Eastern Ghats has two reserved forests which add to its bio-diversity and make it an attractive tourist destination.

Srisailam

Srisailam, situated in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, is a historical town with significant religious importance. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of Nallamala Hills, Srisailam greets the visitors with its tranquil environment and beauty.

Papikondalu

Papi Kondalu is a hill range in the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh India. Papi kondalu are distributed among Khammam East Godavari and West Godavari districts. Papikondalu hills are one of the most visited tourist attractions in Andhra Pradesh. Punnami Tourism and many other private tourism corporations operate boat journeys on the Godavari river which passes through Papi Hills.

Ahobilam Temple

Ahobilam Temple is the only place where all the nine forms of the Lord Narasimha Swamy are worshipped. It is said that the entire Nalmalla Hills from Kurnool to Chittoor is a personification of Lors Adiseshs himself whose tail end is Sirsailam, whose middle is Ahobilam, and whose head is Tirupati.

Vijayawada

Vijayawada is located on the banks of the Krishna River also called as Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada is the picturesque Indrakiladri Hills to its west and the Budameru River to its north. The city has earned the fame of being the heart of Andhra Pradesh due to its association with culture and politics and being a business center. Stone Age artifacts found in this area indicate that this place was inhabited in ancient times. The fertile soil produces some of the best varieties of mangoes. The historical heritage of Vijayawada, the beautiful scenic hill region and the atmosphere play a major role in the tourist places of Vijayawada or the sights of Vijayawada.

Mantralayam

Mantralayam, known as a holy place by virtue of the Samadhi of a famous saint Raghavendra Teertha, maybe a sought-after spiritual location among Vaishnavites (Devotees of Lord Vishnu). Mantralayam, within the border of the states Karnataka and Andhra-Pradesh, could be a calm and small hamlet in Andhra Pradesh. it’s ideally placed in exceedingly secluded surroundings on the banks of the watercourse Tungabhadra. Raghavendra Swamy temple and therefore the mutt complex are the key attractions during this holy destination. The picturesque city of Kurnool is the nearest major city.

Srikalahasti

Srikalahasti, popularly known as Kalahasti is an antique city resplendent with architectural marvels and monuments showcasing the cultural heritage of the yore. Located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, it is a religiously important town for Hindus. The city is one of the important old Shiva Kshetras of Southern India and is located on the banks of River Swarnamukhi. Presently, the area is considered in the TUDA (Tirupati Urban Development Authority) region.

Talakona Waterfalls

The Waterfall is in the Chittoor District of Andhra Pradesh. Its 270 feet high and the highest cascade of this region, Talakona waterfall is a not to miss opportunity! This gorgeous water body is surrounded by thick greenery! The water is believed to have healing properties.

Amaravati

Amaravathi

Sited on the banks of River Krishna in Guntur district, Amravati is a sacred place known for Amareswara Temple. It is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists. This place attracts tourists for its beautiful architectural temples and shrines that adorn this beautiful town. People come to visit the famous Hindu temple Amareswara and Buddhist Amarvathi Stupa which also contains Buddhist relics.

Rajahmundry

Rajahmundry is a beautiful city located on the banks of the Godavari River. The city, which is called the Cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh. The city has a history that dates back to the 11th Century, to the rule of the Chalukya king Raja Raja Narendra. The waters of River Godavari are sacred and the locals of the city are devotees of Lord Shiva.

Lepakshi

Lepakshi

Lepakshi is one of the important heritage sites in Andhra Pradesh highlighting the legacy of the Vijayanagara Dynasty. Lepakshi is a culturally and archaeologically significant place. Built during the Vijayanagara Kinga period, the priceless Veerabhadra Swamy Temple in Lepakshi is perched on a tortoise shaped hill called the Kurma Saila. This ancient temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu, and Veerabhadra and has beautifully carved inscriptions on each pillar. Every pillar has a unique carving on it that makes any art lover rejoice with happiness. A huge Nandi bull made out of single granite stone is one of the major attractions near the main Lepakshi temple. The architecture of the temple is an epitome of sheer brilliance. The hanging pillar in the temple premises stands as a testament to that. It is a wonder to witness such magnificence.

Gandikota

Situated on the bank of river Pennar, Gandikota is a small village in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. It is famous for its fort and the ‘Grand Canyon’ like a gorge. Situated amidst beautiful landscapes and wild forests, it is endowed with vast natural resources.

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