Andhra Pradesh: Excels in Art and Craft of the Glorious Past of India
Andhra Pradesh, the fifth largest state of India, epitomizes the rich history of the glorious past. The soil of Andhra Pradesh has witnessed the expansion of King Ashoka's kingdom and the establishment of Buddhist centers; it has also embraced the rule of the Chalukyas, the Kakatiyas, the Pallavas and finally the Mughals. Different monuments still bear the mark of their dynasties and also reflect the rich culture of art and craft of the time.
Andhra Pradesh is a good instance for unity in diversity as the state has stored in it a huge number of temples, churches and mosques, which reflect the active co ? existence of different religions. The unique secularism and hearty welcome of Andhra Pradesh attracts a large number of tourists every year.
Hyderabad: A Celebration of Culture, Cuisines, Monuments and Pearls
Hyderabad, the state capital of Andhra Pradesh is noteworthy for its culture, glittering pearls, mouth-watering cuisines and historical cenotaphs. Many renowned IT centers are established here. The prominent tourist spots of Hyderabad are Golkonda Fort, Char Minar and Salarjung Mesuem. A large number of historical cenotaphs in and around Hyderabad bear the mark of rich culture.
Situated in the southeastern part of Andhra Pradesh Tirupati enthralls a large number of tourists throughout the year. Tirupati, believed to be the Lord of the Seven Hills, is one of the remarkable and richest temples in the country.
Warangal: A Place of Ancient Temples
Warangal, the age-old capital of Kakatiya rulers, is located about 140 kilometers away from Hyderabad. The prime tourist spots of Warangal are -
Tour to Bhadra Kali Temple: - It is located on the hilltop between Warangal and Hanamkonda and is famous for the stone idol of Goddess Kali.
Visit to Thousand Pillar Temple of Warangal: - This temple is a beautiful representation of Kakatiya sculpture and architecture. It was built by Rudra Deva in 1163 AD following the style of Chalukyan temples, triple shrined and star shaped.
Tour to Warangal Jain Temple: It is one of the oldest Jain temples, with the beautiful sculpture of Tirthankars in it.
Kolanapaka museum, Warangal Fort, Ramappa Temple, Sri Veera Narayana Temple and Pakhal Lake are also watch worthy.
Vishakhapatnam: Hills and Beaches Constitute the Essence
Vishakhapatnam is one of the soothing places of Andhra Pradesh where the visitors can enjoy the nature in its best possible forms. The cool seashores, beautiful hills, green valleys enchant the visitors countrywide.
Kailashgiri Hill Station Tour: An alluring hill at the front of sea, Kailashgiri is popular for the mesmerizing scenic view.
Bheemunipatnam Beach: It is famous for the beautiful beach, which is located 25 km away from Vishakhapatnam City of Andhra Pradesh.
Rishikonda Beach and Ramakrishna Beaches Tour: Both beaches are famous for their exotic look. A large numbers of tourists come every year to enjoy the beauties of the sea beaches.
Visit to Ananthagiri Hills: - On the way to Araku valley Ananthgiri is located in the abundant rippling inclines to the Eastern Ghats. These hills are one of the best suitable hills for coffee plantations.
Tour to Araku Valley: With all its fortifying climates and vineyards Araku Valley is situated 115 km away from Vishakhapatnam. Simhachalam and Borro caves are also a place to be visited.470
Tour to Vijaywada AP: Well Known for Buddhist Stupas: -
Situated on the banks of the Krishna River and bounded by Indrakiladri hills on the west and Budameru River on the north, Vijay Wada is 257 km away from Hyderabad.
Buddhist Relics at Amrabati: Located in Sattenapalli taluk, Amrabati is 35 km away from Guntur and 64 km from Vijaywada. This place is famous for the temple of Lord Shiva and the Buddhist sculpture have made it world famous.
Buddhist Destination at Chandavaram of Andhra Pradesh: A great Buddhist site Chandavaram is located in Prakasam district. The exclusive double terraced Stupa is known as Singarakonda.
Kanak Durga Temple: KanakDurga Temple which is set on the Indrakiladri hill is considered to be the temple of the presiding deity of Vijay wada.
Wildlife in Andhra Pradesh:
Wildlife in Andhra Pradesh is also a matter of attraction. Different sanctuaries with different characteristics attract tourists from far and corner. Some of them are ?