Tourist Places in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is a historical and beautiful state full of several tourist places and pilgrimages sites. Due to geographical diversity, Andhra Pradesh tourism holds various natural places of interests like beaches, lakes, islands, coast, mountains, caves, wildlife animal sanctuaries and national parks etc. Andhra Pradesh also contains several manmade architectural structures including heritage sites, amazing artificial tourist attractions and pilgrimage centers.
AAndhra Pradesh is a rich state in culture & tradition, Arts & Crafts, music & dance, literature, and delicious cuisines. The twin city of Hyderabad-Secunderabad, tri-city of Warangal, Hanamkonda, and Kazipet, the port city Vishakhapattanam/vizag, third largest city Vijaywada(commercial hub), and historical cities Guntur and Nizamabad are major tourist destinations of Andhra Pradesh.
Here is the list of major tourist destinations of Andhra Pradesh:
Visit to Hyderabad-ecunderabad: This twin city Hyderabad-Secunderabad is the largest city of Andhra Pradesh and one of major tourist destinations of the state. Hyderabad is the capital city of Andhra Pradhesh and is famous for its glorious history, its renowned architectures Char Minar (the four minarets), hub of software technology and biotechnology, and cuisines. The Twin city have several tourist places to visit including Anantagiri Hills, Kondamadugu Hills, Bhongir Fort, Yadagiri Gutta, Mrugavani National Park (Chilkur), Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park, Osmansagar Lake, Shamirpet, Ramoji Film city and Nehru Zoological Park etc.
In architectural buildings the twin city houses Char Minar, Golconda Fort, Mecca Masjid, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Falaknuma Palace, Chow Mohalla Palace, Paigah Tombs, Raymonds Tomb, Asman Garh Palace, the Nizam's Museum, Salar Jung Museum and Andhra Pradesh State Museum etc.. In religious places, the twin city has Mecca Masjid, Birla Mandir, Medak Church etc..
Trip to Warangal, Hanamkonda, and Kazipet: This tri-city is also one of the major tourist destinations of Andhra Pradesh. This tri-city has a historical importance and contains several tourist places including Bhadrakali Temple, Govindarajula Gutta, Kakatiya Musical and Rock Gardens, Padmaskhi Temple, Pakhal Lake, Ramappa Temple and Lake, Siddeshwara Temple (Which was built in 3rd century), Thousand Pillared temple, Warangal Fort.
Places to Visit in Vishakhapattanam/Vizag: Vishakhapattanam also known, as Vizag is a major tourist destination of Andhra Pradesh. This city is famous for its beautiful beaches and low altitude mountains, as it lies beside the Bay of Bengal and three hills enclose this city. Vishakhapattanam/Vizag is also famous for being India's largest shipyard. The major tourist places of the city are: Dolphin's nose, Kailasagiri, Bheemunipatnam, Ramakrishna Beach and Rishikonda Beach, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Ananthagiri Hills, Araku Valley, Simhachalam Temple, Borra Caves, Submarine Museum and Mudasarlova Water Works and Park etc. The city also houses some places of worships like the Venkateswara temple on Venkateswara Konda, a Hindu shrine, Baba Ishaq Madina Dargah on Dargah Konda, a Muslim Shrine and Church of the Virgin Mary on Rose hill, a Christian shrine.
Travel to Vijaywada: The biggest trade centre and third largest city of Andhra Pradesh, Vijaywada is one of the major tourist destinations containing several tourist places to visit including Kanakadurga Temple, Madanna Caves, Haxrathbal Mosque, Mary's Temple, Mogalrajapuram Caves, Victoria Jubilee Regional Museum, Gandhi Hill, Bahavani Island, Gunadala Matha Shrine, Kandapalli Fort, Kondapally Toys, Rajiv Gandhi Park, Prakasham Barrage etc.
Holy Temples Trip to Tirupati: Andhra Pradesh's Tirupati is one of the important Hindu pilgrimages of India and a famous tourist destination. About 10-km northwest of Tirupati, is the sacred hill of Tirumala. Other religious places of Tirupati are: Govindarajaswamy Temple, Kapilathiraham, Kodandaraswamy Temple, Padmavati Temple etc.
Must to See in Amravati: Situated on the bank of river Krishna, Amravati is a major tourist destination and a prestigious Buddhist centre of Andhra Pradesh. The major tourist attraction of Amravati is a great Stupa of Buddhist monastery, Amravati temple and the Archaeological Museum.
Tour to Srisalem: The less known Srisalem is a small town but a lovely tourist destination of Andhra Pradesh due to its geography. It is situated in the densely forested Nallamalai hills, on the banks of river Krishna and surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful locations. The tourist attraction of this town is Srisalem temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. Other tourist attractions of Srisalem are: Damsite, Hatekeswaram, Pathalaganga, Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Sakshi Ganapathi Sikharam etc.
Visit to Nagarjun Sagar: Nagarjuna Sagar is a small town, located between the cities of Guntur and Hyderabad, only 150 k.m. away from the capital. This town is famous because of two reasons ? a famous Buddhist sites and Asia's one of the largest dam named Nagarjun Sagar Dam. Definitely it is a must to visit site. Other tourist attractions of Nagarjun Sagar are Nagarjuna Konda, Ethipotala Waterfall, Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Left Canal (Lal Bahadur Canal), Model Dam, Pylon, Right Bank Tunnel (Jawahar Tunnel), View Point, Archaeological Museum, Mahastupa, Bodhisri Chaitya, Simhala Vihara, Mahisaka Vihara, Brahusutiya, Vihara, Ashwamedha and Royal Bath etc.
Major Places of Interest in Andhra Pradesh:
Andhra Pradesh Wildlife Sanctuaries: Andhra Pradesh has several national parks and wild life sanctuaries like Kasu Brahmananda Reddy National Park, Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park, Mrugavani National Park, Nehru Zoological Park, Shamirpet Deer Park, Nellapattu Sanctuary and Pulicat Lake, Alisagar Deer Park, Coringa Sanctury, Manjira Bird Sanctuary, Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary, Kaundinya wild life sanctuary, Kinnerasani sanctuary, Kolleru water bird sanctuary, Rollapadu bird sanctuary, Mrigavani National Park, Pakhal wildlife sanctuary, Papikonda sanctuary, Pocharam sanctuary, Paranahita wildlife sanctuary, and Rajeev Gandhi wildlife sanctuary etc.
Andhra Pradesh Dams, Lakes, Beaches and Waterfalls: Andhra Pradesh is a geographical rich state and holds several lakes, natural beaches and waterfalls. But, it is also rich in some prestigious dams used for irrigation. Some of those are: Durgam Cheruvu, Gandipet Lake, Himayat Sagar Lake, Hussain Sagar Lake, Shamirpet Lake, Bapatla Beach (Suryalanka) Ramakrishna Beach Rishikonda Beach, Ethipothala Waterfalls, Kuntala Waterfalls, Pochera Waterfalls, Rampachodavaram etc.
Andhra Pradesh Forts, Palaces, Monuments and Museums: Andhra Pradesh State Archaeological Museum, Birla Science Centre, Golconda Fort, Health Museum, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Salar Jung Museum.
Other Tourist Places in Andhra Pradesh:
Lepakshi temples, Annavaram Satayannarayana Swami temple, Araku Valley, Horsley Hills, Borra Caves, Belum Caves and Papi Hills etc.
Religious Places of Andhra Pradesh: Nagarjuna Konda, Amravati, Tirupati, The statue of Lord Buddha (Hyderabad), Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad) etc.. Other Buddhist sites are: Adurru (Dubaraju Gudi), Adurru, Chandavaram, Chandavaram, Dhulikatta, Gajulabanda, Ghantasala, Guntupalli, Jaggayyapeta, Kesanapalli, Nelakondapalli, Pavuralakonda, Phanigiri, Salihundam, Sankaram, Thotlakonda etc..
How to reach Andhra Pradesh?
The major cities of Andhra Pradesh including Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Tirupati and Vijayawada are well connected to other parts of the states and country by all the three means ? by air, by rail and by bus. You can select the medium after planning the tour and according to your time and budget.
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