Andhra Pradesh Tourism

Andhra Pradesh Tourism


About Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is situated on the southeast coast of India, bounded on the east by the Bay of Bengal. Inland, Andhra Pradesh shares its boundaries with Orissa in the northeast, Chattisgarh in the north, Maharashtra in the northwest, Karnataka in the west and Tamil Nadu in the south. The state can be broadly divided into three regions: Coastal Andhra in the east, Telangana in the north, and Rayalseema in the south. Its two biggest rivers, Godavari and Krishna, both flow across the state from west to east into the Bay of Bengal.

 

Hyderabad is the capital of the state and also the largest city. The newer areas of Hyderabad and the adjacent city of Secundrabad are the thriving centres of software revolution, giving the twin cities their new popular name Cyber-abad. Hyderabad has over 400 years of history and its Islamic rulers, called Nizams, ruled until India gained freedom and became a sovereign republic. The Charminar (1591), a four-towered symbol of the city, is located at the centre of the old quarters of Hyderabad. A walk around the area gives one a feel of the architecture of the old city and its Islamic heritage. Outside the city is the famous citadel of Golconda, the 16th century capital of the Qutb Shahi dynasty.

 

In central Andhra Pradesh lie Amravati and Nagarjunasagar, both ancient cities where Hindu and Buddhist kingdoms flourished in the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC. Nagarjunasagar is now the site of a huge dam on the Krishna River and the antiquities are saved on an island in the Nagarjunasagar Lake. In the south is Tirumala the temple of Lord Venkateshwara, also called Balaji one of the most visited pilgrimage destinations in the world. The town of Puttaparthi not far away hosts the ashram of contemporary guru, Sri Sathya Sai Baba another busy place of pilgrimage. Visakhapatnam, on the coast is an industrial and shipping centre but also famous for the beaches in & around the city.

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Sashi Dhar
  • Sashi Dhar
  • Lives in Khammam
  • 1 Review

"The charming Hyderabad"

  • 6/7
  • Posted Sep 6, 2014
Hyderabad is one of the beauty full places to visit. Where there are national monuments. Pilgrimage, forts and many more. I specially prefer to look beauty's of Hyderabad epically at nights because the city under lights is very beauty full and lovely to watch. Here are some places to visit compulsory at Hyderabad:
Charminar
Tankbundh
Golkonda fort
Salarjung muesium
Jalavihar to get Hang over with water games.
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Mahesh Kumar
  • Mahesh Kumar
  • 7 Reviews

"An average destination"

  • 4.5/7
  • Posted Sep 6, 2014
Overall an average place to visit, not much to entertain and notice. relaxing atmosphere, normal life, simple people will add to your stay. I visited it with my family and friends.
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Danish jamali
  • Danish jamali
  • 2 Reviews

"Overall an average place to..."

  • Posted Jun 8, 2013
Overall an average place to visit, not much to entertain and notice. relaxing atmosphere, normal life, simple poeple will add to your stay. you can vsit these places only for the purpose of addressing religious issues or wanted to relax a bit

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is regular with not much varities, limited shopping places

Activities & things to do: visting heritage places

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: best way is by Air route
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Vivek  Bokil
  • Vivek Bokil
  • Lives in Indore
  • 13 photos
  • 2 Reviews

"Hyderabad"

  • Posted Mar 4, 2012
Its my very short tour, i want only 1 day at Hyderabad. i like hyderabad city because' Nawabo ka Shashar hai'. Its a historical place.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food - I am pure veg. so i like Nampally railway station Tea, and Kamat food junction. Sight-seeing - Charminar, Chomahalla Place, Salarjung and local market.Shopping - Hyderabadi Moti sets for Female & Male.

Activities & things to do: Visiting places like Palaces and purchasing Hyderabadi MOTI.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Presently i am at Chandrapur. So saturday 9.30pm dakshin express and reached at Hyderabad sunday morning 5.00am and stay at very economical & very good lodge near railway station (City Lodge). Very nice stay and good service.
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Yakkala Sudhakara rao
  • Yakkala Sudhakara rao
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review

"Ahobilam"

  • Posted Apr 21, 2011
I came to know of AHOBILAM in Nalamala range forest. I believe one night stay at ahobilam in Andhra Pradesh is taking blessing from LORD NARASIMHA. So we packed our things and went there, had a very nice long drive of six hours from Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, through a ghat road of a few kilometers. It is believed that LORD NARASIMHA came out of the pillar to kill Hiranyakashyap.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: There are nine temples of LORD NARASIMHA in the forest. Trekking in the forest is a wonderful experience. We saw water flowing from the forest and cascading like a sheet, Of all the nine temples one NARASIMHA TEMPLE called CHATRAVATA NARASIMHA is just enchanting. It is believed that after killing the demon LORD NARASIMHA took rest and enjoyed the music. In the vicinity of the temple if we clap we get resound in the form sound from a veena string.
Nothing to shop in the forest.
Take some food as we cannot get anything during the trekking.
There are three choultries where we can stay and eat our meals.

Activities & things to do: It takes about nine to ten hours of trekking in the forest. Take at least one water bottle. we can collect the water and enjoy the excellent taste of pure spring water. Wear trekking shoes. Beware of forest monkeys. they just grab the food

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: We can reach the place by train or by road. Nearest railway station is Nandhyal.
Best time to visit is between november and january where the climate is cool and the forest is lush green.
Take one stick with you for trekking.
If you cannot trek you can take the help of people who carry you in a doli.
You can bargain with them too.
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Kv Subrahmanyam
  • Kv Subrahmanyam
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 3 photos
  • 1 Review

"Famous shiva temple is not in LINGA form and is in sakara rupa in YOGASANKARA in Shirsaasan."

  • Posted Feb 27, 2009
Sri Shaktiswara Swamy, Enamadurru, Bhimavaram Mandal - This temple is also called as Yogasankara temple because unlike other shiva temples, is not in the form of LINGA, here deity in the form of YOGASHIVA and is in Sirshasan posture. Pushkarini by name SHAKTI GUNDAM is in the east side of the temple. The Sacred water of the shakti gundam is being used daily for the Abhishekam. Nearest Railway Station is Bhimavaram. Temple is approx. just 8 KM away from Railway station.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Very nice piligrimage.

Activities & things to do: Daily Abhishekam will be performed. Shivarathri will be celebrated with fanfare.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Very near to Bhimavaram. Well connected with Road and Rail. Approx. 8 KM from Bhimavaram Railway station.
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mssthirdeye
  • mssthirdeye
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"temple near tirupati"

  • Posted Dec 9, 2007
This temple of goddess parvathi is in boyakonda 15 kms from madanapalle which is 70kms from tirupathi, a very powerful goddess and is situated on a hillock, a bus goes
every hour from madanapalle, this place can also be visited from bangalore which is 100kms away

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: no sightseeing or shopping facilities

Activities & things to do: since it is situated on a hillock, a trek can be arranged from blore or tirupathi as a one day trip

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: reaching by own vehicle is best, and food available in local temples are average
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