The state of Andhra Pradesh is one of the favorable tourist states of India with breathtaking natural beauty, exotic beaches, hill stations, wild life sanctuaries, temples and monuments. Andhra Pradesh is also known as the “Rice Granary of India” is the third largest state of India in terms of area and population and bordered by the Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Orissa in the north, Tamil Nadu to the south, the Bay of Bengal in the East and Karnataka to the west. The city of Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh which is becoming one of the Hi-tech cities of India and often called as Cyberabad because of its largest IT Park. Andhra Pradesh has also the largest Film City in Asia
The history of the present state of Andhra Pradesh can be traced to as early as in 2000 BC. During this period it said that the Andhras who were the Aryans migrated to the south of Vindhyas from north India and later assimilated with the culture of Dravidians who were believed to be the real inhabitants of this subcontinent. However, these regions of Andhra Pradesh were ruled by the various dynasties like Satavahanas, Sakas, Ikshvakus, Eastern Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagar, Qutub Shahi, Nizams and British Empire till independence. The city of Hyderabad has the composite culture which is the result of natural culminations of its history where people are speaking Telugu, Hindi English and Urdu.
Tourist attractions of Andhra Pradesh
The state of Andhra Pradesh offers a variety of tourist destinations which attracted the tourists across the world for its heritage tour, historical tour, beach tour, eco-tour, spiritual tour and temple tour. The capital city of Hyderabad is the main tourist hub of Andhra Pradesh famous all over the world for its fabulous diamond market, glass embedded bangles and the delicious Hyderabadi Cuisine.
1. Tourist attractions of Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam
Tourist attractions of Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam are Secunderabad linked together by the Hussain Sagar Lake, Char Minar, Osmania University, State Museum and Art gallery, Salarjung Museum, Health Museum, Public Gardens, Birla Mandir, Macca Masjid, the Nehru Zoological Park, Mir Alam Tank, Rushikonda, Bhemunipatnam, Dolphin’s Nose, Ramakrishna Beach, Kailasagiri, Simhachalam, the Vuda Park, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Araku Valley, Borra Caves, Tyda, Anantagiri, Submarine Museum, Pavuralakonda etc.
2. Tourist attractions of Tirupati
Famous tourist attractions of Tirupati are Kapilatheertham, Govindaraja Sway Temple, Sri Kondandarama Swamy Temple, Regional Science Center, S.V.Zoological Park, Srinivasa Mangapuram, Tiruchanur, Chandragiri Fort, Kalyani Dam, Srikalahasti, Karvetinagar, Narayanavanam, Kailasanathakona, Nagalapuram, Talakona, Gurramkonda, Reddemmakonda, Sompalyam, Horsley Hills, Madanapalli, Boyakonda, Gudimallam, Kanipakam, Mogili, Kalyanarevulu, Ganganasirassu Waterfalls, Koundinaya Elephant Sanctuary, Kaigal Water Falls and Gudivanka.
3. Tourist Attractions of Puttaparthy
Tour to Puttaparthy one of the tourist hub of Andhra Pradesh offers many tourist destinations like Prashanthi Mandir, Ganesh Mandir, Subramanya Mandir, Sarva Dharma Aikya Stambha, Gayathri Mandri, Sai Kulwant Hall, Sarva Dharma Stupa, Poorna Chandra Auditorium, Samadhi of Baba's Parents, the Eternal Heritage Museum, Vata Vruksha (Meditation Tree), Chaitanya Jyothi, Shridi Sai Baba Statue, Sri Satya Sai Hill View Stadium, Lepakshi and Penukonda Fort.