Tourism in Andhra Pradesh - Best places and Attractions

Located at the south eastern border of India is the state of Andhra Pradesh. When someone thinks of a vacation trip to Andhra Pradesh, the only place that comes to mind is Hyderabad. But Andhra Pradesh is more than this. The tourists re devoured by the cultural heritage and scenic beauty of Andhra Pradesh alike. The information in the coming paragraphs will be highly useful to you if you are planning a trip to Andhra Pradesh. A brief account of the state before we move ahead will help us understand the state better. Andhra Pradesh Simhachalam Temple

Andhra Pradesh

Location: South East India
Capital: Hyderabad

    Climate:
  • Rains (July to September)
  • Winter (November to February)
  • Summer (March to June)

Accessibility: Andhra Pradesh has well developed network of rail routes and roads. It also has an international airport at Hyderabad and Vishakhapattanam. It has domestic airports as well located in Vijayawada, Tirupati and Rajahmundry. It is a well developed state of southern India and good infrastructure makes it even more attractive as a tourist destination.

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Tourist Destinations in Andhra Pradesh

  • Hyderabad: This is the capital of Andhra Pradesh and is almost 400 years old. Besides Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad is famous for its scenic beauty, mosques, minarets, and weekly bazaars. Charminar and Salar Jang museum are also worth seeing in Hyderabad.

  • Vijayawada: Krishna river flowing through Vijayawada has beautiful mesmerizing scenic beauty alongside. The hills and forest cover provide the required view to the eyes.

  • Warangal: This city is famous for its beautiful lakes, relics, temples, rich antiques, wildlife, etc. The relics and rich antiques take the visitors back in the 12th century AD. All this makes it a must see destination in Andhra Pradesh.

  • Vishakhapatnam/Vizag: Popukar known as Vizag, it is and industrial city located on the east coast of India. The industrial sector is well developed in this part of the state. Golden beaches along the coastline of Bay of Bengal in this city and majestic hills, a ride in the ferry, makes a visit to Vizag worthwhile.

  • Tirupati: Located in the district of Chittoor, is Tirupati, which is famous for its 'Venkateshwara temple' more popularly known as Tirupati Balaji. This is one of the most famous pilgrimage destination of India, which is hundreds of years old. Celebrities, politicians, common people, everybody comes here with unfulfilled wishes and is believed to go back with blessings and fulfilled wishes. The red wooden toys and copper and brass idols of deities is other remarkable thing of Tirupati.

The following quick look will help you segregate and plan your holiday effectively.

Andhra Pradesh tourism can be divided into:

  1. Heritage tourism: Charminar, Golconda Fort, Birla Planetarium, Asman Garh Palace, etc.

  2. Nature Capture: Lumbini Park, KBR National Park, Hussainsagar Lake, Akasa Ganaga, Kaigal Waterfalls, Mamanduru, Eco tourism, etc.

  3. Wildlife: Nehru Zoological Park, Mrugavini national Park, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Lankamalleshwaram Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.

  4. Religious destinations: Ramkrishna Math, Hayath Bakshi Begum Mosque, Ujjaini Mahankali Temple, Lord Ayyapa Swamy Temple, etc.

  5. Adventure and Beaches: Krishnapatnam, Kothapatnam, Rock Formation and Rock tours, Horsley Hills, Lahari Resorts, Baruva Beach, Gangavaram, etc.

With something for everyone, Andhra Pradesh heartily welcomes its tourist, who come in and leave with huge smiles with the feeling of returning back to the state for another tour.