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Andhra Pradesh Map Andhra Pradesh or popularly known as AP is the fifth largest state in India both in population and area. This state is located at southern part of India. One of the developed state of India is popular for its agriculture, trade & industry and now Hyderabad is a premium destination for all IT companies of the world. Different areas of Andhra Pradesh are famous for different reasons. Krishna Godavari delta is famous for its rich fertile lands with lashing greenery. Vijayawada city located by the side of Krishna river is famous for its trade and commerce. Visakhapatnam is costal city is popular for its natural beaches and tourist places. The coastal line is 970 Kms which is the second longest in India.

History of AP

The History of Andhrapradesh goes back to the years of BC 1000. Aitareya Brahmana of Rigveda, Natya Shastra of Bharata, Ashoka the great and Buddhist culture are all got importance in this present state. During the period of Satakarni (third king of Satavahana kings) this place got importance. Later, during Vijayanagara kingdom, lot of developments took place. Just after independence of India, Hyderabad Nizams who refused to join, were made to surrender to the Indian Army within a very short duration during 1948. Prior to the independence, Kurnool was the state capital. On November 1st 1956, Telugu speaking areas were made different from Madras region into present Andhrapradesh with Hyderabad (belonging to Telangana region) as the state capital.

Andhra Pradesh Tourism

Some of the importance visiting places in AP include, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam, Srisailam, Charminar at Hyderabad, Husain sagar at Hyderabad, Golconda fort, RIshikonda beach at Vizag. The only Saraswati temple in India is situated in AP at Basara. Temples at Annavaram, Bhadrachalam, Mantralaya are pilgrim destinations. Borra caves and Araku valley of Eastern Ghats are nearer to Vizag.
Krishna and Godavari rivers are two major rivers in Andhrapradesh. Kuchipudi dance is originated in Andhrapradesh.
Visakhapatnam & Araku Valley
Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam

This busy industrial town has several tourist spots including popular sea beaches. Shimhachalam temple is located at top of a hill with good metal road to go close to the temple.

Araku Valley

The KK-Line connects Vizag to Araku valley passes through tunnels and high bridges. Tourist visit Araku valley through out the year but the best time to visit is just after rainy seasons when valley became green and waterfalls became full.
Borra Caves is another attraction of Araku Valley.
East Godavari district, Rajahmundry
Godavari Bridge at Rajahmundry

Rajahmundry

By the side of river Godavari this town is popular as business centre for rich rural population of the district. Several educational institutions has come up recently in this town. By the side of National Highway No 5 this town is also connected by rail and airport with daily flights to nearby cities.
Konaseema: The green Godavari delta

Godavari Cruise

One of the best river Cruise starting from Rajahmundry to Bhadrachalam through Papikondalu is one of the best.
Godavari Lunch Journey
Godavari Packages
Godavari One day trip
Yanam Houseboat
Temples in AP
Temples in AP

Temples of AP

Pancharama Darshan in Andhra Pradesh

The five very sacred temples dedicated to lord Eshwara (Shiva) located in three district of Andhra Pradesh are of great spiritual importance. These five Pancharama temples are located in East Godavari (two numbers), West Godavari (two numbers) and Guntur (one temple) districts of AP. Visiting all these five temples in one day during Kartika masam (November-December) is considered very sacred. Other temples of AP are
Arasavalli Sri Suryanarayana Swamy temple ( sun god )
Draksharamam One of the Panchrama temple in East Godavari dist
Annavaram Between Vizag and Rajahmundry
Antarvedi Godavari meeting the sea (Sagara Sangamam)
Bhadrachalam Sri Rama temple built by Bhakta Ramadasa
Bhimavaram In west Godavari district, one Panchrama temple
Kakinada
PancharamaFive temples of Lord Shiva
PalakolluOne of the Pancharama temple of Lord Shiva
RyaliSri Jagan Mohini temple
SamalkotOne of the Pancharama temple
Simhachalam Lord Narasimha - an incarnation of Vishnu at Vizag
Tirupati TTD : Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
Thalupulamma TalliNear Tuni and Annavaram
Ainavilli Ganesh TempleClose to river Godavari in Konaseema
Kotipalli Siva TempleNear Godavari Lord Shiva temple
Pithapuram Siva TempleKukkuteswara Swamy temple
Dwarapudi Ayyapa TempleSabarimala of Andhra Pradesh
Dwaraka TirumalaWest Godavari district
Anjaneya Swamy Lord Hanuman temple at Gurvaigudem
Hyderabad
Hyderabad Charminar

Hyderabad

Secunderabad and Hyderabad are twin cities (one of very few twin cities in the world) of Andhra Pradesh and is famous tourist attraction of South India. Both the cities are separated by a water reservoir called Hussain Sagar. Hyderabad is famous for its historic forts and monuments and Secunderabad famous for its culture, attractive lakes and parks.
Hyderbad is the sixth largest city of India and the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. This place is one of the important centre of Islamic culture whre Urdu is the major spoken language.

Charminar

- 53metres hight and 30 metres wide tower, illuminated view from 7pm to 9pm everyday. Mecca Masjid - situated beside Charminar, one of the largest mosque in the world (accomodating nearly 10,000 people). Salar jang Museum - collections of Mir Yusuf Ali Khan and across the world, various sections for children and library. Birla Mandir - Lord Venkateshwara temple built with white marble, located at south end of Hussain Sagar lake, considered as Hindu pilgrim centre. Temple opening time from 7am to 12 noon and 3pm to 9pm. The Country's modern Birla Planetarium & Science Museum is situated beside Birla Mandir's hill. Buddha Statue at Hussain Sagar - beautiful lake with one of the world's largest stone statue of Bhddha, boat trips around the lake. Nehru Zoological Park is one of the largest zoo in India. Ramoji Film city vast stunning land with all kind of settings with all sort of culture and arrangement. Himayat Sagar a picnic spot, lake. Golconda Fort 10Kms from the city, ruins of 17th century.

Vijayawada

A business city of AP, this town is located by the side of Krishna River.

East Godavari

This district is the well irrigated one in Andhra pradesh because of the river Godavari. Many tributories of Godavari flow through this district. East Godavari district also gets the importance because of the famous temple having historical stories. Among the five Pancharama temples in Andhra pradesh, two are situated in East Godavari district, one in Samalkot (Bheemeshwara Kumararama) and one in Draksha Rama (near Ramachandrapuram). The district also touches the coastal line at Bay of Bengal with the head quarters in Kakinada. Vadapalli and Ryali are two places both almost together (7-8 Kms away) are very famous for Venkateshwara swamy and Jagan Mohini temples respectively. Antarvedi is one more place which draws the attention of the travellers because of Vasishta Ashram and the meeting point of one of the tributories of river Godavari to sea. Lord Narasimha swamy temple can also be seen in Antarvedi. Rajahmundry and Kakinada are the two main business centres of this district.

West Godavari

Like East Godavari, this district of Andhra Pradesh is also well irrigated because of several tributories of Godavari. Two of the five Pancharama temples are situated in West Godavari. Palakollu is where Ksheera Rameshwara Swamy (Ksheerarama) temple is situated. In Bheemavaram , Sri Someshwara Swamy temple (Somarama) is located. The district head quarters is Eluru.

Warangal district

Here are some of the important visiting places:
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.

Some statistics on Andhrapradesh:


State capital: Hyderabad
Number of districts: 23
Area: 2,76,755 Sq. Kms
Population: 7,62,10,010 (Men - 3,85,27,415 and Women - 3,76,82,595)
Spoken language: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi

SRINIVAS23-12-2011
Ap Tour Placeses & Temples.All Deatails In With Distances Details
Papikondalu25-01-2012
VISITING PLACES Posammagandi, Papihills & Perantapalli.
On Boat View Pojavarm Project Area, Devipatnam Old Police Station, Kolluru bamboo huts
P.V.N ramarao12-04-2012
plz request ap places visiting list
Nani06-07-2012
Recently visited kailasa giri in visakhapatnam
sampath15-01-2013
I've recently been to papidikondalu , actually that place is called papidikondalu.

It was really an amazing trip & was really very good experience for me & whole day was in boat & i advise everyone to see that atleast once in their life
Dr.ch.nagendra15-07-2014
I've recntly visited westgodawariDt,buttayagudem(m) gubbalamangamma temple,
this place is very well,
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