Explore A Whole New World With Andhra Pradesh Tourism

Andhra Pradesh has so much to offer in terms of beauty and culture and a visit to this southern state of India will offer a glimpse into the Indian culture and way of life like one has never experienced before. Here are some places to visit in Andhra Pradesh:

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  • Araku Valley: This is probably one of the most famous tourist spots not only in the state, but also in the country. It is a scenic hill station situated in Vishakhapatnam and it is one of the most relaxing places that you could be in. Surrounded by lush hills and scenic slopes, this valley of AP tourism Araku can be visited at any time of the year. AP tourism Vizag by the beach is also extremely popular.
  • Srisailam: The dam at Srisailam is a majestic sight and holds a special place in Andhra Pradesh tourism, especially when the waters are released. The entire region is majestic, especially around River Krishna and it is also one of the most popular pilgrimage sights in the state, with a Shiva temple situated on the banks. The ancient temple here is an excellent example of Dravidian architecture.
  • Tirupati: The Tirumala or the AP tourism Tirupati Temple, home to Sri Venkateshwar, is a pilgrimage center of huge importance in the country, especially in South India. The temple prayers are a sight to behold and on special occasions, the followers flood the temple compounds hoping to catch a glimpse of their God in all his jewelry and finery.
  • Lepakshi: This small village lies in the Anantpura district of Andhra Pradesh and is known for its ancient ruins. There is a very ancient legend that talks about a treasurer stealing funds from his king who later blinded himself and it is said that the marks of this two eyes are still seen on the walls. The temple there was said to have been built in the 16th century.
  • Papikondalu: The place is perhaps a little less known than the Araku Valley on a pan- India basis but the hill station is just as beautiful- perhaps more. The River Godavari flows nearby and there are low hills that one can trek up to. The region is full of tropical rain forest and it has also been recently declared as a protective National Park.
  • Rajahmundhry: This scenic town is also located on the banks of the Godavari River and it is also known as the cultural capital of the state. The city was found under the Chalukyas and there are remnants of their architecture strewn around the city till today. In fact, it is one of the oldest cities in India and it was also an important center of governance under the British.
  • Srikalahasti: This town is located in the Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh and is one of the most important Shiva Khestras. The temple here is famous because it was known to be carved out from a single rock. One can easily plan a weekend trip here and after a trip to the temple can spend the day soaking in the delightful sights and sounds, and especially indulging in the temple town cuisine.
  • Vijaywada: Vijaywada is the second most populous city in Andhra Pradesh but definitely one of its most scenic ones. The Krishna River and the Budameru River flow on two different sides of the city and the Indrakiladri Hills provide the perfect backdrop. It is also the largest railway junction at the South Central railway. The region is also famous for historical reasons as a great number of ancient artifacts have been found in and around here. It one of the best places to see in India.
  • Ahobilam: Ahobilam is an important pilgrimage center but it is also a great place for trekking. The town is in the Kurnool region on Andhra Pradesh and there are some really scenic waterfalls which will take your breath away. The region is known for its lush hills and there are a number of trails here that are frequented by the travelers. The Nallamalla Forest here can be easily accessed for an invigorating trip.
  • Talakona Waterfalls: The Talakona Falls in the Chitoor district of Andhra Pradesh is located near the National Park. The waterfalls are iconic in a way and the view it creates as it plunges 270 feet into the valley is phenomenal. It is also said that the waters from the Falls has herbal and medicinal powers. 
These are some of the best places to visit in Andhara Pradesh.

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