Top Places to Visit in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the state in the South India. It has a variety of tourist attractions including beaches, hills, caves, wildlife, forests and temples. The History of Andhrapradesh goes back to the years of BC 1000. The capital of Andhra Pradesh, "Hyderabad" is one of the most important tourist destination. An important religious place for the Hindus, "Tirupathi" draws several devotees through out the year to seek divine blessings.


Visakhapatnam Borra Caves Visakhapatnam offers something for every type of traveler, from Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys, a nature preserve, wildlife sanctuaries, temples, sacred Buddhist monuments and a fascinating submarine museum, Visakhapatnam has them all. The best season or months to visit places in Visakhapatnam are January, February, March, October, November, December.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Visakhapatnam are Borra Caves, Araku Valley, Yarada Beach, Rishikonda Beach, Katiki Waterfalls, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Kailasagiri Hill Park, submarine museum and VUDA Park.

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Sri Venkateswara Temple Tirupati is a city in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The most popular tourist destination and religious attraction in the city is Sri Venkateswara Temple dedicated to Vishnu, also known as Tirupati Balaji in North India and Govinda in South India. It is located on the Tirumala hilltop, 18 kilometres from Tirupati. Tirupati is also famous for the surrounding hill stations and waterfalls, other than the pilgrimages.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Tirupati are Sri Venkateswara Temple, Talakona Waterfalls, TTD Gardens, Deer Park, Sri Vari Museum, Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, Srikalahasti and Kanipakam.

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Vijayawada Prakasam Barrage Vijayawada city with different types of attractions is located on the bank of Krishna river in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, India. There is number of tourist's spots having religious, archeological and historical importance. Vijayawada is bounded by the Indrakiladri Hills on the west and the Budameru River on the north. It also has many scenic islands and ancient caves that impress tourists.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Vijayawada are Undavalli Caves, Mogalarajapuram Caves, Prakasam Barrage, Bhavani Island, Victoria Museum, Kondapalli Fort, Kolleru Lake and Gandhi Hill.

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Ranganatha Swamy Temple Nellore is prominent city in the State of Andhra Pradesh, India. Located at the banks of Pennar River, the city lies 453 km south-east of the state capital, Hyderabad. Various temples, historical spots and beautiful natural places are the part of tourism in Nellore. Among the popular places Sri Talapagiri Ranaganatha Swamy Temple is one of the most important temples of Andhra Pradesh. This temple is more then 600 years old.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Nellore are Udayagiri Fort, Venkatagiri Fort, Nellapattu Bird Sanctuary, Sri Ranganatha swamy Temple, Penchalakona, Jonnawada, Mypad Beach and Pulicat Lake.

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Talakona Water fall Situated amidst the picturesque mangroves, Chittoor is the southern most part of Andra Pradesh. City lies on the banks of Ponnai River on the Bangalore-Chennai highway. You can enjoy the combination of Tamil and Telugu culture because it is near to Tamilnadu border. Telugu is the official language. Tamil is the most widely spoken language in Chittoor city. The hills of Chittoor, along with cascading waterfalls, create a remarkable sight to behold. It is an ideal place for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Chittoor are Horsley Hills, Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Kalavagunta, Gurramkonda Fort, Nagari Hills, Sri Venkateswara Temple, Talakona Waterfall, Mogili and Ramagiri.

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Lepakshi Temple Anantapur is a beautiful city located in the westernmost part of the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. The whole district of Anantapur is famous for its silk trade in the modern industry. Every place has a tale, Anantapur offers some convincing glimpses of the very ancient past. One can visit the various historic places, eateries and significant landmarks. The most popular tourist attraction in Anantapur is the Lepakshi Temple. The primary language is Telugu.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Anantapur are Penukonda, Ravadurg Gooty Fort, Thimmamma Marrimanu, Dharmavaram, Hemavathi, Aluru Kona, Lepakshi Temple and Raidurga Fort.

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Kurnool Fort Kurnool is located on the southern banks of the river Handri and Tungabhandra in Andhra Pradesh. With a rich history of culture and tradition, it has several attractive places to see around. This is the perfect location who enjoy exploring ancient architecture and historical monuments. It is located at a distance of about 250 km from Hyderabad the capital city. The summers of Kurnool are extremely hot and also receives fairly heavy rain falls, hence the best time to visit Kurnool is from the months of October to March.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Kurnool are Kurnool Fort, Belum Caves, Nallamala Forest, Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary, Adoni Fort, Mahanandi, Kurnool Museum and Mantralayam.

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Gandikota Fort Kadapa previously known as Cuddapah is located in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Name Cuddapah was changed to Kadapa in 2010. The city is located near River Penna banks and surrounded by the two mountains of Nallamala and Palakonda which offers picturesque view. Kadapa city is one of the loveliest and oldest city of Andra Pradesh comprises many attractions that can mesmerize any beholder with their charm.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Kadapa are Gandikota Fort, Sidhout Fort, Bhagvan Mahavir Government Museum, Sri Venkateswara Wildlife Sanctuary, Pushpagiri, Ontimitta and Ameen Peer Dargah.

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Kalahasti Temple Srikalahasti is considered as one of the holiest places in India, was founded on the banks of the River Swarnamukhi. This place is near to Tirupati (37 kms). The temple town is frequently visited by pilgrims from all parts of India. Srikalahasti is a combination of traditions, customs, folklore and myths, which is famous for the Srikalahasti shrine. This temple is visited alongwith Tirupati Pilgrimage and as part of Panchabhoota Stalam Temple circuit.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Srikalahasti are Sri Kalahasti Temple, Talakona Waterfalls, Veyilingala Kona, Waterfalls, Ubbalamadugu Falls, Gudimallam, Sahasra Linga Temple, Bharadwaja Tirtham and Durgambika Temple.

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Cave temple at Bhairava kona of Prakasam district. Ongole is a city in Prakasam district in state of Andhra Pradesh. According to the available inscriptions at Sri Raja Rajeswara Swami Temple in Ongole city was constructed by Cholas. Chenna Keswva Swami Temple, Kaasi Visweswara Swami temple and Veeranjaneya Swami temple were built in early 17th century by King Vankayalapati Mantri and Army Chief. This is one of the major Zebu cattle breeds in the world.

Among the most popular places of tourist interest in Ongole are Kothapatnam Beach, Vodarevu Beach, Chennakesava Swamy Temple, Kashi Visweswara Swamy Temple, Sri Shirdi Sai Baba Mandir, Tangutur, Chandavaram and Bhairavakona.

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