Andhra Pradesh is a state that belongs to the southern part of India. It is the fourth largest state in terms of area. This mighty state is bordered by Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Maharashtra in the north, Tamil Nadu to the south and Karnataka and the Bay of Bengal on either side. It is called the “Rice bowl of India” because more than 75 percent of the crops that grow here is rice.
Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, is the main city along with its twin city Secunderabad. The main seaport lies in Vishakhapatnam and Vijayawada is the main trading centre of Andhra Pradesh. There are various other towns and cities that attract tourists from all around the world. Some of the important places are Tirupati, Warangal, Kakinada, Guntur, Nizamabad and Nellore. Andhra Pradesh has a variety of tourist attractions in these places in the form of wildlife, temples, forests and beaches. The rich history and culture attracts many eager tourists from the north of India. The travel is interesting with the main cities being spread out.
Central Andhra Pradesh - Hyderabad and Warangal
It is one of the most developed cities in India. The city gels the northern and southern part of India and makes it a significant meeting point. In a huge city like Hyderabad, tourists are often left clueless on what to visit and savour. The food is a major attraction if you have a penchant for some spicy Indian dishes. The Mughal influence in everything you see in Hyderabad is the most striking feature of this city. The Charminar is the main attraction along with Salar Jung Museum and Golconda Fort. There are many forts and palaces around Hyderabad that attracts many tourists. If you could arrange accommodation for a week you can cover all the places and enjoy them to the fullest.
Warangal is small city in the Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh. It boasts some of the exquisite monuments in the country. There are some beautiful lakes, rich flora and fauna, lovely gardens and grandeur temples in this city. The Warangal fort, however, is the major tourist attraction. It is a fort that belongs to the 13th century and has a star shaped Shiva temple. You will hate to miss out on this one. With so much natural beauty and excellent manmade structures, Warangal is a prime tourist destination for any tourist visiting Andhra Pradesh.
Southern Andhra Pradesh - Tirupati
Tirupati is by far the most sought after religious destinations in South India. Located in the Tirumala hills in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, this temple is known as the richest Hindu temple in the world. There is a constant rush of tourists throughout the year. For any pilgrim, to visit this temple will be the ultimate goal. You can spend a worthwhile couple of days to enjoy the fervour and sanctity. There are a few other religious destinations in this town such as the Kondhanda RamaSwamy Temple. Many tourists opt to climb the hill to reach the temple while some use the buses that are chartered.
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