Andhra Pradesh ranks area-wise 5th
and population-wise 5th among all the sates in India. The places of
interest to the tourists are limited in Andhra
Pradesh. That has been squarely compensated by the capital city of
Hyderabad, developed by Nizams, Golconda Fort, hill resort Arku and the famous
Hindu Pilgrimage centre Tirupati are the major attraction. Travelling in India
will be incomplete without visiting these places. Andhra is fairly prosperous in agriculture.
The entire food requirement of south is met by fertile delta like land of
Andhra. Nagarjunasagar, the largest lake in Andhra was built by constructing a
dam on Krishna River. Andhra is the
largest tobacco producing state in India. The tourists can visit four wild life
sanctuaries in Andhra between November and May.
Andhra Pradesh has made immense
contribution to song, dance and music. Kuchipudi, Andhra’s own dance form is appreciated in India and all over the
world. The history of Telugu can be traced back even before Buddha. Pongal
festival in the month of Pous is the main festival and it continues for 3 days.
Muhharam is another colorful festival of Muslims, held in June- July and
continues for a month.
are twin cities. This is surrounded by Granite hills. Hussian Sagar, the famous
lake separates the two. History during the day and magic at night such is
advancement and development of computer software industries, Hyderabad
is fore-runner among states in India. Golconda fort is quite popular tourist’s destination there is uniqueness in
its architectural and construction style. Osman
Sagar and Himayat Sagar are the two
artificial lakes is another beautiful thing of this place. One can even visit Hyderabad
museum which has a large
archeological collection. It has a collection of ancient coins, utensils, arms
&ammunitions and manuscripts. Mecca
Mosque the largest in South India and
6th largest in whole of India. The latest attraction of this city is
Ramoji Film City. To some it is Visakhapatnam, other calls it
Vizag, while many people still know the place as Waltair is another tourist’s
destination. Waltair’s Ramakrishna Beach is the best of the lot among the tourist’s
spots. Visakha Museum is another tourist’s attraction on Beach road. Rishikondai beach at the end of the city is quite famous worldwide. Araku valley is also quite famous located on the Visakhapatnam.
Brief History of
this region can be traced back to thousands years before the birth of Christ. It
is said that Atreya Brahmins used to live here in the ancient period. Perhaps the
name Andhra has been derived from the word Atreya. Ancient Andhra was the part of the Maurya Empire during Emperor
Chandragupta and Ashoka. Many rulers had
ruled this state. On October 1, 1953 in order to recognize the state on the
basis of language, Hyderabad was taken out of Madras Presidency and linked to
S-West Telugu speaking districts.
85% of state population
speaks Telugu, in southern part a few Tamil speaking populations and an
insignificant number of Kanara speaking people also belong to Andhra Pradesh. In
capital city of Hyderabad 7% population speak Urdu. Literacy rate in Andhra Pradesh is 62%.
One can make a
trip to Andhra ant time during the
year. But it is better to avoid
summer. Pleasant atmosphere prevails
between October and February. June to September is rainy season but the amount
of rain is not much, although the in southern part of Andhra rain sometimes
disrupts travel plain.