Tourism in Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh, India's fifth largest state, is sprawled over an
area of 275,068 sq. km. History has forged, and left behind vital
links with the state, as is evident from the many edifices, monuments
and architectural ruins, the legacy of dynasties as old as 300 B.C.
Traces of the diverse and variegated facets of the culture of the
Mauryas, Pallavas, Cholas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas and Vijayanagar,
offer imposing vistas, that continue to fascinate the observer.
Andhra Pradesh lives in its fertile coastal plains, semi arid Deccan
plateau and the lofty hillscapes of the Eastern Ghats. Exquisite
crafts, glorious remnants of the past, vibrant festivities, irresistible
delicacies coupled with the charming features of the people, and
the sonorant mother tongue Telugu leave behind indelible impressions.
Some of the incredible sights of Andhra Pradesh are the world's
tallest masonry dam, million year old caves, South Asia's first
lion safari and the world's richest temple.
How To Get There
The best place to begin a tour of Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad,
the capital. Hyderabad is very well - connected by air, rail and
road to all major cities of India. The other major cities of the
state are Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam, Waltair and Vijayawada. An
efficient road and rail network connects every district to the state
capital. Only Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry, Vijayawada
and Tirupati are airlinked.