The fourth largest state of India, Andhra Pradesh is situated in South India established on November 1st 1956. It shares its borders with Karnataka, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Orissa and Tamilnadu. To the east it has Easter Ghats and 972 Km of coastline facing Bay of Bengal, which is the second longest coastline in the country. North Andhra Pradesh is known as Telangana region and the south is known as Rayalseema. Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Telugu is the language spoken by Andhrites.
Andhra has been ruled by various rulers like Mauryas, Stavahanas, Ikshvaku, Pallavas, Ananda Gotrikas, Rashtrakutas, Vishnukundinas, Eastern Chalukyas, Cholas Bahmani Sultanate and Nizam.
Andhra Pradesh water requirement is fulfilled by Krishna and Godavari. This has facilitated growing Rice crops, which is the staple diet of the state. The state is known as “Rice Bowl of India”.
State animal is Black Buck, bird is Indian Roller, tree is Neem, flower is Water Lily, and dance is Kuchipudi.
Places of Interest in Andhra Pradesh:
Hills and Hill Stations
|Horseley Hills||Araku Valley||Nallamala Hills|
Forests, Bird and Wild Life Sanctuaries
|Alisagar Deer Park, Nizamabad district||Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary, Nellore district||Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary|
|Bio-diversity at Talakona|
Temples, Ashrams and other religious places
|Sri Mallikarjunaswamy Temple at Srisailam||Visa Balaji||Puttaparthi|
|Sri Sita Rama Temple at Bhadrachalam||Sri Varaha Narasimha Swamy Temple at Simhachalam||Birla Mandir, Hyderabad|
|Surya temple in Arasavelli in Srikakulam District||Mallamma temple||Sri Satyanarayana Swamy Temple at Annavaram|
|Kanaka Durga Temple at Vijayawada||Buddha Stupa at Nagarjunakonda||Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Yadagirigutta|
|Thousand Pillar Temple and Fort in Warangal||Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada in Krishna district||Venkateswara Temple in Dwarakatirumala – West Godavari District (it is also called Chinna Tirupathi)|
Waterfalls, Beaches, River, Lakes and Dams
|Rishikonda Beach||Vishakapattanam||Kakinada, Beach|
|Nagarjuna Sagar||Hussainsagar lake||Kuntala waterfalls|
|Papi Kondalu, Godavari River||Waterfalls at Ettipotala||Yarada Beach|
|Krishna River||Penna River||Thungabhadra River|
Parks, Botanical Gardens and Museums
|A.P.State Museum, Hyderabad||Park at Kailashagiri, Vishakapatnam||INS Karasura Submarine museum|
|VUDA Park||Indira Gandhi Zoological Gardens, Hyderabad||Snow World|
|Rama Naidu Film City||Lumbini Gardens||Visakha Museum in Visakhapatnam|
|Victoria Jubilee Museum in Vijayawada||Archaeological Museum at Amaravati||Nizam’s museum, Hyderabad|
|Warangal||Belum Caves, Kurnool||Charminar, Hyderabad|
|Golconda Fort||Amravati Chandragiri Fort||Chowmahalla Palace|
|Falaknuma Palace||Borra Caves, Anatagiri Hills|
Cities, Towns and Villages