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Andhra Pradesh is a wonderful state with serene beaches, holy pilgrimages and soothing rivers, amidst picturesque setting. 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.

Geography - The state is located between the latitudes of 12.41° to 22° N and longitudes of 77° to 84.40° E. Located in the south-east, Andhra Pradesh claims the distinction of being the fourth largest state (area wise) of India. It shares its border with Tamil Nadu in the south, Karnataka in the west, Chattisgarh & Maharashtra in the north and Orissa in the north-east. On its east, the Bay of Bengal renders the cool breeze to this state.

History - Andhra Pradesh is one of the state of the country, which takes pride in its rich historical and cultural heritage.It is believed that the people of Andhra Pradesh basically belong to the Aryan race. The history of Andhra Pradesh dates back to the time of Ashoka the Great Mauriyan king ( 3rd century B.C.). This state became an important Buddhist center during his reign.. These are regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in India . The brief history of Andhra Pradesh can be classified into four prime periods.

1)The origin

2)The earlier period

3)The period of Muslim expansion

4)The post independence period

Andhra Pradesh was constituted as a separate state on October 1, 1953, comprising the 11 districts of the erstwhile Madras state, and made Kurnool the capital. By November 1, 1956, the Nizam’s state of Hyderabad was amalgamated to the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Art And Culture -.  Andhra Pradesh has to its diversified socio-cultural and religious influences . Due to this handicrafts of Andhra Pradesh prospered around the temples, courts, villages and tribal communities.   One can find people of different faiths here - Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians. The principal language is Telugu, although Urdu is also spoken in and around Hyderabad  .

Sari, salwar kameej, and churidaar are the clothes that women of this state generally wear. Men generally wear a kurta with lungi (a piece of cloth worn around the waist). Andhra Pradesh celebrates all the festivals of  hindus, muslims ,Sikhs and Christians with gaiety . However, the celebrations of Ugadi (Telugu New Year's day in March-April), Bathakamma and Sankranti (in January) are unique in the state. Kuchipudi is Andhra Pradesh’s most outstanding contribution towards the enrichment of the Indian culture .

The state is known for the famous Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirupati, Birla Mandir at Hyderabad and Bhadra Kali temple at Warangal, Mecca Masjid at Hyderabad, the Buddhist viharas at Nagarjunasagar, and the Sai Baba Ashram at Puttaparthi.The Hindu pilgrimage sites include Tirupati, Srisailam, Basara, and Srikalahasti.

Explore The Ancient City - Warangal

Warangal is a city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal with an old name "Orukal”, is the most important historic city in the Telangana region. It has served as Capital City of Yadava king of the Kakatiyas. The city stands out for its beautiful lakes, temples and wildlife. It is very rich in antiques and relics.  The Warangal city is credited as the fifth largest city in the state .It is assumed that the Prola Raja of great Kakatiya Kingdom built this beautiful town in 12th century and given the incredible status of the Capital city. The Kakatiyas who ruled more than 200 years left many grandeur monuments, architectural marvels like Warangal fort, a Shiva temple known as Swayambhu temple and many such ancient structures. Warangal is basically consists of an agricultural community, cultivating rice, red chillies, cotton and tobacco. Warangal is renowned for its granite quarries, exported to many other states.

Present Warangal attracts many tourists thanks to Warangal's important history, exquisite monuments, grand temples, superb gardens, beautiful lakes, and sanctuaries with rich fauna & flora. The Main draw of tourists in the city include Warangal Fort, the 13th century star shaped Shiva temple, Bhadrakali temple and the thousand pillared temple. Wildlife Sanctuaries at Pakhal and Eturnagaram and Pakhal Lake are other tourist spots which are worth visiting. Natural beauty with magnificent man made structures leaves Warangal with an enviable spot in the tourist map of India. Warangal is now a commercial and industrial center. It boasts of one of the largest food grain markets in Asia.

Prime Attractions Of Warangal

Warangal is a city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal with an old name "Orukal”, is the most important historic city in the Telangana region. It has served as Capital City of Yadava king of the Kakatiyas. The city stands out for its beautiful lakes, temples and wildlife. It is very rich in antiques and relics.  The Warangal city is credited as the fifth largest city in the state .It is assumed that the Prola Raja of great Kakatiya Kingdom built this beautiful town in 12th century and given the incredible status of the Capital city. The Kakatiyas who ruled more than 200 years left many grandeur monuments, architectural marvels like Warangal fort, a Shiva temple known as Swayambhu temple and many such ancient structures. Warangal is basically consists of an agricultural community, cultivating rice, red chillies, cotton and tobacco. Warangal is renowned for its granite quarries, exported to many other states.

Present Warangal attracts many tourists thanks to Warangal's important history, exquisite monuments, grand temples, superb gardens, beautiful lakes, and sanctuaries with rich fauna & flora. The Main draw of tourists in the city include Warangal Fort, the 13th century star shaped Shiva temple, Bhadrakali temple and the thousand pillared temple. Wildlife Sanctuaries at Pakhal and Eturnagaram and Pakhal Lake are other tourist spots which are worth visiting. Natural beauty with magnificent man made structures leaves Warangal with an enviable spot in the tourist map of India. Warangal is now a commercial and industrial center. It boasts of one of the largest food grain markets in Asia.

Prime Attractions Of Warangal –

Andhra Pradesh is a wonderful state with serene beaches, holy pilgrimages and soothing rivers, amidst picturesque setting. Andhra Pradesh is a state that belongs to the southern part of India. It is the fourth largest state in terms of area.
Read More 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.


Geography- The state is located between the latitudes of 12.41° to 22° N and longitudes of 77° to 84.40° E. Located in the south-east, Andhra Pradesh claims the distinction of being the fourth largest state (area wise) of India. It shares its border with Tamil Nadu in the south, Karnataka in the west, Chattisgarh & Maharashtra in the north and Orissa in the north-east. On its east, the Bay of Bengal renders the cool breeze to this state.

History - Andhra Pradesh is one of the state of the country, which takes pride in its rich historical and cultural heritage.It is believed that the people of Andhra Pradesh basically belong to the Aryan race. The history of Andhra Pradesh dates back to the time of Ashoka the Great Mauriyan king ( 3rd century B.C.). This state became an important Buddhist center during his reign.. These are regarded as one of the greatest archaeological sites in India . The brief history of Andhra Pradesh can be classified into four prime periods.

1)The origin

2)The earlier period

3)The period of Muslim expansion

4)The post independence period

Andhra Pradesh was constituted as a separate state on October 1, 1953, comprising the 11 districts of the erstwhile Madras state, and made Kurnool the capital. By November 1, 1956, the Nizam’s state of Hyderabad was amalgamated to the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Art And Culture -.  Andhra Pradesh has to its diversified socio-cultural and religious influences . Due to this handicrafts of Andhra Pradesh prospered around the temples, courts, villages and tribal communities.   One can find people of different faiths here - Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists and Christians. The principal language is Telugu, although Urdu is also spoken in and around Hyderabad  .

Sari, salwar kameej, and churidaar are the clothes that women of this state generally wear. Men generally wear a kurta with lungi (a piece of cloth worn around the waist). Andhra Pradesh celebrates all the festivals of  hindus, muslims ,Sikhs and Christians with gaiety . However, the celebrations of Ugadi (Telugu New Year's day in March-April), Bathakamma and Sankranti (in January) are unique in the state. Kuchipudi is Andhra Pradesh’s most outstanding contribution towards the enrichment of the Indian culture .

The state is known for the famous Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirupati, Birla Mandir at Hyderabad and Bhadra Kali temple at Warangal, Mecca Masjid at Hyderabad, the Buddhist viharas at Nagarjunasagar, and the Sai Baba Ashram at Puttaparthi.The Hindu pilgrimage sites include Tirupati, Srisailam, Basara, and Srikalahasti.

Explore The Ancient City - Warangal

 Warangal is a city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal with an old name "Orukal”, is the most important historic city in the Telangana region. It has served as Capital City of Yadava king of the Kakatiyas. The city stands out for its beautiful lakes, temples and wildlife. It is very rich in antiques and relics.  The Warangal city is credited as the fifth largest city in the state .It is assumed that the Prola Raja of great Kakatiya Kingdom built this beautiful town in 12th century and given the incredible status of the Capital city. The Kakatiyas who ruled more than 200 years left many grandeur monuments, architectural marvels like Warangal fort, a Shiva temple known as Swayambhu temple and many such ancient structures. Warangal is basically consists of an agricultural community, cultivating rice, red chillies, cotton and tobacco. Warangal is renowned for its granite quarries, exported to many other states.

 Present Warangal attracts many tourists thanks to Warangal's important history, exquisite monuments, grand temples, superb gardens, beautiful lakes, and sanctuaries with rich fauna & flora. The Main draw of tourists in the city include Warangal Fort, the 13th century star shaped Shiva temple, Bhadrakali temple and the thousand pillared temple. Wildlife Sanctuaries at Pakhal and Eturnagaram and Pakhal Lake are other tourist spots which are worth visiting. Natural beauty with magnificent man made structures leaves Warangal with an enviable spot in the tourist map of India. Warangal is now a commercial and industrial center. It boasts of one of the largest food grain markets in Asia.

Prime Attractions Of Warangal


 Warangal is a city located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Warangal with an old name "Orukal”, is the most important historic city in the Telangana region. It has served as Capital City of Yadava king of the Kakatiyas. The city stands out for its beautiful lakes, temples and wildlife. It is very rich in antiques and relics.  The Warangal city is credited as the fifth largest city in the state .It is assumed that the Prola Raja of great Kakatiya Kingdom built this beautiful town in 12th century and given the incredible status of the Capital city. The Kakatiyas who ruled more than 200 years left many grandeur monuments, architectural marvels like Warangal fort, a Shiva temple known as Swayambhu temple and many such ancient structures. Warangal is basically consists of an agricultural community, cultivating rice, red chillies, cotton and tobacco. Warangal is renowned for its granite quarries, exported to many other states.

                Present Warangal attracts many tourists thanks to Warangal's important history, exquisite monuments, grand temples, superb gardens, beautiful lakes, and sanctuaries with rich fauna & flora. The Main draw of tourists in the city include Warangal Fort, the 13th century star shaped Shiva temple, Bhadrakali temple and the thousand pillared temple. Wildlife Sanctuaries at Pakhal and Eturnagaram and Pakhal Lake are other tourist spots which are worth visiting. Natural beauty with magnificent man made structures leaves Warangal with an enviable spot in the tourist map of India. Warangal is now a commercial and industrial center. It boasts of one of the largest food grain markets in Asia.
  • Warangal Fort
  • Bhadra Kali Temple
  • Thousand Pillar Temple
  • Eturnagaram Forest Wildlife Refuge
  • Madaram
  • Sammakka- Saralamma  Jatra
  • Ramappa Temple and Lake
  • Siddeshwara Temple
  • Padmakshi Temple
  • Govindarajula Gutta
  • Pakhal Lake
  • Kakatiya Musical Garden
  • Kakatiya Rock Garden
  • National Institute of Technology    
  • Rayaparthy Shiva Temple
  • Laknavara
  • Veernarayan Temple

Shimmering Beaches of Andhra Pradesh

  1. Bheemunipatnam Beach
  2. Ramakrishna Beach
  3. Manginapudi (Machilipatnam) Beach
  4. Mypad Beach
  5. Rishikonda Beach
  6. Kakinada-Uppada Road Beach
  7. Kalingapatnam Beach
  8. Kottapatnam Beach
  9. Motupalle Beach
  10. Perupalem Beach
  11. Suryalanka Beach

Listing Of festivals in Andhra Pradesh

  • Car Festival of Vanamalleswara Swami
  • Deccan Festival / Hyderabad Festival
  • Visaka Utsav
  • Makara Sakranti
  • Pongal
  • Shivaratri
  • Ugadi
  • Vinayaka Or Ganesh Chaturthi
  • Diwali
  • Moharram
  • Deccan Festival
  • Lumbini Festival
  • Rayalaseema Food and Dance Festival
  • Bathkamma
  • Sri Krishna Jayanti

Heritage Temples

  • The Thousand Pillared Temple
  • Tirupati Temple
  • Kolanpuka
  • Bhadrachalam Temple
  • Dwaraka Tirumala Temple
  • Kalahasti
  • Sree Sailam Temple
  • Pancharama Temples
  • Dharmapuri Temple
  • The Ramappa Temple
  • Vijayawada Temples

Wildlife in Andhra Pradesh

  • Nellapattu Sanctuary and Pulicat Lake
  • Alisagar Deer Park
  • Coringa Sanctury
  • Manjira Bird Sanctuary
  • Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary
  • Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Indira Gandhi Zoological park
  • Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary
  • Mrigavani National Park
  • Nehru Zoological Park

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