in the southern part of the Indian subcontinent, Andhra Pradesh forms a
brilliant tapestry of colours through its eclectic mix of Hindu and Muslim
culture. Ancient dynasties like the Pallavas, the Cholas, the Satvahanas and
the Chalukyas have bequeathed the state a boastful heritage. Particularly in
cities like Hyderabad and Secunderabad, you'll come across experience that
speak of the singular harmony and culture of the state.
Summers are hot with temperature reaching a maximum of 41 degrees
centigrade. Winter temperature ranges between 32 and 13 degrees centigrade.
During monsoons, from June to December, a hot and sultry weather prevails
over the state. For tourists contemplating a trip here, October to February
can be the most ideal time.
Important Cities & Towns
The state has been divided into 23 districts. Hyderabad, lying in the
Telangana region, is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The city has the
distinction of being the fifth largest in the country and is also an
important centre of commerce. Vishakhapatnam is a popular ship building
centre of the country. Another important city is Vijayawada, a known trading
centre. Other cities and towns worth mentioning include Warangal, Guntur
City, Nellore, Kakinada, Tirupati, Kurnool etc.
People & Culture
The state is a wealthy mosaic of numerous traditions, culture and cuisines.
Its people are known for their warmth and hospitality. Hordes of beautiful
handicrafts make the state a favourite of tourists from all over. The
cultural elements of the state can be experienced well by participating in
its religious festivals. The festivities are not caste-specific and are
attended by all, irregardless of their religions. Kuchipudi, the famous
classical dance form of Andhra Pardesh, has its own charm and flavour. Even,
gourmets have fine options as the state is specially known for its toothsome
delicacies. Telugu is chiefly spoken here.
Famous Travel Attractions
Pradesh holds in its bouquet numerous attractions for discerning travellers.
There are options to take a trip back in time. At the same time, you can
also soak up the modern-day charms. Charminar, however, is the biggest lure
for tourists here. Other imposing structure is that of the ancient Golconda
Fort, which has a history dating back to the Kakatiya period. Art
connoisseurs can spend some good time at the Salar Jung Museum and the
Nizam's Museum of Hyderabad. The Lord Venkateswara Temple of Tirupati is
must-see for pilgrims from all over. Other places to visit include Andhra
Pradesh State Museum, Amaravati Museum, Mahavir Government Museum and Borra
Caves among others.
Air/ Rail/ Road Links
Andhra Pradesh has its international airport located at Hyderabad, the
state capital. The airport has regular flight to major international
destinations and Indian cities like Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai,
Delhi, Goa, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Pune, Thiruvananthapuram etc. The state
has its civil airports at Tirupathi, Vishkhapatnam, Rajahmundry and
Vijayawada. Hyderabad and Secunderabad are the major and convenient railway
stations in the state. The road route of Andhra Pradesh is well-established