Tourist Places in Andhra Pradesh

Tourist Destinations in Andhra Pradesh:

Andhra Pradesh is a state bordering India’s southeastern coast. Major cultural landmarks include Tirumala Venkateswara Temple, an ornate hilltop shrine to Hindu’s Vishnu, in the southern part of the state. It’s visited by tens of millions of pilgrims annually.

Tirupati:

Tirupati is a city in Chittoor District of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It lies at the foot of Seshachalam Hills of eastern Ghats which were formed during Precambrian Era. Tirupati is considered one of the holiest Hindu pilgrimage sites because of Venkateswara Temple, this  temple besides other historical temples, and is indicate to as the “ Spiritual Capital of Andhra Pradesh”. For the year 2012-2013, Ministry of Indian Tourism named tirupati as the “Best Heritage City”. This city celebrates all major Hindu festivals which includes, Sankranthi, Ugadi, Rama Navami, Krishna janmashtami, Maha Shivaratri, ganesh Chathurthi, Dasara, Diwali, Karthika Pournami etc. Srivari Brahmotsavam is a 9 Day event, celebrated during the months of September-October.

Tirumala Tirupati is known for world-famous laddu. It is the prasadam at lord Sri Venkateswara Temple. Tirumala Tirupati Laddu had got Geographical Indication tag which entities only Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams to make or sell it.

Other Attractions:

  • Tirumala
  • Kapila Theertham
  • Chandragiri
  • Tiruchanur
  • Srikalahasthi
  • Talakona Water Falls
  • Kanipakam
  • Kailasakona Waterfalls
  • Horsley hills
  • Sripuram-Near Vellore
  • Tallapaka

Get Directions:

Bangalore-250 km-https://goo.gl/rC97KC

Hyderabad-562 km-https://goo.gl/u3Gfc6

Chennai-132 km-https://goo.gl/Fn1n9r

Vijayawada-410 km-https://goo.gl/GoyiMo

Araku Valley

Araku Valley is a hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.Andhra Pradesh and close to Orissa border. It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes. Araku Located on the Eastern Ghats at an altitude range of 900 to 1400 meters above sea level. Araku is a perfect tourist destination with pleasant climate, lush greenery,streams and waterfalls. It is a popular for its famous coffee plantations.

Other Attractions:

  • Tyda Park
  • Borra Caves
  • Anantagiri
  • Coffee Plantations
  • Bheemili Beach

Get Directions:

Vijayawada-429 km-https://goo.gl/ZkUJKp

Hyderabad-704 km-https://goo.gl/q17hnd

Visakhapatnam (vizag)-114 km-https://goo.gl/YfRbiU

Bangalore-1069 km-https://goo.gl/mQ9B2d

Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days

Best time to visit Araku Valley: September to May

Srisailam

Srisailam is celebrated hill town set on a lofty natural setting on the banks of the river krishna,Located in picturesque environment of Nallamala Hills, Srisailam the abode of shiva and sakthi is on the right side of the river. Srisailam is a greatest city to visit in the state of AP. There are no Regular flights from other cities of the country to Srisailam. Nearest airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. You can get  easily regular buses to srisailam from other cities of the country.

Other Attractions:

  • Patala Ganga
  • Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
  • Srisailam Tiger Reserve
  • Akkamahadevi Caves
  • Srisailam Dam
  • Ista Kameswari Temple

Get Directions:

Bangalore-533 km-https://goo.gl/MxNb5E

Hyderabad-217 km-https://goo.gl/FYmJjP

Anantapur-321 km-https://goo.gl/SJFvaj

Tirupati-393 km-https://goo.gl/yTJfpv

Vijayawada-263 km-https://goo.gl/VBba9D

Lepakshi:

Lepakshi is a pilgrim village located in Anantapur district in state of Andhra Pradesh, is easily accessible from Bangalore. The beautiful Veerabhadra Swamy built in 15th century by Vijayanagara Kings. Temple and India’s largest monolithic granite Nandi (a bearlike creature) and great Nagalinga. The esculturas in the temple and paintings on the ceilings add to the beauty of this lovely temple. Make for a great one day-trip option.The Lepakshi is close to the famed piligrim town of Puttaparthi, The climate hot for most of the year and early mornings are the best time to visit. If you have time check out nearby Dharmavaram, the well known silk weaving centre.

Other Attractions:

  • Puttaparthi- Prasanthi Nilayam
  • Anantapur- Iskcon Temple
  • Kadiri- Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple
  • Thimmamma Marrimanu

Get Directions:

Bengaluru-123 km-https://goo.gl/PFQ1qv

Hyderabad-485 km-https://goo.gl/WeJBS7

Vijayawada-552 km-https://goo.gl/6kzHxx

Anantapur-124 km-https://goo.gl/gjjizT

Mantralayam:

Mantralayam is a pilgrim village located in Kurnool district in the Andhra Pradesh, India. It lies in the banks of the Tungabhadra River on the border with Karnataka state. The village is known for the brindavan of Raghavendra Swamy. A saint who lived in 17th century and who entered into a Jeeva Samadhi alive in front of his disciples. Number of peoples visit the Raghavendra Matha and temples which are located on the banks of Tungabhadra river.The Mantralayam town celebrates major Sri Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana Utsavam in August.

Get Directions:

Anantapur-170 km-https://goo.gl/gKr68Z

Bengalore-382 km-https://goo.gl/7ZrBru

Hyderabad-268 km-https://goo.gl/WcH41y

Vijayawada-435 km-https://goo.gl/NDcaFh

Bellary-135 km-https://goo.gl/qe8Sij

Visakhapatnam:

Visakhapatnam is the headquarters of the eastern naval command, a naval dockyard-1949, and the naval bases including INS virbahu, INS Karna, IBS kalinga, INS Samudrika, as the first dedicated submarine base in India. India’s first nuclear submarine INS Arihant Was launched in the naval dockyard, Hindu texts state that during the fifth century BC, the Visakhapatnam region was part of Kalinga territory, which extended to the Godavari river.

Other Attractions:

  • Kailasagiri
  • Ramakrishna Beach
  • Rishikonda Beach
  • Submarine museum
  • Bheemili beach
  • Araku valley
  • Vizag harbour
  • Annavaram
  • Dolphin nose

Get Directions:

Vijayawada-347 km-https://goo.gl/mZcrQq

Hyderabad-623 km-https://goo.gl/7GFAwB

Chennai-798 km-https://goo.gl/V67Y9w

Kolkata-881 km-https://goo.gl/Z3LW5m

Papikondalu:

Papikondalu Hills (Milk Hills) are a range of hills that form a part of the Eastern Ghats in the state of Andhra Pradesh, they run along a northwest to southeast direction. Culminating at the pilgrimage centre of Tirupati. The punchu and cheyenne are important rivers of this region and along with the papagni and chitravati  rivers. Papikondalu hills range runs along River Godavari, one of the largest dynamics rivers in India. The mighty river narrowing with twists and connect along with the Papikondalu hills is every visitor’s delight. Papikondalu hills mountain range spreads over a huge area, covering all three districts of Khammam, West Godavari and East Godavari. To get the real essence of papikondalu hills, one has to go for the boat journey from Rajahmundry/Bhadrachalam.

Other Attractions:

  • Pattisam
  • Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
  • Papikondalu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Perantalapalli
  • Polavaram
  • Rajahmundry

Get Directions:

Hyderabad-385 km-https://goo.gl/WBhYjL

Bengaluru-945 km-https://goo.gl/6SXo2H

Vijayawada-251 km-https://goo.gl/dF5KMN

Visakhapatnam-332 km-https://goo.gl/F1b6oo

Vijayawada:

The bird swarms that the charm city.Vijayawada literally translates to “The Place of Victory”. Vijayawada is another name is Bezawada. Bejawada ruled by king Madhava Varma, it is the second largest and populous city in the Indian city of Andhra Pradesh, and it is located on the banks of River Krishna, and It is the largest railway junction of the south central railways and connects all over India. From Vijayawada Airport, several flights connect to Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, New Delhi, and Tirupati.

Other Attractions:

  • Kanakadurga Temple
  • Prakasam Barrage
  • Besant Road
  • Undavalli Caves
  • Rajiv Gandhi Park
  • Bhavani Island
  • Mangalagiri
  • Amaravati
  • Kondapalli Fort

Get Directions:

Hyderabad-276 km-https://goo.gl/sAzDhq

Chennai-454 km-https://goo.gl/4atajS

Bengaluru-643 km-https://goo.gl/HAA9bN

Visakhapatnam-347 km-https://goo.gl/dsMvT8

Ahobilam:

Ahobilam is a holy site in the Allagadda mandal of Kurnool District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 70 km from Nandyal and 150 km from Kurnool, 114 km from Kadapa, 348 km from Vijayawada, 350 km from Hyderabad and 407 km from Bangalore. The town is divided into two parts, Lower Ahobilam and Upper Ahobilam. It has an average elevation of 327 meters (1076 Feets). The best time to visit Ahobilam is from October to March while the peak season is from February to May. Usually is it takes 1 day to visit Ahobilam.

Other Attractions:

  • Ugra Stambham peak at Ahobilam
  • Nallamala Hills
  • Mahanandi
  • Narasimha Swamy Temples

Get Directions:

Anantapur-160 km-https://goo.gl/QUg7V8

Bellary-241 km-https://goo.gl/zoFeLi

Vijayawada-349 km-https://goo.gl/pST2Rh

Hyderabad-351 km-https://goo.gl/kEuUtp

Bengaluru-340 km-https://goo.gl/iYkaZo

Puttaparthy-197 km-https://goo.gl/mvdgK8

Thimmamma Marrimanu:

Thimmamma Marrimanu is a banyan tree kadiri Mandal in Anantapur District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, It is probably a specimen of ficus benghalensis, in the telugu language, “marri” donates “banyan” and “manu” denotes “trees” its canopy covers and it was recorded as the largest tree specimen in the world in the Guiness Book of World Records in 1989.

The tree was first noticed and revealed to the world by Regret Iyer ( Sathyanarayana Iyer), a freelance journalist and photographer from Bangalore, Karnataka, India. Later he made all eforts to have the tree recorded in the Guiness Book of World Records. His name was included in the Book in this regard.

Other Attractions:

  • Ahobilam
  • Iskon
  • Bugga Ramalingeswara Temple
  • Lepakshi
  • Kadiri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple

Distance:

Anantapur-118 Km-https://goo.gl/1r7osu

Bengaluru-201 km-https://goo.gl/1r7osu

Hyderabad-481 km-https://goo.gl/tGo6Cu

Horsley Hills-72 km-https://goo.gl/XkkXb3

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