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About Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is the South Indian state, which is the fifth largest state of India. Also called the 'Rice Granary of India,' Andhra Pradesh is crossed by two major rivers, the Godavari and Krishna. Andhra Pradesh is the leading producer of rice in India, and is referred to as India's Rice Bowl. The state is one of the major tourist destinations in India, and has a coastline of around 1,000 Kms. The serene beaches and lofty mountains draws a large number of tourists throughout the year. Andhra Pradesh boasts of the Prehistoric cairns, Buddhist setups, important Hindu and Jain temples, churches and secular monuments. In addition the state houses some fantastic mosques and Islamic tombs, which are famous for their architectural splendour. The state people lead a relaxed life style, with deep interest in fold dances and music. Andhra people celebrate many festivals, as every season remains a festive season for them. The favourite cuisine of the state include items prepared from rice like Dosas and Idlis, Pickles and Chutneys, Biryani etc.

Charminar , Hyderabad Major Attractions Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad : Hyderabad, the city of Nizams, is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. The twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad is divided by Hussain Sagar lake. One of the major tourist destination in Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad is popular for its historical grandeur, forts, monuments, temples and mosques.

Charminar : Charminar the major landmark of Hyderabad city, was built by Sultan Mohammed Quli Qutub Shahi, in 1591. It was built by Sultan to commemorate the end of epidemic plaque in the city. Major attractions of this 56 metre high building is its minaret (towers), galleries, arches and a small mosque.

Mecca Masjid : Situated close to Charminar, the mosque is one of the biggest mosques of the world. Its construction was begun by Abdullah Qutub Shahi in 1617 and completed by Mughal Emperor, Aurangzeb in 1693. The mosque can accomodate around ten thousand men.

Falaknuma Palace : The residence of the last Nizam, Falaknuma Palace is a major attraction for the tourists. The palace has the large collection of antiques, precious artifacts, carpets, diamonds and architectural gems.

Hussain Sagar Lake : Built by Hazrat Hussain Shah Wali in 1562, the artificial lake separates the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad. A massive statue of Buddha (17.5 metre) stands in the middle of this beautiful lake.

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Tirupati : Tirupati one of the most ancient and sacred places of Hinds, is located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. The city is famous for the shrines situated on the top of Tirumala hills. Situated amidst the lush greenery, the temple is attracts the thousands of devout everyday. The Lord Venkateswara Temple , Tirupati
Lord Venkateswara Temple is the most popular temple, which is dedicated to Sri Venkateswara - one of the incarnations of Vishnu. Other temples are Padmavati Devi Temple, Kodandaramaswami Temple Sri Agastheswara Temple, Shri Kapileswaraswami Temple and Shri Govindarajaswami Temple.

Visakhapatnam : Visakhapatnam, the port city of Andhra Pradesh is located on eastern coast, 650 Kms from the capital city Hyderabad. Named after the God of valour, Visakha, the city was once a small fishing village. Over the centuries Visakhapatnam grew in size and it was transformed into a port town by the British. Today, the city is industrial and commercial city, and has largest shipbuilding yard of India. Among the famous attractions of the city include Dolphin's Nose Ramakrishna Mission Beach, Lawson's Bay Beach, Kailasagiri Hills and Park and Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Warangal : Warangal, the ancient capital of the Kakatiyas is located at a distance of 157 Kms from Hyderabad. Situated amidst landscaped surroundings, Warnagal is famous for its beautiful lakes, temples and wildlife. Warangal is renowned for its richness in antiques and relics it has many places of tourist interest. The major tourist attractions in Warangal are Warangal Fort, , Bhadra Kali Temple, Thousand Pillar Temple and Siddeshwara Temple.

Vijaywada : The city located on the banks of the river Krishna, is considered as the cultural, pilgrimage and educational centre of Andhra Pradesh. Situated at a distance of 70 km from the sea, Vijaywada is surrounded by bare granite hills. It is popular for its rock mountains and the rivers that cut through them. Major attractions of Vijaywada include Kanakadurga Temple, Victoria Museum, Gandhi Hill, Bhavani Island, Gundala Matha Shrine, Andapalli Fort, The Prakasam Barrage and Mogalrajapuram Caves.

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Reaching
Air : Hyderabad is the major airport of the state, which has the domestic as well as international flights. Apart from Hyderabad, other places like Visakhapatnam, Vijaywada and Tirupati have airports.

Rail : Hyderbad and Secunderabad railway station are connected to major cities of the country. The places like Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada and Warangal are connected to rest of the country.

Road : Andhra Pradesh has good network of roads. The state run and private buses ply within the state and also outside the state.

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