State Capital: Hyderabad
Best Time to Visit: October to February
Climate: Hot summers and mild winters
Airport(s): Hyderabad, Vishakapatnam, Vijaywada, Tirupati
An example of secular traditions in India - Andhra Pradesh has a state capital inhabited mostly by Muslims. Most of the towns and cities are inhabited by Hindus while there are several regions strewn with Buddhist ruins.
Referred to as the 'rice bowl' of India, Andhra Pradesh is the fifth largest state in India. Rich in history and cultural traditions, Andhra Pradesh finds a mention in Jataka tales, Ramayana, Mahabharata and the Puranas.
Written records by the great explorer and scholar Megasthenes, mention Andhra as a formidable ancient empire. The political history of Andhra Pradesh was dominated by the Sattavahana rulers for a long time. Chalukyas and Kakatiyas also played an important role in this South Indian state's history.
It was during the Kakatiya period that Andhra flourished as an important center of Telugu learning.
The entire state is divided into three main regions: Telangana, Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra Pradesh.
Explore the treasures of Andhra Pradesh with India State Tour packages. Some of the important cities in Andhra Pradesh are Vishakapatnam, Hyderabad-Secundrabad twin cities, Guntur, Nellore, Warangal, Tirupati- Tirumala et al.
Places of Tour Interest
Revitalize with natural beauty on tours to Kailasagiri, Araku Valley, Ananthagiri Hills and Talakona. Enjoy tours to the Char Minar, Chandragiri Fort, Asman Garh Palace, Falaknuma Palace, Golconda Fort, Kondagiri Fort and Chand Phira Gumbad on Andhra Pradesh tours.
There are several wildlife sanctuaries and national parks sprawled on Andhra forests. Embark on wildlife safaris and nature treks to Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Vishakapatnam, Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary in Chittoor, Manjira Wildlife and Bird Sanctuary in Medak et al.