Top Tourist Places in Andhra Pradesh : Andhra Pradesh is one of the most popular retreats in India that attracts more than 3.2 million visitors every year. With more than six hundred tourist places in Andhra Pradesh, this is the second largest coastline in the country.
If you are looking for a weekend gateway, then you can choose to walk along a coastline, trek up the hills, try water sports, adventure sport, take a river cruise, enjoy island life or even discover the glory of the regal past. You can do whatever you feel like and enjoy your weakened just the way you want. If you want to blend some portion of spiritualism to your holiday, you can even Tirupathi is the one stop solution for you. Here you can seek blessings and spend some memorable moments. It is one of the ancient and popular pilgrimage centres in India and is said to have more pilgrims visiting it every year. It is well-known for the temple of Lord Sri Venkateshwara or Balaji, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The temple is the reportedly the richest and most visited place of work ship in the world. The temple is visited by 50,000 to 100,000 pilgrims daily.
If you wish to experience and relive the Kakatiya era and discover a regal past, then Warangal is the right place to hang out. The trip highlights include various tourist spots like Bhongir fort, Jain temple at Kolanpakka, Yadagirigutta, Pembarthy, thousand pillar temple, Bhadrakali temple, Warangal fort, Laknavaram lake and ancient Shiva temple at Ghanpur. But if you are out for a second honeymoon, then Bhavani Island can be a good option. Here you can delight in a beautiful glimpse of sunrise or can choose to walk around the lush green lawns or can simply sit and relax the cool breeze.
But if you are looking for turquoise sea waters, pristine sand and delectable food, then Suryalanka beach is the place where you can perfectly spend your weekend. Apart from this, NagarjunaSagar is another great choice on the list, where you can take pleasure in different types of adventure and water sports.
Kapila Theertham is a sacred Tank, a mile and a half distance away from Tirupathi. Here Lord Shiva is said to have blessed Sage Kapila with a vision of himself and his concert. Then Govindaraja Swamy Temple in Tirupathi is devoted to Govindaraja Perumal in contradistinction of Venkatachalapathi shrine located at the top of hill. Apart from this, there is a tower called Galigopuram and various shrines like Sri Andal, Sri Parthasarathy and Sri Venkateswara in the temple. Then, at a distance of one kilometer from Tirupathi railway station is Sri Kondandarama Swamy Temple, which is dedicated to Sri Rama. It is believed that Sri Rama, Laksmana and Sitavisited the place while returning from Lanka.
Srinivasa Mangapuram is another pilgrimage situated at a distance of 12 km on Tirupati Madanapalli Road that is dedicated to Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy. According to Indian sacred books Lord Venkateswara Swamy after his Kalyanam with goddesses Padmavathi Devi at Narayana Vanam, while proceeding to Tirumala Hills stayed here for 6 months on the advice of Agastheeswara Maharshi and hence the temple was named Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy. Then five kilometers from Tirupathi is Tiruchanur temple of Alamelumaga. Srikalahasti is another picturesque religious centre famous for a temple that is devoted to Vayu, the wind god. Apart from these, you can choose to visit Narayanavanam, Nagalapuram, Talakona, Reddemmakonda, Sompalyam, Gudimallam, Kanipakam andGudivanka temple in and around Tirupathi.
Thousand Pillars Temple in Warangal is anelegantly perched temple on the slopes of the hills at Hanamkonda and is a fine specimen of Kakatiya Architecture and sculpture. Then medieval Deccan Ramappa Temple dating back to 1213 AD was built by 7th Kakatiya king Rudra Senani and is the right choice for architectural lovers. This temple is full of panoramic views and is situated at Palamet village that is 64 kms away from Warangal. Similarly, Bhadrakalli Temple is also situated at the top of hillock and is famous for stone image of the eight-armed goddess with a weapon in each hand. Apart from this, there are Khazipet Dargha, Fatima Church and Raja Rajeswaram Temple in Warangal.
Heritage tourism in Andhra Pradesh includes numerous ancient temples and historic palaces that boast brilliant architecture, traditions, culture, art, craftand cuisine. In Hyderabad, there is Charminar, Goloconda Fort, Mecca Masjid, QutabShahi tombs, Falaknuma palace, Chow Mohalla palace, Paigah tombs, Raymonds tomb, AsmanGarh palace, Nizam’s museum and Salar Jung museum. Then in Nalgonda there is NagarjunaSagar, Gajulabanda, Bhongir Fort, Nandikonda, Phangiri, Panagal andKolanpaka. Mahabubnagar incorporates various ancient heritage sites like Jetprole, Gadwal, Somasila, Srirangapur, Kollapur and Alampur to name a few.
Then in prakasham, there is Chirala that is located 16 kms from Bapatla and 60 kms from Ongole. This place is well known for its textile including bedspreads, curtains, tapestry fabrics and sarees. Then, Motupalli is located 12 km from Chirala & 45 km from Ongole. This is an ancient seaport that thrived under various dynasties from the 1st century A.D. and onwards. Then Chandavaram located at 75 km from Ongole is a major Buddhist site that has been dug on a hillock known as Singarakonda. A unique double terraced stupa on the hilltop is actually the reminiscent of famous Dharajaka stupa.
Bheemunipatnam, known as Bhimili is the second oldest city in the country which lies at the mouth of Gostani River. Town is almost 25km north of Vishakhapatnam and the road runs along the shoreline. Then Kakinada Uppada Road Beach is another popular option on the list that is located about 5km from Kakinada town. Kalingapatnam Beach is located in Srikakulam District and is established as a beach resort by Andhra Pradesh Tourism. Then, Kottapatnam Beach located 18km from Ongole town is one of the beaches that are close to Onlgole town. Krishnapatnam Beach is in Nellore District on the southern tip of AP and is one of the clean choices to hang around on weekends. The list is endless, but the beauty around makes this place an optimum choice to have a splendid vacation.