Andhra Pradesh- Jewel of the East Coast

“The Kohinoor of India” is certainly an apt moniker for Andhra Pradesh. Blessed with a golden coastline, bountiful rivers, lush Eastern Ghats, and an exotic medley of historical, religious and cultural attractions; this beautiful southern state is a traveler’s bliss. So whether you are a nature lover, a beach bum, a cultural aficionado or a believer; Andhra Pradesh Tour has it all and much more!

Major Destinations of Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad- City of Perals

This 16th century city is a gorgeous blend of old and new. The old city is marked by the four fluted minarets of the Char Minar, while the steel & glass towers of its IT hub Cyberabad depict the modern face of Hyderabad. Do buy some exotic pearls from this beautiful city.

Major Attractions of Hyderabad

  • Char Minar
  • Golconda Fort
  • Salazar Museum
  • Chowmahalla Palace
  • Hussain Sagar Lake

Visakhapatnam- A Bundle of Beauty

Verdant mountains, sprawling beaches, quaint cafes, spiritual temples, Buddhist ruins, and a whole lot of history- Visakhapatnam, often known as Vizag, is sure to mesmerize you.

Major Attractions of Visakhapatnam

  • Kailasagiri Hill
  • R.K. Beach
  • Rushikonda Beach
  • Simhachalam Temple
  • Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
  • Thotlakonda- Buddhist settlement ruins

Araku Valley- Bliss in the Eastern Ghats

Nestled in the cool Eastern Ghats, Araku Valley is the much needed getaway from the heat & grind of the city. Inhabited mainly by the Kodhu tribe of Andhra; Araku’s scenic tea gardens, waterfalls & streams are quite enchanting.

Major Attractions of Araku

  • Araku Tribal Museum
  • Padmapuram Botanical Gardens
  • Anantagiri Falls
  • Borra Caves

Tirupati- Abode of Gods

This tiny temple town of Andhra is the gateway to the much revered Tirupati Balaji Temple on the hills of Tirumala. One of the wealthiest and most visited pilgrimages in India, Tirupati offers you spiritual solace.

Major Attractions of Tirupati

  • Tirupati Balaji Temple
  • Varahaswami Temple
  • Sri Govindaraja Swami Temple
  • Kodanda Rama Swami Temple

Fairs and Festivals of Andhra Pradesh

  • Makar Sankranti- Harvest Festival celebrated in January
  • Ugadi- Telugu New Year in March or April
  • Bhramotsav, Tirupati- Temple Festival in Tirupati
  • Visakha Utsav, Visakhapatnam- Tourism Festival

Shopping in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra’s host of handicrafts ranging from Banjara needlework to Kalamkari textiles, Ikat weavings to Adivasi paintings, Bidri metal-art to Gadwal & Uppada silk sarees, and from Eluru carpets to wood & lacquer toys- the options are various & varied! Do visit “Lepakshi Handicrafts”, the state-sponsored emporium, for great bargains.

Food in Andhra Pradesh

People of Andhra love spicy food. Fiery Andhra Biryani, flavorful Pesarattu Dosas, spicy fish curry, piquant Gongura Pickle, and sweet & dry-fruits packed Payasam are some of the favorite delicacies of Andhra.

Best time to visit

Andhra gets quite hot & humid during summers & monsoons. The best time to visit here is in winters from October to March.

How to Reach

By Air - Travellers coming from international destination can land at the Begumpet Airport (also known as Hyderabad Airport). Apart from this, domestic travellers can also land at airports like Vishakhapatnam Airport, Warangal Airport, Rajahmundry Airport, Vijaywada Airport, Tirupati Airport and Cuddapah Airport.
By Train - In addition, the main railhead in this state is Hyderabad, which has three well connected stations located at Secunderabad, Visakhapatnam and Vijaywada.
By Road - Andhra Pradesh also enjoys land borders with several states including Maharashtra in the northwest, Orissa and Madhya Pradesh in the north, Tamil Nadu in the south and Karnataka in the southeast.

Take a tour of this spectacular state and experience its many attractions as you travel through its beautiful cities. Check out our Hyderabad & Vizag Tour Packages, or go for Tirupati Temple Tour for a deeply spiritual experience.

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