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Andhra Pradesh Tourism

Andhra Pradesh is full of different types of tourist attractions and lures thousands of tourists every day. Warm and sandy beaches, exotic hills, magnificent forts, ancient caves, grand heritage sites and monuments, renowned religious spots, extraordinary resorts, luxurious hotels, man-made lakes, amazing wildlife parks and sanctuaries and dense forests are all that makes this state charming and marvelous both at the same time.

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Andhra Pradesh - Potpourri of Nature, Heritage and Culture


Andhra Pradesh has a rich history associated with it making it one of the most popular heritage destinations of all India. Its history started with prevalence of Budhdhism in 230 BC and Satavahanas were the next to rule on the state of Andhra Pradesh. They were invaded by the Chalukyas in the 7th Century. Pallavas also ruled this heritage state and Cholas ruled the state for a long time in 14th century. Aurangzeb was the next one after Cholas and finally the state went into the hands of British in 18th Century. Later after the independence of India, the state became independent in 1948 and was again divided into two states Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 2014 itself. Click here to read more about the profile of Andhra Pradesh

Influence of all the ruling emperors and dynasties can be easily seen in the culture, heritage and architecture of the state. These royal emperors have gifted this state with abundance of archaeological treasure in the forms of forts, citadels and heritage monuments. From Kuchipudi dance to distinguished craftsmanship, Andhra Pradesh is full of cultural diversity in itself. Click here to read more about the culture of Andhra Pradesh.

Andhra Pradesh has the second largest coastal belt of India, which makes it one of the most beautiful states of India. Magnificent rivers including Krishna and Godavari and Dense forests of Eastern Ghats and Western Ghats makes it perfect for the existence of all kinds of destinations along with the economic advantages. Beautiful beaches of Visakhapatnam and Nellore along with the Nallamalla ranges of Eastern Ghats provide this state much required beauty and economic independence.

Andhra Pradesh is most famous for its temples and religious destinations among all the tourist attractions of the state. Temples such as Tirupati and Srisailam not only make it one of the most important pilgrim place on earth but also helps in huge revenue generation for the development of state. Various museums of the state showcase historical items including weaponry, artifacts and antiques to the tourists.

Although the state has gained a lot from the ancient dynasties, it never stopped adding tourist places in its lap. Many modern day architectural sites have been built in the state by the governments to enhance the tourism and entertainment sector of the region. Some of these marvels of neoteric society include amusement parks, fantasy worlds, golf courses and theme parks. Government also provide trekking and safari activities to make its wildlife destinations more fun and adventurous.

Andhra Pradesh is one of the states where extreme importance is given to the rural tourism for proper development of entire state. Rural Andhra is known for its arts, sculptures, textile crafts, metal crafts, wooden crafts and handloom skills. Government of this state organizes various festivals where people can showcase their art in front of a huge population at once. It also enhances the business of these people by providing proper transport facilities in these regions.

Top Destinations in Andhra Pradesh


Major cities of any state always contributes more to the tourism of that particular state as they are the most developed ones and invites more people towards them due to their good transport and other facilities. Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Vijayawada, Anantpur, West Godavari, Rajahmundry, Chittoor are such significant cities of Andhra Pradesh, that everyone has them on their itinerary on a visit to the state. On the one hand Visakhapatnam is known for its beaches, while on the other hand Tirupati stands as one of the most famous divine destinations on the world map. Similarly, Kurnool is renowned for its heritage and Rajahmundry is famous for being the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Visakhapatnam


Andhra Pradesh Tourism

Beautiful beaches to historical monuments to religious sites to beautiful hills, Visakhapatnam has something for everybody. Ramakrishna and Yarada beach located here are among the most famous beaches of India and attract inland and foreign tourists in an ample amount. Araku Valley is full of natural beauty and is one of the best hills of the state. Ananthagiri Hills is another famous hillside of Visakhapatnam. Borra caves located here are known for their beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations. Submarine Beach located at the Ramakrishna beach itself is one of a kind and has a museum inside a real submarine only. Dolphin’s Nose is another main attraction of the city. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park  located here is one of the largest zoos of entire country. Other attractions of Visakhapatnam include Appikonda beach and temple, Bavikonda, Gangavaram Beach, Isckon Temple, Lawson’s Bay, VUDA Park, Rushikonda Beach, Kambalakonda Sanctuary, Bhimli, War Memorial, Matsyadarshini Aquarium and Ross Hill.

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Tirupati


Tirupati

Tirupati is located in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh and is renowned for being one of the most famous pilgrimage sites of India. Located at the foothills of Eastern Ghats, the city is famous for various tourist spots including Sri Venkateswara Temple, Talakona Waterfalls, Deer Park, TTD Gardens, Srikalahasti, Kanipakam, Sri Govindarajaswami Temple and Sri Vari Museum among others. Main attraction of the city is the temple of Tirupati Balaji located at the foothills of Tirumala.

Vijayawada


Tourist Destinations in Andhra Pradesh

Vijayawada, formerly known as Bezawada is located at the hills of Eastern Ghats. The city is famous for its vivid flora and fauna among the travelers. Kondapalli Reserve Forests adds to the natural beauty of this place. There are many temples, rivers, religious monuments and ancient caves located. Undavalli Caves and Mogalarajapuram Caves are among the most famous caves of Andhra Pradesh region. Bhavani Island located here is among the most popular honeymoon destinations of Andhra Pradesh. Prakasam Barrage, Victoria Museum, Kondapalli Fort, Kolleru Lake, Gandhi Hill are among the other attractions of Vijaywada. Kondapalli Toys are the specialty of this region and a must buy for all of the visitors of the city.

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Nandyal

Tourist Destinations in Nandyal

Nandyal which derived its name from Nandi, the bull of Lord Shiva, is an important tourist destination especially among Hindus as it is surrounded by nine temple of Lord Shiva called Nava Nandi. The most famous the Mahanandi Temple is one of the largest temples of Lord Shiva in India. Other important attractions of Nandyal include some fascinating wildlife sanctuaries like Gundla Brahmeswaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary and Belum Caves, an archeological attraction and the second longest cave in India.

Nellore


Forts in Andhra Pradesh

Nellore is a very important city of Andhra Pradesh in terms of agriculture and tourism both. The city is divided in to two parts by the River of Pennar. Some of the temples of the city are very famous due to their originality and ancient glory associated with them. Udayagiri Fort and Venkatagiri Fort are known for their grand architecture of ancient era. Nelapattu bird sanctuary is a must visit for all wildlife and photography enthusiasts. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple adds to the pilgrim significance of the town and many visitors visit the same on a daily basis. Penchalakona, Jonnawada, Mypadu Beach and Pulicat Lake are other famous attractions of the city.

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Chittoor


Horsley Hills

Chittoor is full of natural beauty and is one of the most beautiful places of Andhra Pradesh. Located at the banks of Ponnai River, Chittor is known for the beautiful Horsley hills. Nagari Hills are the hills of the city and attracts many visitors on a regular basis. Gurramkonda Fort is aother attraction of the town and is famous for its architecture. Kalavagunta, Sri Venkateswara Temple, Mogili and Ramagiri are other major attractions of the city. There are several other smaller attraction also situated in Chittor. Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary located here is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries of South India.

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Anantapur


Places o visit in Andhra Pradesh

A district with six rivers, Anantpur is famous for the diamond mining and tourism both. Most of the tourist destinations of this town are unspoiled yet. Ancient temple and forts are the specialty of this region. Penukonda Fort, Ravadurg Gooty Fort and Raidurga Fort are the ancient forts located in Anantapur. All of them are located on the hilltops and attracts many history enthusiasts towards them. Thimmamma Marrimanu, Dharmavaram, Hemavathi, and Aluru Kona are other major attractions of the district. Lepakshi is a renowned destination of Anantapur for art lovers. It also has one of the largest trees in the world namely ‘Thimmamma Marrimanu’.

Kurnool

Kurnool

Kurnool
is one of the most historic cities of Andhra Pradesh. It used to be the capital of the state in ancient days and that is the reason behind the great architectural ruins of Kurnool region. Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary located here attracts migratory birds every year and also attract a huge crowd of wildlife enthusiasts. Kurnool Fort and Adoni Forts gives us a glimpse in the history of the town. Belum caves located here are definitely the best caves of not only Andhra Pradesh, but also of entire India. Nallamalla forest adds to the beauty and greenery of the town. Mahanandi, Mantralayam and Kurnool Museum are other attraction of Kurnool for visitors.

Kadapa


Andhra Pradesh Tourism

Kadapa is commonly known as the gateway to Tirupati. Most of the people love to visit this place before starting their journey to the world famous Tirupati temple. Most of the ancient tourist attractions of the town are built in marvelous Dravidian style architecture. Shree Venkateshwara Wildlife Sanctuary is full of flora and fauna and attracts many people every year. Gandikota Fort located here is known as the Grand Canyon of India. Sidhout Fort, Bhagvan Mahavir Government Museum, Pushpagiri,Ontimitta and Ameen Peer Dargah are among the major attractions of the town.

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Rajahmundry

Destinations in Andhra Pradesh

Known as the birthplace of Telugu language, Rajahmundry is one of the most ancient cities of Andhra Pradesh. It was known to be found in 11th century and is the culture capital of the state. Papi Hills, Kadiyapulanka, Godavari Boat Travels, Kotilingeswara Temple, Rallabandi Subbarao Government Museum, Pattiseema, Markandeya Temple and Dowleswaram Barrage are some of the main attractions of this ancient city. Godavari river is another attraction of Rajahmundry.

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Srikalahasti


Places in Nellore

A place of many waterfalls and temples, Srikalahasti is located around Tirupati itself. One of the most visited site for Hindu pilgrim, Srikalahasti is known for Sri Kalahasti Temple, Sahasra Linga Temple, Bharadwaja Tirtham and Durgambika Temple. Talakona Waterfalls,  Veyilingala Kona Waterfalls and Ubbalamadugu Falls adds to the natural beauty of the place and attracts thousands of visitors on a regular basis. Gudimallam is another famous attraction of the city to visit.

Puttaparthi


Puttaparthi

Puttaparthi is located in the Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh and is mainly famous for being the major religious centers of ‘Satya Sai Baba’. Chaitanya Jyoti Museum is a unique attraction of this town as it combines a mix of Thai, Japanese, Gothic and Chinese style architecture into a single monument. Satya Sai Space Theater and planetarium and Sri Sathya Sai Hill View Stadium are other attractions on the name of Sathya Sai. Sai Kulwant Hall, Gopuram, Anjaneya Hanuman Swamy Temple, Village Mosque and Chitravathi River re the other attractions of the city. The city which used to be a small village in past is now equipped with all modern day facilities of a big city.

Top Attractions of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is full of different kinds of attractions and has something for everybody. The place is full of waterfalls, caves, religious destinations, museums, mosques, wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, forts and monuments, heritage sites, beaches, hills, valleys, mountains, rivers and many more things. One has the liberty to choose as per their desire and visit the places available from so many options. Here are some of the best attractions of the state:

Top Wildlife Destinations of Andhra Pradesh


Wildlife spots are usually found around hills or in a place full of natural resources. Andhra Pradesh has many wildlife spots including bird sanctuaries, national parks, wildlife sanctuaries and zoological parks. Some of the renowned wildlife spots of Andhra Pradesh include Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, Pullicat Sanctuary, Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary, Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, Atapaka Bird Sanctuary, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary and others. All of these places play the role of a natural habitat to many animals and birds and lure thousands of wildlife enthusiasts towards the rich flora and fauna of the state. Some of these places are spread over a huge area while some of them have a limit in terms of the area, but all of them offer a unique experience to its visitors.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park


Wildlife spots of Andhra Pradesh

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is the largest zoological park of Andhra Pradesh and is located in the city of Visakhapatnam. Spread over an area of 250 hectares, the park is known for having more than 400 varieties of fauna. Deer Safari is the most popular activity of this park for visitors.

Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary

Located between the rivers of Krishna and Godavari at a distance of about 65 Km from Vijayawada, Kolleru Lake Bird Sanctuary attracts numerous migratory birds of Australia, Egypt, Siberia and the Philippines. It is one of the best fresh water sanctuary of entire India.

Pulicat Sanctuary

Spread over an area of 500 Sq Km, Pulicat Sanctuary is known for the aquatic and terrestrial birds. It is located along the coast of Bay of Bengal at the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh.

Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park

Spread over an area of 353 Sq Km, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park is situated amidst the hills of Tirumala and Seshachalam in Kadapa and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh. Breathtaking waterfalls, amazing deep gorges, green valleys and numerous varieties of flora and fauna is what makes this park a must visit for everyone.

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Top Beaches of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the proud owner of the second largest coastline in India with a length of 970 Km, which makes it one of the top sought out beach destination of entire country. Numerous beaches with different characteristics and offerings are located all over the coastline of the region. Clean and crystal clear water of Bay of Bengal is what makes its beaches so popular among the vacationers both inland and foreigner. Also, unlike other beach destinations of India (Goa and Kerala), beaches of Andhra Pradesh are still unspoiled and provide you a more relaxed and peaceful holiday. Visakhapatnam and Nellore are among the most famous destinations for beach holidays in Andhra Pradesh. Warmth of sun, golden sand and turquoise water is the specialties of Andhra beaches. Krishnapatnam Beach, Sri Kurmam beach, Mypadu Beach, Yarada beach, Vodarevu beach, Rama Krishna beach, Suryalanka beach, Rushikonda beach and Uppada beach are among the most famous beaches of Andhra Pradesh.

Beaches of Andhra Pradesh

Krishnapatnam Beach

Golden sand, pristine water and a beautiful port is what makes Krishnapatnam beach a must visit for the vacationers and locals both. It is located at a mere distance of about 24 Km from the city of Nellore and is perfect to enjoy a sunrise or sunset while looking at the fisherman’s catching the fishes.

Mypadu Beach

Mypadu beach is one of its kinds as it offers uninterrupted stretches of greenery and crystal clear water at the same place. It is also located at a mere distance of about 25 Km of Nellore and is famous for the sumptuous roadside food served here.

Vodarevu Beach

Located at a distance of about 6 Km from Chirala in Prakasham district, Vodarevu beach is the perfect place to forget the tensions and busyness of city life. Numerous coconut trees, beautiful sand and clean water make it most enjoyable destination of the region.

Rama Krishna Beach

One of the most visited destination of not only Visakhapatnam but also of Andhra Pradesh, Rama Krishna Beach does not only offer the most unspoiled beauty but also is a heaven for water sports lover as people enjoy surfing a lot here. Coconut trees of the beach add to the beauty of the place more.

Rushi Konda Beach

Renowned as Jewel of the East Coast, Rushi Konda Beach is another heaven from the bucket of Visakhapatnam to the vacationers. Windsurfers and jet skiers are the persons to enjoy this place most. On the day of the celebrations of Holi, it becomes out of this world with lots of people playing with colors and enjoying.

Uppada Beach

Absolutely clean and clear water of Bay of Bengal makes Uppada Beach a perfect picnic spot for families and friends. Located at a mere distance of about 5 Km from Kakinada in the East Godavari district, Uppada beach offers a place to receive tranquilty and peace to forget hustle bustle of life.

Suryalanka Beach

Filled with ample amount of natural beauty, Suryalanka Beach offer a much required break from the city life to the people of Bapatla in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy sun and swimming amidst the natural settings.

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Top Hill Stations of Andhra Pradesh

Hill stations are the favorite destination for everybody. They provide everything including tranquility, calmness, breathtaking weather, penetrating wind, cloud touching hilltops, dense forest, trekking environment and much required relaxation to the body. Andhra Pradesh is cherished with some amazing hill stations and valleys. Eastern Ghats and Nallamalla forest are the main factors behind the existence of these beautiful hillsides of the state. Araku Valley of Visakhapatnam region is one of the most visited hill station of the entire state. Horsley Hills of Chittoor district and Papi Hills of East Godavari district are also equally famous among the local crowds and outsiders. Horsley hills are especially popular among the IT crowds of Bangalore due to its proximity to the same. Various other hills such as Anantagiri hills are also located in the region.

Horsley Hills

Located at a height of 4312 feet above in the district of Chittoor, Horsley Hills offer fresh air, breathtaking views of surrounding hills and forests, a feeling of touching the clouds and much more to its visitors. As the hills are located at a distance of about 120 meters from Bangalore, they are perfect weekend destination for the crowds of the city, which are looking for a tranquil and peaceful space.

Araku Valley


Hills in Andhra Pradesh

A valley amidst the gigantic Eastern Ghats, Araku valley is located at a distance of about 114 Km from the city of Visakhapatnam. It is renowned for its scenic beauty, waterfalls and train journey among the tourists.

Papi Hills

Papi hills are located in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh at a distance of about 100 Km from Rajahmundry and provide a refreshing and rejuvenating boat ride to its visitors. These hills are of great scenic beauty and offer peace and a perfect picnic to all.

Top Monuments and Forts of Andhra Pradesh


Forts in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh has always been known for its ancient culture and rich heritage all over the country. Many dynasties have ruled this region in past times and most of them have offered it with their architectural grandeur from time to time. Penukonda fort of Anantpur district, Gandikota fort of Kadapa district, Chandagiri fort and Gurramkonda fort of Chittoor district are among the most famous forts and monuments of the state. Kondapalli Fort and Kondaveedu Fort are also of greater importance in terms of the history of the state. However, these forts are located at different regions of the state; one thing that makes them similar is the magnificent beauty of the architectures of the same. Here are the details of some of the significant forts of Andhra Pradesh:

Chandragiri Fort

Location of Chandragiri Fort makes it a must visit for everyone as the place is located at a mere distance of about 14 Km from Tirupati, one of the most visited pilgrimage site of entire India. Built by the Vijayanagar Dynasty in 14th Century, Chandagiri fort is the perfect example of ancient architectural techniques.

Gurramkonda Fort

Another grand architectural marvel from the district of Chittoor, Gurramkonda Fort is a hilltop fort. It was built around 500 years ago and is made by mud and rocks initially and was converted into mortar fort later.

Gandikota Fort

Known as the Grand Canyon of India, Gandikota fort is full of huge rock formations around the edges of Penna River. It is located in Kadapa district and is perfect for a picnic or a day trip along with your friends and family. The environment of the fort provides you peaceful and tranquil time to enjoy the beauty of this place.

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Top Waterfalls of Andhra Pradesh


Waterfalls attract everyone towards them irrespective of the age or interest of people. Andhra Pradesh is full of waterfalls as the Eastern Ghats have plenty of them. Ethipothala Falls, Talakona Waterfalls, Kaigal Waterfalls, Kailasakona Waterfalls, Tada Waterfalls, Pochera Waterfalls and Mallela Theertham Waterfalls are among the most famous waterfalls of the Andhra Pradesh. Chittor district s definitely a must visit for all the lovers of waterfalls as most of the waterfalls of Andhra Pradesh are situated in this region only. All of these waterfalls offer additional unspoiled natural beauty and dense forests along with bathing opportunity to all of their visitors.

Waterfals in Andhra Pradesh


Located on the river of Chadravanka at the distance of 11 km from the dam of Nagarjuna Sagar, Ethipothala Falls is a breathtaking waterfall of Andhra Pradesh situated at a height of about 70 feet. It is famous for the trekking and camping activities among the tourists.

Talakona Waterfalls

Renowned as the park of Sri Venkateshwara, Talakona Waterfalls is located at a distance of about 49 Km from Tirupati. It is known for its green vegetation and situated at a height of about 270 feet. It is among the biospheres of India.

Mallela Theertham Falls


Located at a distance of about 58 Km from the renowned pilgrim site Srisailam, Mallela Theertham Falls is situated amidst the dense forest of Nallamalla ranges. The place offers a perfect picnic opportunity to enjoy the greenery and unspoiled nature at once.

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Religious Places in Andhra Pradesh
When it comes to the religious places, Andhra Pradesh is no doubt one of the most visited locations in all India. Millions of people visit Tirupati located at Chittoor district every year for religious significance of the place. Srisailam, Ahobilam, Mahanadi and Mantrayalam located in Kurnool district are the other major pilgrimage sites of Andhra Pradesh. Puttaparthi located at Anantpur district is also a very famous divine destination of the state. Srikalahasti, Simhachalam, Dwarka Tirumala, Kanipakam, Annavaram, Vijaywada and Draksharamam are other major religious sites of the state.

Hotels in Andhra Pradesh


Hotels in Andhra Pradesh

Being the fourth largest state of India, Andhra Pradesh is vast and embraces various tourist destinations in it. The state is popular for being one of the main religious destinations of entire India. Having second largest coastline of India provides it with uncountable beaches and water resources. Its rich ancient history is responsible for gifting various forts and monuments in heritage to Andhra Pradesh. Eastern Ghats of the state offers breathtaking greenery, waterfalls, natural attractions, hills, valleys and wildlife destinations in ample amount. Caves, museums and some big cities are other attraction of this beautiful state, which is commonly known as the Kohinoor of India as well.

Additionally, hotels of this state have always supported it to help in maintaining and enhancing the tourism of Andhra Pradesh. It is full of hotels including budget hotels, economic lodges, luxury hotels and resorts at various places and offers the opportunity to choose a hotel as per their desire and requirements. Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) maintains several hotels in the state at most of the famous tourist destinations by the name of Haritha Hotels. Hotels of Andhra Pradesh offer great hospitality, comfort and luxury to its visitors all the time. One of the most luxurious hotel of the state, Hotel Taj Residency, is located in the city of Visakhapatnam around the airport of the city. Most awesome thing about this hotel is the panoramic view of the ocean and its homely environment along with the marvelous hospitality. Three top class restaurants, Ayurvedic spa, swimming pool, souvenir shop and recreational activities are among the top facilities of this hotel. Here are the details of some of the main hotels of Andhra Pradesh location wise:

Kurnool Hotels


Hotel Rajavihar Deluxe
Bellary Road, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh - 518001
Phone No. : 08518-220702, 220539, 220547, 220740/ 41/ 42
Fax No. : 08518-225097
Email ID : rajavihar@hotmail.com
Website : www.rajavihar.com
Price: INR 1500 to INR 2500

Hotel S.V. Regency
Address : S V Complex, R S Road, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh - 518004
Phone No. : 08518-248242, 248192
Fax No. : 08518-248182
Email ID : mail@svregencyhotel.com
Website : www.svregencyhotel.com
Price: INR 1500 to INR 3000

The Mourya Inn
Address : 40-304, IInd Floor, K J Complex, Bhagyanagar, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh - 518004
Phone No. : 08518-289602/ 03, 220164, 228750
Fax No. : 08518-228750
Website : www.tgvgroup.com
Price: INR 1300 to INR 3600

Visakhapatnam Hotels


Prince Hotel
30-12-16/17, Ranga Street, Daba Gardens, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530020
Phone No. : 0891-2747675 (5 lines), 2747677, 2747678, 2747679,
Fax No. : 0891-2747674
Price: INR 500 to INR 1200

The Orange Hotel
30-14-9, Saraswati Park, Dabagardens, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530020
Phone No. : 0891-6636363, 2515151
Email ID : contact@orangehotels.in
Website : www.orangehotels.in
Price: INR 1700 to INR 2600

Fortune Inn Sreekanya
47-10-34, Dwaraknagar, Diamond Park, Sree Kanya Road,
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530016
Phone No. : 0891-3988444
Fax No. : 0891-3011855
Website : www.fortunehotels.in
Price: INR 3500 to INR 6500

The Park
Beach Road, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530023
Phone No. : 0891-3045678
Fax No. : 0891-2754181
Email ID : resv.viz@theparkhotels.com
Website : www.theparkhotels.com
Price: INR 6000 to INR 15000

The Gateway Hotel
Beach Road, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530002
Phone No. : 0891-6623670
Fax No. : 0891-2564370
Email ID : gateway.visakhapatnam@tajhotels.com
Website : www.tajhotels.com
Price: INR 7000 to INR 18000

Palm Beach Hotel
Beach Road, Waltair Uplands, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - 530017
Phone No. : 0891-2754026/ 27, 2707776/ 78
Fax No. : 0891-2731036
Email ID : info@palmbeachhotel.in
Website : www.palmbeachhotel.in
Price: INR 4500 to INR 7500

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Tirupati Hotels


Hotel Udayee International
Address : APSRTC Central Bus Station, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - 517501
Phone No. : 0877 226 6581 to 85?
Fax No. : 0877 226 6587
Email ID : info@hoteludayeeinternational.com
Website : www.hoteludayeeinternational.com
Price: INR 1840 to INR 2208

Fortune Select Grand Ridge
ShilpaRamam Tiruchanoor Road, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - 517501
Phone No. : +91-877-2221818?
Fax No. : 91-877-2221818?
Website : http://www.grandridgehotel.com
Price: INR 3200 to INR 6830

Hotel 7 Hills Inn
247/1 & 248/2 Tiruchanoor road,200'byepass, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - 517502
Phone No. : 09390269777,09341117777
Email ID : reservations@sevenhillsinn.in
Website : http://www.sevenhillsinn.in
Price: INR 615 to INR 984

Fortune Kences Hotel

Opposite APSRTC Bus Terminal, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh - 517501
Phone No. : +91-877-2255855?
Fax No. : +91-877-2255844?
Website : http://www.fortunehotels.in
Price: INR 2523 to INR 3938

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Vijaywada Hotels


Vuma Resorts India Ltd
Donabanda Sivaru, Paritala, VJA-HYD NH-9,
Krishna District, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - 521180
Phone No. : 08659-282215, 282571, 72, 73, 9848033439
Fax No. : 08659-282572
Email ID : info@vumaresorts.com
Website : www.vumaresorts.com
Price: INR 900 to INR 2700

The Gateway Hotel
39-1-63, M G Road, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - 520010
Phone No. : 0866-6644444
Fax No. : 0866-6644446
Email ID : gateway.vijayawada@tajhotels.com
Website : www.thegatewayhotels.com
Price: INR 4000 to INR 8500

Quality Hotel D V Manor
M G Road, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - 520010
Phone No. : 0866-6634455
Fax No. : 0866-2483170
Email ID : info@hoteldvmanor.com
Website : www.hoteldvmanor.com
Price: INR 3500 to INR 16000

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Nellore Hotels

Hotel Shivam International
18/1, Achari Street, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh - 524001
Phone No. : 0861-2320320
Price: INR 800 to INR 1500

Hotel Murali Krishna
Beseide Leela Mahal, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh - 524001
Phone No. : 0861-2309030, 2309037
Price: INR 1000 to INR 2000

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Rajahmundry Hotels

Dwaraka Hotel
Shri Surya Prakasa Rao, Near Fort Gate, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh - 533101
Phone No. : 0883-2471851, 2471852, 2471853
Price: INR 500 to INR 1200

Hotel Anand Regency
26-3-7, Jampet, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh - 533103
Phone No. : 0883-2461201
Email ID : info@hotelanandregency.com
Website : www.hotelanandregency.com
Price: INR 1500 to INR 7000

Ongole Hotels

Hotel Poornima
Kurnool Road, Near RTC Bus Stand, Ongole, Andhra Pradesh - 523002
Phone No. : 08592-236666, 282652
Price: INR 500 to INR 1500

Kakinada Hotels

Ishwarya Grand Hotel
Opposite Reserve Police Lane, D. No. 2-1-49, Sri Nagar, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh - 533003
Phone No. : 0884-2375922, 9440625923
Email ID : reservations@hotelishwaryagrand.com
Website : www.hotelishwaryagrand.com
Price: INR 3000 to INR 6500

Jaya Residency
D. No. 20-6-5, Seethapathirao Street, Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh - 533001
Phone No. : 0884-2372314, 2377301
Fax No. : 0884-2363005
Email ID : hoteldaspalla@gmail.com
Website : www.daspallahotels.com
Price: INR 1200 to INR 3000

Vizianagaram Hotels


S V N Lake Palace
8-12-5, PVS Estates, Lower Tank Bund Road, Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh - 535003
Phone No. : 08922-277770-4 ( 5 lines)
Fax No. : 08922-276286
Email ID : svnlakepalace@yahoo.co.in
Website : www.svnlakepalace.com
Price: INR 1000 to INR 3000


Srikakulam Hotels


Hotel Nagavali
Ring Road, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh - 532001
Phone No. : 08942-222916, 228806, 228807
Fax No. : 08942-223455
Email ID : info@hotelnagavali.com
Website : www.hotelnagavali.com
Price: INR 1000 to INR 2900


Eluru Hotels


Hotel Shanmukha Residency
Opposite Reliance Petrol Pump, GNT Road, Eluru, Andhra Pradesh - 534002
Phone No. : 08812-241111, 231111
Type : Budget
Price: INR 500 to INR 1200

Puttaparthy Hotels


Sri Sathya Sai
Address : 2, 3/604, Main Road, Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh - 515134
Phone No. : 08555-287270/ 327/ 329
Fax No. : 08555-287302
Email ID : prashanthi@saitowers.com
Website : www.saitowers.com
Price: INR 1000 to INR 5500

Hotel Sai Renaissance
By Pass Road, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh - 515134
Phone No. : 08555-287591/ 92/ 93/ 94
Email ID : prasadjds@yahoo.com
Price: INR 2000 to INR 2500

Sri Sai Sadan
SBI-Gopuram Road, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh - 515134
Phone No. : 08555-287507, 287890, 287891
Price: INR 800 to INR 1300

Official Website Links and Contact Details of Tourism related Departments


Here is the list of some important government websites related to the tourism industry of Andhra Pradesh:

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation
3-5-891, Tourism House, Himayatnagar, Hyderabad - 500 029. Andhra Pradesh, India.
Phone: +91-40-23262151, +91-40-23262152, +91-40-23262153, +91-40-23262154, +91-40-23262157
Fax: +91-40-23261801
Email: info@aptdc.gov.in

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Official Website
http://www.aptdc.gov.in/home.html

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation - Central Reservation Offices


Hyderabad
NSF Shakar Bhavan, Opp. Police Control Room, Basheerbagh, Hyderabad. Phone: +91 40-66746370, +91 40-66745986 Cell: +91 9848540371.

Visakhapatnam
RTC Complex, Visakhapatnam.
Phone: +91 891-2788820
Fax: +91 891-2788822
Mobile: +91 9848813584.

Vijayawada
2nd Floor, Kevin Plaza, Opp. P.W.D.Grounds, M.G.Road, Vijayawada
Phone: +91 866-2571393, 9848007025

Tirupati
Room No.5 & 6, Sridevi Complex, Tilak Road, Tirupati.
Phone: +91 877-2289120.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Contact Details

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
TTD Administrative Building, K.T. Road, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh – 517501
Phone: +91-877-2233333
Toll Free: 1800425111111
Email: eo@tirumala.org
Website: http://www.tirumala.org/
   

Best Time to Visit Andhra Pradesh


Everyone takes into account the climate of the place they are visiting. Sometimes such small things save you from some disasters. Andhra Pradesh is one such state with varied climate that going on anytime would not work at all. The state has three different seasons of Summer, Winter and Monsoon. Summers of the state are particularly hot and humid as it is located on coastal belt. Temperature crosses 40 degrees Celsius in summer months of March to June. Hence, if you are not able to tolerate hot temperature, you must avoid visiting Andhra Pradesh at this time. Monsoon season of the state starts from July and ends in October followed by the winters in November till February. Winters are quite pleasant as the temperature roam around 16 degrees Celsius at that time. Hence, It is easy to predict that the best time to visit Andhra Pradesh is from October to February.

Package Tours in Andhra Pradesh


APTDC offers many packaged tours to the visitors of Andhra Pradesh and one can choose as per their desire. Daily, weekly and special tours are provided by the APTDC on a routine basis. Here are the Details of some of the famous tours provided by the APTDC:

Road Cum River Cruise Package Tour

This tour takes place on every Wednesday and Saturday on Hyderabad – Nagarjuna Sagar –Srisailam - Hyderabad  route. Travelers get the opportunity to choose from the two itineraries mentioned below.

Itinerary - Option-1
Hyderabad – Nagarjuna Sagar – Srisailam– Hyderabad

Itinerary - Option-2
Hyderabad – Srisailam - Nagarjuna Sagar– Hyderabad

Fare:
Weekdays: Adult: Rs. 2,900/- Child: Rs. 2,300/-
Week ends Adult: Rs. 3,200/- Child: Rs. 2,500/-

More Details about this tour are available at http://www.aptdc.gov.in/dailytours.html

Daily Srisailam Tour


It is a two day trip and covers Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Patalaganga, Paladara, Panchadara, Shikaram, and Sakshiganapathi and dam.

Fare: Adult Rs. 1680/- , Child Rs. 1350/- (with Non A/c Twin Sharing Room & Dinner)

Tirupati -Tirumala Tour


This tour is available in two different offers. First one is a three days tour of Tirupati,  Tirumala and Padhmavati.

Fare: Adult Rs. 2450/- Child Rs. 1960/- (with accommodation and seegra darshan by Volvo)

And the second one is a four day tour starting at Friday and covers Tirupati, Tirumala, Tiruchanur,Sri kalahasti, Kanipakam, Srinivasa Mangapuram and Kapila Teertham
Fare: Adult Rs. 2900/-, Child Rs. 2320/- (with Accommodation and Sudarshan Token by Volvo)

Mantralayam Tour


It is a two day tour of Alampur, Mantralayam and Pillalamarri.
Fare: Adult Rs. 1400/- Child Rs. 1120/- (Non A/c Coach)

Also Read: River Tourism in Andhra Pradesh

Things to do in Andhra Pradesh


  • Spend a relaxing holiday on the beaches of Visakhapatnam and Nellore

  • Get into adventure sports and trekking into the Nallamalla forest

  • For all the nature lovers, Andhra Pradesh offers many hills such as Horsley hills, Papi hills and Araku Valley and various waterfalls including Kaigal Waterfalls, Ethipothala Falls and Talakona Waterfalls

  • For all history lovers various forts and monuments including Chandragiri Fort and Gooty fort are located here.

  • Tirupati Balaji temple and Kanak Durga Temple are a must visit for everyone visiting here.

  • For shopaholics, the state offer various arts and crafts along with some famous arts and crafts festivals such as Rayalseema Food and Dance Festival and Deccan festival.

  • People can also enjoy the local festivals of the state along with the local people in a peaceful manner. Ugadi and Pongal are the famous festival of the state.

  • For all of the food lovers, the state offer various spicy dishes and a huge number of restaurants to enjoy them all.

  • INS Kurusura Submarine Museum of Visakhapatnam is gives a unique experience to all of its travelers.

  • Caves such as Belum caves and Borra caves are a must visit for all of the adventure seekers.

Shopping in Andhra Pradesh


Andhra Pradesh attracts huge crowds due to its various tourist spots. Most of the tourists always try to buy the specialties of their destination from the authentic market. Shopping in Andhra Pradesh is quiet fun for all those people who love to buy arts and crafts items. Handicrafts, jewelry, textile and antique items are the specialty of this beautiful state. 

Some of the renowned crafts of Andhra Pradesh include Budithi Brassware of Srikakulam district, Durgi stone of Guntur district, Etikoppaka Wooden Crafts of Visakhapatnam district and Saraswati Veena of Vizianagaram district. The state is also famous for its handwork on textile products (especially sarees). Mangalgiri Sarees can be purchased from Mangalgiri village, located around Vijaywada district and Kalamkari is another form of textile art found in the state. Venkatagiri, Narayanpet, Pochampalli and Dharamavaram are known for their different style of art in the field of Saree making. Apart from the place of their origin, most of these items can also be found easily in the local markets of the big cities of the state.

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Eating in Andhra Pradesh


Andhra Pradesh is heaven for spicy food lovers. Andhra cuisine is highly influenced by the Mughlai cuisine. Most of the meals of the state include some preparations of rice and ragi. Fierce Guntur chili and gongura leaves are other most used flavours of Andhra cuisine.  Seafood preparations of Coastal Andhra are usually served with rice and hot curries. Some of the must try dishes of the region include Pulihora, Panasa Puttu Koora (Andhra jackfruit curry), Andhra Style Chicken curry, Gutti Vankaya Kura (Andhra eggplant curry), Andhra Pepper Chicken, Crispy Andhra Bhindi, Shikampuri Kebab , Boorelu (Deep Fried Sweet Dumplings), Gonguru Mamsam (Andhra lamb curry), Pesarattu (Green Gram Dosa), Hyderabadi Biryani, Gongura Pachadi, Kanda Bachali Kura and Royyalla Vepudu.

Andhra Pradesh serves some of its best dishes through the best restaurants of the state to all of its visitors. Some of the top restaurants of the state include Vista (The Park) (Visakhapatnam), Flying Spaghetti Monster Restaurant (Visakhapatnam), Babai Hotel (Vijaywada), Komala Vilas (Nellore), Celebrations (Nellore), Vanam Restaurant (Tirupati), Red Chillies (Kurnool), Sasya Pride (Kurnool), Bamboo Bay (Visakhapatnam), Sai Towers Restaurant (Puttaparthi), Hanuman's Hillrock Cafe and Restaurant (Puttaparthi), The Square (Vizag), Zaffran (Vizag), Ming Garden (Vizag) and Infinity (Vizag).

Honeymoon Destinations in Andhra Pradesh


Honeymoon destinations in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is one of the most visited tourist destinations of India, which makes it on top of the list of newlywed couples to visit. It comprises of all kinds of tourist spots including beaches, forts, temples, mosques, hills, valleys, caves, waterfalls, mountain ranges and many more. A lot of newlyweds go to many temples to seek blessings of the God for their happy married life. Beaches and hills are definitely a hit among the honeymoon couples. This is the reason behind Visakhapatnam and Chittoor district being the favorite destination of these people.

Visakhapatnam is a dream destination for honeymoon couples. Romantic walks on the beaches of the city, exciting ride in Araku valley, an enjoyable picnic at Ethipothala falls and a thrilling journey to Borra caves gives a perfect start to the new life of two people. Similarly Chittoor district is full of different attractions such as Horsley hills for the serene environment and Tirupati Balaji temple for the blessings of God offer perfect start to married life. Bhavani Island is another famous honeymoon destination of the state.

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