Travel to Andhra Pradesh

Travel to Andhra Pradesh
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Andhra Pradesh Tourism

Andhra Pradesh offers a heady mix of history, pilgrimage, natural wonder, scenic beauty. Of late, it has started drawing huge number of tourists from across the world.

Andhra Pradesh Travel Guide highlights the reasons why one should travel to Andhra Pradesh, how to reach there comfortably and what all does the state offers to its tourist so that they have a memorable vacation.

Andhra Pradesh is one place which has something for everyone. Right from enthralling beaches, historical places, sacred temples and mosques which also are architectural wonders in themselves, the city has it all. Andhra Pradesh is the only state in India where most of the tourists are the pilgrims who visit the state with an aim of offering prayers at the numerous temples and mosques of the state. The capital city of Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad, which also is the largest city in the state.

Andhra Pradesh Demographics

Latitude Between 12°41' and 22° North
Longitude Between 77° and 84°40' East
Area 2,75,069 sq km
Climate The state has tropical hot and humid climate and witnesses 2 rainy seasons in a year: mid June till September and October-November. Coastal areas are prone to Cyclones
Max temperature 42 degrees
Min temperature 16 degrees
Average annual rainfall Between 87.5 - 31 cm
Population 84,655,533
Languages Telugu, Hindi, Urdu
Clothing Light Cottons are favourable throughout the year due to the climatic conditions.
Time Zone IST (UTC+05:30)

Best Time to visit Andhra Pradesh

If you are allured by the beauty of Andhra Pradesh and are scheduling a trip to the state, it is very important to keep an account of weather conditions of the state so that you can make maximum out of your visit without being bothered by climatic conditions. The weather in the state of Andhra Pradesh is at its best in the months between October and February when otherwise hot and humid state receives some winter rainfall which makes it cool and comfortable. It is advisable not to travel to the state in summers and monsoons as the humidity and hotness can make you really uneasy.

The state is well connected with rest of India and you will easily find good accommodation options suiting your budget. Travelling to Andhra Pradesh is, therefore, not cumbersome.

Andhra Pradesh Food

The state of Andhra Pradesh is famous for its spicy Andhra and Hyderabadi cuisines. Known as the 'Rice Bowl of India', Andhra Pradesh has rice as a major food crop and it is used quite liberally in the cuisine of the state. When in Andhra Pradesh do try the Hyderabadi Biryani, famous all across the world for its rich and traditional flavor. The spicy curries of Hyderabad are absolutely not to be missed. You can also try various other Mughal delicacies that will transpose you to the royal Mughal Era through their taste. Along with traditional dosas and idlis, the pickles and chutneys found in the state are also quite popular for their mouth watering taste.

Andhra Pradesh Travel Tips

How to Reach Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the most visited tourist destination in India. Numerous temples and architectural wonders, beaches and panoramic sights are some of the factors that attract tourists to the state of Andhra Pradesh. The state is well connected by air, rail and road thus making it easily accessible. 'How to Reach Andhra Pradesh' will help you reach the state.

By Air

Andhra Pradesh has one international Airport in the capital city - Hyderabad. Other important airports are located at Tirupathi and Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Vijayawada. Several Airlines operate regular flights to and from Andhra Pradesh to the other important cities and states in India.

By Rail

Nearly 5,085 km of the railways route cover the state Andhra Pradesh out of which 4,362 km is broad-gauge, 686 km is metre-gauge and 37 km is narrow gauge. The major Railway Station at the capital city- Hyderabad receives trains from all parts of the country, thus, connecting the state to rest of India.

By Road

Around 4,104 km of the National Highways network pass through the state of Andhra Pradesh. State highways measure up to nearly 60,000 km and there is another 1, 04,000 km of Panchayati Raj road network. Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) operates regular buses to and from the state to other important cities and states in the country. Tourists can also hire private taxis or cabs to reach the state.

Shopping in Andhra Pradesh

Along with the great holidays, shopping in Andhra Pradesh is also an exciting experience. Andhra Pradesh boasts of its exquisite jewellery of pearl and diamond, amazing handicrafts by the rural artisan, old antiques reminding of a bygone era and the fantastic silk and cotton weaves which would leave you spoilt for choice.

Before going into a shopping spree, please take look at the striking range of specialties of Andhra Pradesh :

The colourful bazaars along the streets or the swanky shopping malls make shopping in Andhra Pradesh a delightful experience. Governments Emporia and the private shops abound in Hyderabad and other cities.

In Hydearabad Laad Bazaar and Shilparamam, The Arts & Crafts Village are popular shopping joints, which houses a number of shops.

Hotels of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is home to some of the finest hotels. Ranging from five star to deluxe, to budget hotels, the state is dotted with all kinds of accommodation options. Catering to the needs of all tastes and pockets, the hotels in Andhra Pradesh are known for their warmth and hospitality.Read More.....

Places to See in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is visited by different types of tourists. Be it the beach holidays or the hill stations or the temples of Andhra Pradesh, the state has plethora to offer to the tourists.

The Beaches of Andhra Pradesh

The South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh has many exotic "Beaches" within its area, that overwhelm the tourist with its captivating and enchanting beauty. Many tourists visit the state to experience the rich gift of nature. All the beaches of Andhra Pradesh are unique in its own ways. The state can boast of housing numerous beaches within its area. Read More.....

Hill Stations in Andhra Pradesh

The Hill Stations in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh are a boon for not only the tourists but also for the local people. The solitary and serene hill stations are a fresh relief from the heat and dirt of the plain lands. Away from the hustle and bustle of daily lives, a trip to the beautiful hill stations of Andhra Pradesh is an invigorating and enlivening experience. Read More.....

Temples of Andhra Pradesh

There are a number of temples in this state and for this reason, Andhra Pradesh is also considered as a popular pilgrimage centre in India. Some popular temples in India are Alampur Navabhrama Temples, Ghanpur Temples, Birla Mandir, Malleswaraswami Temple, Amaravati Temple, Amareswara Temple, Tirupati Venkateswara Temple, Undavalli Cave Temple, Ramappa Temple, Ramalingeswara Temple, Tiruchanur Padmavati, Sri Kalahasteeswara temple, Vijayeswara Swami Temple, and Veerbhadra Temple.