Top 10 popular travel destinations must be visited by every tourist in Andhra Pradesh

Here are the top ten travel destinations to be visited on your next trip to Andhra Pradesh.

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Andhra Pradesh is versatile state and is the melting pot of culture, divinity and historicity. You can explore various landscapes in Andhra Pradesh from sandy beaches of Vizag to dense forests of Sri Sailam, from Nallamala hills to Kurnool and from Nagarjunkonda to Tirupati.

Andhra Pradesh is the first state of India formed on linguistic basis post-independence of the country in the year 1953 and then divided from Telangana in 2013. And since its inception, it has been ahead in all forms of development. The land of Nizams, Pearls Kalamkari, Kondapalli Toys, Scrumptious Food and Amiable People, Andhra Pradesh is certainly a destination that needs to be explored on India tour.

Let’s check out which are the top 10 popular travel destinations in Andhra Pradesh.

1. VISHAKHAPATANAM (VIZAG)
It is popular for its beautiful beaches and vivid landscape such as Lakes, beaches, caves, valleys and hill ranges. It is also enriched with architectural grandeur, the spiritual centers or temples are the best specimen of the architecture in the city.

2. ANANTAPUR
Anantapur is famous for several temples and apart from it, the entire district is known for silk trade. Anantapur is also the birthplace of Sri Satya Sai Baba. This beautiful district was also a significant part of the Vijayanagar Kingdom, thus along with being a religious hub, the district is also an exemplary example of architecture.

3. TIRUPATI
Famous for its temple, Tirupati is the popular spiritual center in Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is in the Chitoor distrct of Aandhra Pradesh and it houses the famous Hindu temple of Sri Venkateswara that is visited by millions of devotees each year. Apart from temples, Tirupati is known for red wooden toys and it is also a major educational center in the state.

4. SRIKALAHASTI
It is an important religious city in Andhra Pradesh. Srikalahasti is regarded as one of the Pancha Bhoota Sthalams of Lord Shiva; the other four includes Tiruvannamalai, Thiruvanaikaval, Chidambaram and Kanchipuram.

5. RAJAHMUDRY
It is also known as the Culture Capital of the state, Rajahmundry is a famous pilgrimage center in the state. There are numerous temples like Pushkarama that grabs the attention of the devotees here. The city also has a special importance with Tollywood as its scenic spot called Pattiseema, sees the shooting of many a Telugu movies every year. Rajahmundry is also famous for Pulasa Fish, which is a rare species found only during the monsoon season.

6. ONGOLE
Ongole is one of the key centers for tobacco trading in Andhra Pradesh. Ongole has become quite popular among travelers who are seeking to explore Andhra Pradesh to its core.

7. SRIKAKULAM
Tourist places in Srikakulam include Buddhist locations at Salihundam and Danthapuram, pilgrim centres like Srikurmam, Srimukhalingam, Arasavilli and Ravivalasa. Along with this, there are beaches, bird watching spots.

8. ELURU
This city is well known for its paddy, coconut and tobacco exports along with green chilies (mainly to Maharashtra) and a very large number of sweet water fish. Eluru is enclosed by several splendors of nature that add to the charm of this small yet beautiful place.

9. AMARAVATI
Capital of Andhra Pradesh. The town is a pilgrimage center to both Hindus and Buddhists. It is also well known for the temple dedicated to the God Siva. The place had also served as the capital of Satavahanas, who reigned from the 2nd century BC to the 3rd century during the downfall of Mauryan Empire.

10. MACHILIPATANAM
This city was once under occupation of Dutch and French, thus today, we can trace ruins that are ornate in their style of architecture. This place is also famous for its Kalamkari work has helped it stay in the list of popular places in Andhra Pradesh.

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