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Andhra Pradesh, which is blessed with the Krishna and Godavari rivers, has the longest coastline in the nation and the Bay of Bengal to the west. The tourism department heavily promotes this state as the Kohinoor of India. The state is primarily traveled to for its renowned Tirupati temple. Another well-known Shiva temple and one of India’s 12 Jyotirlinga temples is Srisailam Mallikarjuneswar.

Despite the recent split of the state of Andhra Pradesh, which led to the creation of Seemandhra, which is what remains of Andhra Pradesh after the Telangana region was divided, Seemandhra appears to have gotten the greater share in terms of tourism. Seemandhra has jurisdiction over places including Belum Caves, Nagarjuna Konda, Borra Caves, and Pulicat Lake. Aside from this, it has a developed tourism industry and still retains the majority of Andhra Pradesh’s culture and food. Several centres with a sizable Buddhist impact can be found in the state, including Dhulikatta, Bavikonda, Thotlakonda, Amravati, Nagarjuna Konda, etc.

The Vijayanagara dynasty can be credited for constructing some breathtaking structures in the state like Srisailam and Lepakshi temples. One of the famous mosques in the state is the Shahi Jamia Masjid in Adoni of Kurnool district. Rajahmundry city, located on the banks of Godavari River is one of the main attractions of the city. Likewise, Kolleru Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. A trip to this state will leave you completely mesmerised. 

Places to visit:

  • Araku Valley
  • Visakhapatnam
  • Amaravathi
  • Gandikota
  • Vijayawada
  • Anantapur
  • Srisailam
  • Ananthagiri Hills
  • Kurnool
  • Guntur
  • Nellore
  • Lepakshi
  • Rajahmundry

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