Top 10 places to visit in Andhra Pradesh
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Top 10 places to visit in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is a state located in the South-eastern coast of India. Over the years this state is known for attracting many tourists and pilgrims from all over the country, all due to the various Hindu Shrines located on the hilltop. This State is not only famous for its temples but also various beaches which offer swimming and surfing facilities. Andhra Pradesh is one of those states where you can never run out of places to visit. So, here are the top 10 places in the state you should visit during your stay.

1. Vishakapatnam

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We all know Vishakapatnam is a port city in the country of India. Located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, this city is said to be a home of the preserved submarine. It is not just the beaches that will fascinate you, the astonishing ancient artefacts, waterfalls, hilltops and not to forget the famous Borra caves are certain to grab your attention. So what are you waiting for? get those bags packing.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

2. Tirupati

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It would be a sin going to Andhra Pradesh and not visit Tirupati. Home of the famous Sri Venkateshwara Temple that sits on top of the Tirumala hills. This place is known to attract tens and millions of pilgrims from around the state and country. The temple is also home to the Sri Venkateshwara National Park which includes animals like lions and primates. Needless to say, this is a must-visit place.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: Throughout the year

3. Araku Valley

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Andhra Pradesh never runs out of places to impress you, Araku Valley is one among them. It is a beautiful hill station surrounded by substantial forests of the Eastern Ghats. This place is home to various tribes, one can also witness the famous traditional dance known as Dhimsa. One can also enjoy bird watching and hiking. Most people love spending their vacation on hill stations, and Araku Valley can be your next vacation spot.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

4. Vijayawada

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Vijayawada is another beautiful place in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is home to the famous Kanaka Durga Temple, which sits on top of the hill. However, this place is not just known for temples, there is also the famous Undavalli caves, Prakasam Barrage, musical fountains, mini zoos and so on. It is said that Vijayawada is the base camp for trips to Amaravathi, which is a famous Buddhist PIlgrimage.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

5. Rajahmundry

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Rajahmundry is a holy place for Hindus in and around the city. it is home to the famous Iskcon temple complex. It is said that Hindu devotees bathe in the holy Godavari river. The place also has other attractions like, the Godavari bridge, which offers a beautiful view of the rivers, Dowleswaram Barrage(dam on the Godavari river), Pushkar ghat and the Havelock bridge, which is known for its beautiful architecture.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

6. Horsley Hills

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Also known as Horsleykonda Hills, is said to be a very famous tourist attraction. History has it that, an old saintly woman named Mallamma who lived on top of the hills was fed by Elephants. However, the hills are named after British collector named W.D Horsley. Now, who would not enjoy the view of sunsets and sunrise? this place offers one of the most beautiful sights you would ever come across. It is said that that there is a zoo on the hills, that sounds interesting. The place also has a lake, which makes it a perfect picnic spot with friends or family.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: December, January, February and March

7. Gandikota

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Gandikota is a place located on the banks of the Penna River. It is said that this place was ruled by the Pemmasani Nayaks, for over 200 years. One can visit the famous Gandikota Fort, tent for rent, Madhavaraya temple and the Raghunatha Swamy temple. This place is a perfect getaway from the city, with a serene environment and picturesque beauty.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: September – February

8. Lepakshi

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It is a village in the district of Andhra Pradesh. Lepakshi has a history of its own. This place is known for numerous archaeological artefacts, which attract tourist from all over the city. This village is home to famous temples like Veerabhadra Temple and Nandi Temple, which are considered to be holy shrines by the people in the village.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: November – March

9. Kurnool

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By now we all know Andhra Pradesh is never short of places to amaze you. Kurnool is another place filled with ancient heritage, ruled by various dynasties. The place has various tourist attractions like Konda Reddy Fort, Tungabhadra beach viewpoint and Dhakshina Shirdi Sai Baba Temple.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: October – March

10. Kakinada

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This place is famous for temples, beaches and wildlife sanctuaries. It is said that Kakinada had 12 cinema halls, which is known as the second Madras, now that sounds interesting, doesn’t it?. It is also one of the fastest developing cities of Andhra Pradesh.

BEST TIME TO VISIT: November – March

 

 

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