Andhra Pradesh - TRAVEL GUIDE

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Showcasing a rich cultural fusion, Andhra Pradesh is recognized widely for its legendary dynasties, the revered temple Tirupati, the beautiful language Telugu, rich literature and of course for the vibrant Kuchipudi dance. On visiting Andhra Pradesh, tourists will get the opportunity to come across a number of best places to visit and things to do that might make one wonder where to begin exploring from.Heading to take the pilgrimage tour, Andhra Pradesh boasts of a number of temples out of which the important ones in state stands out to be Kanaka Durga Temple of Vijayawada, Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga in Srisailam, Mahanandi Temple and Yaganti Temple in the Kurnool District, Veerabhadra Temple in Lepakshi, Goddess Alamelumanga Temple and Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Tirupati, Paritala Anjaneya Temple in the village of Partiala which is popular for the tallest statue of Lord Hanuman in the world, Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple in Visakhapatnam, Vinayak Temple in Kanipakam, Madhavaraya Swamy Temple in Gandikota.

Moving ahead to the museums of Andhra Pradesh which is yet another point of tourist interest represents the diverse culture. A visit to these museums will provide the tourists with valuable insights into the history of the place that houses an impressive selection of sculptures, paintings and various other artefacts. Of all the museums of Andhra Pradesh, the must visit is the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad which has a prestigious distinction of being the world’s largest one-man collections of the world. The other museums in the state include INS Kurusura Submarine Museum in Visakhapatnam, Amravati Archaeological Museum in Amravati, AP State Museum and Birla Planetarium and Science Museum in Hyderabad and more.The state even boasts of some of the beach destinations that offers an enthralling experience to the tourists. A beach holiday in Andhra Pradesh ensures relaxation and peace of mind. The popular beaches of Andhra Pradesh which also make a make a perfect honeymoon destination includes Manginapudi Beach in Machilipatnam, Mypad Beach in Mypadu Village, Ramakrishna Beach and Rishikonda in Visakhapatnam, Vodarevu Beach in Prakasam District. With gaining tremendous prestige, Andhra Pradesh has shown a brilliant contribution to the culture which is depicted in the art, craft, fairs and festivals.

The art of Andhra Pradesh includes the Kuchipudi, which is delightful dance, the Peacock Dance which is performed by the Khonds tribe, the Perodi Dance which is accompanied with flute and bells and the Mango Dance which is performed by the tribal people residing in the Bison Hills. The craft of Andhra Pradesh includes Hyderabadi Pearl that comes with a variety of designs. The Metal work in Andhra Pradesh which is mostly used in designing bells is popular across the globe. Out of all the other, the most important is the hand knitted carpets which are popular for the rich designs. Not to forget, the Brass Icon of Nataraja Tirupati stands out to be the emblem of the state. Other than these, the Kalamkari Painting, Buffalo Hide Puppets, Ikat Garments, Stone Studded Elephant, Buddhist Nirmal Paintings, Folk Painting and Wooden Carvings are a true collection of beautiful crafts designed by skilled artisans. The festivals of Andhra Pradesh are a part of the heritage of the state with some temple fairs including the Brahmotsavam at Tirupati and the Sri Rama Navami Festival at Bhadrachalam. The other festivals in the state include Deccan Festival, Lumbini Festival and Ugadi Festival.

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