Tourist Destinations in Andhra Pradesh

Looking for holidays in South India? Andhra Pradesh can be on the top of your list. Its hill stations, beaches and wildlife sanctuaries can make your holidays a memorable one.

The Tourism Department of Andhra Pradesh has been famous for its natural beauty that includes awesome Hill Stations, Valleys, magnificent Temples and Rivers. The state is rich in its cultural heritage, with magnificent ancient architecture and holds a lot of historical importance. Andhra Pradesh is rich with Natural resources that includes hilly ranges like Horseley and Papi Hills, valleys like Aruku, ancient caves like Borra, rivers like Krishna and Godavari, Wild life sanctuaries like Nallamalla Forest and exotic beaches of Vishakhapatnam and others. There are world famous water reservoirs like Nagarjuna Sagar, Nizamabad and islands like Nagarjunakonda and many unnamed ones. The famous Tirupati temple calls devotees as well as visitors throughout the year. Along with its local cuisine, Andhra Pradesh invites travelers from all corners of the world as the fourth largest state of India in Tourism.

Travel Tips

Andhra Pradesh as a state has a number of varying weather and climatic conditions. More or less it is quite inviting throughout the year, but there are spots that get extremely hot in summer. There is a general dryness about the state as it consists of old age rocks, so water is scarce at times. So make sure that you carry enough drinking water, especially if you are driving on highways. Please don't litter as the pollution level of the state is rising high due to excessive use of plastic. Few spots are better to be visited along with a larger group than a nuclear family, while most of the places are generally safe and well connected. Regarding food, the cosmopolitan cities would have multi-cuisine, but most of the native spots will have the Andhra Cuisine with a wide range of tasty local dishes.

How to Reach

Andhra Pradesh is well connected with the rest of the country with a number of big railway junctions, national highways, ports and airports.

By Air
Andhra Pradesh has many airports to boast of. The international airport being located in Hyderabad, there are numerous domestic airports sited at cities like Tirupati, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Secunderabad, Warangal, Vijayawada, etc. All the airports provide fine services to ensure a comfortable journey to the passengers.

By Rail
The cities of Andhra Pradesh like Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada are all connected with a railway route of approximately 5,085 kilometers. You can reach any of these cities to start for your respective holiday destination.

By Road
The National Highways network of Andhra Pradesh move across 60,000 km of covered network supported by the Panchayati Raj network of 1,04,000 kms.

By Sea
A number of commercial ports are existent along the coastline of Andhra Pradesh, the largest one being Visakhapatnam.


In Andhra Pradesh you get a lot of activities to spice up your holiday package. The Beaches welcome you to spend a cheerful day. There are organized Boat Tours that would take you through the rivers amidst the small hillocks and islands. There are Eco Tour packages for the Nature conservationists. A lot of fun awaits you if you are going for the Hiking Trails. Childdren would have it all fun on the Horseback Riding Tours. The Nature & Wildlife Tours would turn lucky if you can get a sight of the rare species including tigers.

Timings & Season

The best time to visit Andhra Pradesh is during the winter months that falls between October and March. Many of the areas that are located on the plateau go drier and cooler in comparison to the coast, and the maximum temperature in average reaches at 33° C in the summer and 22° C in the winter. But if you are visiting the coastal areas then you need to know that the monsoons hit the coast during the months of October - November so there are chances of cyclones at that particular period of time.


The state of Andhra Pradesh has a record of history since 800 BC which is mentioned in the Sanskrit Epics like Mahabharata and Aitareya Brahmana. The state of Andhra Pradesh has been under the rule of many famous dynasties like the Maurya Empire, Pallavas, the Ikshvaku Dynasty, Rashtrakutas, Chalukyas and the Later Cholas.


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