11 Best Places to Visit in Andhra Pradesh

Places to Visit in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the South Indian State and one of the largest state in India. It is also called as AP, and its Capital is Amaravathi. People who are Travel freaks, can not skip Andhra from their list. There are many beautiful and historical places to visit in Andhra Pradesh. Most of the tourists don’t know what to visit or where start, To vanish their worryings I have mentioned detailed information about Best Places in Andhra Pradesh and their importance.

Andhra Pradesh has grown well in terms of tourism development. When it comes to Temples, Rivers, Beaches, Forts, you will be having so many to cover. So here we have Best 11 Tourist Places in Andhra Pradesh.

Tourist Places to Visit in Andhra Pradesh

Tirupati – Privileged City

Tirupati

Tirupati is an Ancient and Privileged City in Andhra Pradesh. In Tirupathi, Sri Venkateswara Swami or Lord Vishu temple is famous, which is located above the 7 Hills (7 Kondalu). It is one of the Richest and most tourist Temple in India.

The temple foundation history was unknown, and it expanded over centuries from various dynasties and kingdoms, included Chola, Pallava, and Vijayanagara Empires. Despite, people believe that Lord Vishu came to this place on his Sri Venkateswara Avathara.

It is also believed that Venkateswara’s debt to Kubera for his Marriage. Every year, lakhs of devotees and tourists donate a massive amount of wealth to Tirumala Sri Venkateswara Swami Temple. Here, Not only Lord Vishnu temple there are so many temples located, which you can visit.

Apart from Temples, there are so many places to visit like Waterfalls, Caves, Parks, Forts, and Zoos.

Information

  • Famous for: Sri Venkateshwara Swami Temple (Sri Balaji Temple)
  • Major Attractions: Venkateshwara Swami Temple and Govinda Raja Temple
  • Nearby Places: Srikalahasti and Kanipakam
  • Best Time to Visit: Sept to March
  • Ideal Visit:  1-2 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit

  • Tirumala Temple
  • Kanipakam
  • Srikalahasthi
  • Sri Kalyana Venkateswara Swami Temple
  • Srivari Mettu
  • Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
  • Sri Varahaswami Temple
  • ISKCON Tirupati
  • Kapila Theertham
  • Sri Govindarajaswami Temple
  • Sri Prasanna Venkateswaraswami Temple
  • Sri Bedi Anjaneyaswami Temple
  • Silathoranam
  • Talakona Waterfall
  • Papavinasam Theertham
  • Akasa Ganga
  • Japali Teertham
  • Chakra Teertham
  • Chandragiri Palaces and Fort
  • Deer Park
  • Sri Venkateswara National Park
  • TTD Gardens
  • Rock Garden
  • Regional Science Centre
  • Sri Venkatesvara Museum
  • Shilparamam and More

Visakhapatnam – Port City

Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam also called as Vizag, which port city of Andhra Pradesh. It is the second largest City and even a Financial Capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Vizag has all the necessary resources and attractions, which makes it one of the top tourist places in Andhra Pradesh as well as in India. Visakhapatnam is also one of the Green Cities of India. Although, humidity is a bit high throughout the year because it is a tropical region.

It is having major tourist attractions like Beaches, Valleys, Temples, and some trekking places. I have listed all the significant places which you can visit in Visakhapatnam .

Information:

  • Famous for: Beaches, Valleys, Caves, Temples and forts.
  • Major Attractions: RK Beach, Araku Valley, and Kailasagiri
  • Nearby Places: Vijayanagaram, Ananthagiri and Annavaram.
  • Best Time to Visit: Sept to March
  • Ideal Visit:  2-3 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Araku Valley
  • RK Beach
  • Borra Caves
  • Rishikonda Beach
  • Yarada Beach
  • Vizag Steel Plant
  • Kailasagiri
  • Simhachalam Temple
  • Katika Waterfalls
  • Submarine Museum
  • Indiragandhi Zological Park
  • VUDA Park
  • Bheemilli Beach
  • Light House and more

Vijayawada – The Place of Victory

Vijayawada

The ancient name of Vijayawada is Bezawada, and it is the business city of Andhra Pradesh. Vijayawada was also becoming one of the Metropolis of India. “The Place of Victory” name given to the town because of Goddess Durga relaxing here after defeating the demons.

The Major attraction for Vijayawada is Kanaka Durgamma Temple which located in Indra Keeladri Hill. It is also has a historic  Gold Mines in Undavalli Caves and great handmade toys Kondapalli.

There is a Krishna River, which floats through Vijayawada and every 14 years once Krishna Pushakaralu Arrives.

There are Forts, Hills, Caves, Temples, and Islands which makes Vijayawada one of the Places to visit in Andhra Pradesh.

Information:

  • Famous for: History, Caves, Forts
  • Major Attractions: Kanaka Durga Temple, Undvalli Caves, Kondapalli Killa
  • Nearby Places: Amaravati, Gutur and Nellore
  • Best Time to Visit: Sept to March
  • Ideal Visit:  1-2 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Kanaka Durga Temple
  • Bhavani Island
  • Undavalli Caves
  • Mogalrajapuram Caves
  • Subhramanya Swamy Temple
  • Kondapalli Fort
  • Victoria Museum
  • Gunadal Mary’s Church
  • Gandhi Hills
  • Prakasham Barrage
  • Haailand
  • Ramalingeshwara Swamy Temple
  • Besant Road and more

Amaravathi – Capital City

Amaravathi

The word Amaravati means as the place for immortals. Amaravathi is the small village of Guntur District, soon becoming new capital of Andhra Pradesh. The City is located in Southern Banks of Krishna River.

The new capital city is being constructed with many places like Assembly, Political Party Houses and much more. It is also became one of the tourist places in Andhra Pradesh.

Amaravathi is Famous for Temples, Stupas, and its History. In future more tourist attractions will be founded.

Information:

  • Famous for: Temples, Museum
  • Major Attractions: Amareswara Temple, Amaravathi Museum
  • Nearby Places: Vijayawada and Guntur
  • Best Time to Visit: Nov to March
  • Ideal Visit:  1 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Amareswara Temple
  • Amaravathi Archaeological Museum
  • Amaravathi Stupa
  • Champions Yacht Club

Nellore – Paddy Place

Nellore

Nellore is beautiful city in Andhra Pradesh. The city is one of the prime sources of rice for State, because of vast paddy fields. The City is located in banks of Penna River.

The Word “Nel” means Paddy and “Ooru” Means Place in Tamil. Nellore is 6th most Populated city in Andhra Pradesh. It is having various places Nelapattu Birds Sanctuary, Udyagori Fort, Pulicat Lake and much more.

Have a look at tourist destinations in Nellore below.

Information:

  • Famous for: Rivers, Religion
  • Major Attractions: Pulicat Lake, Ranganatha Temple
  • Nearby Places: Srikalahasti and Kanipakam
  • Best Time to Visit: Oct to Feb
  • Ideal Visit:  1-2 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Nelapattu Bird Sanctuary
  • Ranganatha Temple
  • Pulicat Lake
  • Mypadu Beach
  • Narasimhaswamy Temple
  • Ramalingeswara Temple
  • Penchalakona
  • Venkatagiri Fort
  • Udayagiri Fort
  • Jonnawada

Chittoor – Agricultural Town

Chittoor

Chittoor located in the banks of Pannai River and moreover it is important agricultural town of Andhra Pradesh. The major sources of economy is Agriculture and Corps like Sugarcane, Grain, Peanuts and Mangoes.

It is not only a Agricultural city, but also a privileged city too. In Chittoor District Famous Tirupati and Srikalahasti Temples are located. Apart from these there are forts, hills, rivers are the attractions.

Well most destination can covered in a day. You will feel relaxed and refresh yourself in Chittoor tour.

Information

  • Famous for: Temples, Nature, Agriculture
  • Major Attractions: Kanpakam Vinayaka Temple, Kailasakonda Waterfalls
  • Nearby Places: Kanichipuram and Tirupati
  • Best Time to Visit: Sept to Feb
  • Ideal Visit:  1 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Kanpakam Vinayaka Temple
  • Horsley Hills
  • Kailasakonda Waterfalls
  • Market yard-Bangarupalyam and Penumur Mandals and Damalcheruvu
  • Srikalahasti Temple
  • Nagalapuram
  • Kaigal Falls
  • Tada Falls
  • Gurramkonda Fort
  • Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary

Anantapur – Heritage Haven

Anantapur

Anantapur is the largest district in Andhra Pradesh. It is Famous for Agricultural Corps like cotton, rice, chillies, maize and Diamond mining.

Anantapur is located near Karnataka Board, so 6 rivers flow through the district. The city has many historical temples and old ruins hilltop forts. There are hidden waterfalls too which makes its amazing tourist attraction.

It is having one of the largest trees in the world, that is ” Thimmamma Marrimanu” Banyan Tree. Have a look at other tourist attractions.

Information:

  • Famous for: Heritage, History, Temples
  • Major Attractions: Thimmamma Marrimanu, Veerabadhra Temple
  • Nearby Places: Puttaparti and Hampi
  • Best Time to Visit: Nov to Feb
  • Ideal Visit:  1-2 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Ahobilam Temple
  • Iskcon Temple
  • Veera Bhadra Temple
  • Bugga Ramalingeswara Swami Temple
  • Penukonda Fort
  • Gooty Fort
  • Anantapur Clock Tower
  • Thimmamma Marrimanu
  • Hanuman Statue at Mounagiri
  • Tadipatri

Srikalahasti – Holy City

Srikalahasti

Srikalahasti the holy city of Andhra Pradesh, which is famous for Temples and also located near Tirupati. The City name Srikalahasti comes from three animal names (Spider, Snake and Elephant).

The city is South Indian Architecture Example where we can see Embellish Gopurams and enormously carved interiors unfold the impressive charms of Dravidian structural designs.

Apart from temples waterfalls gives attractive tourist spot to Srikalahasti.

Information:

  • Famous for: Nature and Temples
  • Major Attractions: Srikalahasti Temple
  • Nearby Places: Tirupati and Nellore
  • Best Time to Visit: July to March
  • Ideal Visit:  1 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Srikalahasteeswara Temple
  • Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple
  • Sahasra Linga Temple
  • Bhakta Kannappa Temple
  • Durgambika Temple
  • Bharadwaja Tirtham
  • Veyilingala Kona Waterfall
  • Talakona Waterfalls
  • Ubbalamadugu Falls

Srikakulam – Cultural City

Srikakulam

The city of Srikakulam is located on the banks of the Krishna River and in the northeast corner of Andhra Pradesh. This city was in the Kalinga region of ancient India and is known for its several ancient temples.

Srikakulam has one of the longest coasts in the Andhra Pradesh State and its various beaches are also worth a visit.

Srikakulam is also an important producer of Khadi products. The various historical temples, monuments and beaches deserve a definite visit.

Information:

  • Famous for: History and Temples
  • Major Attractions: Arasavallisun Temple
  • Nearby Places: Vizianagaram
  • Best Time to Visit: Sept to March
  • Ideal Visit:  1 Day
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Arasavalli
  • Kaviti
  • Baruva
  • Kalingapatnam
  • Srikurmam

Kurnool – Erstwhile Capital

Kurnool

Kurnool is small town in Andhra Pradesh where most of the history marks left. The city has so many history landmarks from Paleolithic Era. It has ancient forts and caves.

Kurnool is headquarters of Kurnool district, Rayalaseema. Kurnool Konda Reddy Buruju which is also famous for Factionalism. It is a left part of part of Magnificent Kurnool Fort.

There are so many tourist attractions in Kurnool like Caves, Forts, Temples and more.

Information:

  • Famous for: Histiory, Forts, Caves
  • Major Attractions: Konda Reddy Buruju, Oravakallu Rock Garden
  • Nearby Places: Hampi, Mantralayam, Hayderabad
  • Best Time to Visit: Dec to Feb
  • Ideal Visit:  1-2 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Belum Caves
  • Oravakallu Rock Garden
  • Konda Reddy Fort Or Kondareddy Buruju
  • Adoni Fort
  • Venugoplaswami Temple
  • Mantralayam
  • Ahobilam Temple
  • Mahanandi
  • Yaganti
  • Tomb of Abdul Wahab
  • Buddha Statue
  • Nallamala Forest

Ongole – Bull City

Ongole

Ongole is an ancient city that was under the reign of the ancient kingdoms of southern India, such as Sathavahanas and Mauryas, and the Pallava ruler Krishna Deva Raya. Because of this ancient history behind Ongole, it is famous for 17th Century Hindu temples.

The main product of the Ongole is tobacco and it is famous for various small scale industries. It has many small beaches that often lack large crowds and has several water sports facilities. The Water is clean and sand is grainy and golden.

Bhairavakona Hidden Waterfall can not be missed either, and you will surely get lost in the breathtaking and relaxing environment. Here are the list of main tourist attractions of Ongole.

Information:

  • Famous for: Histiory and Temples
  • Major Attractions: Chennakesava Swamy Temple
  • Nearby Places: Vijayawada, Guntur
  • Best Time to Visit: Dec to Feb
  • Ideal Visit:  1-2 Days
  • How to reach: By Road, Train, Flight

Places to Visit:

  • Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Belum Caves
  • Oravakallu Rock Garden
  • Konda Reddy Fort Or Kondareddy Buruju
  • Adoni Fort
  • Venugoplaswami Temple
  • Mantralayam
  • Ahobilam Temple
  • Mahanandi
  • Yaganti
  • Tomb of Abdul Wahab
  • Buddha Statue
  • Nallamala Forest

Conclusion:

These are the some List of Places to visit in Andhra Pradesh with your family and friends. Apart from these, there are more beautiful places in Andhra. Plan a trip to AP today itself and Explore all the Places without excuse.

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