14 Best Places to Visit in Andhra Pradesh

Introduction to Places to Visit in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is a state in India’s south-eastern coastal region. Places to visit in Andhra Pradesh for tourist attractions include beaches, valleys, architectural marvels, hills, caves, wildlife, forests, and temples. The state is blessed with significant pilgrimage sites, natural beauty, and wildlife.

Off late, it has evolved into a major tourist hub in India. Andhra Pradesh Tour Packages must cover some of the following destinations in this southern state.

Tirupati

Sri Venkateshwara temple is the most renowned pilgrimage center in Andhra Pradesh. This cultural hub of South India is snuggled on the foothills of the Eastern Ghats.

Aside from Sri Venkateshwara, other temples like Alamelu Mangapuram temple, Padmavathi Ammavari temple, Kapila Theertham temple, and Govindaraja Swamy temple attract a lot of devotees from across the world.

Chandragiri fort, Sri Venkateswara Zoological Park, and archaeological museum are other significant attractions in Tirupati.

Visakhapatnam

Vishakhapatnam is a coastal port city known as the ‘Jewel of the east coast.’ It is situated amidst the hills of the Eastern Ghats. Hill ranges, valleys, caves, lakes, and alluring beaches are the tourists’ primary draw.

Dolphin’s Nose, Visakha museum, Rushikonda beach, INS Kursura Submarine Museum, ISKCON temple, and Simhachalam temple are the famous tourist attractions in Vishakhapatnam.

Vijaywada

Vijaywada is a major trading center on the banks of Krishna River in Andhra Pradesh. It has earned the reputation of “The business capital of Andhra Pradesh.”

Prakasham Barrage, Krishnaveni Mandapam, Lord Narsimha temple, and Kanaka Durga Temple are the major tourist attractions of Vijaywada. The Undavalli Caves and Kondapalli Fort are the historical landmarks of the city.

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Chittoor

Chittoor is a sacred place in the Ponni river valley of southern Andhra Pradesh. It is well known for the temples.

Prominent temples include Shree Veeranjaneya Swamy temple, Shiva temple, Swayambu Vinayaka temple, and Sri Kodandarama Swamy old temple. You can participate in the game of shooting in Chittor. Chittor is close to Tirupati.

Kurnool

Kurnool is a gateway to the Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh, and it has been the state capital of yore. Srisailam Dam, the rock garden of Oravakallu, and the underground Belum caves are the places to explore. Ahobilam and the Yaganti Lord Shiva are the notable temples in the region.

Moreover, the Rollapadu wildlife sanctuary is the Great Indian Bustard’s prime habitat, which wildlife enthusiasts can discover.

Anantapur

Anantpur is the birth site of Shri Satya Sai Baba in the Rayalseema region of Andhra Pradesh, where Lepaksh temple is the major tourist attraction. Lepaksh temple portrays mural paintings of the Vijaynagara rulers.

The Lepakshi temple has three shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu, and Virbhadra. Besides, the temple complex is home to the world’s most massive stone sculpture of Nandi.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Chintala Venkateswara temple, and Bugga Rama Lingheswara Swamy temple are prominent temples in the region.

Kadapa

Sri Laxmi Venkateshwara temple is the biggest draw in Kadapa. Brahmagiri Mitta, Gandi, Pushpagiri, Nandalur, and Attirala are other famous religious sites.

Gandikota fort, Sidhout fort, and Tallapaka are the historical monuments in the city.  Kadapa is an ideal site for adventurous sports activities due to the hilly terrain. The Nallamala and Palakonda hills surround Kadapa on three sides.

Nellore

Nellore has a rich history of the Mauryas and other dynasties. It is located on the banks of the Penner River and takes pride in various architectural wonders.

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Sri Talpagiri Ranganadhaswamy temple and Mallikarjuna Swamy Kamakshi Tai temple are the beautiful temples of Nellore.

Nelapattu bird sanctuary, Pulicat Lake, Kandaleru dam, Somasila dam, and Udayagiri Fort are other tourist attractions.

Puttaparthi

Puttaparthi is a small town in Andhra Pradesh, famous for its association with Sri Satya Sai Baba. Sri Satya Sai Baba is regarded as the reincarnation of Shirdi Sai Baba. His ashram is the major tourist attraction in Puttaparthi.

The meditation tree on the hillock, Shiva temple, Sathyabhama temple, mosque, and Hanuman temple are other attractions.

Srikalahasti

Srikalahasti is a religious town in the Chittor district of Andhra Pradesh, where ancient temples are the main attractions. The Srikalahasti Temple is one of the most ancient Shiva temples in South India.

Shiva Linga has a unique design in the Srikalahasti temple. Talakona, Ubbalamadugu, and Veyilingala Kona depict the natural beauty in the waterfalls. Varied flora and topography are admirable.

Araku Valley 

Araku Valley is a fascinating hill station in the hills of Anantgiri in Andhra Pradesh. Its coffee plantations are famous.

Tribes are the principal inhabitants of Araku Valley. Verdant green surroundings, waterfalls, and gurgling streams attract a lot of visitors to the valley.

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Lambasingi

Lambasingi is a small village in the Vishakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. It is also known as ‘Kashmir of Southern India.’ Coffee and pepper plantations are worth-appreciating in this perfect summer retreat.

Its climate has the lowest temperature with thick fog in the evening.

Nagarjuna Sagar

Nagarjuna Sagar is one of the largest dams in Asia. This dam on the Krishna river features a spectacular landscape around it apart from water supply and irrigation value. Scores of tourists come to take in striking scenic beauty.

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Borra Caves

Borra Caves are one of the country’s largest caves in the Ananthagiri Mandal of the Vishakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh.

It is located at an elevation of 1400 meters above sea level. William King George of the Geological Survey of India discovered these one million years old caves.

Stalactite and stalagmite formations represent Mother-Child, Shiva-Parvathi, Rishi’s Beard, Crocodile, Human Brain, Tiger, and Cows udder. These visual treats attract a considerable number of tourists every year.

The flow of the Gosthani River on the limestone deposits is the reason for Borra Caves’ formation.

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Author Bio:

Harish Suyal is a Travel Blogger who loves to write about various travel destinations. He wrote many blogs and articles for various travel portals.

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