Top Historical Places in Andhra Pradesh

Here is the list of 11 Top Historical Places in Andhra Pradesh

1. Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh - A handpicked history

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Known For : Yaganti Belum Caves Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

A place of much historical value with beautiful surrounding areas, Kurnool, is a small town in Andhra Pradesh where much of history left its imprints.

Best Time: December to February

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2. Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh - The Place Of Victory

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Known For : Bhavani Island Kanaka Durga Temple Undavalli Caves

With scrumptious fruits, sensational sweets and scenic marvels, Vijayawada literally translates to 'The Place of Victory'.

Best Time: September to March

3. Amaravathi, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Amareswara Temple, Amaravathi Amravati Museum, Amaravathi Dhyana Buddha Statue

Amaravathi is a small town located on the banks of the River Krishna in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. It serves as quiet a familiar name for the Buddhists in India and is a prime hub for pilgrimage and sightseeing for tourists. Thus, Amaravathi is also called the Abode of God.

Best Time: November to March

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4. Nagarjunakonda, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Nagarjunakonda Caves/ Museum Dhamma Nagajjuna Kaman Bazaar

Nagarjunakonda or Nagajuna Hills is located 150 km from Hyderabad, near the Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir in the Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh. Excavations have revealed that Buddhist civilizations existed here almost 1800 years ago, scriptures and artifacts have been found to give evidence of this fact.

Best Time: October to March

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5. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh - A gem of South India

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Known For : Katiki Waterfalls Kailasagiri

Visakhapatnam, also commonly known as Vizag, is one of the oldest port cities in the country. Situated in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam is known for its picturesque beaches and serene landscape, as well as a rich cultural past, which makes it an ideal spot for a fantastic coastal vacation. The port of Visakhapatnam is renowned for being home to the oldest shipyard in all of India, and with a plethora of manmade wonders and natural spectacles, Visakhapatnam is a must-visit tourist destination in South India.

Best Time: September to March

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6. Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh - The Heritage Haven of Andhra

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Known For : Ahobilam Temple ISKCON Temple, Anantapur Veera Bhadra Temple

Reverberating with flashes of India's glorious history, Anantapuram is a must visit if history and heritage fascinates you.

Best Time: November to February

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7. Lepakshi, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Veerabhadra Temple Lepakshi Temple Nandi Bull and Paintings

Lepakshi is a small quaint village with a trail of several great kingdoms that once ruled the area. Lepakshi was founded in 1535 AD by Maharaja Aliya Rama Raya of the Vijayanagara empire. Located in Anantapur District of Andhra Pradesh and 120 km from Bangalore,  this place is a trove of several fascinating archaeological sites, beautiful ancient temples and rich culture.

Best Time: September to February

8. Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Vizianagaram Saripalli Gosthani Sarovar Vihar

Lying close to the coastline of Bay of Bengal beside the enchanting Eastern Ghats, Vizianagaram is a city blessed with picturesque vistas, mysticism of spirituality and rich cultural heritage. Deriving its name from the princely state of Vizianagaram, the name in Telugu means 'City of Victory'.

Best Time: October to March

9. Rajahamundry, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Maredumilli Annavaram Papi Hills

Founded in the 19th century by Chalukya king Raja Raja Narendra after whom it was named Rajamahendri or Rajamahendravaram but now is known as Rajahamundry.

Best Time: October to March

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10. Machelipatnam, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Manginapudi Beach Panduranga Swamy Temple The Lighthouse

The port town of Machelipatnam nestled on the banks of River Krishna is one of the most popular tourist attractions of South India. Steeped in rich historical past, the town still reflects the footprint of several foreign invaders in the country.

Best Time: October to March

11. Guntur, Andhra Pradesh

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Known For : Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and Ethipothala Falls Kondaveedu Uppalapadu Nature Conservation

Guntur houses the newly coined Andhra Capital of Amravathi, which lies about 30 km away. It serves as the administrative headquarters of Guntur district and has some unique distinctions to its name, having the largest chilli market yard in Asia being one of them. Guntur is also the third most populous town in Andhra Pradesh. With a busy industrial activity scenario, it forms part of the prominent Vishakhapatnam-Guntur Industrial corridor.  It lies on the banks of River Krishna which melts into the sea further along the way. The city takes credit for housing the only Buddhist pilgrimage in South India which is situated in Amravathi.

Best Time: October to March

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