Blessed with two beautiful rivers, Krishna and Godavari, Andhra Pradesh has the Bay of Bengal to its west, and it boasts of a coastline of 972km, the longest in the country. This state is widely advertised as the Kohinoor of India by the tourism department. The state is most visited for its world famous Tirupati temple. Srisailam Mallikarjuneswar temple is another famous Shiva shrine and is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples in India.
In spite of the recent division of the state of Andhra Pradesh, which resulted in the formation Seemandhra which is what was left of Andhra Pradesh after Telangana region was carved out, Seemandhra seems to have got the better share regarding tourism. Places like Belum caves, Nagarjuna Konda, Borra caves and Pulicat Lake have all come under Seemandhra. Apart from this, it retains the better part of the culture and cuisine of Andhra Pradesh and has an already established tourism development. The state is home to various centres that have quite a lot of Buddhist influence like Dhulikatta, Bavikonda, Thotlakonda, Amravati, Nagarjuna Konda, etc.
The Vijayanagara dynasty can be credited for constructing some breathtaking structures in the state like Srisailam and Lepakshi temples. One of the famous mosques in the state is the Shahi Jamia Masjid in Adoni of Kurnool district. Rajahmundry city, located on the banks of Godavari River is one of the main attractions of the city. Likewise, Kolleru Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in India located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. A trip to this state will leave you completely mesmerised.
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