Tourist places in Andhra Pradesh

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Here are the top 25 places to visit in Andhra Pradesh:

1. Visakhapatnam

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Known for its pristine beaches, natural beauty and scenic landscape along with a rich cultural and historical heritage, Visakhapatnam, better known as Vizag is a port city and a gem of South India.

Best Time: September to March

2. Tirupati

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The holy town of Tirupati is one amongst the 8 most sacred places of Lord Mahavishnu and is highly revered, glorified and worshiped.

Best Time: September to March

3. Amaravathi

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Amaravathi serves as quiet a familiar name for the Buddhists in India and is a prime hub for pilgrimage and sightseeing for tourists.

Best Time: November to March

4. Araku Valley

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Araku Valley is a comparatively unexplored hill station mostly visited by locals as a weekend getaway and is situated some 120 kilometres away from Visakhapatnam. Located in the gentle hills of Eastern Ghats, Araku Valley is also home to a number of tribes as well.

5. Ananthagiri Hills

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A retreat from scorching heat of summers, Ananthagiri located in Andhra Pradesh is an ideal place for nature lovers who admire its raw beauty.

Best Time: October to March

6. Vijayawada

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

Best Time: September to March

7. Anantapur

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Anantapur glows with Indian History and those peculiar things that make India one of the greatest countries in the world.

Best Time: November to February

8. Kurnool

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A town of much historical value with beautiful surrounding areas, Kurnool adjures as the sole witness of an era long gone.

Best Time: December to February

9. Guntur

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A culturally diversified and enriched with spirituality and heritage, Guntur is a civil center of Andhra Pradesh.

Best Time: October to March

10. Srisailam

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Srisailam is a celebrated hill town set on a lofty natural setting on the banks of the River Krishna, identified with its many ancient temples including a Jyotirlinga, a wildlife sanctuary and a dam.

Best Time: October to February

11. Chittoor

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Steeped in religion, devotion and architecture, Chittoor is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.

Best Time: September to February

12. Kakinada

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A city with a perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and old world charm, Kakinada located in Andhra Pradesh is blessed with best of both the cultures.

Best Time: October to March

13. Nellore

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Nellore is a beautiful city lying on the banks of River Penna and a Municipal Corporation in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Best Time: October to February

14. Gandikota

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Located 1.5 hours away from Belum Caves, the highlight of the village of Gandikota are the ruins of Gandikota Fort which was built in the 13th Century. The sturdy fort is flanked by the Pennar gorges on both sides and is protected by a majestic 5-mile wall. 

15. Machilipatnam

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The port town of Machelipatnam nestled on the banks of River Krishna is one of the most popular tourist attractions of South India.

Best Time: October to March

16. Lepakshi

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Lepakshi is a small quaint village with several fascinating archeological sites and beautiful ancient temples.

Best Time: September to February

17. Rajahmundry

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

Best Time: October to March

18. Konaseema

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Surrounded by the tributaries of the River Godavari and the magnificent Bay of Bengal itself, Konaseema is the delta-ic region in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh. The area has properties matching those of the resplendent Kerala Backwaters.

19. Srikalahasti

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Overflowing with a rich and vivacious yesteryears, this place has showcased its potential to allure the visitors with its extravagant shrines and pristine beauty.

Best Time: July to March

20. Mantralayam

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Mantralayam is a holy town situated 100 km from Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh and 250 km from its state capital, Hyderabad.

Best Time: October to March

21. Annavaram

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Considered second to only Tirupati , the temple village of Annavaram thronged by lakhs of devotees every month.

Best Time: Throughout the year

22. Puttaparthi

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The holy abode of the apocryphal figure, Saythya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi is a town which takes you back to the days of ashrams and the ways of living in those times.

Best Time: September to February

23. Vizianagaram

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Lying close to the coastline of Bay of Bengal besides the enchanting Eastern Ghats, Vizianagaram is a city blessed with picturesque vistas, mysticism of spirituality and rich cultural heritage.

Best Time: October to March

24. Samalkot

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Situated in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, Samalkot is regarded as holy by the devotees of Lord Shiva.

Best Time: October to March

25. Nagarjunakonda

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Nagarjunakonda or Nagajuna Hills is located 150 km from Hyderabad. It lies near the Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir in the Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh.

Best Time: October to March

26. Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary

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A wildlife sanctuary spread across an area of 614sq kms in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Rollapadu offers its visitors a journey into the wild, close to nature, amidst a number of diverse species of flora and fauna. Established in 1988, Rollapadu is especially known for being the home to the endangered species of The Great Indian Bustard and Lesser Florican. The wildlife sanctuary, spread across the huge area is the home to many birds and reptiles.

27. Yaganti

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Yaganti, in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh in India, is a popular tourist site that is famous for its temple of Sri Yagantiswamy, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the perfect way to get a feel of the Andhra Pradesh tourism. Also known as Uma Maheshwara Temple, the ancient Sri Yagantiswamy temple dates back to the 5th and 6th centuries. The temple houses the idol of Shiva and Parvathi fused together, called Ardhanareeswara. This fascinating idol is carved out of a single stone and is a marvellous idol of the deities to behold. The festival of Maha Shiv Ratri which falls around October or November each year is celebrated with great pomp and show at the temple. Tourists and especially devotees of Lord Shiva flock to the temple in huge numbers during this time.

28. Borra Caves

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Located on the east coast of India, the Borra Caves are situated in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam district. British geologist William King discovered this million years old cave in the year 1807 and it has been a tourist favourite ever since. Breathtaking hilly terrain, beautiful landscape, semi-evergreen moist deciduous forests, and wild fauna of the Borra Caves are a visual feast. A marvellous creation of nature, the caves were formed when river waters flow through a limestone area and the calcium carbonate turns into calcium bicarbonate, which is easily washed out by the running water.The most striking feature of the caves is its exquisite variety of speleothems ranging in size and irregularly shaped stalactites and stalagmites.

29. Horsley Hills

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Located near the southwestern border between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Horsley Hills refers to a hill station that is the perfect amalgam of the charms of Andhra Pradesh and the beauty of the hills. It is thus often called, the Ooty of Andhra. This natural marvel is situated at an astonishing height of 4312 metres and is well-known for its breathtaking landscapes.

30. Rishikonda Beach

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The Rishikonda Beach also known as Rushikonda Beach is a stunning shore located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Vishakhapatnam, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. APTDC, which is in charge of this natural beauty, has done a great job in the upkeep of the beach and ensured that this natural attraction remains unspoilt. The Rishikonda Beach is thus rightly named as the 'Jewel of the East Coast', owing to its essential and intact beauty. The serene golden sands of the beach are located in the bosom of the Rishikonda hill. 

31. Bhavani Island

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Bhavani island is one of the largest islands on a river and is located over the Krishna river at Vijayawada. The vast expanse of the island proves to be the perfect place for a relaxing weekend. If you are one for adventure sports and water slides, this is an exhilarating place to visit! It is named after the Goddess Bhavani or Kanaka Durga whose temple is on the Indrakeeladri hill close to the island. Bhavani island can be reached by boat from the banks of Krishna river. Approaching the island from the banks, you will enjoy the lush green surroundings and beauty of the Krishna river. If you are on the island especially during sunrise, you have the most spectacular view of the sunlight dancing on flowing waters of the river.

32. Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary

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Merely 22km away from the Kakinada Beach, Coringa is a Wildlife Sanctuary as well as an estuary. It is home to as many as 35 species of mangrove plants, 120 species of rare birds and innumerable species of flora. This sanctuary is also famous for being home to the critically endangered white-backed vulture and long-billed vulture. Coringa is known to be one of the favourites among eco-tourists. Since it is an estuary, you can also get a stunning view where the sea meets the river.

33. Maredumilli

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Part of one of the premium eco-tourism projects of the country, Maredumilli is a terrain of undulating plains, evergreen forests and rich biodiversity. Located in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, which is known for its rivers, ravines and lush greeneries, Maredumilli is a paradise for the nature lover, for the adventure seeker and for the offbeat traveller. The resort, officially named Valmiki Valley Vana Vihara Sthali, is an enchanting nest of nature’s finest, offering its visitors the most authentic, organic experiences. With dense woods and the smell of the wild enveloping the region, an exploding count of flora and fauna, sparkling rapids gushing down the slopes and crevices and exciting campsites to explore, Maredumilli is sincerely one of the best destinations to pick from in Andhra Pradesh, to spend a weekend away from the madding city crowds and the monotony of your everyday life.

34. Draksharamam

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Located on the eastern bank of Godavari, Draksharamam Temple is one of the five most powerful and prominent temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the country. 40kms away from Rajahmundry, the temple architecture dates back to 11th century. Draksharamam is perfect for a religious pilgrimage, the scenery around the temple is pleasant and the road journey to the temple is nothing short of beautiful. The area and the temple is also called 'Dakshin Kashi' - that signifies its importance as a place of immense religious importance.

35. Oravakallu Rock Garden

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There are a few ordinary landscapes in Kurnool. One fascinating stretch is a park with igneous rock formations. Find here a restaurant, small ponds, boating facilities and a cave museum. A less ordinary hiking area and a bit unusual picnic spot, this one, is a must visit area in Kurnool.

36. Ahobilam Temple

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Penna Ahobilam is renowned for its Lord Narasimha Swamy Temple. The temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The temple complex has temples of Adi Lakshmi Devi Temple and Chenchu Lakshmi Devi.

37. Rayadurg

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Built at a height of 2,727 feet above the sea level, Rayadurg is a town packed to the brim with monuments harbouring rich cultural heritage. Located in western Andhra Pradesh at the Karnataka border, this small town draws tourists from all over the country and beyond to its majestic yet ruinous forts and temples as well as the many centres of exceptional artisanship. If you are a history lover or have been fascinated by the adventures described in Tenali Raman folklore, then you may recognize this town as a prominent seat of the ancient Vijayanagar Empire. Yet the appeal of Rayadurg extends over to its eminence in the handloom industry, ensuring that you not only have the chance to gain a novel shopping experience but also explore historically significant sites.

38. Tadipatri

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Ancient temples with relics from centuries back in await you within the temples of Tadipatri. Built during the golden years of the Vijaynagar Empire, this retreat situated on the Western side of Andhra Pradesh is guaranteed to leave any visitor enchanted. If you’re someone fascinated with history or interested in architecture, then Tadipatri should be your holiday destination. Here, you can get a chance to glimpse at sculptures and artworks hailing all the way back from the Vijaynagar Empire. The temples here are bound to attract pilgrims in huge numbers, yet even non-believers can have a memorable experience from visiting them. If you’re seeking an intensely spiritual experience from your vacation travels and happen to be near Hyderabad, then you should certainly pay the town of Tadipatri a visit.

39. Kaigal Falls

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Situated in the district of Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh, the Kaigal fall is nestled amidst the Koundinya Wildlife sanctuary. The Kaigal waterfall derives its name from the village Kaigal, that surrounds it. Locally known as Dumukurallu waterfalls ( a Telugu word used for a sound resembling the sound of falling stones from above), Kaigal falls are perennial. The waterfall is subdivided into three cascading falls and water falls from a height of approximately 40 ft. The water forms several small pools at the bottom.

40. Nagalapuram

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Hidden like a jewel behind the lush green forests of Andhra Pradesh lies a serene and tranquil place named Nagalapuram. Surrounded by majestic hills and gurgling waterfalls, this place is ideal to take a break from the buzzing city life and spend some peaceful days amidst soft breezes, flourishing trees and gushing waterfalls. Famously also known as Nagala Hills, this is the place to pump up your adrenaline with the various adventurous activities proffered in this scenic village.

41. Lambasingi

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Fondly called the ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’, Lambasingi is a quaint hamlet nestled in Chintapalli Mandal in the richly forested Arakku Valley at an elevation of 1025 m above the sea level. On of the best kept secrets of Andhra Pradesh, the dainty village is known for its majestic hills, apple orchards and panoramic views of the adjoining valleys. Also known as Korra Bayalu, the village is the only place in all of South India that experiences snowfall as the temperatures drop significantly. Besides abundant natural beauty and the gorgeous views if the towering hills and meandering rivers, the village also offers a plethora of adventure activities that you can try your hand at. So if you are looking for chilling temperature, pale mists, colourful gardens and prolific natural beauty, you know where to head to.

42. Chirala Beach

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Also known as “Ksheerapuri”, the peaceful town of Chirala is located in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. It was founded by Minchala Paleti Papayya and Minchala Paleti Perayya. Chirala is exclusively famous for its quiet beaches, splendid panoramic view and extremely hospitable people. Also famous for its handloom industry, Chirala is known as Mini Bombay or Chenna Bombay.

43. Hamsaladeevi

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Hamsaladeevi or “Swans Island” is a village in Diviseema, Krishna District in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This serene village is home to one among the 108 Vishnu temples known as the Venugopalaswamy temple. The ancient Venugopalaswamy temple built during the Chola dynasty, being at least 1000 years old, is renowned for its architectural brilliance and spirituality.

44. Cumbum Lake

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Cumbum, a town in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, is widely popular for the age-old man-made lake here. Also called Gundlakamma Lake, it is built on the rivulet of the same name upon Nallamalai Hills. The lake is 7km long and has a width of 3.5km. The town is the headquarters of Cumbum mandal in the Markapur Revenue Division.