Top 5 Attractions in Andhra Pradesh in 2020

1. Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh


Tirupati is considered as the world’s richest pilgrimage city. It is also the first choice for all hindu devotes across the world. People call tirupati as the city of temples, due to its religious tilt. The popular tirupati temple is located in the nested mountain ranges in the city. It is also one among the few cities in Andhra Pradesh where olden Hindu shrines were not destroyed due to invasion of Muslims, making it a perfect place for history buffs.

Attractions: Tirumala Deer Park Reserve, Srivari Museum, Sri Govindarajaswami Temple, Srikalahasteeswara temple, Vinayaka Temple, Kanipakam, Tirupati Balaji, Talakona waterfalls, and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Garden.

2. Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh

Puttaparthi is a popular place in Andhra Pradesh, and is the birth place of Sri Satya Sai Baba, who was considered by millions as a living God. Puttaparthi is a small town, but not different from other rural towns. The people of the Puttaparthi are believers of Sri Satya Sai Baba and the entire town was known in the name of baba. Millions of people from different parts of world visit this town every year to see the baba and get some peace of mind.

3. Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam is one of the coastal cities in India and is one of the districts in Andhra Pradesh. It is also the second biggest city after Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh with a total area of 550 square kilometers. This harbor city is popularly called as the “Jewel of East Coast", since it is situated on the eastern coast of India. The place is located on the hills of the Eastern Ghats and is facing opposite to the Bay of Bengal. The head quarters of Eastern Naval Command of Indian Navy is also located in Visakhapatnam.

The city is mainly considered as a commercial city hosting several industries. Visakhapatnam is also the only ship building district in India. According to history, the name of the city is said to be derived from the name of god Valor-Vishakha. It was also a division of the Kalinga Empire, ruled under king Ashoka's in BC 260. Later it is passed to successive andhra kings like Vengi, Pallava, Chola and Ganga dynasties. But In the 15th century, Vishakhapatnam became a part of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Attractions: Borra Caves, Rushikonda Beach, Yarada Beach, Katiki falls, Visakhapatnam Zoo, Kailasagiri Park, Araku Valley and VUDA park.

4. Vijayawada

Vijayawada is considered as the third biggest city of Andhra Pradesh. It is also the third busiest tourist spot in Andhra Pradesh, due to its rich natural heritage. The city is also abode to many agricultural lands. As we know that, agriculture is the main occupation of majority people of India, here also more than fifty percent of population is doing agriculture in Vijayawada.

Vijayawada is also called as the ‘Global city of the future’ stated by Mckinsey. Earlier, the city was known as Bezawada. Vijayawada was originally known as ‘Bezawada’ since it was ruled by various ancient kingdoms of South India. Also in ancient period, a Chinese ruler and traveler called Hiuen Tsang visited the city. He stayed in Vijayawada for a long time. Another attraction of the city is Krishna river, that is flowing along the city, giving its inhabitants a sigh of relief in summer season.

Attractions: Undavalli rock-cut Caves, Mogalarajapuram Caves, Victoria Memorial, Kondapalli Kota, Kolleru Wildlife Sanctuary and Gandhi hill

5. Nellore

The name of the city is called so because it is cultivating paddy everywhere in the city. The Nellore literately means ‘Paddy place.’ So it is pretty clear that agriculture is the main occupation of majority of people in the district. Nellore is considered to be rich in terms of cultivating crops. The district consists of distant and large paddy fields. Damaramadugu town of Nellore district is famous for rice production in the country.

The city is split into two parts by the Pennar River. This Pennar River is the source of water for the both parts, which get equal access to the river. The eastern side of city borders Bay of Bengal. Numerous empires have ruled the city including Mauryas, Pallava, Vijaynagar and Chola. So, the city is rich in ancient monuments and structures built by the rulers.

Attractions: Penchalakona Temple, Nelapattu Sanctuary, Nellore Udayagiri Fort, Venkatagiri Fort, Jonnawada Kamakshi Temple, Mypadu beach and Pulicat Lake Bird Sanctuary.