Tourist Places in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh is one among the coastal cities in India. It is also a harbor city and is the only ship building district in India. It is the second largest city in the state after Hyderabad and is the commercial city of Andhra Pradesh hosting several industries. The city is generally called as the "Jewel of East Coast" and is situated adjacent to Bay of Bengal. The head office of Eastern Naval Command is also located in Visakhapatnam. The place is also a popular tourist destination. Visakhapatnam is called so, since its name is derived from the god name, Valor-Vishakha. In BC 260, the city was a division of Kalinga Empire under the reign of King Asoka and it is transferred through successive rulers. In the 15th century, it came under Vijayanagar Empire.
Puttaparthi is a small town in Andhra Pradesh. Puttaparthi is popular as it is the birth place of Sri Satya Sai Baba who had a million followers. The entire people of Puttaparthi call him fondly as "Baba" and the whole people consider him as living god. People from different parts of the world visit Puttaparthi to see Baba and to attain peace of mind.
Tirupati is one of the world's largest pilgrimage city and is called as the city of temples. People from different parts of the country visit this temple especially the hindu devotes. Tirupati Temple is located in the nested mountain ranges of the city. Tirupati is one of the undestroyed temples in the state due to Muslims Invasion. The spot is also an ideal place for history lovers and is the first choice for religious people.
Warangal is popular for ancient temples believed to be built at around 2000 years back. It is also the oldest district of Telangana. The main attraction of this place is these olden temples. The most attractive temple of Warangal is Thousand Pillar Temple, which is believed to be built in the twelfth century. The best time to visit Warangal is during festival season.
Hyderabad popularly called as the City of Nizams is the capital of Telangana. The past rulers of Hyderabad were pearl merchants, so Hyderabad is also called as City of Pearls. The city is also a hub for several tourist destinations. Ramoji Rao film city is located in Hyderabad. The Tollywood also called as Telugu film industry is located here. It is one among the metropolitan cities in India. The city is also a hub for IT companies, Medical companies, Electronics and other Business Establishments.