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South India Travel --› About Andhra Pradesh

About Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh Architecture
Andhra Pradesh ArchitectureArchitecture in Andhra Pradesh ranges from prehistoric cairns to Buddhist Setups; Hindu and Jain temples of great importance to imposing churches, secular monuments such as the Charming of Hyderabad to some of the most beautiful mosques and Islamic tombs of India. Cities of Andhra Pradesh have interesting examples of European architecture as well as domestic vernacular architecture.

Andhra Pradesh Arts & CraftsAndhra Pradesh Arts & Crafts
Andhra Pradesh has given the world a number of forms of performing arts, handlooms and curios. The world famous Kuchipudi classical dance was born in the state. Kalamkari, the art of dyeing with vegetable oils and colors, still flourishes and silk sarees woven in the state rank among the most beautiful in the world. The handicrafts occupy s special place and possess a timeless charm.

Andhra Pradesh CavesAndhra Pradesh Caves
Originally discovered in 1854 by H.B.Foote, these subturanean passages were explored by the Department of archealogy and Museums, followed by team of European spalelogist led by Mr Gebaner, Belum Caves are the second largest natural caves in Indian Sub. continent after Meghalaya Caves.

Andhra Pradesh Fairs & Festivals
Andhra Pradesh Fairs & FestivalsAndhra Pradesh is a calendar of one long procession of festivals. Festivities here are characterised by colour, gaiety, enthusiasm, feasts and a variety of prayers and rituals. Travellers and tourists are struck by the scale and multiplicity of the festivities that populate the cultural scene of this land. The state is famous for celebrating festival of every region and religion with equal pomp and gaiety. Be it the age old traditional hindu festivals or the muslim festivity of brotherhood or Christmas. The diversity of the state is manifested in its people, languages, religions and cultures.

Andhra Pradesh IntroductionAndhra Pradesh Introduction
Andhra Pradesh, India's fifth largest state, is sprawled over an area of 275,068 sq. km. History has forged, and left behind vital links with the state, as is evident from the many edifices, monuments and architectural ruins, the legacy of dynasties as old as 300 B.C. Traces of the diverse and variegated facets of the culture of the Mauryas, Pallavas, Cholas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas and Vijayanagar, offer imposing vistas, that continue to fascinate the observer.

Andhra Pradesh MonumentsAndhra Pradesh Monuments
Charminar, Hyderabad
The Charminar is as much the signature of Hyderabad as the Taj Mahal is of Agra or the Eiffel Tower is of Paris.

Andhra Pradesh MuseumsAndhra Pradesh Museums
A.P.State Museum, Hyderabad
A visit to the Andhra Pradesh State Museum is a delight for art lovers. Located in the picturesque Public Gardens, the museum boasts of one of the richest repositories of antiques.

Andhra Pradesh Pilgrim CentresAndhra Pradesh Pilgrim Centres
Birla Mandir Hyderabad
Overlooking the Tank Bund, the Birla Mandir presents an arresting sight when illuminated in the evening. This magnificent structure built entirely out of marble from Rajasthan.

Andhra Pradesh WildlifeAndhra Pradesh Wildlife
Alisagar Deer Park, Nizamabad
Alisagar Deer Park is located in Nizamabad district of Andhra Pradesh.
The Alisagar was constructed in 1931 by the Nizam.