Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Rice Bowl of India

Andhra Pradesh (AP) is located in the Southern peninsula of India and has a coastline of 974 km. The state of Andhra Pradesh is bound by Chhattisgarh on the north, Odisha on the northeast, Telangana and Karnataka on the west, Tamil Nadu on the south, and the Bay of Bengal on the east.

History of Andhra Pradesh

A number of Sanskrit epics like Aitareya Brahmana (800 BCE) refers to the Vedic roots of the Telugu speaking people of Andhra in the Indian subcontinent.During the period from 700 to 300 BCE, an ancient kingdom called Assaka Maha Janapada (great empires) was in the saddle between Godavari and Krishna rivers in south-eastern India.

There are many anecdotes in Ramayana, Mahabharata and other puranas that point to the people being the descendants of Sage Vishwamitra.One of the 16 majestic kingdoms in 600 BCE, the Assaka was replaced by Satavahana empire (230 BCE - 220 CE) whose rulers built the ancient township of Amaravati and they reached to new heights under the rule of King Satakarni.

How to Reach

VIA AIR : Andhra is well connected to other parts of the world though the international airport at Hyderabad- the capital city. Besides, Tirupati, Vishakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Vijaywada are the other airport in Andhra that connects the state to other parts of the country.

VIA TRAIN : With about 5,085 kilometer of the railways route covering the state of Andhra Pradesh, how to reach Andhra Pradesh can never be a problem. Out of the total rail route about 4, 362 km is broad gauge, 686 kilometer is meter gauge and 37 kilometer is narrow gauge.

VIA ROAD : The state of Andhra Pradesh is well connected to other parts of the country through the road network. About 4, 104 km of the National Highways network pass through the state of Andhra Pradesh. Get exclusive offer on Andhra Pradesh Tour Packages to plan your holiday.

Places to Visit

Visakhapatnam was the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh and a major sea port of India.


Tirupati is one of the major cultural and religious pilgrimage spots in India. The city is located at the southern part of Andhra Pradesh and is situated at the foothills of the Eastern Ghats in the Chittor district.


Vijayawada, being the third largest city of Andhra Pradesh is number 3 on this list. The city is an agriculturally rich state and has been recognized as the Global city of the future by McKinsey.