Here we will know about famous and wonderful Andhra Pradesh destinations. Many world famous temples are situated in Andhra Pradesh.
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Andhra Pradesh is one of the 29 states of India, situated in the south-eastern part of the country. It is the seventh-largest state in India, covering an area of 160,205 square kilometre. The largest city in Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad. Telugu, one of the classical languages of India, is the major and official language of Andhra Pradesh.
The north-western portion of Andhra Pradesh was separated to form the new state of Telangana on 2 June 2014. In accordance with the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad is remaing the acting capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states for a period of time not exceeding ten years. The new riverfront de facto capital, Amaravati, is under the jurisdiction of the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA).
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The Andhra Pradesh state has several beaches in its coastal districts such as Rushikonda, Mypadu, Suryalanka etc.,
Caves such as, Borra Caves, Indian rock-cut architecture depicting Undavalli caves and the country’s second longest caves – the Belum Caves.
The state is home to various religious pilgrim destinations such as, Tirumala Temple, Simhachalam Temple, Srisailam temple, Shahi Jamia Mosque in Adoni, Gunadala Church in Vijayawada, and Nagarjuna Konda.
Rushikonda Beach is a popular beach in the city. On the outskirts of the city, combining the rural with the urban, this beach finds itself on a beautiful landscape surrounded by hills. What separates this beach from the remaining in VIzag is that it provides something from everyone- some like the peaceful vibe on the beach while some engage in the many water-sports available here.
Mypadu Beach is located on the west coast of Bay of Bengal, at a distance of 25 km from Nellore in Andhra Pradesh. The beach is maintained by the state tourism board, APTDC. The beach provides fishing opportunities for the local fishermen, and access to cruises for the tourists.
Here in Andhra Pradesh destinations The Borra Caves are inportant. The Borra Caves, also called Borra Guhalu, are located on the East Coast of India, in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley of the Visakhapatnam district in Andhra Pradesh.
The Undavalli caves are an excellent example of ancient rock cut architecture. These are located in the Guntur district of Vijayawada and in the region of Tadepalle Mandal. These are a few kilometers east of Guntur and a few kilometers west of Vijayawada. These are also on the banks of the Krishna River.
The caves date back to the 4th and 5th centuries and are built of solid sandstone. It is not one cave but a collection of beautiful caves. The largest and the most important are dedicated to Lord Vishnu in a sleeping posture. These are of 4-storeys and are made of one single granite rock each. All these caves were initially dedicated to Lord Buddha and were all Buddhist shrines that were later converted into caves dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In between this conversion period these were Jain caves inspired from the Udayagiri and the Khandagiri caves of Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
Belum Caves is a well-known site of interest in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It is known as the largest and the longest cave system in the Indian subcontinent. Belum Caves are accessible to the visitors. The deepest point of the cave, known as Paataalganga, is 151 feet below the entrance level. Countless tourists and foreign nationals visit this place and get surprised.
1) Belum Caves are known as the ‘underground monasteries’. The research tells that centuries ago, the Jain and Buddhist monks used these caves as a place for practicing meditation. Some relics like the stone slate and beds etc. were also discovered in the caves.
2) There are several sections inside these deep caves. Some of the must-see sections include the names like Pillidwaram, Kotilingalu Chamber, Patalaganga, Musical Chamber, Thousand Hoods, and others.
3) A sizable idol of Buddha carved out of white marble is placed near one of the hillocks close to Belum Caves.
Lord Venkateswara Temple (Tirumala Temple) at Tirumala (Tirupati) is one of the most famous temples in India. With more than 35 million pilgrims visiting the temple every year, it is one of the most visited holy places and also one of the richest temples in the world. Built on the Venkata Hill, which is a part of the famous Seshachalam Hills, Tirupati Temple is considered as one of the holiest shrines by the Hindus. According to a legend, Lord Vishnu assumed the form of Sri Venkateswara to save mankind from the adversities of Kali Yuga.
Simhachalam Temple, dedicated to the Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu is located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. The ancient temple was built on top of the hill known as Simhachalam or Simhadri. This temple of Lord Vishnu is one of the eighteen “Narasimha Kshetra” in India. The Main deity is Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy. The Idol of Sri Narasimha Swamy is in the tribhangi posture, with hands and the head of a lion on a human torso. The Idol is usually covered with sandalwood paste for the whole year. During the annual ritual of “nijaroopa darshan”, the deity can be seen in his holy appearance in true form. This nijaroopa darshan seva lasts for 12 hours and the deity is covered again with sandalwood paste on the day of Akshaya Tritiya.
Srisailam temple has great reverence in the minds of Hindu devotees in India as it is one of the most sacred places of Worship. Srisailam has the shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna, which is one of the oldest shrines in Southern India and was built in the 1st century A.D. The Srisailam Shrine is within the Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh and was built on top of the Nallamala flat top hills, which is a natural geological formation. It is considered as one of the eighteen Shaktipeethas of India and the Mallikarjuna Swamy temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas dedicated to Lord Shiva. Srisailam is located about 213 km south of Hyderabad and is easily accessible by multiple means of transport. \n\nSituated on the banks of the Krishna River, Srisailam also has scenic views of the river along with the Srisailam dam which is a hydroelectric station and is the second largest in capacity within India. Other attractions also include the Nallamala Hills, which is part of the Eastern Ghats with scenic river valleys. Another attraction is the Srisailam Sanctuary, which is a part of the Nallamala reserve.
Shahi Jamia Mosque
The Shahi Jamia Mosque is a mosque in Adoni, India. The masjid is a relic of architectural and cultural heritage. People from all sections of society and religions are allowed to visit and take pictures of this historical premise. It lies in the heart of the town, near the market, a very busy place within the town.
It is believed that this masjid was built by Siddi Masood Khan who was the Governor of Adoni during the regime of Bijapur Sultan’s. The land was purchased from Mohammed Shahnaz Namia by Masood Khan by giving ₹77,000 and spent the total amount of 2,000,000 dinars to complete the construction of the masjid. The architects for this masjid were Iranian engineers headed by Malli Sandal. The specialty of this masjid is that the area of this masjid is as same as of the Kaaba in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Gunadala Church or Gundala Matha is also called popularly as the St. Mary`s Church. The church is situated on a hill that lies on the east side of the city. There is a museum inside the church that is main attraction. This museum holds a great collection of amazingly valuable gifts that are a present from various devotees and also the holy relics of the ancient period.
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