Andhra Pradesh is known as the "Kohinoor of India". Situated south of the Vindhyas, it shares a common history with its neighbours, Maharashtra , Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. The medieval city of Hyderabad is its capital. Andhra Pradesh is the fifth largest state in India .
It's also a rich state, at least in terms of natural resources, cultural heritage and most of all, opportunity. Andhra Pradesh commanding a 1000 km golden beach laced coastline is blessed with a charming countryside.
Andhra Pradesh is known for the famous Sri Venkateswara temple at Tirupati, Charminar, Salar Jung Museum , Golconda Fort in Hyderabad and Buddhist viharas at Nagarjuna Sagar. Also visit the wildlife and bird sanctuaries of Kolleru, Manjira, Kawal and Papikonda. Andhra has a nearly 1000 km-coastline with eight of its 23 districts having direct access to the sea. Famous beaches are Visakhapatnam Bheemunipatnam, Kakinada , Chirala, Kalingapatnam and Mypad.
Area: 2,75,068 sq kms
Populations: 75,727,541(2001census provisional figures)
Languages: Telugu, Urdu
Best touring season
October to March.