Face of Andhra Pradesh Tourism - Charminar
Welcome To The Best of Two Worlds
Covering a space of over 250000 sq km., Andhra Pradesh is the fifth largest state in India. This is one state where you see not only the amalgamation of two religions, but a perfect blend of two eras. The landscape of the state is primarily plain and is studded with some of the most important rivers of India. Among them are the largest peninsular rivers Godavari and Krishna that along with 34 others, cut through entire Andhra Pradesh making most of the land highly compatible for agriculture. The huge production of rice has earned the state, the status of being the 'Rice Bowl of India'. The state has zealously guarded its rich history along with becoming one of the fastest developing states in India. It won't be wrong to say that, more than tourists, the state is more visited by pilgrims from all the world. And most of them are devotees visiting the famous Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati. The temple is the most visited religious place and the second richest pilgrimage destination on earth, after The Vatican in Rome. Nature too seems to have showered the state with all its treasures that has seen Andhra Pradesh become the most prospered state.
The people of Andhra Pradesh have stood witness to a history of different rulers and dynasties from time immemorial. The state was referred to as Aitreya Brahmana in many Sanskrit epics. The text shows us that Andhra Pradesh had the oldest kingdom in South India ruled by Kuberka. After that Andhra Pradesh came under the rule of many dynasties. Mauryans spread their rule to most parts of Andhra Pradesh and after their rule Satavahanas took over. They were succeeded by Ishvakus, Pallavas, Vishnukundinas Cholas and Vijayanagara. In the later half, Andhra Pradesh saw a huge influence of Nizams. The Muslim domination increased during the colonial rule in the state. They held onto their rule in interior Andhra Pradesh by accepting the British rule in the state. In 1956, the Andhra state merged with Telangana Region of Hyderabad to from Andhra Pradesh.
Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh which is tipped to be the next 'IT city of India' and is also the most visited city by tourists. With attractions ranging from religiously important to historically rich, it is suited to choice of every tourist. Tirupati Temple is famous world over for its wealth and pilgrim visitors. Charminar is undoubtedly the most renowned monument of all. It is not only a landmark for Hyderabad, it is the symbol for Andhra Pradesh tourism as well. When visiting Hyderabad, Other places that cannot be missed are Mecca Masjid, Golconda Fort, Ramoji Film Studio and Hussain Sagar lake. Many parts of Andhra Pradesh are covered with dense forests which are home to a large variety of wildlife. Converted into protected areas, they now serve as exquisite national parks. The beaches are also among the best on the Eastern coast of India. These are the places to be visited, but there is a lot more to do. Cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is literally another attraction of the state. It is considered to be the spiciest of all cuisines in India. And the variety during the major festivals like Makar Sakranti and Brahmotsavam will leave you spellbound.
Andhra Pradesh has created waves in Indian Tourism Industry with its numerous attractions lying scattered throughout the state. A visit to Andhra Pradesh, that has the almost everything a tourist wishes for a memorable vacation, is enchanting and exhilarating in more than one way. Come and explore every aspect of Andhra Pradesh to its depth and leave the land if you wish, a changed human being.
|Hyderabad - Home To Splendid Charminar - By S.M Atiqul Mobin|
We boarded the train and reached Hyderabad the next morning. We stayed in a hotel right next to Secundrabad station....