ABOUT ANDHRA PRADESH:
- Amazing Andhra, a fascinating blend of antiquity and modernity.
- A beautiful panorama of magnificent monuments, great ancient shrines, splendid natural beauty, exotic wildlife and modern temples of progress like Nagarjunasagar and Hitec City of Hyderabad.
- Land of Krishna and Godavari also noted for its rich cultural heritage of literature, art, music, dance and drama, caters to the demand of every visitor.
- Antiquity of Andhra Desa dates back to 236 B.C., the year of Mauryan emperor Ashoka’s death.
- During the following centuries, Satvahanas, Sakas, Ikshvakus, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas held sway over the region.
- Beside the famous archaeological, historical, pilgrim and leisure centres, the State is also studded with numerous attractive off-beat tourist centres.
- Costal Andhra extends for over 960 kms making the State with longest maritime boundary in the country.
- Dotted with some of the fascinating virgin beaches which have a potential of making Andhra one of the most exciting sea-side destinations of the world.
- Northern areas are mountainous and have some beautiful hill and health resorts.
- State also known for its excellent communication network and hospitality is rapidly emerging as the tourist destination of the new millennium.
- Capital: Visakhapatnam, Amaravati and Kurnool
- Area: 2,75,069 sq. kms.
- Population: 4,94,00000 (2011)
- Languages: Telugu, Urdu
- Best Season: December to April
- Famous For: Pilgrim Centres, Historical Centres, Handicrafts, and Beaches.
- Climate (Temperature):
- Winter (January and February): 160 C to 320 C
- Pre Monsoon (March, April and May): 210 C to 390 C
- Monsoon (June, July, August and September): 220 C to 350 C
- Post Monsoon (October, November and December): 150 C to 310 C