Best Places To Visit In Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the fourth largest state of India and it goes without saying that it not just has a rich history, but also a culture that will leave you mesmerised and striking architecture that most travellers seek to. Considered as one of the offbeat places for a vacation, we think Andhra Pradesh in all its glory should be in your travel plans in 2017. 

If the size of the state overwhelms you, fret not. 

If you do have some days on hand, go ahead and explore the state at your own pace. Here we have listed down 10 places in Andhra Pradesh that should definitely make it to your itinerary
 
 

1. Talakona - Most popular waterfall in Andhra Pradesh

  
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Just 89 km from Chittoor, the gorgeous Talakona Falls are situated in the Sri Venkateswara National Park. Falling from an astonishing height of 270 feet, it is known as the highest waterfall in the state. The place is surrounded by a wide variety of endangered species like cheetah, golden gecko, Indian giant squirrel, panther, mouse deer and more, so be sure to keep your camera ready. For all the thrill-seekers, there is a 240 m long canopy rope walk at a height of 35 to 40 feet that you can experience.
 
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2. Srikakulam - Must visit city in Andhra Pradesh

  
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With a seacoast that runs up to 193 kilometers, Srikakulam is a must visit city in Andhra Pradesh. The place is a natural habitat for wild cats, foxes and jackals, and is known for its rich biodiversity. It is one of those places that you could head out to if you’re looking for a serene view and some peace from all the typical city hustle. Some of the places you need to see in Srikakulam are the Arasavalli temple, Kaviti, Baruva, Kalingapatnam and Srikurmam.
 
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3. Ahobilam - Site of many temples in Andhra Pradesh

  
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Located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Ahobilam is one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in the state. It is considered to be the holy abode of Lord Narasimha and most temples are said to be built in the 8th century. What’s best is that to reach most of these temples, you are required to trek through a thick forest that is an experience in its own. So challenge yourself and see how many of the 9 shrines can you trek!
 
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4. Machilipatnam - A must stop for shopping

 

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Machilipatnam is a port town in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. Popular for its cotton textiles, you will find the best of finely woven muslins and bright coloured prints that you would definitely want to bring home. Many tourists love shopping for printed silk and cotton saris, upholstery, sling bag and dresses from this place. Coming from a colonial history, you will also spot a number of Dutch made tombs from the time of 1649 to 1725 here.
 
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5. Maredumilli - One of the most popular tourist place

  
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A small village in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Maredumilli is famous for its forest resorts and waterfalls. It is one of those places that a traveller would enjoy if he is a true nature lover. A few places to check off your list here include the Jalatarangini waterfalls, Swarnadhara and Rampa waterfalls, Karthik Vanam and the Vali Sugriva Medicinal Plants Conservation Area, Madani Kunj Vihara Sthal and the Valamuru river.

6. Araku - Hill station in Andhra Pradesh

 

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Located at an altitude of 900 to 1,400 meters above sea level, the Araku Valley in the Eastern Ghats is home to many local tribal communities. With a pleasant weather, lush greenery, a number of waterfalls and streams, Araku is a must visit picnic spot. Araku is also well known for its coffee plantations that you should certainly visit. Some of the places here that should be on your list include the Borra caves, Katiki Falls, Tribal Museum and Padmapuram Botanical Gardens. You’ll find a number of artifacts from the tribal culture here that are sure to enlighten you.
 
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7. Srisailam - Famous tourist place in AP

  
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A perfect combination of scenic beauty and religious temples, Srisailam is another place you need to head to. It is famous for the Srisailam Dam and Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple that is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is built in the Dravidian style and boasts of a rich history that you would love to take home. There are also other attractions like the Mahadevi Caves, Pathala Ganga, Mallela Theertham and others here that you might want to explore. So set a day aside when heading to Srisailam.
 
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8. Kakinada - History, religion and adventure at one place

 

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A port city situated on the Bay of Bengal, Kakinada is a popular tourist destination in Andhra Pradesh. This place is a must visit for the several signs of colonial times that you’ll see here. Be it the architecture, sculptures or murals you see here, there are many aspects that will remind you of the British times. There are also many holy pilgrimage centers, beaches and stunning landscapes that Kakinada offers to tourists. Some of the must visits nearby include the Godavari Delta islands, Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary, Kotipalli Kotilingeswara Temple and the Annavaram Satyanarayana Swamy Temple.
 
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9. Lambasingi - Places to visit in Andhra Pradesh

 

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Often referred to as the Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh, Lambasingi is a small village in the Chintapalli Mandal of Visakhapatnam district. It is one of the coolest places to visit in South India and is often chosen as a quick weekend getaway by many. While you’re here, make sure you visit the Kothapalli waterfalls, Thajangi reservoir and the Black Eyed Susan garden. If you have an entire day to spend here, then definitely experience night camping!
 
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10. Chittoor - Unexplored place to visit in AP

 

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Chittoor is a gorgeous destination situated on the banks of the Ponnai River. It is known as the agricultural town in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the undiscovered gems of the state with a number of rivers, temples, forts and natural hills to visit. Horsley Hills, Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary, Gurramkonda Fort, Nagari Hills, Sri Venkateswara Temple and Mogili are a few places that you need to see here. 

If Andhra Pradesh intrigues you as much as us and you’re already chalking out a plan, the best time to do so would be in the winter months - between October and March. The inland areas remain dry and cooler than the coast in these months, making it perfect for you to go around easily.
 
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Is there a place that you think should definitely make it to this list? Feel free to contribute by dropping your suggestions in the comments!
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A content marketer for startups who has adopted the remote life for the sake of travel. And of course, some sleep. Can usually be found on Twitter ranting or discussing cultures.

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