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Udayagiri Fort Nellore District Andra pradesh

Udayagiri Fort  which is Located about 100 kms. From Nellore district Andra Pradesh.Udaygiri fort height is of 3079 feet. It boasts of great natural beauty with lush vegetation and beautiful waterfalls. Access to fort is only by steps and there is no road to the fort.The ruined fort is attracting the Tourists in a big way. However, the acccess is only by steps and there is no road to the Fort. During the rule of the Gajapathis and the Vijayanagar Rulers, this Town grew to great splendour. 

The ruins of 365 Temples found in the Town reflected the sculputure and archetecture of various periods. The structure on the hill such as the Ranganatha Temple reflects Chola culture, the Balakrishna Mandiram reflects Pallava culture and the Paruveta Mandapam reflects Vijayanagara Culture.The Hill of Udayagiri is also popularly known a Sanjeevi Hills as there are so many medicinal plants on the hill. This place can be developed on par with Golconda Fort of Hyderabad. It is possible to introduce at…

Kandaleru Dam Nellore Andra Pradesh

Kandeleru Dam is an irrigation project built on Kandaleru river in RAPUR MANDAL ,Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. Kandaleru Dam is located about 60 kms away form Nellore.The destination is also well connected for State Highway from Nellore to Kadapa via Rapur & Rajampet. It was constructed across the Kandaleru river.

This river originates in Velegonda hills and it  flows across Gudur . This being one of the World’s Biggest Earth Dam with 68 TMC Water Storage spread over 11 kilometer which is supplying Drinking water to Tamilanadu is a Pictorious Spot with Hillocks and Forest around. 

Somasila Dam Nellore Andra Pradesh

shSomasila is one of the biggest Irrigation Project in the Nellore  District of Andra Pradesh.The project is envisaged to create Irrigation potential. It is constucted across River Pennar and is situated near Somasila Village of nanthasagaram Mandal, Nellore District. Since it is located in eastern ghats situated at the out skirts of the district.


The project was built in the tenure of Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao. Penna Baddevolu is one of those villages and is located downstream of the Penna River. The Somsila reservoir serves water needs of total Penna delta and few more barrages located in the downstream across the river.Not only with the temple here, the village has so many attractions regarding water falls, some adventurous trekking and ashramam. . It is one of the most beautiful place in Nellore District and the winter is the best time to visit

Talpagiri Ranganadhaswami Temple Nellore Andhar Pradsh

Sri Ranganthaswami Temple in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha a resting form of Lord Vishnu.This temple, also called Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple or 

Ranganayakulu is one of the oldest temples in Nelloredistrict of Andra Pradesh . Sri Ranganthaswami Temple is located on the banks of the Penna River.RanganadaSwamy Temple in Nellore is more than 550years old.There are seven kalisams, which brings beauty to the temple. Every year during the month of March-April (varies according to Hindu calendar) grand festival is celebrated. These are called Brahmotsavam.

Medak Fort Medak Andra Pradesh

Medak Fort is in Medak district about 100 kilometres from the state capital, Hyderabad.It is a citadel built on a hillock that provided as a vantage point for the Kakatiyan rulers in ancient India.The fort was built sometime around the 12th century and during the reign of the Kakatiyan ruler, Pratapa Rudra and was called Methuku durgam, meaning cooked rice in Telugu.

 It was a command post of the Kakatians and later for Qutub Shahis. The fort has great historical and architectural importance in Andhra Pradesh. Within the fort is a 17th-century Mosque built by the Qutub Shahis, granaries and remains of grand houses.The fort is famous for its architectural brilliance. Strategically located, the fort provided pre emptive advantage over invaders.

Medak Cathedral Church Medak Andhra Pradesh

Medak Cathedral at Medak in Andhra Pradesh, India.The cathedral church of the Diocese of Medak for the Church of South India (formerly Anglican) since 1947. Originally built by Methodist Christians, it was consecrated on 25 December 1924. It is the largest church in Andhra Pradesh. The cathedral controls the Diocese of Medak, which is the second largest in the world and the single largest diocese in Asia.As the number of Christians increased, Charles Posnett raised a moderate structure in the Mission Compound in the shape of a church, but thought it unworthy, and early in 1914 laid the foundations of the present cathedral church, on 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land in Ghusnabad area.

 When the people of Medak district were suffering from famine between 1919 and 1921, Charles Posnett helped them by employing them in the construction of the church instead of running a free kitchen. Construction went on for 10 years. Charles Posnett consecrated the church in 1924, thanking God for mitigatin…

Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Medak Andra Pradesh

Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary is located 15 km (9.3 mi) from Medak and 115 km (71 mi) from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. This sanctuary can be reached by private transport from Medak. Pocharam Forest was the favourite hunting ground of the Nizam and he declared it as a wild life sanctuary in the early part of 20th century.Named after the Pocharam lake formed from damming of the All air in the year 1916 - 1922, it is spread over 130 km2 (50 sq mi). Surrounded by lush green forest, it is rich in flora and fauna and attracts a lot of winged visitors, like the Bar-Headed Goose, Brahminy Bucks and Open Billed Stork.
Flora and Fauna :  There is a center for Eco-tourism where visitors can see five species of Antelopes and Deer. Summer temperature goes up to 46 C & in winter it drops to 6 C. The sanctuary is home to animals like Leopard, Forest Cat, Wild Dog, Wolf, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chital, and Four horned Antelope.

Best time to visit - The best t…

Panagal Hill Fort Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Panagal Fort is one of the Famous Hill Forts district of Mahaboobnagar in Andhra Pradesh. It was built by Kalyani Chalukya Kings during 11th and 12th Centuries A.D..It is located about 30 Kms away from Wanaparthy towards Kollapur. The fort is spread in hundreds of acres with Seven Gateways / Entrances. The Main entrance is called as Mundlagavini and is a Special attraction of this fort. It was built with huge granite rocks. We can find small ponds, bushes, Uyyala Mandapam, etc., with beautiful architecture in side of the fort. Many deadly wars took place among the dynasties like Bahamani, Vijayanagara, Padmanayaka and Qutub Shahis etc at this fort. The Very famous stories like Balanagamma, Mayalapakir of stage and cinema are having connection with this place.

Gadwal Fort Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Gadwal is a town, Mandal and a municipality in Mahbubnagar district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located 188 km from Hyderabad, the state's capital.The Gadwal rulers Peda Soma Bhupaludu (Somanadri) has built this fort during 17th Century. The Fort was constructed with huge walls and moats around the fort have made the Gadwala Fort very strong and impregnable. Even after completion of 300 years, the strength of the Fort is not lost. Their main deity Sri Chennakesava SwamyTemple, Sri Venugopala Swamy temple, Sri Ramalayam and Water Body (Koneru) are located inside the Fort. Sri Pedda Soma Bhupala has defeated the Nawab of kurnool and brought 32 feet long Cannon which was the biggest in the country is still in the fort. Gadwala is also famous for silk Sarees. The weavers can weave a Silk Saree which can be kept in a match Box.

Sarala Sagar Dam Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Sarala Sagar Dam is located about 6 Kms away from Kothakota Mandal Head quarters on National Highway No. 7 from Hyderabad to Kurnool. Sarala Sagar Dam is the proof for the development of Science and Technology in Mahaboobnagar District. The Dam has been implemented by a rare and wonderful automatic Siphons System. This is only one of its kinds in Asian Continent and Second in the World. Wanaparthy Ruler Raja Rameshwara Rao had built this Dam on the name of his mother. The Technology for this project was brought from California In USA . In this Dam 17 hood Siphons, 4 priming siphons were used. Whenever the Water level of the tank exceeds its capacity the siphons System automatically opens. 

This is the speciality of these siphons. The military Governor of Hyderabad Major General Sri J.N. Chowdary has laid the foundation on 15th September, 1949. This Dam was started in the year 1959. Approximately 4000 Acres of Agricultural land has been brought under irrigation through this project.

Koil Sagar Dam Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Koilsagar Dam is located at Koilsagar Village of Deverakadra Mandal in Mahabubnagar District. Koilsagar Dam is one of the famous tourist attractions of Mahabubnagar District. It is a medium size irrigation project constructed at a cost of Rs.80 crores during Nizam government period during 1945-48.Beside Koilsagar there is Veerabadhra Temple called Koil Konda. Every year there is a celebration (Jathara) held by nearby villagers.


This project was constructed to meet the irrigation needs about 12 thousands acres. It is a beautiful project and was constructed in a picturesque location between two mountains on Peddavagu River. There is a guest house near the project from there you can have a beautiful look of the project.

Priyadarshini Jurala Dam Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Priyadarshini Jurala Dam is located about 60 Kms away from Mahaboobnagar District Headquarters in between Athmakur and Gadwal. Rail Transport facility is available up to Gadwal and from there one has to travel 20 Kms to reach the project. River Krishna enters the state of Andhra Pradesh through Mahaboobnagar District. There are many irrigation and hydro electric projects, which were constructed across River Krishna in the state of Andhra Pradesh but Jurala Dam is first one among them. Mr. Tanguturi Anjaiah, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has laid the foundation stone and named it as Priyadarshini Dam. In 1996, the then Chief Minister Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu devoted this project to the Nation. This project was constructed near Nandi Malla Village of Atmakur Mandal. The length of this project is one kilometer. The height of this project is 27.80 meters. The left and right canals of this project are supplying water to thousands of acres of Agriculture lands and also drinkin…

Umamaheshwaram Siva Temple Mahabubnagar Andhra Pradesh

Umamaheswaram is located at a distance of 150 KM from Hyderabad and close by Achampet in Mahabubnagar District. Umamaheswaram temple is situated on very tall hills of Nallamala forests and dates back to 2nd century A.D. To reach the temple, one has to ride on very steep and dangerous curves of 5 mile length from the bottom of the hill. 
It is in the picturesque Nallamala forest range around 100 kilometers away from Hyderabad on the Hyderabad-Srisailam highway.Umamaheshwaram is the northern gateway of Srisailam — one of the jyotirlingas. It is mentioned in many Vedas that visit to a Srisailam without Umamaheswaram is incomplete.

Mallelatheertham Water Fall Mahabubnagar Andhra Pradesh

Mallelatheertham One of the most pleasant place in the Mahabubnagar is Mallelatheertham.It is a beautiful place to visit for the Lovers of Nature. It is located around 58 KM from Srisailam and 185 KM from Hyderabad.Mallela Theertham is in the middle of the dense forest. A walk down 350 steps is required to access the waterfall.
The best flows are from the months of October to February. March through June is the dry season. The remaining months are rainy months, and it is very difficult to drive on the muddy road. The water comes from a small rivulet and from this area, it flows through the dense jungle and then meets the Krishna River.

Challapalli Fort Krishna district Andhra Pradesh

Challapalli or Challapalle is a village and Mandal in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, India..challapalli Fort was built in the 18th century as the capital of Devarkota Estate and the town developed around the palace. It remains as a great example of Andhra architecture to this very day. and is being ruled by Jamindars till today.Challapalli villageis a historical village and business center. Before the Independence Challapalli was ruled by Zamindars. 
The Fort of Challapalli is more than 400 years old. Agriculture, largely sugar, is the primary industry in this area, and there is still a large sugar refinery in the town, currently operating under the business name KCP Sugars.here are historical places like Ghantasala, Avanigadda, Hamsala divi, Pedakalle palli, Mopidevi, Srikakulam, Movva, Kuchipudi near to this village. The fort in this village is one of the main forts in Krishna district.challapalli  It remains as a great example of Andhra architecture to this very day.



Prakasam Barrage Krishna district Andhra Pradesh

Prakasam Barrage, across the river Krishna is 1223.5 mt long  connecting Krishna and Guntur districts.The barrage serves also as a road bridge and spans over a lake.The three canals associated with the barrage run through the city of Vijayawada crossing it and giving it a Venetian appearance.  The dam was started in 1852 and completed in 1855. Later, the State Government constructed a bridge that was named after Sri Tanguturi Prakasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra (A State formed in 1953, which later became Andhra Pradesh in 1956 after the merger of Telugu speaking districts of former Hyderabad State). Completed in 1957 it helps irrigating over 12 lakh (1.2 Million) acres of land.
 This barrage also supplies water to Buckingham canal which was constructed as inland navigation canal initially but later used as irrigation water supply canal. One of the first major irrigation projects of South India, the Prakasam Barrage in Vijayawada was completely successful in its mission.Andhra…

Manginapudi Beach Krishna district Andhra Pradesh

Manginapudi Beach near Machilipatnam, the beach attracts lakhs of pilgrims during Magha Poornam as it is ideal for sea bathing. The Panduranga Swamy Temple is a famous pilgrim center. APTDC has developed proper infrastructure in and around the beach.Manginapudi Beach is full of various places of sightseeing. The beautifully lighted park, numerous museums and places of worship like temples, ports and other significant places offers the tourists plenty of scope for recreation and entertainment.
The place is a potentially good harbor. The skiers and swimmers find ample scope for recreation and entertainment at the Manginapudi Beach. Moreover it is also an important place for the fishermen who use their skill and technique to catch fishes. The water is shallow and safe.

Kondapalli Fort Krishna district Andhra Pradesh

Kondapalli Fort, also locally known as Kondapalli Quilla, is located in the Krishna district.The historic fort on the hill (Eastern Ghats) located to the west of the Kondapalli village was built by Prolaya Vema Reddy of Kondavid during the 14th century, initially as a pleasure place and a business centre, along with the Kondavid Fort in Guntur district.The Kondappli Fort was built in 1360 by the Hindu kings of the Reddy dynasty of Kondavid. But, over the subsequent centuries, it was the theatre of several wars among many northern and southern Indian rulers and the British. In 1541, Kondapalii fort and the province were conquered by the Muhammadans.It was under occupation of the Bahmani Kingdom for some time, then with Gajapati rulers of Orissa followed byKrishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara empire and it later fell in to the hands of Muslim rulers of the Qutubshahi dynasty in the 16th century.The fort, which has a very picturesque sight, has three successive entry gates. The main entra…

Bhavani Island Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh

Bhavani Island with a total area of 130 acres is situated in the middle of river Krishna. Bhavani Island is a river island that offers a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.Bhavani Island is one of the most favored travel attractions in Vijayawada.It is a place to rest, relax and enjoy oneself with its mangroves, well-manicured gardens, pristine woodlands, rolling meadows and shimmering water bodies. Bhavani Island is a popular picnic spot, where children can run around carefree while adults can enjoy the energising and refreshing ambience.  Situated in Krishna River, the island is quite close to Prakasam Barrage. There are great boating facilities, which allow visitors to explore the river. The swimming pools on the island are well-maintained and clean. Visitors, who do not want to spend time in the pools, can opt for other water sports or try their hand at fishing and angling.

Mogalrajapuram caves Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh

The caves are located in the heart of Vijayawada City at "Kasthuribaipet and Mogalrajpuram". The caves are said to be excavated in 5th Century AD. The idols of Lord Nataraja, Vinayaka and Arthanareeswara can be seen here.

The Mogalarajapuram temple has an 'Ardhanarisvara' statue which is thought to be the earliest in South India and one of its kind. One of the caves has an overhanging cornice with artificial windows. The idols of Lord Nataraja and Vinayaka in one cave are still in good condition compared to the other worn out images of deities. It is also a place of archaeological importance.

Gandhi Hill Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh

The first Gandhi Memorial with seven stupas in the country was constructed on this hill at a height of 500 ft (150 m). The 52 ft (16 m) stupa was unveiled on 6 October 1968 by Dr. Zakir Hussain, the President of India. Gandhi Memorial Library, a Sound and Light Show on Mahatma Gandhi's life and a planetarium are the other attractions.
. A light and show program is organized every evening after sundown relating stories from the life of the great leader, Mahatma Gandhi. The Gandhi Hill also provides an expansive view of the whole city of Vijayawada. The glittering lights of the city, the balmy breeze and the crowd together turn the place into one of the travel attractions of Vijayawada. 
Timings: 4pm - 8:30pm (Tuesday Holly day) Entry Fee: Rs. 3/-
Impotence: Mahatma Gandhi's Photo exhibition, Train & Planetarium  Train Fee: Rs 5/-
PLANETARIUM Entry Fee: Rs. 10/- Below 5 years children not allowed

Kanaka Durga Temple Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh

Kanaka Durga Temple  is a famous Hindu Temple of Goddess Kanaka Durga located in Vijayawada Andhra Pradesh. Kanaka Durga Temple, Vijayawada Second largest temple in Andhra Pradesh is the temple of Kanaka Durga the Goddess of power.The temple is located on the Indrakeeladri hill, on the banks of Krishna River.According to a legend, the now verdant Vijayawada was once a rocky region strewn with hills that obstructed the flow of River Krishna
The land was thus rendered unfit for habitation or cultivation. Invocation to Lord Shiva for His intervention directed the hills to make way for the river. And lo! the river started flowing unimpeded with all its might, through the tunnels or "Bejjam" bored into the hills by Lord Shiva. That is how the place got its name Bezawada.citation needed One of the many mythologies associated with this place is that Arjuna prayed to Lord Shiva on top of Indrakeela hill to win His blessings and the city derived its name "Vijayawada" after…

Shilparamam crafts village Hydrabad Andhra Pradesh

Shilparamam is an arts and crafts village located in Madhapur, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.Shilparamam is an arts and crafts village showcasing various art forms and handicrafts of various artists from all over the State.Shilparamam, a crafts village, conceived in the year 1992, is situated just about few kilometers from Hyderabad city. Sprawling over 65 acres (260,000 m2) of land in the hi-tech hub city of India, Shilparamam gives a scenic ambience of tradition and cultural heritage. For promotion and preservation of Indian arts and crafts and to motivate the artisans, the state government established this platform.
Enchanting the blend of arts and artifact, epitomizing the true legacy with the diverse natural beauty of rural India; Shilparamam is tribute to Andhra Pradesh. Exhibiting the rustic richness and creativity of Hyderabad, it has captivated the imagination of visitors.The lush and serene environment of Shilparamam is sculpted with woodwork, jewellery, cloths and local …

Mahaveer Harina Vanasthali National Park Hydrabad Andhra Pradesh

Mahavir Harina Vanasthali Wildlife Park is also known as Mahavir Harina Vanasthali National Park. It is named after Lord Mahavira. It is spread over 3,758 acres. It is the largest green lung space in the city of Hyderabad.The park was established in 1977.The flora is of dry scrub jungle with grass lands. Major plant species found here are Neem, Butea (Flame of the forest), Acacias, Bauhinias etc. apart from a variety of thorny scrub species.  The park is famous for the endangered Black Buck, the state animal of Andhra Pradesh.A variety of migratory birds can also be seen round the year. Short-toed Eagle is another rare species nesting in this area. This center offers audio-visual education on nature and wildlife and is supported by a good nature library. An exhibition hall displaying exhibits explaining intricate problems of wildlife conservation. Tourist facilities There are sheds for rest and observation towers for viewing the animals. 

FLORA: Dry deciduous forest mixed with scrub ju…

Asman Garh Palace Hydrabad Andhra Pradesh

Asman Garh Palace is situated in the historic city of Hyderabad.The name meaning, Asman for Sky, and Garh for home, since the palace was located so high on a hillock.It was designed personally and built by the erstwhile Prime Minister of Hyderabad state Sir Asman Jah in 1885 on a hillock for leisure. He belonged to the Paigah family. 
He fulfilled his dream of building a home close to the sky. His real name was Mohammed Mazharuddin Khan, he was the grandson of the second Nizam, Sikander Jah.The granite turrets and arched windows of Asman Garh Palace crown a hill located at a short distance from the Hyderabad TV tower. The palace presently contains a museum displaying archaeological relics.

Falaknuma Palace Hydrabad Andrapradesh

The Falaknuma Palace One of the finest palaces Hydrabad in India.Falaknuma Palace is situated on hill 650 meters in height, in the southern part of Old City of Hyderabad, India. It was built by the Paigah, Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra. It was purchased by the then Nizam VI during 1897 use as a royal  and its hospitality became unmatched during the heyday. The palace provides a good view of Hyderabad.An English architect designed this palace. The foundation for the construction was laid by H.E. Sir Vicar Ul Umra Bahadur on March 3, 1884. He was the great grandson of Khuddus, a famous scientist who was a best friend of Sir Charles Darwin. It took nine years to complete the construction and furnish the palace. Sir Vicar moved into the Gol Bangla and Zanana Mahel of the Falaknuma Palace in December 1889 and closely monitored the finishing work at the Mardana portion. It is made completely with Italian marble and covers an area of 93,971 square meters.
The palace was built in the shape of a scorpi…

Nehru Zoological Park Hyderabad Andrapradesh

Nehru Zoological Park One of the largest zoo in India .Nehru Zoological Park also known as Hyderabad Zoo is a 380 acres (150 ha) zoo located near Mir Alam Tank in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. Nehru Zoological Park, Hyderabad was established in vide G.O.Ms. No.247, dated 26 October 1959.The eager visitors are taken in a closed-cage tour inside the zoo, where wild animals such as majestic lions, tigers, wild oxen, rhinos and panthers are let live in their simulated natural habitat. A nocturnal zoo, a natural-history museum, a mini train, above all the prehistoric dinosaur park make the park a place to enjoy.
 It would take 6–7 hours to cover all aspects of the zoo. The zoo runs several safari trips each day, such as the Lion Safari, Tiger Safari, Bear Safari, and Butterfly Safari. Other attractions include elephant rides, a natural history museum, and a children's train.The A.P. Tourism Development Corporation has introduced a ferry-boat and speed-boat, which also attracts a vi…

Birla Planetarium Hyderabad Andhar Pradesh

Birla Planetarium and Science Museum is located in Naubat Road. The planetarium was inaugurated in 1985 by N T Ramarao. It is one of the most modern and one of its kind planetariums in India.The shows give you the feeling of actually being 'out there'. The place is slowly being developed into a fine center for the study of astronomy. The Birla Planetarium is open for visitors from 10:00am to 8:15 pm. The Planetarium remains closed on the last Thursday of every month. Birla Planetarium is India's most modern Planetarium and first of it's kind in the country. It is equipped with the most advanced technology from Japan and built on Naubatpahad. 

The Planetarium offers daily sky shows (in Telugu and English) reciting various aspects of the enigmatic Cosmos, the mind boggling mysteries of the Universe, the undying comets, the Hubble Space Telescope, Eclipses, the puzzling Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO's) and the very recent clash of the Titans. As the sky show begins…

Golconda Fort Hyderabad Andhar Pradesh

Golkonda Fort Lying to the west of Hyderabad city at a distance of 11 km. It is also a mandal of Hyderabad District. The region is universally famous for the mines that have produced the world's most famous and coveted gems, including The Hope Diamond, Idol's Eye, The Koh-i-Noor and Darya-i-Noor.The most important builder of Golconda was Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah Wali, the fourth Qutub king of the Qutub Shahi Dynasty. Ibrahim was following in the spirit of his ancestors, the Qutub Shahi kings, a great family of builders who had ruled the kingdom of Golconda from 1512. Their first capital, the fortress citadel of Golconda, was rebuilt for defence from invading Mughals from the north.The most remarkable feature of the fort are its acoustics, where by a clapping of hands at the entry gate can be heard at the top of the fort which is 61 meters high. Water was raised by and ingenious system through laminated clay pipes and Persian wheels to cool the roof gardens and high walled palac…

Birla Mandir Hyderabad Andhra pradesh

Birla Mandir a temple dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara sits on the Hill top of Kalapahad, over looking the Hussain Sagar Lake.The temple manifests a blend of South Indian Rajasthani and Utkala temple architectures. In its entirety, it is made of 2000 tons of pure Rajasthani white marble.The granite of the presiding deity is about 11 ft (3.4 m) tall and a carved lotus forms an umbrella on the roof. 
The consorts of Lord Venkateswara, Padmavati and Andal are housed in separate shrines. There is a brass flagstaff in the temple premises which rises to a height of 42 ft (13 m).The temple is built on a 280 feet (85 m) high hillock called the Naubath Pahad on a 13 acres (53,000 m2) plot. The construction took 10 years and was consecrated in 1976 by Swami Ranganathananda of Ramakrishna Mission. The temple does not have traditional bells, as Swamiji wished that the temple atmosphere should be conducive for meditation.This temple is one of the most important religious place in India .
How to get …

Charminar Towers Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh

The Charminar, built in 1591 CE, is a monument and mosque located in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. It was built in 1591 by Mohammad Quli Qutub Shah.The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. The Charminar is on the east bank of Musi river. To the northeast lies the Laad Bazaar and in the west end lies the granite-made richly ornamented Makkah Masjid.The English name is a transliteration and combination of the Urdu words Chār and Minar, translating to "Four Towers"; the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches
The original Charminar a huge construction in wood representing the tomb of the Muslim saint Imam Hussain was as charm to safeguard the city against the outbreak of cholera in the late 16th century. When the epidemic subsided, the Charminar was rebuilt in stone and mortar at the same place where the original structure was built. It is an elegant rectangular edific…

Amaravatii Temple Hydrabad Andhar Pradesh

Amaravatiis a small town situated on the banks of the River Krishna in the Guntur District (of which it is a mandal) of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is famous for its Amareswara temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. The temple is one of the famous Pancharamas. Amaravati, also known as Dhanyakataka/Dharanikota was the site of a great Buddhist Stupa built in pre-Mauryan times.Amravati or Amareswaram is regarded holy because of the presence of the Krishna river, Sthalamahatyam, a vital Kshetra and the Sri Mahalinga Murthy. Five different forms of Lord Shiva are called 'Pranaveswara', 'Agasteswara', 'Kosaleswara', 'Someswara' and 'Parthiveswara'. Lord Shiva, present in the form of a 15 ft. high white marble Shiva lingam. the temple is surrounded by four high gopuras built in typical Dravidian style
Original Shivalingam is said to have been held in worship by the seven rishis - Kasyapa, Atri, Gowtama, Kousika, Bharadwaja, Vasishta and Jamadagni. These rishis…

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam Guntur district Andhra Pradesh

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam  is a masonry dam on the Krishna River at Nagarjuna Sagar in the border of Guntur and Nalgonda districts of Andhra Pradesh State, India. Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is one of the largest dams built in Asia. The tallest masonry Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is certainly the pride of India,Nagarjuna Sagar, located at a distance of  150 km from Hyderabad, is  one of  the most prominent Buddhist centers and attractive  tourist spots in Andhra Pradesh.Known in ancient days as Vijayapuri, Nagarjunasagar takes its present name from Nagarjuna, one of the most revered Buddhist monks.his colossal dam supplies water for irrigation purposes to the districts like Nalgonda, Prakasam, Khammam and Guntur in Andhra Pradeshcatchment area of 215000 sq km (83012 mi) . And is one of the largest networks of canal systems.This mighty Nagarjuna dam, which was completed in 1969, owing to its confounding height of 124 meters, and 1 km long, and has 26 crest gates. Nagarjunasagar Dam can store up to 11, 472 m…

Kondavid Fort Guntur Andhra Pradesh

Kondavid Fort is located in Kondaveedu village in the Chilakaluripet constituency of Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India.It is a hill fortress located 1,700 feet .Kondaveedu Fort is to be found at a distance of 25 km from Guntur. Kondaveedu fort was built by Anapotha Reddy in the 1250 A.D and later developed by Ana Venkata Reddy. Both of them were prominent rulers of the Reddy dynasty known to be benevolent patrons of the art and culture. Later, the fort considered as impregnable with 24 bastions and spread across 30 hillocks was ruled by Gajapathis.Located on a hilltop, this historical fort offers around 21 stupas. There are also many temples, residential structures, pillared halls and the entrance gate ways worth seeing here. The panoramic view from the summit is awe inspiring and is ideal for trekking. Famous historians like Amol Mujumdar and Roy Chaudhuri praised the fort in their writings. Recent archaeological excavations unearthed a 14th century inscription penned by Kavi Sa…

Ethipothala Water Falls Guntur Andhra Pradesh

Ethipothala Falls is a 70 feet (21 m) high river cascade, situated on the Chandravanka river, a tributary of the River Krishna. The waterfall is a combination of three streams namely Chandravanka Vagu, Nakkala Vagu and Tummala Vagu. It is situated about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.The river then joins the Krishna river after the dam after traveling about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the falls. A strategic view point was created by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department from the adjacent hillock. There are Ranganatha and Dattatreya temples in the vicinity. There is a crocodile breeding centre in the lagoon formed by the falls.
Ethipothala also boasts of a crocodile breeding centre where you can get a fascinating glimpse of these reptiles from close quarters and observe their behavior in their natural habitat. The picture postcard beauty of the place with verdant valleys together with numerous cave temples that dot the hilly countryside have made this a favourite picnic spo…

Suryalanka Beach Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh

Suryalanka Beach is located 9 km from Bapatla in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 50 km south of Guntur City. Also known as the Bapatla Beach, it draws a large number of visitors on weekends and holidays.Suryalanka Beach is situated at a distance of 9 kilometers from the town of Bapatla, in Guntur district. 
The natural beauty of the beach is major draw for people, who are looking to refresh and rejuvenate themselves. The pristine beach is clean and the waters of the Bay of Bengal are crystal clear. Visitors can enjoy swimming and sunbathing without feeling squeezed, as the beach is wide and spacious.
By Rail - The Nearest  Bapatla railway station By Road - Buses are available to Suryalanka from Bapatla. Bapatla Beach (Surya Lanka) is well connected by road and there are frequent buses from Guntur also

Amaravati Archaeological Museum Guntur Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati (Lat. 160 34’ N, Long. 800 17’E) is situated on the right bank of the river Krishna at a distance of 35 km north of the railway station of Guntur town. It is also a center of pilgrimage, known as Amareswaram.The Amaravati school of art occupies a pre-eminent position in the history of Indian Art. With its beginning in 3rd century BC the Amaravati unfolds its chapters through the galaxy of sculptural wealth that once adorned the Mahachaitya the majestic monument of the Buddhists situated here with its history extending over a period of a millennium and a half.In the key gallery selected examples of the art traditions of Amaravati are displayed. The lotus and the purnakumbha motifs are typical of Amaravati Art expressing auspiciousness and abundance. The two drum slabs depicting the Stupas, in bas relief give a fair idea of the structure. Buddha in these panels during the early period is represented symbolically in the form of ‘Svastika’ mark on a cushioned seat over a throne …

Maredumilli Eco Tourism East Godavari Andhara Pradesh

The Maredumilli Forests of East Godavari District are having rich biodiversity and the area is having semi evergreen forests with undulating terrain, which forms part of the Eastern Ghats.T he Maredumilli Community Conservation & Eco Tourism Area is situated on Maredumilli – Bhadrachalam road, nearly 4 Km. away from Maredumilli village. The area is having many streams flowing over the undulating rocks in the deep woods and any visitor feel thrilling experience in the Nature.
The Eco-tourism project is managed by the local indigenous tribal community of Valamuru, Somireddypalem and Valmeekipeta Vana Samrkshana Samithi people with the active support of Andhra Pradesh Forest Department. The project was successfully completed in a short span of time due to the commitment of the highly motivated community participation coupled with the timely financial assistance from the World Bank aided Andhra Pradesh Community Forest Management Project. This also provided unique opportunity to the …

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary East Godavari District Of Andhra Pradesh

Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary and estuary situated in Andhra Pradesh, India.  Coringa Wildlife sanctuary is located 18km from the port city Kakinada, on the Kakinada-Yanam state highway, nestling on the deltaic branches of Gouthami and Godavari Rivers at Kakinada Bay.It is located between 16°-30' to 17°-00' N latitudes and 82°-14' to 82°-23'E longitudes.The sanctuary is a part of the Godavari estuary and has extensive Mangrove and Dry Deciduous Tropical Forest.About half of the area is the backwater, which include a sand pit of 18km stretch. The rivers Coringa and Gaderu and their deltic branches intersect the region, along with other water channels. This forms about 335.7 square km of marsh vegetation.

Flora : The Sanctuary in the estuary of river godavari has rich mangrove vegetation.[ At present there are thirty five species of plants belonging to twenty four families.The plant species that are commonly found are Avicennia officinalis, Avicennia …

Prasanthi Nilayam Anantapur Andharpradesh

Puttaparthi, now popularly known as Prasanthi Nilayam, the abode of Supreme Peace, is the home town of Bhagawan Sri Satya Sai Baba and it is about 40 km away from Dharmavaram, 80 km from Anantapur and 200 km from Bangalore . World renowned and worshipped by His devotees all over the globe as God Incarnate, Sri Sathya Sai Baba has shown humanity a new way of life and through His simple teachings transformed millions of His devotees' lives. It indeed needs a divine intervention for anyone to achieve the accomplishments of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Prasanthi Nilayam, the abode of supreme peace, is a place every human being should visit in his lifetime to experience for oneself what selfless and pure love can achieve.
This is the abode of Sri Sathya Sai Baba and it lies on the bank of the river Chitravati, at a distance of 90Km. from anantapuram and 20Km. from penugonda. He is comsidered the incarnation of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba and thousands of devotees and tourists from the four corners of …

Sri Lakshmi Narashimha Swami Temple Nalgonda district Andhra Pradesh

Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy Temple or Yadagirigutta is a popular Hindu Temple of Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation Lord Vishnu It is situated on a hillock in the Nalgonda district, Andhra Pradesh, India, 60 kilometers from the city of Hyderabad. Huge number of devotees visit the temple on Sundays and public holidays.The temple is quite popular and is busy throughout the year with different events of the God. The annual brahmotsavam is held in the month of March, it includes Yedurkolu, The Celestial Wedding and Divya Vimana Rathotsavam. The birthday of Lord Narasimha is celebrated on 28 April every year.There are Purana and traditional accounts of this Shrine, which are widely popular among the devotees. There is mention about the origin of this temple in the Skanda Purana, one of the famous 18 puranas.

Glowing bright atop the sikharam of garbha griha (Sanctum Sanctorum) of this cave temple is the golden Sudarshana Chakra (about 3 ft x 3 ft) of Lord Vishnu (whose reincarnation is Lord Na…

Chintala Venkataramana Swamy Temple Anantapur Andhra Pradesh.

Tadipatri or Tadpatri is a city and a municipality in Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple is located in the heart of the town on a plot about 5 acres (20,000 m2).Chintala  VenkataramanaTemple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It has an impressive gopuram and beautiful sculptures of the pastimes of Krishna and Ratna. 
The vimana or Main Gopuram was rebuilt as a result of earthquake damage. Ramayana, Bhagavata and Mahabharata epics are carved around the Garbha Griha. There may be a secret tunnel or sorangam from this temple to Gooty Fort.

Penukonda Fort Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh

Penu Konda, is a small town in the Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is 70 km away from Anantapur town.The fort is a huge and imposing one overlooking the Penukonda town situated at its foot. There are seven citadels along the circumference of the fort. The entrance of the fort is marked by a huge gate called Yerramanchi Gate. Here you can see a tall idol of Lord Hanuman which is about 11 feet high.
The architecture of the fort is one of its kinds and was built such that it was most inaccessible to the enemies from every direction. Its location on the hill top with water full of crocodiles on all sides at the foot is worth appreciating the security system of those times. As found from some inscription at Kallodi in Mysore, Bukkaraya, a king of Vijayanagar Empire, had made way for the water to enter from Penna River to this town.Now, there are two important sights here. One is the "Gagan Mahal" which was used as a summer resort by the Vijayanagar Kings. The Gag…

Hemavathi Sivs Temple Anntapur Andhapradesh

Hemavathi is an ancient historical village of the south indian tates Andhara Pradesh.It is situted about 10 km from Amarapuram and 25 km  fron Madkasira.The villege  prominent  between the 8th and the 10 century AD under the Nolamba Pallavs .There is an ancient  Shiv temple here,Where shivs Manifests in the form of load Doddeswara. Hemavathi is famous for the temple of Doddeswara Swamy . 

A Nandi made of black basalt granite 8 feet in length and 4 feet in height, sits at the entrance. There is a 6 feet tall Lingam installed inside the sanctum sanctorum.Jain devotees from all over India converge annually on teh Jain temple located in hemavati.
How to get there  Nearest Railway station  - The nearest railhead is at Hindupur. Aprocha by Road - Hemavathi in Ananthapur district is situated at a distance of 37 km from Madakasiri and 148 km from Ananthapur. Hemavathi is well connected by road with frequent bus and private transport facilities from Madakasiri

Gooty Hill Fort Ananthapur Andharpradesh

Gooty is located at 15.12°N 77.63°E, at a distance of 52 km from Anantapur. It has an average elevation of 345 metres.Gooty fort is situated at a height of 300 mtrs above the plains in Gooty. It is one of the oldest hill forts in Andhra Pradesh. The fort was built by the emperors of the Vijayanagara Kingdom . The Marathas under Murari Rao conquered it. Then it was taken over by Haider Ali in 1773 and eventually fell into the British hands after the defeat of Tipu Sultan in 1799.
The fort was built in the shape of a shell and has 15 forts with 15 main doors (mukahdwarulu) inside the structure. There is a small pavilion made of polished lime stone called Murari Rao's seat. This pavilion is on the edge of a cliff from where one can have a panoramic view of the surroundings. The unique feature of the fort is the availability of water resources at such a height.

Sri Soumyanatha Swamy Temple Nandalur Andrapradesh

The prime attraction of Nandalur is the temple of Soumyanatha Swami. Soumyanatha Swami is another name and form of Lord Venkateshwara. The temple is constructed with 108 pillars and is built in a plot containing ten acres. The temple has four Raja gopurams overlooking the four directions. The main idol is Sri Soumyanatha Swamy facing East. Legend has it that the Lord is another Avatara of Sri Venkateswara Swamy. Tirupati is towards the east of Nandalur. The idol resembles the idol of Sri Venkateswara Swamy in Tirupati, the only difference being here in Nandalur, the Lord has "Abhaya Hastham" carved on it; normally in all the temples dedicated to Sri Venkateswara Swamy, the idol will be carved "Kati Hastham". Teh temple also contains a shrine dedicated to Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy near to the entrance of the sanctorum.

 Every year during the month of July, Kalyanotsavam to the Lord is performed at the temple. Nandalur is one of the two temples in Cuddapah district w…