Capital Hyderabad Official Language Telugu
Andhra Pradesh is a state bordering India’s southeastern coast. The new riverfront proposed capital in Guntur district is Amaravati, one of India’s oldest and renowned states situated in the southern part of India with its Capital as Hyderabad it is India’s fourth largest state by size and fifth largest state by population. Commonly spoken language is Telugu. Some of the important cities in Andhra are Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Guntur, Nellore, Warangal, Rajmundry, Cudappah and Tirupathi. Presently, the largest city being Visakhapatnam.
Andhra Pradesh echoes the aura of antiquity through every little aspect of it. The state is vibrant with historical monuments which may be considered as an embodiment of architectural wonder. It has a number of temples, mosques, palaces and is rich in arts, crafts, dance and literature. The stretches of beaches that are present in the state have increased the attractiveness of Andhra Pradesh immensely. The state also has the lord Venkateswara temple the second richest temple in the world behind only to the Vatican.
Andhra Pradesh has always had the distinction of producing maximum number of graduate students from IITs. Andhra Pradesh is dotted with renowned primary, secondary and international schools, Osmania and the Nagarjuna universities are one of India’s oldest universities offering world class education, there are many engineering and management institutions and the world famous Indian School of Business is located in Andhra Pradesh. The Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) a premier government of India institution specializes in world class IT education and students wanting to come to this state for higher studies and career opportunities have exciting and rewarding opportunities. The central universities in the state are, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, IIM Visakhapatnam, IIT Tirupati, NIT Tadepalligudem and IIITDM Kurnool, Indian Institute of Petroleum and Energy.
Andha Pradesh is a paradise for some exclusive food varieties. It’s cuisines are in great demand, savored and famous world over. There are some irresistible exotic food and mouthwatering sweet varieties:
- Pulihora - An exotic version of tamarind rice.
- Chepa Pulusu - Fish curry
- Gongura Pickle- the fiery spicy pickle
- Ambadi, are some of the delicious food and dish varieties of Andhra
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Major places of interest and landmarks include the
- Visakhapatnam Port
- Ramakrishna and Rishikonda Beaches
Andhra Pradesh boast of rich cultural and traditional heritage which inlcudes the famous
- Kalamkari Paintings and Toys
- Traditional Silk Garments
- The world famous Terracotta
- Golconda Fort
- The Coastlines of Andhra Pradesh
- Seashore based Tourism Sports
- Visakhapatnam Airport - The international Airport
- Vijayawada Airport at Gannavaram
- Rajahmundry Airport at Madhurapudi, at Renigunta, Cuddapah Airport
- A privately owned, public use airport at Puttaparthi