If you are planning a trip to Andhra Pradesh this summer vacation, you won’t be disappointed! There are so many Andhra Pradesh tourist destinations that crisscross the state, each which offer a unique experience. With so many Andhra Pradesh tourism packages that are available at attractive rates, get ready to pack your bags and visit these hot Andhra Pradesh attractions:
The Golconda Fort situated in West Hyderabad was founded in the 13th century by the Kakatiya kings. This unique fort has massive granite walls, impressive gates and 70 ramparts extending up to 5 kilometers in circumference. The main gate of the fort is called the Fateh Darwaza and has a height of 25 feet and a width of 13 meters. The major highlight of this fort is the amazing light and sound show which is held every day of the week in the evenings.
Ramoji Film City
Ever wondered what a movie set looks like? You’ll find out once you visit this major Andhra Pradesh tourist destination in Hyderabad. Besides being the world’s largest film studio complex, there are plenty of rides, shows, games, shopping facilities and events for tourists here. Carnivals to celebrate the monsoon and other yearly festivals also attract huge crowds. Stay in one of the hotels located inside the complex for a true superstar experience. And who knows- you may even get to see some well-known movie personalities here!
If you plan to visit Vizhag, spend a few hours admiring nature’s handiwork at Kailasagiri. Since Kailasagiri is located on a hilltop, tourists get an unforgettable view of the city just by standing at different points. Today, this spot has become a huge Andhra Pradesh attraction and is the perfect place for a picnic with friends and family members. The best time to visit this spot is in the evening as the whole area is beautifully illuminated then.
Many Andhra Pradesh tourism packages feature a trip to Araku Valley which is a very popular hill station here. It is located in the Eastern Ghats and is a mere 120 kilometer distance from Vizhag. Tourists will enjoy seeing the lush valley, cascading waterfalls and slow streams which run alongside the roads. In fact, travelling by train to the valley is supposedly an enriching experience in itself.
The Borra Caves at the Anantagiri Mandal are enroute to the Araku Valley and should not be missed. These caves were first discovered by William King George in the year 1807 and are situated around 1400 meters above sea level. These caves contain huge rocks that are believed to be at least a million years old. The Gosthani River which flows out of the caves is also very significant. The best time for a visit is at night when the caves are lit up for tourists.