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April 03, 2015

Tourisim in Andhra Pradesh, APTDC Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, List of Tourist places in Andhra Pradesh

TOURIST PLACES IN ANDHRA PRADESH

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation - APTDC is a State Government agency which promotes tourism in Andhra Pradesh. Some of the important tourist places in Andhra Pradesh includes, TTD, Srisailam, Charminar at Hyderabad, Husain sagar at Hyderabad, Golkonda Fort, Rishikonda beach at Vizag, Basara, Dharmapuri, Kaleswaram, Vemulawada, Nangnuru, Hanumakonda, Ramappa Temple, Bodhan, Yadagirigutta, Bugga Rameswaram, Bhadrachalam, Medak Church, Charminar, Macca mosque, Pancharamas, Kotappakonda, Mangalagiri, Chejerla, Nagarjuna Konda, Lepakshi, Puttaparthi, Ahobilam, Mahanandi, Mantralayam, Upamaka, Mukhalingam, Dwaraka Tirumala, Srikalahasthi, Annavaram, Arasavalli, Antarvedi, Ryali, Undavalli.

BASARA

Basara is situated in Adilabad district. It is famous for Saraswathi Temple located on the bank of the river Godavari. This is one among the three Saraswathi Temples in India. Other two are located at Kashmir and Sringeri.

DHARMAPURI

It is placed in Karimnagar district. It is famous for the temple of Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, located at the banks of the river Godavari.

KALESWARAM

It is situated in Karimnagar district. It is also called as DAKSHINA KASI. It has the history of two thousand years.

VEMULAWADA

It is situated in Karimnagar district. It is known for the temple of Sri Raja Rajeswara Swami. Vemulawada Bhimakavi, who is contemporary to Nannaya, belongs to this place.

NANGNURU

It is a village in Karimnagar district. There is a belief among the people that, the Eastern Chalukya king Raja Raja Narendra constructed 400 temples here.That is why this place is called on Nangnuru. At present there are only some black marble temples with extra ordinary architecture. One Silastupa was discovered here during excavations conducted here. On this stupa, we find Telugu and Kannada languages.

HANUMAKONDA

Kakatiya ruler Prataparudra constructed a thousand pillared temple here. This temple was dedicated to Lord Siva, Vishnu and Sun. But there are no idols in the temple. This temple stands as an example for the architectured skill of Kakatiyas. During the early period of Kakatiyas, it was their capital.

RAMAPPA TEMPLE

This is a Lord Siva temple, located at the village Palampeta, which is 50 Kms away from the Warangal in Warangal district. The pieces of architecture of this place was described as the poems on the stone. This temple was constructed by Recharla Rudra.

BODHAN

It is located in Nizamabad district. Here there are two mosques built by Aurangazeb.

YADAGIRIGUTTA

It is located in Nalagonda district. It is nearly 50 Kms away from Hyderabad. It is famous for the temple of Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy

BUGGA RAMESWARAM

It is 40 Kms away from Hyderabad. It is famous for Prana Lingam. The Lingam which was installed here is very big one. Even tallest persons cannot embrace the Lingam and joined their hands.

BHADRACHALAM

It is located in Khammam district. Here there is a very famous temple of Lord Sri Rama. This temple is situated on the banks of river Godavari. One devotee of Sri Rama by name Kancherla Gopanna wrote several kirtanas about this God. These kirtanas were scribed on rock plates.

MEDAK CHURCH

It is famous for its architecture. The construction of this church was started in 1914 and it was completed in the year 1924.

CHARMINAR

It was constructed by Mahammud Quli Qutub Shah in memory of the suppression of the plague quickly and successfully.

MACCA MOSQUE

It is one among the biggest mosques in South India. In a single sitting, 1000 members can offer their prayer here.

PANCHARAMAS

A single Lingam was divided into 5 and installed in 5 Aramas. These 5 Aramas are
  • Draksharammam: It is located at Draksharammam of East Godavari district.
  • Komararamam: It is located at Samarlakota of East Godavari district.
  • Somaramam: It is located at Gunupudi (Bhimavaram) of West Godavari district.
  • Kshira Ramam: It is located at Palakollu of West Godavari district.
  • Amara Ramam: It is located at Amaravathi of Guntur district. This is also called as Amareswaram Temple. This 32 Kms away from Guntur. Amaravathi is famous for the Buddhist architecture.

KOTAPPAKONDA

It is located in Guntur district. The famous Trikoteswara Swamy Temple is there on the top of the hill. A great fair will be organized on the day of SIVARATHIRI every year.

MANGALAGIRI

It is located in Guntur district. The presiding deity on this place is famous as Panakala Narasimha Swamy.

CHEJERLA

It is located near Narsaraopet of Guntur district. There is an ancient temple called Kapoteswara Swamy Temple.

NAGARJUNA KONDA

It is located in Guntur district. This was a famous Buddhist Centre. This was the capital of Ikhavakus. The remains of Buddhist Stupas are found here. The famous archeological museum is there in the nighty of Krishna River.

SRISAILAM

It is situated on the bank of river Krishna. This place located on the Rishabha giri hill. The Lord Siva Temple of this place is very ancient. It was mentioned in Mahabharata as well as in Puranas.  People says that the God Siva and the goddess Parvathi came to the earth in the forms of Mallikarjuna and Bhramarambika. The Krishna river in Srisailam is called as patelaganga. Sri Krishna Deva Raya constructed many Pavillions here.

LEPAKSHI

This is a small village, situated in Hindupur taluque of Anantapur district. There is a famous Siva temple which was constructed with Vijayanagar architecture in 16th Century. This place is famous for its Nandi statue.

PUTTAPARTHI

It is located near Dharmavaram of Anantapur district. There is world famous prasanti. Nilayam of Sri Satya Sai Baba. The devotees of Sri Satya Sai Baba visit this place from all parts of the world.

AHOBILAM

This place is located in Kurnool district. It is famous for the temple of Sri Lakshmi Nara Simha Swami. Here, there are Nava Narasimha Kshetras. This is one among the two schools of Sri Vaishnava tradition.

MAHANANDI

It is located near Srisailam. Here, the water is flowing always from the mouth of nandi idol.

MANTRALAYAM

It is situated on the bank of the river Tungabhadra in Kurnool district. This is the place where Sri Raghavendra Swami attained Sajiva Samadhi.

UPAMAKA

It is located in Visakhapatnam district. It was mentioned in the puranas also. It is famous for the temple of Sri Venkateswara.

MUKHALINGAM

It is situated on the bank of Vamsadhara, 50 Kms away from Srikakulam. It is famous for the temples of Mukhalingeswara Swami, Bhimeswara Swami and Someswara Swami. The people says that the Goddess Durga came to the earth for the protection Bhuvaraha murthy to protect the KSHETRA MAHIMA. Here, there is a beautiful architecture.

TIRUPATHI

This place is famous not only in the state but also in the entire India. There is famous temple of Sri Venkateswara. This temple situated at Tirumala at the height of 2800 feet from the sea level. The statue of Sri Krishna Deva Raya was installed here in his life time only. The Tower and Dhvajastambham of the temple are very big in size. According to the specifications of Ramanuja the Puja and Archanas are conducting even to this day.

DWARAKA TIRUMALA

It is located in West Godavari district. It is famous for the temple of Sri Venkateswara.

SRIKALAHASTI

It is situated on the bank of the river of Swarnamukhi river in Chittoor district. According to the stalapuranam, among the Panchabhutalingas this is one of that and is called as Vayulingam.

ANNAVARAM

It is famous for the temple of Satyanarayana Swami. The devotees who came here, will perform Satyanarayana Vratas.

ARASAVALLI

It is located in Srikakulam district. It is famous with the Suryanarayana Swami temple. In addition to this there are only two Surya temples in India.

ANTARVEDI

It is located in East Godavari district. It is famous for the temple of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami.

RYALI

It is in East Godavari district. The famous Jaganmohini Chennakesava Swami is located here. The idol of this temple appear in two forms. It will appear as Chennakesava Swami from the front side and as Jaganmohini from the back side.

UNDAVALLI

This village situated in Guntur district, 5 Kms away from Vijayawada. There is a four storied Buddhist cave temple in this village. In the second there is a sanctum sanatorium with 16 Mandapas. In that sanctum sanatorium, the idol of Narasimha Swami was installed. In the third floor, there is a idol Ananta Padma Nabha Swami. The length of this idol is 17 feet.

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