Andhra Pradesh, often referred to as the 'Kohinoor of India' is the largest and the most populated state in South India. It stands on the Deccan Plateau at a height of 27500 sq km. The state of Andhra Pradesh has been the seat of Buddhism and also a part of the Ashokan Empire. The Chalukyas and the Chola Dysnasty also ruled the state for some period before it was annexed by the Muslim empire. In 1687, the state was taken over by a Mughul general who was succeeded by the Nizams of Hyderabad who ruled till independence.
The Deccan Plateau comes down to the site of the intersection of river Krishna and Godavari gifting Andhra Pradesh the largest of the cultivable areas in the country. It is called the Rice Bowl of India since it leads in the production of paddy. The many edifices, monuments, architectural ruins in Andhra Pradesh stands to this day, as witnesses to the many dynasties that ruled this ancient state. Because of the richness in the history and the prosperity of the state of Andhra Pradesh, it is visited by a large number of tourists and travelers from abroad. Visitors travel to Andhra Pradesh to visit some of the most important cities such as Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Warangal and Tirupati.
Travel to Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad is the most important and visited city in Andhra Pradesh. It is well linked to the major cities in India by rail. Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam, Rajahmundry and Tirupati are the only places which are linked via air. There is also an efficient and well linked roadway connecting Hyderabad to the major cities in India.
Visa to Andhra Pradesh
To travel to Andhra Pradesh from countries outside India, a valid visa is required. Ways and means of attaining the visas may differ according to the country concerned. To know in details, you can browse through the 'Visa to Andhra Pradesh' section to get the details.