AP Tourism – The Tourism of Andhra Pradesh
Tourism in Andhra Pradesh:
Andhra Pradesh is a state in India. Andhra Pradesh is situated in Eastern part of India. Andhra Pradesh comprises two regions likely Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. The State of Andhra Pradesh is well known for Coastal Region located at seabed with 9 districts and other 4 districts are into Rayalaseema.
It has a total of 13 districts, nine in Coastal Andhra Region and four in Rayalaseema Region. Coastal Andhra Region has occupied with Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Nellore Districts. The Rayalaseema Region has occupied with Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool Districts.
Andhra Pradesh has a coastal Belt of 974 km (605 mi) which is the second-longest coastline among the states of India, after Gujarat – with jurisdiction over almost 15,000 km2 of territorial waters.
The Tourism in Andhra Pradesh, describing the state as the Koh-i-Noor of India. Andhra Pradesh has a variety of tourist attractions including beaches, hills, caves, wildlife, forests and temples.
The Tourism of Andhra Pradesh likely to represent the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati is one of the world’s most visited religious sites, with 18.25 million visitors per year. Other pilgrimage centres in the state include the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga at Srisailam, the Srikalahasteeswara Temple at Srikalahasti, the Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Simhachalam at Visakhapatnam, the Ameen Peer Dargah in Kadapa, the Mahachaitya at Amaravathi, the Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada, and Prasanthi Nilayam in Puttaparthi. The state’s natural attractions include the beaches of Visakhapatnam, hill stations such as the Araku Valley and Horsley Hills, and the island of Konaseema in the Godavari River delta.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism received a total of 194.8 million domestic tourists in 2019, which is the fourth highest in terms of domestic visitors by making it the third most-visited state in India.