About Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh is situated south of the Vindhyas, which is surrounded by Madhya Pradesh, Orissa, the Bay of Bengal in the east and Tamil Nadu and Karnataka in the south and by Maharashtra in the west. It is the fifth largest state in India in area and population. With a 970 km coastline, it has the largest coastline in India. The port of Vishakapatinam caters to Madhya Pradesh and Orissa too. In fact, Andhra Pradesh was created by combining the old princely state of Hyderabad with the Telegu speaking portions of the former state of Madras. Beautiful crafts, vibrant religious festivals, a varied cuisine and th e sonorant mother tongue, Telugu, are some of the indelible impressions of Andhra Pradesh.
The famous classical dance form of Andhra Pradesh is "Kuchipudi". Tribal dances contribute in equal measure to the artistic heritage of Andhra Pradesh and the tholubommalaata, a shadow puppetry theatre is a fascinating folk art of Andhra Pradesh. Architecture in Andhra Pradesh ranges from prehistoric cairns to Buddhist Setups. Hindu and Jain temples of great importance to imposing churches, secular monuments such as the Charminar of Hyderabad to some of the most beautiful mosques and Islamic tombs of India. Andhra Pradesh tourism has a wide variety of wildlife and natural beauty in India.
This state is home to India's largest tiger reserve, in the Nallamai forest. The Godavari river delta is famous for reptiles such as the salt water crocodile, fishing cats and other exotic animals. Hyderabad is its capital of Andhra Pradesh which is also known as medieval city. Andhra Pradesh State can be divided into three important regions-the coastal region, comprising of nine districts, generally called Andhra; the interior region, consisting of four districts collectively known as Rayalaseema; and the Telengana region, consisting of the capital Hyderabad and nine adjoining districts.
Capital - Hyderabad
Country: - India
Language: - Telugu, Hindi, English
Andhra Pradesh state is located in the southeast of the subcontinent above the state of Tamil Nadu. Other states are bordering Andhra Pradesh like Orissa in the north, Karnataka in the west and some parts of Maharashtra in the north and northwest and some parts of Madhya Pradesh in the north. Eastern part of Andhra Pradesh is the costal area flanked by Bay of Bengal. This state is the fifth largest state in the country in area and in population.
Climate of Andhra Pradesh is generally hot and humid and summer temperatures vary from 20C to 40C. In winter, it is between 13C and 32C. South-West monsoons play a major role in determining the climate of the state. The North-East monsoons are responsible for about one-third of the total rainfall in Andhra Pradesh, whereas June to December are the monsoon months and the weather remains hot and sultry. Best season of Andra pradesh tourism are October to February.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport also known as Hyderabad Internation Airport., is an international airport for the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Other airports in the state are Visakhapatnam Airport, Vijayawada Airport, Rajahmundry Airport and Tirupati Airport.
Railways are also a major means of transport that connects and major cities and towns. Most of the Andhra Pradesh falls under South Central Railway that cames into existence in 1966 with its headquarters at Secunderabad. Srikakulam, Vizianagaram Districts and part of Visakhapatnam district including Visakhapatnam City falls under East Coast Railway.
Electric Loco Sheds: Lallaguda, Kazipet, Vijayawada,Visakhapatnam
Diesel Loco Sheds: Gooty, Guntakal, Kazipet, Moulali, Visakhapatnam
This State has two of the major ports of India at Visakhapatnam and Kakinada. Other three minor ports at Krishnapatnam (Nellore), Machilipatnam and Nizampatnam (Guntur). A further private port is being developed at Gangavaram, near Visakhapatnam.
Andhra Pradesh Street Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) is the major public transport corporation owned by the government of Andhra Pradesh that connects all the cities and villages. It is also in the Guinness Book of World Records for having the largest fleet of vehicles approximately 21000, and the longest area covered/commuted daily. Besides, thousands of private operators run buses connecting major cities and towns of the state. Moreover, Private vehicles like cars, motorised scooters and bicycles occupy a major share of the local transport in the cities and adjoining villages.