|Area||106195 sq mi|
|Airports||Bapatla, Cudappah, Donakonda, Hyderabad, Puttaparthi, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Warangal.|
Hyderabad Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is the fifth largest city of India with an ancient civilization and culture. The city was founded by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah, Sultan of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, in 1590. A multitude of influences have shaped the character of the city and known as the city of pearls, lakes and, lately, for IT Companies. Its palaces and buildings, houses and tenements, gardens and streets have a history and an architectural individuality of their own. The city has always been a place for all religions especially Hindus and Muslims who live peacefully for centuries. Its rich history and multilingual culture attracts thousands of visitors from all over the globe to discover the real episode prevailing in Hyderabad. The city offers a captivating combination of tradition and trend to the tourists and travelers. It is most famous for its charming minarets - Charminar. The city is often identified with the majestic Charminar which stands at the center of the old city. The city offers the colorful shops of Ladbazaar with its glittering traditional bangles. It has been transformed to an IT hub of the country and stepping forth to become a global destination in this field.
Vishakhapatnam This coast-city is on the Chennai-Howrah broad-gauge line of South Eastern Railway and is a big railhead. The city has grown in importance educationally, commercially and industrially. It is the seat of the Andhra University. The places of interest in the city include harbour, Dolphin's Nose, a light-house, Hindustan Ship Building Yard, Caltex Oil Refinery, Coromandal Fertilisers Factory, Steel Plant, Circuit House on the Hill, a beautiful beach and an airport. Visakhapatnam harbour is considered to be one of the best natural harbours in the world, and the Shipbuilding Yard has a nation-wide importance. The city is worth visiting for both the internal and foreign tourists. Bheemunipatnam beach, nearer to the city, is a place for a short holiday and recreation. Vishakhapatnam is an amalgamation of old and new, a bustling city that encompasses blue sea, green-capped hills, breathtaking valleys, dense jungles and crystal clear cascades, ancient Buddhist sites, the only submarine museum of the subcontinent, lush green parks, and more profoundly its salubrious climate.
Tirupati This temple town is among the busiest pilgrimages of the world with 40, 000 pilgrims visiting the site everyday. As Tirupati and Tirumala are used concurrently but the difference is that - the hill on which the temple is located is called Tirumala and the town at the foot of the hill is Tirumala. Tirumala is one of the seven peaks of Seshachalam hill range and is a symbolic representation of the seven headed serpent God Adisesha, the snake on which Lord Vishnu reclines.