Andhra Pradesh, with an extend of 2,75,068 SqKm in area, is the fourth largest state in India. Andhra Pradesh lies between 12° 41' and 22°N latitude and 77° and 84° 40'E longitude. The state is bounded by Tamil Nadu in the south, Karnataka in the west, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Orissa in the north and the Bay of Bengal in the East. Hyderabad, the Capital city of Andhra Pradesh has a history of over 400 years. The population of Andhra Pradesh is 76210007 and the A.P is the fifth most populated state in India. Telugu is the official language of Andhra Pradesh, however, English, Urdu and Hindi are also widely spoken by the people of Andhra.

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Given below are some basic information about the state of Andhra Pradesh (A.P), India

Capital of Andhra Pradesh, India

Hyderabad is the capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad is the fifth largest metropolis in India and is one of the major Information Technology hub in India. Hyderabad is well know for its rich history, culture and magnificent monuments.

Climate of Andhra Pradesh

Andhra has a tropical climate and is generally hot and humid. Like other Indian states, Andhra too has 3 seasons - Summer, Monsoons and Winter. March to June is the summer season and temperature during summer rises upto 42° C. Coastal plains of Andhra experience hotter climate compared to other regions. Certain regions of Andhra record upto 45° C during summer days. South-west monsoons arrive by the month of July and lasts till September. During the monsoons season, Andhra Pradesh receives heavy rainfall, especially the costal regions. October and November sees heavy rainfall from the North-West Monsoons. Winter in Andhra starts from October and lasts till February. Due to its proximity to the Bay of Bengal, Andhra experience mild winters. Winter temperature in Andhra Pradesh is generally 15° C to 30° C. Winter season is the ideal time to visit Andhra Pradesh.

History of Andhra Pradesh, India

The history of Andhra Pradesh can be traced back to the epic era of the Ramayana and the Mahabharatha. Andhra society is one of the ancient societies of India. Andhra was once part of the Mauryan Empire of Emperor Asoka. The region became a major Buddhist center during the reign of Asoka and trace of Buddhist influence is still visible in several places. The long history of Andhra, saw the rise and fall of several dynasties - Satavahana dynasty, Ikshvakus, Pallavas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagaram kings, Qutb Shahis, Mughals, the Asaf Jahi's etc were some of the prominent dynasties which ruled the state of Andhra.

Major Tourist Attractions

The cultural liveliness and the visual beauty of Andhra Pradesh itself is one of the major tourism attractions of the state. The architecturally rich and naturally beautiful state of Andhra Pradesh is visited by tourists from all over the world. The unique combination of ancient monuments, temples, mosques, impressive forts, golden beaches and colorful festivals offer a visual treat to tourists. Some of the must see places in Andhra Pradesh are Hyderabad, Tirupathi, Borra Caves, Horsley Hills, Puttaparthi, Visakhapatnam etc...

Festivals of Andhra Pradesh

People of Andhra Pradesh celebrate their cultural and religious festivals as well as the festivals organized by the government with pomp and gaiety. The state government and tourism department organize gala festivals to woo tourists and promote tourism in Andhra. Makar Sakranti is the most important festival in Andhra Pradesh. Brahmotsavam celebration in Tirupati, Lumbini Festival commemorating Buddhism, Ugadi, Holi, Dussehra, Ganesh Chaturdhi, Sri Krishna Jayanthi etc are some of the important religious festivals of Andhra. Apart from these religious festivals, the government of Andhra organizes cultural festivals to promote tourism in Andhra Pradesh. These cultural festivals of Andhra are Deccan Festival, Visaka Utsav and the Rayalaseema Food and Dance Festival.

Basic information about Andhra Pradesh

Given below are some of the very basic information about the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Capital of Andhra PradeshHyderabad
Came into existance onJanuary 4, 1956
Number of Districts23
Density of population277 per (2009 est.)
Languages spoken in Andhra PradeshTelugu, English, Hindu, Urdu
State Bird Indian Roller
State AnimalBlack Buck
State FlowerWater Lily
State TreeNeem
ClimateTropical Climate
Summer Temperature - Upto 45°C
Winter Temprature - 16°C and 30°C
State TreeNeem
Airports in AndhraBegumpet Airport, Hyderabad
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad
Vishakhapatnam Airport
Warangal Airport
Rajahmundry Airport
Vijaywada Airport
Tirupati Airport
Sri Sathya Sai Airport
Cuddapah Airport
Donakonda Airport

About Andhra Pradesh, India

Know about the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh (A.P). Information on history, geography and culture of Andhra Pradesh. Basic information about Andhra, tourism in Andhra along with places to visit, languages spoken and climate of Andhra Pradesh.