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Srisailam, also known as Sriparvata is situated in the Rishabgiri hills on the southern banks of the river Krishna in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. The temple at Srisailam is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is considered as one of his twelve Jyotirlingas. The great Indian epic of Mahabharata also makes a mention of Srisailam as Sriparvata. 232 km. south of Hyderabad, is Srisailam situated on the banks of the river Krishna. The 512 mtr. long Srisailam Dam located here is surrounded by natural beauty. On the south bank of the Krishna river, in the Nallamalai forest, on a 457 mtr. high hill is the Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy temple- one of the 12 ‘Jyotirlingas’ in India.


Hyderabad is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is famous as the former seat of the fabulously wealthy nizams of Hyderabad. Hyderabad ia an important center of Islamic culture. Hyderabad has now changing lifestyle and landscape with changing time. Opel Astras and Maruti Zens have shoved aside clip-clopping horse-drawn carriages. Elegantly tiled houses, giant archways and many-windowed homes no longer dot the skyline. Flyovers criss-cross busy intersections. The laid-back metropolis is now a science city.


Situated in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, 704 kms. from Hyderabad, 250 kms. from Bangalore and 150 kms. from Madras is the holy city of Tirupathi. It is famed for the shrine on the 'Seven Hills' on the top of Tirumala, a cluster of seven hills known as 'Seshchala'. This shrine is an important pilgrim centre for tourists in India because of the temple of Lord Venkatesa. This is the God whose picture graces the reception areas of most lodges and restaurants in southern India.


As the heart of Andhra Pradesh, Vijayawada is 275 km. from Hyderabad, between the river Krishna and its tributary, Budameru. Vijayawada lies in the rich coastal delta area of the state, a fact that is reflected in its spicy and deliciously varied cuisine. The most luscious mangoes are grown here and the region is renowned for its tradition of pickle making. A famous landmark is the Prakasam barrage, the 1223.5 mtr. long modern regulator and road bridge across the Krishna river, completed in 1957. Its panoramic lake and the three canals that run through the city give Vijayawada, a venetian appearance.


Vishakapatnam was named after the God of valour, Visakha. Once a small fishing village, it formed a part of the Kalinga empire, under Ashoka in 260 BC., passed on successively from the Andhra kings to Vengi to the Pallavas, Cholas and Gangas. In the 15th century, Visakhapatnam became a part of the Vijayanagar empire. It was transformed into a port town under the British. Now a bustling industrial and commercial city, it is the country's largest ship building yard. The most famous landmark at Visakhapatnam is the Dolphin's Nose, a rocky promontory in the port that is 358 mtr. in height. The Ramakrishna Mission Beach, on the east cost and Rishikonda, known for their serenity, are popular with tourists.


Warangal city covers an area of approximately 54.98 & is situated at an Altitude of 1,700 ft .It is one of the chief cities in Andhra Pradesh. The best season to be in Warangal is between September to February. The languages spoken & followed are Telgu, Hindi, English. The city roads are dominated by two wheelers primarily though one can also find many autorickshaws, taxis & sumos along with private & public transport buses. Though one can find the traffic density more on the station road & also on the road parallel to the railway station.

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