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.
city covers an area of approximately 54.98 sq.km & is situated at
an Altitude of 1,700 ft .It is one of the chief cities in Andhra
best season to be in Warangal is between September to February.
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.