(Last Updated on : 15/11/2016)
Island Cities of Andhra Pradesh
allure the tourists with temples of Dravidian architecture, sea beaches, and the eco tourism sites. Some of the islands of Andhra Pradesh are Bhavani Islands, Diviseema, Gollapalem and Sriharikota
. Andhra Pradesh is promoted in the tourism sector with islands, beaches, temples, eco tourism sites, caves, valleys and hills, and many religious destinations that were erected in the early era, medieval era and the modern era. This state has the opportunity for adventure tourism in the Horsley hills, sea beaches, Gandikota in Kadapa District
, Puligund and Arma Konda. Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad and Amaravati are connected with all the tourism destinations and islands with airways, roadways and the rail heads. Andhra Pradesh has many Buddhist centers like Amaravati, Nagarjuna Konda, Bhattiprolu, Ghantasala, Nelakondapalli, Dhulikatta, Bavikonda, Thotlakonda, Shalihundam, Pavuralakonda, Bojjannakonda, Phanigiri and Kolanpaka.
Bhavani Island is situated in the midst of the Krishna River, at Vijayawada. It is located at the upstream of Prakasam Barrage. It is considered as one of the largest river islands in India, with an area of 133 acres of land.
Diviseema is located in the delta region at Puligadda, where the Krishna River is divided into two before merging into the Bay of Bengal. This island merges in Bay of Bengal at Hamsaladeevi (Koduru mandal) and the other near to Gullalamoda (Nagayalanka mandal). Here the temples are popular. Some of the places which are popular among the tourists are Kuchipudi, Movva, Velivolu, Sangameswaram, NagayaLanka, Koduru, Hamasaladeevi, Mopidevi, Avanigadda, ChallaPalli, Mopidevi, PedaKallepalli, Srikakulam, Ghantasala.
It is an island town in Andhra Pradesh, existed since 1905, which is very close to the nearest town Bhimavaram. Gollapalem is connected to near by towns like Machilipatnam, Bantumilli and Bhimavaram city by road. The National Highway 214A from Kattipudi to Ongole passes through near by town Pallepalam.
Known as the island town for the satellite rocket launching, Shriharikota houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre. It is not the part of tourism in Andhra Pradesh, but one need to take the permit to visit this island. Sriharikota is located in Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh and separates Pulicat Lake
from the Bay of Bengal