(Last Updated on : 07/07/2014)
Districts of Andhra Pradesh
, the third largest state of India consist of 13 separate districts. The state was created in 1956. The districts of Andhra Pradesh are divided into two categories. These are Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. Coastal Andhra includes nine districts of East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, and Visakhapatnam. While on the contrary, Rayalaseema comprised of four districts like Kurnool district, Chittoor district, Kadapa district and Anantapur district.
The old princely state of Hyderabad
was integrated with the Telugu
speaking regions of the former state of Madras (now Chennai
) to create this state. All the districts of Andhra Pradesh with their diverse backgrounds reverberates the spirit of Andhra Pradesh.
lying in the western part of Andhra Pradesh is the largest district covering an area of 19,130 sq km. Puttaparthi
, Alur, Gooty and Lepakshi are major tourist spots in this district. The town of Dharmavaram is renowned for its silk sarees
. Veerabhadra temple
, the temple at Lepakshi and Hindu temples
like Chinatala Venkata Ramana Swamy Temple, Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swami Temple and Aluru Ranganatha Swamy Temple located in Tadipatri. Kadiri in Anantapur boasts of the largest banyan tree
in the world.
district is famous for its beautiful landscape and places of historic and religious interest. Popular tourist attractions here are Gurazala, Amaravati
, Kotappakonda, Undavalli caves
, Bhattiprolu, Guntur archaeological museum and numerous other places like Brahma peaks, Vishnu
peaks and Rudra
peaks. Famous temples present here are Shiva
Temple in Rajavolu, Koteswara Swamy temple, Bhavanarayanaswamy temples at Bapatla, Lakshmim Narayana Svami Temple in Sampath Nagar and others.
is famous for the Venkateswara temple located at Tirupati
The Tirupati Temple
, Srikalahasti Temple
, Tirumala Temple, Kanikapakam Temple and many others. Other significant places which are worth visiting are Gurramkonda, Chandragiri and Ardhagiri and the Horsley Hills
district, earlier known as Cuddapah district
, covering an area of 15,359 sq km is the source of the rare sandalwood and timber which brings in huge foreign income. This district houses numerous beautiful temples and forts. Sri Kodadanda Swamy temple in Vontimitta, Ameen Peer Dargah, Sree Veerabhadra Swamy Temple, Venkateshwara Swamy Temple and others are important tourist spots situated here.
East Godavari district
East Godavari district
which is located in the north eastern part of the state is dominantly industrial with industries like seed processing, food processing, chemicals, drugs and pharmaceuticals. Gollala Mamidada Sun God Temple, Draksharamam Temple
, Samalkot Pancharamam Temple, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Papi Hills, Korangi Reserve Forest, Konaseema, etc are amongst the many interesting tourist attractions in the district.
consists of rich mineral resources like chromites, iron ore, lime stone mica and sulphur. Gandhi Hill, Chintalapadu, Gudivada, Kondapalli Hill and Bandar Port are some of the historical places present in this district.
is dotted with many important temples like the Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple, Jwala Narasimha Temple
, Prahlada Mettu, and Sri Yaganti Umamaheswara Swamy Temple.
has many important temples like the temples of Talpagiri Ranganathaswami, Sri Venugopala Swamy, and Alaghumallari Krishna which are of prime tourist interest.
Prakasam district has its district headquarters in Ongole
and the district is an important industrial centre. The major industries of the district are tobacco
, paper, chemical, drugs and pharmaceuticals, plastic and rubber, food processing and cotton
yarn and cotton fabrics.
in the northern part of Andhra Pradesh is well known for the Sangameswara Temple
at Sangam, Bilvamangala Temple, Sri Sita Rama Swamy Temple, and Sri Mukhalingeswara Temple. The Dantapuri Buddhist remnant site, Mukhalingam Temple, Srikurmam Temple, Asaravalli Temple, Baruva Beach, Kallepalli Beach, Bhavanapadu Beach, Navdurga Temple
, Naarayana Tirumala Temple and many other tourist places are existent in Srikakulam district.
which covers an area of 6,539 sq. km. draws tourist from all over the country because of the major attractions like the Bobbili Fort, Vizianagaram Fort, Bodikonda Hill and Chintapalli Beach. Ramatheertham Sri Rama Temple is a very renowned temple in this district.
The NH 5 (Howrah
) passes through Visakhapatnam district which consists of several flourishing industries which include oil refineries, fertilizers, steel plants, and sugar refining and jute industries. The district has some of the beautiful beaches, which are ideal tourist destinations.
These numerous districts located in the Southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh comprise some famous tourist locales which are thronged throughout the year by millions of devotees as well as foreign tourists.