Published On: Sat, May 10th, 2014

Things to Do in Andhra Pradesh Holidays: Find Your Home away from Home

Andhra Pradesh is a major Indian state, having vast natural diversity, enchanting cultural hues and loads of historic landmarks. The state is located at the southern region of India, making a border with the Bay of Bengal. Being located at the seashore of the Bay of Bengal, tropical climate conditions have been experienced in Andhra Pradesh. It generally remains hot and humid throughout the year, but mild change in weather can be noted in winter. Winter is a little soothing, but rainy season is the most enticing. Due to the influence of monsoon wind, heavy rainfalls have been experienced in Andhra Pradesh, from the months of July to mid-September. In summer, climate conditions changes drastically sometimes due to formation of heavy winds at the Bay of Bengal. Due to such powerful winds, heavy damages are often observed too in Andhra Pradesh, especially in the coastal region of this state.

The capital city of the state of Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad, which is considered as an important historic landmark of India. During the regime of the Mughal Emperors in India, Hyderabad was used to be considered as an important city. For this reason, the city of Hyderabad is now molded with a lot of historic monuments, exhibiting the royal charm of ancient Mughal dynasty. Some of the historic landmarks of Hyderabad are:

  • Char Minar: The most famous landmark in Hyderabad is definitely the Char Minar. It was built5 during the year of 1591 and presently it is an iconic place of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh holidays would be nothing without visiting the famous Char Minar.
  • Golconda Fort: Another important place in Hyderabad, which should be considered as a major landmark for Andhra Pradesh holiday. This fort is also known as the Mud Fort.
  • Purani Haveli: The old palace of Nizam, famous for its exquisite royal embellishments.
  • Your Andhra Pradesh holiday packages should also include the landmarks like Falaknuma Palace, Warangal Fort, Salar Jung Museum, etc.

Andhra Pradesh Holidays

Hill Stations of Andhra Pradesh

Apart from captivating sea beaches and ancient historic landmarks, holidays in Andhra Pradesh can be opted for visiting some of the enthralling hill stations of India. Araku Valley is the most famous hill area of Andhra Pradesh, which is nestled at the lap of Nilgiri mountain range, offering virgin natural ambience. One of the major hill stations of Andhra Pradesh is Horsley Hills, which was the summer capital of this state for the colonial British rulers. This small hill station is blessed with so many natural wonders and rejuvenating climate conditions.

Foods and Drinks

Being located at the tropical region, Andhra Pradesh offers continental and sea foods for the visitors. South Indian dishes, like indly, dosa, dahi vara, etc. are the most famous foods, served in a delicious form in the local restaurants. The city of Hyderabad is famous for its amazing Biriyani, which is basically cooked rice with meats. Apart from this kebabs (barbeque meats) are famous in Hyderabad. Andhra Pradesh is one of the biggest fish suppliers of India and it offers various kinds of fishes. Local fish dishes or fish curries are must-try if you are a passionate non-vegetarian.

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- Surya Mishra is a traveler who likes to share his experiences. All the articles published by him will help you understand India better and answer all your holiday queries regarding, India Holidays, India Tours, India Holiday Packages Find tourist info on travel packages, travel destination, and much more.