Facts about Andhra Pradesh 

Andhra Pradesh is seventh largest state of India. It is a India's southeastern bordering state. The state covers an area of 1,60,205 km. Amaravati is the proposed riverfront capital city of Andhra Pradesh. Major cultural landmarks include Tirumala Venkateswara Temple an ornate hill top shrine to Hindu's Vishnu,in southern part of Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh has second longest coastline just after Gujrat. It is the first free Indian state which was formed on purely linguistic basis in 1953.

Government:

Body Government of Andhra Pradesh
chief Minister Y.S. Jagamohan Reddy
Governor E.S.L Narasimhan
Legislature Bicameral (176 seats)
Parliamentary 25 in lok sabha, 11
High Court Andhra Pradesh High court, Amaravati
Website http://www.ap.nic.in

Symbols of Andhra Pradesh

Emblem Poorna Ghatam
Language Telugu (తెలుగు)
Music Maa Telugu Thalliki
Dance Kuchipudi
Tree Neem
Animal Blackbuck
Bird Rose ringed Parakeet
Flower water lily

Some About of Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam - It is also known as Vizag, largest and financial city of Andhra Pradesh. The city is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district. Its Geographical location is Eastern Ghats and coast of Bay of Bengal. It is most populous city in state. The city is home to oldest shipyard and natural harbour on east coast of India. Visakhapatnam is a major tourist destination for its beaches. It is also referred as The Jewel of East Coast. It has been selected as one of the Smart cities in India.

Famous places of Andhra pradesh

TIRUPATI - Tirupati is one of the cultural and religious pilgrimage place in India. The city is located at the southern part of Andhra Pradesh and is situated at Eastern Ghats in Chittor district. It is referred as synonym to Tirumala which is a sacred temple town famous for Sri Venkateswara Temple also known as Tirupati balaji temple. Tirupati is one of the most ancient and sacred site of India. The home of Lord Venkateswara is at a distance of 22 km from Tirupati. There are various attractions like Parks and zoos.

ARAKU VALLEY - It is popularly known as Andhra ooty. Located on the Eastern Ghats at an altitude range of 1400 metres above sea level, it is home to number of tribal people. Araku valley is a scenic hill station in Vishakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Araku is a perfect tourist attraction with waterfall, greenery and pleasant climate. It is popular for its coffee plantations.

CHARMINAR - Mecca Masjid is situated beside charminar, one of the largest mosque. Salarjung museum is collection of Yusuf Ali Khan and across world. Birla Mandir is Lord Venkateswara temple built with white marble, located at end of Hussain Sagar Lake Buddha statue at Hussain Sagar is beautiful lake with one of largest stone statue of Buddha. Ramoji Film city is stunning land with all sort of cultural arrangement. Himayat Sagar is picnic spot lake.

Some facts about Kuchipudi

Information about Kuchipudi
It is one of the major eleventh classical dances of India. It is established dance form originated in kuchipudi village of Andhra Pradesh. Kuchipudi is a dance drama performance with ancient Hindu Sanskrit text of Natya Shastra. It is known for its impressive quick footwork, drama, expressive eye movements. It is a mixture of tandava and lasya elements. The kuchipudi performer apart from being a dancer and actor has to be skilled in music of performance. Kuchipudi is performed on classical Carnatic music. The kuchipudi uses a lot of fast rhythmic foot movements with gracefulness in body movements which highlights the dance form. The dance even consists of hand gestures and facial expression. The instruments used for music includes Mridangam, flute, violin. The kuchipudi dancers wear light make up and ornaments like Rakudi, Chandra Vanki, Kasina Sara and long plait decorated with flowers and jewellery. The ornaments are made of Boorugu. The costumes are similar to Saree worn in Bharatnatyam. Ghungroos are specially made for creating sound to rhythm. Before starting the dance,there are certain rituals to perform in front of audience. Kuchipudi dance are enacted during night in open air on stage.

National parks of Andhra Pradesh

Venkateswara National park
Rajiv Gandhi National park
Papikonda National park

Wildlife sanctuaries of Andhra Pradesh

Coringa Wildlife sanctuary
Gundla Brahmeswara wildlife sanctuary
Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary
Koundinya wildlife sanctuary
Kolleru wildlife sanctuary
Pulicat wildlife sanctuary
Rollapadu wildlife sanctuary
Nagarjuna Sagar-Sri sailam wildlife sanctuary
Nellapattu wildlife sanctuary

Andhra Pradesh Map

Andhra Pradesh Map

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