Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh

Chittoor   Chittoor district (About this sound pronunciation (help·info)), is a district in Rayalaseema region of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The district headquarters is located at Chittoor. It has a population of 4,170,468 according to 2011 census of India. Chittoor district has many major temples including Tirupati, Kanipakam and Sri Kalahasti temples. It lies in the Poini river valley of southernmost Andhra Pradesh along the Chennai – Bangalore section Chennai-Mumbai highway. It is a major market centre for mangoes, grains, sugarcane, and peanuts. Chittoor District was formed on 1 April 1911, taking Chittoor, Palamaneru, Chandragiri from the then North Arcot District of Madras State and Madanapalli, Vayalpadu from Kadapa and Punganur, Sri Kalahasti, Karvetinagar from Zamindari tahsils of the Chittoor district to form united Chittoor district. Later in the Apri1 1 1960 319 villages of chittoor district were added into the then Kanchipuram districtand Thiruvallur districts of Tamil Nadu through the demands of Ma. Po. Si. and other leaders.Chandragiri, a suburban...
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Victory At Sea Memorial , Andhra Pradesh

Victory At Sea Memorial , Andhra Pradesh

Victory At Sea Memorial   This memorial is dedicated to the 'Victory at Sea', during the Indo-Pak war in 1971. A renowned War memorial, it is located in Vizag on the left of the beach road and facing the submarine museum. Many war related materials are displayed here, including a fighter plane, missiles, few bombs and a tank Victory at Sea War Memorial was built in the year 1996 to commemorate the Victory of Indian Navy's Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in the 1971 War with Pakistan and to pay homage to all Indian war martyrs. It is located near Ramakrishna Beach near to the Submarine Museum and consists of a tri-service representation of artifacts on the seafront. “The nation that forgets her defenders needs no ancestors” is engraved on the central tower’s base. A T-55 tank symbolizing the land component and a fighter plane embodying the power in air are displayed here. Other eminent exhibits are the P-21 Surface to Surface missiles that...
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Rajahmundry,Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry,Andhra Pradesh

Rajahmundry Rajahmundry (officially: Rajamahendravaram) is in East Godavari district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located on the banks of the Godavari River. It is a municipal corporation and the headquarters of both Rajahmundry Rural and Rajahmundry Urban mandals,administered under Rajahmundry revenue division. As of 2011 census, it is the seventh most populous city in the state, with a population of 341,831. The city is known for its historic agricultural, economic and cultural backgrounds and hence, it is known as the Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh. One of the longest road cum rail bridges across Godavari River, connects the city with the town of Kovvur. The Kotilingeswar Ghat temple on the banks of Godavari river is one of fifty five Shakti Peethas....
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Gandikota,Andhra Pradesh

Gandikota,Andhra Pradesh

 Gandikota   A small village located right on the bank of the river Pennar in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, Gandikota is also known as the Grand Canyon of India. Getting there might be a bit of an adventure, but once you're inside the place, there are no means of transportation.There is a great downhill trek through the canyon leading to the riverbed.   Gandikota area was first identified and made Sand fort in 1123 by Kapa Raja of nearby Bommanapalle village and a subordinate of Ahavamalla Someswara I, the Western Chalukyan king of Kalyana.Surrounded by a deep valley and impassable hills & with massive boulders of red granite and the river Pennar that flows about 300 ft. below on the west and northern sides, its location affords strong natural defence to the occupants of the Fort. The exploits of Pemmasani Naidus, Gothram : Musunulla, Rulers of Gandikota and Commanders in Vijayanagar army to protect the honour of Telugu land are well known....
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PAPIKONDALU,ANDHRA PRADESH

PAPIKONDALU,ANDHRA PRADESH

PAPIKONDALU   Papikondalu is also known as Papi hills which are situated in the holy river godavari in andhra pradesh. As everyone know that the holy river godavari was born in Nasik (Gomukh, Maharastra), from there it is passing through so many states. finally it is ending up in Andhra Pradesh. Before entering into Andhra Pradesh we can see 3 mountains which are look like gaints trying to stop Godavari. Nature lovers really like this place According to our fore fathers sayings the name Papikondalu is the word took from a telugu word called (papidikondlu) , because when we see the view of this holy river godavari from the top of this papikondlu it look like a hair line(thala lo papidi)of a woman. but according to our history(puranam) when the great saptharuhees bought pathala ganga down, the king of an evil kingdom named (papi) stopped the flow of ganga then once again the saptha rushees requested the king "papi" to give the...
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Belum Caves, Andra Pradesh

Belum Caves, Andra Pradesh

Belum Caves, Andra Pradesh The Belum Caves is the largest and longest cave system open to the public on the Indian subcontinent, known for its speleothems, such as stalactite and stalagmite formations. The Belum Caves have long passages, galleries, spacious caverns with fresh water and siphons. This natural underground cave system was formed over the course of tens of thousands of years by the constant flow of underground water. The cave system reaches its deepest point ( 46 m (151 ft) from entrance level) at the point known as Pataalaganga. In Telugu language, it is called Belum Guhalu. Belum Caves have a length of 3,229 m (10,593.8 ft), making them the second largest natural caves on the Indian Subcontinent after the Krem Liat Prah caves in Meghalaya. It is one of the centrally protected monumemts of national importance. Belum came to scientific attention in 1884 by a British surveyor, Robert Bruce Foote and from 1982 to 1984, a team of German speleologists headed by H. Daniel...
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Gandikota

Gandikota

Gandikota Gandikota is a small village on the right bank of the river Pennar, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Gandikota was ruled by powerful Telugu dynasty, the Pemmasani Dynasty and was one of the most prominent forts in the country. The fort of Gandikota acquired its name due to the 'gorge' (in Telugu it is called 'gandi'), formed between the Erramala range of hills, also known as Gandikota hills and the river Pennar that flows at its foot, reducing its width to a mere 300 ft (see the river image below). Situated amidst beautiful landscape and wild forests, it is endowed with vast natural resources. Gandikota area was first identified and made Sand fort in 1123 by Kapa Raja of nearby Bommanapalle village and a subordinate of Ahavamalla Someswara I, the Western Chalukyan king of Kalyana.[2] Surrounded by a deep valley and impassable hills & with massive boulders of red granite and the river Pennar that flows about 300 ft. below on...
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Araku Valley

Araku Valley

Araku Valley Araku Valley is a Hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different tribes. It is located 114 km from Visakhapatnam, close to the Odisha state border. The Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta Reserved Forest which are part of Araku Valley, are rich in biodiversity. This valley is surrounded by mountains like Galikonda, Raktakonda, Sunkarimetta and Chitamogondi. These hills are endowed with rich quality bauxite ore.Galikonda hill rising to a height of 5,000 feet (1,500 m) is one of the highest in Andhra Pradesh. The average rainfall is 1700 mm, bulk of which is received during June–October. Coffee was first introduced in Eastern Ghats of Andhra Pradesh in 1898 by Mr. Brodi, a Brtisher in Pamuleru valley in East Godavari district. Subsequently, it spread over to Pullangi (East Godavari district) and Araku Valley,Gudem of Visakhapatnam agency tracks. In 1920s even though it spread over to Ananthagiri in Araku valley and Chintapalli...
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Srikalahasteeswara Temple – Kalahasti

Srikalahasteeswara Temple – Kalahasti

                  Srikalahasti Temple - Andra pradesh Srikalahasti Temple is located in the town of Srikalahasti, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India, and is said to be the site where Kannappa was ready to offer both his eyes to cover blood flowing from the Siva linga before the Lord Siva stopped him and granted him mukti. Srikalahasti temple, situated 36 km away from Tirupati is famous for its Vayu linga, one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, representing wind. The temple is also regarded as Rahu-Ketu kshetra and Dakshina Kasi. The inner temple was constructed around 5th century and the outer temple was constructed in the 12th century by the Chola kings and the Vijayanagara kings. Lord Shiva in his aspect as Vayu is worshiped as Kalahasteeswara. Maha Shivaratri is the most important festival when lakhs of devotees offer prayers to seek the blessings of the Lord. Mahasivaratri Brahmotsavams are celebrated in par with...
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Prasanthi nilayam – Andra Pradesh

Prasanthi nilayam – Andra Pradesh

                 Prasanthi nilayam - Puttaparthi Prasanthi Nilayam is the main ashram of Sathya Sai Baba located in the village of Puttaparthi in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh, India."Sathya Sai Baba was born in Puttaparthi. "Prasanthi Nilayam" means literally "Abode of the Highest Peace."Sathya Sai Baba gave daily darshan to his devotees in this ashram. Sathya Sai Baba was usually present in Prasanthi Nilayam from early June to the middle of March. At the age of seventeen, Sathya Sai Baba told one devotee, "The Sai Pravesh (the advent of Sai) will transform that region into Prasanthi Pradesh (a region of highest peace). There will rise a bhavan (mansion)! Lakhs of people from all over India, why only India, from all over the world, will come and wait there for Sai darshan!" In 1944 a mandir was built to facilitate the growing number of Sai Baba devotees. It is now commonly referred to as the "old mandir."Prasanti Nilayam was inaugurated on 23 November 1950, the 24th...
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