Andhra Pradesh, sits pretty in Southeastern part of India and has a lot to its credit apart from a coastline that spans 974 kilometres. The state that was ruled by Mauryan Empire and later the Satavahaha from 1st century BC to 3rd century, is now a religious, cultural and economic hub. It is the eight largest in India by area and 10th largest by population. Here are some interesting bits of trivia that put Andhra Pradesh on the world map making it a prominent state of the country and a reason for your next holiday!
- It’s largest city Visakhapatnam or Vizag in North Coastal Andhra on the Bay of Bengal is a commercial hub with a GDP of $26 billion
- Tourist inflow stood at 121.8 million visitors in 2015, a 30% growth over the previous year
- Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati is the most visited religious site in the world with 30 million visitors annually
- SriCity located in Chittoor district is an integrated business city home to multinational corporations like PepsiCo, Isuzu Motors, Cadbury India, Kellogg's, Colgate-Palmolive, Kobelco
- The PepsiCo firm has its largest plant in India at SriCity
- Kuchipudi, a dance-drama originated in the village of Kuchipudi in Krishna district and entered the Guinness World Records for performing MahabrindaNatyam with a total of 6,117 dancers in Vijayawada
- It has been the epicentre for the birth, rise, spread and preservation of Buddhism in India
- Andhra Pradesh is listed top in the deposit and production of mica in India among other minerals like granite, limestone and more
- Lambasingi in Vizag district is situated 1000 meters above sea level and is the only place in South India that receives snowfall and hence called Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh
- Visakhapatnam is a major port city and connects India to South East Asia
And there is much more, but if we tell you all, it is going to spoil the surprise for you. So instead, why not plan a trip to this unique state that has beautiful beaches along its coast and hinterlands rich in biodiversity for a wholesome experience of nature, culture, heritage and more? Get packing now!