Andhra Pradesh, India’s best kept secret is perhaps a Pandora’s box of surprises. Lesser known trivia about the state make it all the more exciting to visit. Come here and experience one-of-a kind moments from history and nature’s wonders. We have listed out five interesting trivia about the state that will make your jaw drop. Read on.
SNOWFALL IN THE SOUTH
So you thought only mountainous regions got snow? Well you thought wrong. Lambasingi or Lammasingi, is a village Visakhapatnam district which is the only place in South India to receive snowfall. It is situated at 1000 meters above the sea level and nicknamed as Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh.
Ever seen million-year-old stalactite and stalagmite formations. Borra Caves in Ananthagiri Hills of the Eastern Ghats, near Visakhapatnam is the place to go to experience this wonder of nature.
ASIA’S LARGEST CHILLI MARKET
Guntur chilies from Andhra Pradesh have got the status of GI. Asia’s largest chilly market is located near Amaravati in Guntur. Hundreds of tons of chilies are brought here for trade. Come here and watch sack-full of red chilies and spice up your life.
We’ve all heard of the world-famous Kohinoor diamond. Did you know it came from ‘Kollur mines’ in Kollur Village, which is now part of the Amaravati? Well, history is seeped deep in Andhra Pradesh.
A PILLAR SUSPENDED IN AIR
Ever seen objects defying gravity? Come visit Lepakshi Temple, that is home to the only pillar standing suspended in air. A small village in Anantpur district houses this temple with 70 pillars, of which one is a medieval architectural wonder. Pretty cool isn’t it?
“Andhra Pradesh, India’s best kept secret is perhaps a Pandora’s box of surprises.”
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN ANDHRA
- GRAND CANYON OF INDIA- GANDIKOTA
- ARAKU VALLEY
- BEACHES OF VISAKHAPATNAM
- ROCK GARDEN IN ORAVAKAL
- 3D BAPU MUSEUM