One is constantly on the look-out for new places to travel to satisfy their wanderlust!!!! From beach escape to cultural invasion, buzzing cities to sightseeing delights, Andhra Pradesh is one that emerges as fantastic retreats to its most famous neighbours, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka.
So for more information, here we present small and user friendly travel guide of Andhra Pradesh that convinces you why Andhra Pradesh should be on your must-see places in next vacation. Before booking don't forget to check exciting deals and discounts on Andhra Pradesh holiday packages at Visit AndhraPradesh.
People & Culture
Andhra Pradesh culture is a fusion of different cultures. Here you will find all religion type of peoples; hence you called this state as the dynamic cosmopolitan or multicultural land. Despite its cosmopolitan features or characters, Andhra Pradesh gives the expansion to southern classical Carnatic Music, classical dance forms like Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi and particularly rich culture of puppet theatre named “Tholubommalata” and Tribal dances.
Telugu is the official language of Andhra Pradesh, so almost 80 per cent of population speak Telugu, but being a state which shares his border with Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, it is easy for good amount to speak Urdu, Tamil, Kannada, English and Hindi. For more, festivals are a part of the live for local peoples. They celebrate festivals like: Visakha Utsav (January), Deccan Festival (February), Sankranthi (January), Ugadi (March)and many other festivals with full zeal, fanfare, enthusiasm and lot of excitement forgetting all caste and language biases.
If you are surprising what to purchase in Andhra Pradesh, then don't worry here you'll be amazed with many choices. Andhra Pradesh Kalamkari, Bidri Work, Buddhist Nirmal Paintings, Buffalo Hide Puppets, Ikat Garments and delicate Silver Filigree of Karimnagarare a true collection of beautiful crafts fashioned by skilled artisans.
Apart from ethnic crafts of the state, Hyderabad is famous for a huge variety of pearls from South Sea black and pink pearls to rare Basra pearls and Japanese cultured pearls and gem stones. Old Hyderabad, specifically around the Charminar is filled with shops that sell bangles, kohl, gemstones and pearls. To visit Andhra Pradesh (particularly Hyderabad) and not purchase a string of pearls just isn’t possible.
Offering an unforgettable treat to the taste buds of international and the Indian people, the Andhra food is deliciously hot and tangy. Topping the list of regional culinary “Pulihara” and “Tamarind Rice” spiced up with peppery vegetables and fresh green chillies are simply spicy lip smacking dishes of Andhra Pradesh cuisines. Despite these the state has an appetizing menu for both vegetarian and non-vegetarian people. It’s pure vegetarian dishes like Bagara Baingan, Shahi Dahi Vada, Tomato Qoot and non-vegetarian dishes, Nahari, Haleem, mouth-watering Kebabs, especially the Dumb Kebab, Boti Jhammi, Sheek, Shikampur, Kalmiand the scrumptious variety of Kormas are some food that truly a delight for foodies.
After a tasty plate of Andhra delicacies and Hyderabadi dishes, don't forget to try its sweet dishes/ desserts includes Qubani-Ka-Meetha, Badam-Ki-Jhab, Dil-E-Firdaus and E-Ka-Piyosi.