Andhra Pradesh includes two regions of former Andhra Pradesh – Rayalaseema and the Coastal Andhra. The division of the former state into Telangana and the rest of Andhra took place in June 2014, as per Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, a bill that was passed by the Parliament of India.
Tourism in Andhra Pradesh
Tourism in Andhra Pradesh is flourishing with a major portion of tourists flocking to Tirupati, a popular pilgrimage tourist destination in the state. Apart from the Tirumala Venkateshwara Temple in Tirupati, many other religious sites and tourist attractions make the state worth visiting. Some of the major tourist places here include Kapila Theertham and Pulicat Lake.
Culture of Andhra Pradesh
Seemandhra is known to have been the birthplace of a number of famous Telugu poets, writers and artists. The area speaks various dialects of Telugu as each region were under the influence of various rulers, leading to the diversity in culture.
The Birthplace of Kuchipudi
Kuchipudi, the traditional dance form of former Andhra Pradesh, is from Kuchipudi, a village in Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
Cuisine of Andhra Pradesh
Rice is the staple food here. Curries and other dishes are popular for being the spiciest among any South Indian cuisine. Sea food is popular among the coastal area. Since Rayalaseema lies in proximity to South Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, the cuisine of the region also reflects the culture of other states. Some of the dishes particular to the region are Borugu Undalu (a sweet made of jaggery and jowar), Attirasaalu (made of rice and jaggery), Masala Borugulu (a snack) and rava laddu.
Conveyance and Connectivity
The major international airport in Andhra Pradesh is the Vishakhapatnam Airport. The other domestic airports are the Vijayawada Airport and the Rajahmundry Airport. The rail and road connectivity is also promising to commute to Andhra Pradesh from any city in India.