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A touch of Buddhist culture is still quite prominent on the lifestyles of the people in some places of Andhra. Amarabati is one of them. The prime state of south India has 1200 km long coastal terrain. 85% of the indwellers of Andhra Pradesh speak Telugu while 7% habitants, who live in the capital of Andhra Pradesh, speak Hindi. In 1956, Telengana came into the territory of Andhra. Presently, the supporters of Telengana once again are fighting against the Andhra Government to rebuild a new and independent state as Telengana. Most of the parts of Telengana are well covered with fascinating woods and are protected by the towering hills.
Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh, houses a number of tourist attractions. Golkonda fort, Hill Resort Arku and Tirupati are some of the notable and interesting places of Andhra. Andhra Pradesh is well known for its farmlands. The Rivers Krishna, Godabari and Penna are supplying water to the farmlands, placed on the banks of these Rivers. The artificial and the largest Lake of Andhra, Nagarjuna sagar, formed on the dam area of the River Krishna, is the foremost resource which is supplying water to the different parts of Andhra Pradesh. Kolleru Lake is another water body which is also helping farmers. Andhra Pradesh is very rich in natural resources.
Pakhal & Eturnagaram WLS in Warangal district, Pocharam WLS in Medock district, Kawal WLS in Adilabad district are the wildlife sanctuaries of Andhra which should be seen if you are a nature lover. Kuntala waterfalls in Adilabad and Ettipothala waterfall in Guntur are two well known and astonishing waterfalls of Andhra Pradesh.
A very strong cultural state, Andhra Pradesh, celebrates the Pongal as the national festival. Each of the three days of the fiesta is observed in three different ways and is dedicated to three different aspects. Navaratri utsav, during May- June, is another famous carnival of Andhra Pradesh. The dance form, Kuchipudhi, is an eminent dance form of Andhra Pradesh which is recognized widely. Even though the main centre of the Karnataki Music is Tanjore, Tamilnadu, but the language used for the music is Telugu. The scripting language of Telugu came into practice sometime in 1801.
You can visit Andhra at any time during the year. But it is prudent to avoid the trip during May-June. More than 1000 people had lost their lives in the summer of 2003. The heat is unbearable for most, and so is the climate. The best time for this tour is during October- February. Temperature of Andhra varies from 22 to 39.4 degree Celsius in summers where as the temperature varies between 13.8 - 22 degree Celsius in winters. The rainy season of Andhra is during June- September but rains of Andhra will not be irritating for the holiday makers as long as they are not in the southern corridor of Andhra Pradesh. The rains in Telengana have always been devastating until the dams on Krishna and Kaberi Rivers were not installed. The cyclone of Telengana had taken many lives over the years. So, choose the time of the trip wisely.
Click here for the official site of Andhra Pradesh.