ANDHRA PRADESH Tour Information

The state of Andhra Pradesh is located in the southeastern part of the Indian subcontinent and is bounded by the Indian states of Tamil Nadu to the south, Karnataka to the southwest and west, Telangana to the northwest and north, and Odisha to the northeast. Andhra Pradesh's eastern boundary is a 600-mile (970-km) coastline along the Bay of Bengal. Telangana was a region within Andhra Pradesh for almost six decades, but in 2014 it was carved off to form a separate state. The capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana is Hyderabad, in west-central Telangana. The state has three main physiographic regions: the coastal plain to the east, extending from the Bay of Bengal to the mountain ranges; the mountain ranges themselves, the Eastern Ghats, which form the western flank of the coastal plain; and, in the southwest, the plateau to the west of the Ghats. The coastal plain, also known as the Andhra region, runs almost the entire length of the state and is watered by several rivers, flowing from west to east through the hills into the bay. The deltas formed by the most important of those rivers—the Godavari and the Krishna—make up the central part of the plains, an area of fertile alluvial soil. The Eastern Ghats are part of a larger mountain system extending from central India to the far south and running parallel to the east coast. Interrupted by the great river valleys, the mountains do not form a continuous range. They have highly porous soils on their flanks. A summer that lasts from March to June, a season of tropical rains that runs from July to September, and a winter that lasts from October to February constitute the three seasons of Andhra Pradesh. Summers are extraordinarily hot and humid, with maximum daily temperatures exceeding 95 °F (35 °C) and even surpassing 104 °F (40 °C) in the central portion of the state. Summer nightly minimums drop to below about 70 °F (20 °C) only in the far southwest. Winters are somewhat cooler, with January maximum temperatures between 86 and 95 °F (30 and 35 °C) in all but the northeastern portion of the state. Winter lows drop below about 60 °F (15 °C) only in the extreme northeast.

How to Reach:-

By Air: Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the biggest airport of Andhra. Hyderabad, which is state’s joint capital until 2024, is the state’s most well-connected city and is the best way to reach Andhra Pradesh by air. It is quite easy to fly into Andhra from most of India’s major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai. There are a number of daily flights, direct and indirect, which operate between Hyderabad and these cities.Additionally, Hyderabad also enjoys direct connectivity with international destinations like Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Dubai, Bahrain, Riyadh, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Sri Lanka. Inaugurated in 2008, the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport sits 24km south of Hyderabad. There’s a special airport bus service, Pushpak Airport Liner, which operates between the airport and various points within Hyderabad city. Radio taxis are also easily available from the airport to take you into the city. Finally, you can rent a car and drive yourself into Hyderabad city.From Hyderabad, you will find a number of trains and buses that will take you to any part of Andhra Pradesh. Alternately, you can either hire a taxi or choose to drive yourself around. Renting a car is easy and it is one of the best ways to discover Andhra Pradesh at leisure.
By Railways: The Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station, also known as Nampally Station, is the busiest railway station of Hyderabad. It is a part of South-Central Railways. It connects Andhra Pradesh with the rest of the country. If you’re travelling to Andhra Pradesh by train, Hyderabad is the central rail hub of the state. It handles daily trains from major Indian cities like Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata.Interestingly, it is one of the only few railway stations in India to be fully powered by solar energy! It is located close to the city’s icons like Charminar, Salar Jung Museum and Hyderguda. Once you reach Hyderabad, you continue your journey across the state by train that will take you to your desired destination. If you’d rather continue by road, the Hyderabad Bus Stand is around 20 minutes away from the station.
By Road: A road trip is a fun way to reach your destination, like a holiday before the holiday. Andhra Pradesh is covered by a network of around 4400 km of National Highways. The roads are wide well-maintained and clearly marked with signs. This means you won’t get lost and you won’t have to stop to ask for directions. On the other hand, if you want the complete Andhra experience, simply hop on to an Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus which will take you around in air-conditioned comfort.National Highway 16, NH 326 and NH 326A will bring you into Andhra from Odisha, while NH 26 and NH 30 come in from Chattisgarh. If you drive in from Telangana, you can choose between NH 44, NH 65, NH 565 and NH 765. Karnataka is connected with Andhra Pradesh by NH 42, NH 69, NH 75 and NH 167. Tamil Nadu connects with the state via NH 40, NH 205, NH 219, NH 716 and NH 234.A road trip is one of the best ways to get close to the local culture of this colourful state.


HIGHLIGHTS:

                 You will Visit Golconda Fort and Afternoon Day at leisur.
                ♦ You will Visit Vizag sightseeing Bheemli, Thotlakonda, Rushikonda, Kailashgiri, Visakha Museum, Submarine Museum.
                ♦ You will Visit Borra Caves,Padmapuram Gardens, Ananthagiri Coffee Plantation.


 

 

Tour Itinerary

Tour Furnished below


Day 1  Arrive Hyderabad
• On arrival at Hyderabad Airport/Railway station, meet our tour representative who will be there for your welcome and smooth transfer to your already booked hotel in the city. Check in at the hotel and rest for some time. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your free time, you can go out to explore the nearby attractions or walk down the streets, enjoy street food and speak to locals. Later, return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 2   Hyderabad
• After breakfast in the morning, we will leave to visit the famous architectural heritage sites of Hyderabad. We will head to the royal Tombs of the Qutb Shahi Kings and the magnificent Golkonda Fort also known as Golconda or Golla konda. This fort is the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty and is located 11 kms of Hyderabad. Thereafter, we will visit Nizams Museums, which is located in Hyderabad at Purani Haveli. It is a palace of the former Nizams and showcases the gifts that the last Nizam of Hyderabad state, Osman Ali Khan, Asaf Jah VII received on his silver jubilee celebrations. Afterwards, we will head towards Birla Temple, a Hindu temple that is built on a 280 feet high hillock called Naubath Pahad. Rest the evening is free at leisure. During your free time you can explore the local markets and buy artefacts as gifts. Later, we will return back to the hotel for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 3   Hyderabad
• We will start our day a bit early in the morning and have breakfast before leaving to visit the other major tourist places of Hyderabad city. In our today's day tour, we will be visiting 'One Man Collection' - Salarjung Museum. This national museum comprise of a wide collection of ceramics, metallic artifacts, paintings, manuscripts, carpets, carvings, textiles and clocks. Also, visitors can witness a vast collection of furniture from various countries across the globe including North America, Persia, Egypt, Europe, Japan, Burma and many others. After exploring the museum, we will head towards Charminar, well known as The Arc de Triomphe of the east. It is the second biggest Mosque of India. Later, we will return back to the hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 4  Hyderabad - Warangal (150kms / 3 hrs)
• In the morning after breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Hyderabad and leave for Warangal by road. On the way, we will stop to visit Pembarti Village for its carpet weaving center, Brass making, and Kulpakji (Kolanupaka) for the 2000 years Jain Temple. Afterwards, we will continue our drive to Warangal. On reaching, check in at the already booked hotel and rest for some time. The rest of the day is free at leisure. During your free time you can either rest in the room or go out for exploring the major tourist attractions of the place. Enjoy dinner followed by an overnight stay in the hotel.
Day 5   Warangal - Vijayawada (250 kms / 6 hrs)
• Today we will start our day a bit early in the morning and have breakfast before checking out from the hotel and leaving by road for Vijayawada. On the way, we will stop to visit the Ramappa Temple, the 1000 Pillar Temple. One can witness sculpted figures that are inspired from Hindu mythology drawn on the wall panels, pillars and ceiling. We will also visit the mud-brick forts that are ruins today. Afterwards, we will continue our drive to Vijayawada. On arrival, check in at the pre-booked hotel for a relaxing overnight stay.
Day 6  Vijayawada
• After breakfast in the morning, we will leave for guided tour to Kondapali Village. Once can explore the unique wooden toys in the village and spend a wonderful time. Afterwards, we will visit Kanaka Durga Temple, an ancient living temple with inscriptions of different dynasties. In the afternoon, we will visit a finest testimonial of ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, Undavalli Caves. After completing a full day excursion, we will return back to the hotel for dinner followed by an overnight stay..
Day 7  Vijayawada - Nagarjuna Sagar (170kms / 3.5 hrs)
• Today after breakfast in the morning, we will check out from the hotel in Vijayawada and leave for Nagarjuna Sagar by road. On reaching, check in at the already booked hotel and rest for a while. Later in the afternoon, we will visit the Nagarjuna Konda and Anupu - the Amphitheatre. Nagarjunakonda is a historical Buddhist town now an island situated near Nagarjuna Sagar in Guntur district in Andhra Pradesh. Afterwards, we will visit various other Buddhist remains in the area. Later in the evening, we will return back to the hotel for dinner and a comfortable overnight stay.
Day 8   Nagarjuna Sagar - Srisailam (180kms / 4 hrs)
• In the morning after breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Nagarjuna Sagar and leave by raod for Srisailam. On reaching, check in at the already booked hotel and relax for some time. Later in the evening, we will pay a visit to Mallikarjuna Temple. The temple is one of the twelve Jyotir Lingam temples of India and is situated in the Jungles of Nallamala. After exploring the temple, we will return back to the hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 9   Srisailam - Kurnool (180kms / 4 hrs)
• After morning breakfast, we will check out from the hotel in Srisailam and drive to Kurnool. On reaching, check in at the pre-booked hotel and relax for some time. Later in the afternoon, we will pay a visit to the magnificent 7th century Chalukyan Nava Bramha temples. Located at Alampur in Telangana, there are a total of nine temples in Alampur and all of them are devoted to Lord Shiva. Afterwards, we will head towards the wonderful museum at Alampur. Later in the evening, we will return back to the hotel for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 10  Kurnool - Puttaparthy (240 kms / 6 hrs)
• We will start our day a bit early in the morning and have breakfast before checking out from the hotel in Kurnool and driving to Puttaparthy (Puttaparthi). On reaching, check in at the already booked hotel in Puttaparthy and freshen up. Later in the afternoon, we will visit Vijayanagar temple and the great Nandi at Lepakshi temple. Constructed in the 16th century, the Lepakshi Temple is a brilliant example of the Vijayanagar style of architecture. After exploring these ancient temples, we will visit the impressive Fort ruins at Penugonda. Later, we will return back to the hotel for dinner and a comfy overnight stay.
Day 11  Puttarpathy
• The day is fixed for the full day excursion to Puttaparthy Prasanthi Nilayam, the main ashram of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. Established 40 years ago, the ashram offer a soothing ambience that offer peace to the soul and mind of the visitors. We will attend the early morning prayers in the ashram and later explore the attractions of the ashram. We will also attend evening prayers and afterwards we will return back to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 12  Puttaparthy - Tirupathi (or Tirupati), 230 km
• We will start our day a bit early in the morning and be ready to leave for a full day excursion to Tirupathi (Tirupati). We will start our day tour by paying a visit to the Govindaraja temple. It is one of the substantial sub temples associated with Sri Venkateswara Swamy Tirupati dedicated to Lord Govindaraja who is believed to be the elder brother of Lord Balaji. Afterwards, we will head towards Padmavati temple, the most prominent shrine of Padmavathi or Alamelumanga who is believed to be the consort of Lord Venkateswara. Later in the evening, we will return back to the hotel, for dinner followed by an overnight stay.
Day 13  Tirupathi - Chennai (185 kms / 5 hrs)
• On the last day of our tour after breakfast, we will get check out from the hotel in Tirupati and drive to Chennai, which is about hour journey. On reaching, get direct transfer to the Chennai airport/railway station to board the flight/train for onward journey