Andhra Pradesh was created as a state by separating it from Madras on October 1, 1953. On 1 November 1956, Andhra State was formed and on 2nd June 2014, the state was split and became Telangana state.It has a coastline of about 974 km in the Bay of Bengal. The main rivers of the state are Krishna and Godavari. Other important rivers are Pennar and Tungabhadra.
Amazing, History, Famous Fun Facts About Andhra Pradesh For Tourists and Kids
- Andhra Pradesh is India’s 10th most populous state with a population of about 5 million.
- The ratio of females to 1000 males is 993, which is more than the national ratio of 926.
- Telugu is spoken by 88.5 percent of the state’s population. Telugu is the third most spoken language of India.
- The main ethnic groups of Andhra Pradesh are Telugu people, which are mainly related to the mixed race of Arya and Dravid.
- Situated in Lepakshi village of Anantapur district, the huge statue of Lord Shiva’s Nandi is a major center of attraction.
- Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple located in Srisailam is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. It is called Kailash of the South.
- Statue of Lord Shiva built in the caves located in Maharajapuram,of Vijayawada is worth seeing.
- Charminar, built in Hyderabad in 1951, is the main center of attraction.
- Rice is the main crop here, Andhra Pradesh is also called ‘India’s rice bowl’.
- This state contributes 10 percent of India’s total fish production.
- Andhra Pradesh is filled with various types of mineral deposits like raw copper, manganese, and limestone.
- Andhra Pradesh was established on November 1, 1956.
- Its capital is Hyderabad and the largest city is Hyderabad.
- Andhra Pradesh has 175 Assembly seats and 25 Lok Sabha seats.
- In 1947, India became independent from the British Empire. The Muslim Nizam of Hyderabad wanted to maintain its independence from India, but the people of this region started the movement to join the Indian Union.
- After Operation Polo, which lasted 5 days, which was fully supported by the people of Hyderabad State, in 1948 Hyderabad State was forced to become part of the Republic of India.
- The climate of Andhra Pradesh is hot and humid. Southwest monsoon has a major role in determining the state’s climate. But winters are pleasant in Andhra Pradesh. This is the time when the state attracts many tourists.
- Andhra Pradesh is known as Koh-noor of India and there are many places to visit in the state. It is famous for its rich natural resources, rivers, historical monuments, etc
- Araku Valley is a famous hill station which is rich in biodiversity and has coffee plantations and waterfalls. It is a beautiful tourist destination which attracts a large number of tourists every year. Horsley Hills is also a famous hill station.
- Andhra Pradesh has one of the largest sweet water lake of India, which is Kolleru Lake and it is situated between Krishna and Godavari delta. This is a wildlife sanctuary. There are many religious and pilgrimage sites, such as the Tripura every year, millions of pilgrims visit this temple.
- Tirumala Tirupati: The residence of Lord Venkateswara is one of the world’s second most prosperous and most famous religious temples. This temple is also one of the 108 Divyadamas dedicated to Lord Vishnu.Every year Brahmotsav is also organized, in which about 5,00,000 devotees participate.
- Thimmamma marrimanu– The world’s highest banyan tree and in 1989, this tree was also included in Guinness Book of World Records. The branch of this tree is spread over 5 acres. This tree is 35 kilometers from Kadiri and 100 kilometers from Anantapur.
- Lepakshi: It is one of the largest (length 27 feet, height 15 feet) of the world, the monolithic Nandi (Lord Shiva’s vehicle), it is situated 15 kilometers east of Hindupur and 105 kilometers from Anantapur and 120 kilometers north of Bangalore. This temple is famous for hanging pillars, which reflects the finest works of the Vijayanagar empire.
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