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In Architecture in Andhra Pradesh ranges from primeval cairns to Buddhist Stupas, temples of Hindu and Jain which are of great significance to imposing churches, secular monuments like Charminar in Hyderabad to some of the remarkable and wonderful Islamic tombs and mosques of India. This place is called Istanbul of India; Hyderabad is full of beautiful Islamic architecture which includes Mecca Masjid, Jami Masjid, Toli Masjid and the most significant and the symbol of Hyderabad, the Charminar.

 There are some of the most astonishing temples which talks about the architectural of various kingdoms such as Ikshvakus, Satvahanas, Pallavas of Tamil Nadu, the Kakatiyas, Chaolas, the Chalukyas of Deccan, the Vijayanagar Kings and the Eastern Gangas. The intresting architecture of European style and domestic vernacular architecture style can be seen in the cities of Andhra Pradesh.

The Architecture in Andhra Pradesh attracts number of tourists from all the corners of the country as well as abroad. Hyderabad being the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is such a place that can be reached without any problems. The most substantial attraction of tourists here are Visakhapatnam, Hyderabad, Tirupati and Puttaparthi, Vijaywada. The best time to travel around and enjoy the Architecture in Andhra Pradesh is from October to March. This style of architecture is famous all over the country and number of people comes to visit the temples and mosques and the architecture of this places which adds an grandeur and majestic touch.

Architecture in Andhra Pradesh :

European Architecture is wonderful to view and can be seen on Public places and churches. These European style buildings can be found in many places like Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam, Machilipatnam, Viziayanagaram and also in Tirupati.

Islamic Architecture an exclusive style of architecture started developing in Andhra Pradesh which was not like the other parts of India. This style was more based on the development of ideas of overseas that the adaptation and evolution to the traditional architectural to needs of Islamic.

The Deccan Kingdom links with Turkey, Persia and Arabia were very close and the great fortress cities of Deccan; Bijapur, Bidar, Gulbarga and Golconda were constructed around existing centers of Hindu culture. The Islamic architectural style of North India and the Deccan architecture has lot of difference which includes Qutub Shahi Style.

Modern Architecture has Utilitarian architectural style. This style can be seen all over Andhra Pradesh. The famous buildings here are City Central Library, Commercial Tax Department House.

Temple Architecture in Andhra Pradesh dates back to the time of ‘Satavahana’ dynasty, according to the history. There are many works of art left behind by the Satavahanas which remains can be seen in Guntur, at Amravati. The 'Ikshvakus' achived the Satavahanas and the monuments left back by them were exposed at excavations at Nagarjunakonda. These monuments are of great importance. There are number of people coming from different places to view the architecture of the temple which takes them back to the by gone time which was lived by the Kings and the other people.

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