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Andhra Pradesh Places to see ANDHRA PRADESH MONUMENTS


The Monuments of Andhra Pradesh are known best for the architecture and are the memento of her magnificent past. The dynasties that were successful here are Ikshvakus, Chalukyas, Pallavas, Kaktiyas, Qutub Shahis, Vijayanagaram Kings, Asaf Jahis and the Mughal have a great contribution to the rich cultural tapis and have left behind a heritage full with fabulous monuments.

The blended culture of Hindu - Muslim can be seen in Hyderabad which has numerous monuments of historical importance like Golconda, Charminar, Mecca Masjid, Salarjung Museum, Falaknuma Palace and Qutub Shahi Tombs.

Andhra Pradesh is also known for its culture, language, people and food all over the country. The language here is very intresting which people keenly listen and some would learn the language. The food of Hyderabads is very famous like the Biryani of Hyderabad, may be it a veg Biryani or Non-veg Biryani. People who visit the Hyderabad do it Biryani and the non-veg Hyderabadi Biryani are very popular all over the country.

The Monuments in Andhra Pradesh attracts number of tourists and also have tourist from the other countries. The capital city of Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad which can be reached easily. The major attraction of tourist here are Tirupati, Hyderabad, Visakhapatnam, Puttaparthi and Vijaywada. The best time to explore and enjoy the monuments in Hyderabad is from October to March.

Monuments in Andhra Pradesh :

Charminar is one of the famous and beautiful monuments in Andhra Pradesh. It is a marvelous piece of architecture which is sited in the center of the city constructed in 1591 by Quli Qutub Shah. The amazing monument is the mark of the Hyderaabad. Charminar is usually called as “The Arc de triomphe of the East”. It is regarded as the fabled masterwork of Qutub Shahi’s.

Chand Phira Gumbadh is the mausoleum of Sayed Shah Mohammed Hussain. It is placed in Cuddapah in Andhra Pradesh. This is one of the popular and important places for the people in Andhra Pradesh.

Falaknuma is a glorious palace constructed by Nawab-ul-Ulmara who was then the Prime Minester of Hyderabad. It was then gifted to Mehboob Ali Khan who was the ssixth Nizam of Hyderabad. The meaning of the name Falaknuma is ‘Star of Heaven’. This place is an unusual combination of Italian and Tudor architecture.

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is the longest masonry dam all over the world which is placed on the border of Guntur - Nalgonda district. The construction of dam was completed in 1966 and the height is 124 kms with the length of 1 km. Across the river Krishna this dam is constructed with the highest number of networks of canal systems irrigating over 2,000,000 acres of land in Guntur, Nalgonda, Prakasam, Krishna and Khammam districts.

Qutub Shahi Tombs are erected in the remembrance of the departed King of Golconda which has seven toms in the marvelously laid out gardens of Ibrahim Bagh. Situated just a kms away from Golconda Fort theses are the glorious monuments of architectural superiority. These tombs make us remind the glory and the grandeur of Galconda and the other great Kings who are buried here. This place is uniquely marked all over the world as this is only the place in the world which has so many tombs in one place.

Srisailam is at a distance of 98 kms from Markapuram. The Srisailam dam is built across the Krishna River. The dam is placed in deep gorge in the Nallammalai hill range. One can experience the natural beauty spread al around the dam. The elevation of the dam is around 300 m above sea level and 512 m long. This dam is one of the twelve biggest hydroelectric projects in the country. It has 12 radical crest gates. The dam is sited in the Srisailam in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh. The Dam is spread over wildly with an area of around 80,000 hectares.

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