Andhra Pradesh is bursting with ancient history, home to tranquil mountainous regions, famed for its sites of Hindu pilgrimage and has a burgeoning reputation as a hub of information technology. The State is so huge that it even produces most of India's rice! With such an incredible mix of history, modernity, religion and nature, staying in one of our Andhra Pradesh hotels will allow you to begin to unravel this glorious region of India.
Hyderabad is the capital of the State and one of India's best known metropolises. It is a city of rich culture, fascinating architecture and is rapidly modernising. From our hotels in Hyderabad, pay a visit to the Laad Bazaar which is over 200 years old and specialises in selling bangles ranging from cheap to surprisingly expensive. Located a little way outside the city is Golkonda, a ruined ancient city dating back to the 13th Century that is still in amazing condition. Golkonda Fort which perches on a hill above the surrounding land is the best preserved of the ruins and the remaining architecture is mysterious and inspiring.
Our Hyderabad hotels provide a great base from which to explore this vast region. One of the undoubted highlights of the State is the enchanting Araku Valley hill station. A well known retreat for British colonials, Araku Valley is now a popular tourist destination thanks to its lush green hills, cool climate and spectacular views. Located roughly 900 metres above sea level, the train journey to this region is wonderfully scenic and an essential attraction of the area.
Andhra Pradesh is believed to be 95% Hindu and in the small town of Tirumala is the most visited temple of all religions, the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple. Sometimes the temple attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per day and respectfully observing this pilgrimage will increase your understanding of the culture of Andhra Pradesh.