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1 November 1956 Andhra State was a state in India created 1953, from the Telugu-speaking northern districts of Madras State. The state was made up of two distinct cultural regions – Rayalaseema and Coastal Andhra. It is to be noted that Andhra State was created in 1953 but it hadn't included a few Telugu speaking areas in from Hyderabad State. After the state reorganisation act 1956, Andhra Pradesh became the first state in India under the State reorganisation act in 1956.

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Amaravati , Hyderabad

Amaravati is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The planned city is located on the southern banks of the Krishna river in Guntur district, within the Andhra Pradesh Capital Region.

Hyderabad is the capital of the Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Occupying 650 square kilometres

Largest city

Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag) and Waltair is the largest city and the financial capital of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.


The state of Andhra Pradesh is AP all divided into 13 administrative districts spread across two unofficial regions - Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. Coastal Andhra is divided into 9 districts: East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur, Prakasam, Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore, Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, and Visakhapatnam. Rayalaseema comprises 4 districts: Kurnool, Chittoor, YSR Kadapa and Anantapur.

Official languages

Regionally Spoken: Urdu, Tamil, Kannada and Oriya

Telugu is a Dravidian language spoken in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and the union territories of Puducherry (Yanam) by the Telugu people. It is one of six languages designated a classical language of India by the country's government.

Telugu / Andhraite


Literacy rate
67.41% (2011)


Area Total
160,205 km2 (61,855 sq mi)


Area Rank


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Shri Biswabhusan Harichandan (Governor)  Shri Biswabhusan Harichandan (Governor) Know More

Parliamentary constituency
Rajya Sabha
Lok Sabha

Rajya Sabha (11)
Lok Sabha (25)

2017 estimate



91.25% Hinduism

7.9% Islam

1.51% Christianity

0.155% Others

Northern Coast
Southern Coast

Northern Coast — comprises the districts of East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam Southern Coast — comprises the districts of Guntur, Krishna, Prakasam and Nellore Rayalaseema — comprises the districts of Chittor, Anathapur, Cuddapah and Kurnool

Indian Climate

Weather is hot for the most of the year with high humidity along the coast and relatively dry in the interior areas. The monsoons in June and the return monsoons in October provide adequate rain fall for the rain dependent agriculture in the state. The best time to visit is November through February when it's relatively cooler. The hottest months are April, May and June.

Culture of Andhra Pradesh

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Andhra Pradesh is one of the 28 states of India, situated in the south-east of the country. It is the seventh-largest state in India, covering an area of 160,205 km2 (61,855 sq mi). As per the 2011 census, it is the tenth-most populous state, with 49,386,799 inhabitants. The largest city in Andhra Pradesh is Visakhapatnam. Telugu, one of the classical languages of India, is the major and official language of Andhra Pradesh.
Andhra Pradesh is a state in Southern India. It lies in the south eastern region of India, with Bay of Bengal on the east and shares boundaries with Telangana in the north-west, Chhattisgarh in the north, Odisha (formerly known as Orissa) in the north-east, Tamil Nadu in the south and Karnataka in the west.

The state is made up of the two major regions of Rayalaseema, in the inland southwestern part of the state, and Coastal Andhra to the east and northeast, bordering the Bay of Bengal. The state comprises thirteen districts in total, nine of which are located in Coastal Andhra and four in Rayalaseema. The largest city and commercial hub of the state are Visakhapatnam, located on the Bay of Bengal, with a GDP of US$43.5 billion; the second largest city in the state is Vijayawada, located on the banks of the Krishna River, which has a GDP of US billion (as of 2010). The economy of Andhra Pradesh is the seventh-largest state economy in India with ₹9.33 lakh crore (US$130 billion) in gross domestic product and a per capital GDP of ₹164,000 (US$2,400). Andhra Pradesh ranks twentieth among Indian states in human development index.

Andhra Pradesh hosted 121.8 million visitors in 2015, a 30% growth in tourist arrivals over the previous year, making it the third most-visited state in India. The Tirumala Venkateswara Temple in Tirupati is one of the world's most visited religious sites, with 18.25 million visitors per year. Other pilgrimage centres in the state include the Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga at Srisailam, the Srikalahasteeswara Temple at Srikalahasti, the Ameen Peer Dargah in Kadapa, the Mahachaitya at Amaravathi, the Kanaka Durga Temple in Vijayawada, and Prasanthi Nilayam in Puttaparthi. The state's natural attractions include the beaches of Visakhapatnam, hill stations such as the Araku Valley and Horsley Hills, and the island of Konaseema in the Godavari River delta.

Andhra Pradesh Symbols

Rose-ringed parakeet

The rose-ringed parakeet, also known as the ring-necked parakeet, is a medium-sized parrot in the genus Psittacula, of the family Psittacidae. It has disjunct native ranges in Africa and South Asia, and is now introduced into many other parts of the world where feral populations have established themselves and are bred for the exotic pet trade.

Andhra Pradesh Flower Jasmine

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) is a sacred flower and occupies a unique position in the art and mythology of ancient India and has been an auspicious symbol of Indian culture.

Neem tree Andhra Pradesh

Azadirachta indica, commonly known as neem, nimtree or Indian lilac,[3] is a tree in the mahogany family Meliaceae. It is one of two species in the genus Azadirachta, and is native to the Indian subcontinent, i.e. India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Maldives. It is typically grown in tropical and semi-tropical regions. Neem trees also grow in islands located in the southern part of Iran. Its fruits and seeds are the source of neem oil.

Mango Fruit Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh/Official fruit is Mango

Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Pennar, Manjira, Nagavali, And Vamsadhara
Godavari River Andhra Pradesh

The major rivers in Andhra Pradesh are Godavari, Krishna, Tungabhadra, Pennar, Manjira, Nagavali, and Vamsadhara. In Andhra Pradesh all the rivers generally flows from northwest to southeast. The Godavari and its tributaries flow through the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka.

National Flower Lotus

The blackbuck has been declared as the state animal of Andhra Pradesh.

Fair & Festivals

Andhra Pradesh, a state characterized by a complex diversity of religions, people, languages which is manifested colorfully and merrily through a number of festivals and fairs. These fairs and festivals in Andhra Pradesh are celebrated with a lot of ceremony, grandeur and solemnity that attracts a number of wonderstruck visitors who come to visit Andhra Pradesh.

Tirupati Festival
Tirupati Festival

One of the most well known temples in Andhra Pradesh , Tirupati is visited by thousands of pilgrims and devotees every year. The main deity of the.

Tirupati Festival

Brahmotsavam, the Hindu festival is an auspicious festival celebrated every year at the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh.

Deccan Festival
Tirupati Festival

Perhaps the most vibrant and enjoyable of all the festivals in Andhra Pradesh is the Deccan Festival. Held in Hyderabad every year, the Deccan...

Lumbini Festival
Tirupati Festival

The Lumbini Festival in Andhra Pradesh is celebrated every year, to relive the Heritage of Buddhism in the state. This Festival in Andhra Pradesh.

Maha Shivratri Festival
Tirupati Festival

The festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated all over the country, and in different places and ways in different states. In the state of Andhra.

Makara Sankranti
Tirupati Festival
Andhra Pradesh

Sankranti, also called ‘Makara Sankranti’ is celebrated to mark the beginning of the harvesting season in India. It is celebrated.

Tirupati Festival
Andhra Pradesh

One of the most significant festivals of South India, Pongal is celebrated every year to mark the beginning of Uttarayana, that is the movement of.

Ugadi Festival
Tirupati Festival
Andhra Pradesh

The Ugadi Festival in Andhra Pradesh is the New Year festival that is celebrated every year as Ugadi marks the beginning of the Hindi Lunar.

Andhra Pradesh Cuisine

The traditional Gujarati food is primarily vegetarian and has a high nutritional value. The typical Gujarati thali consists of varied kinds of lip smacking dishes. Gujarati cuisine has so much to offer and each dish has an absolutely different cooking style.

Gujarati Food

Kashmiri food that we have today in the restaurants has evolved over the years. Highly influenced by the traditional food of the Kashmiri pundits, it has now taken some of the features of the cooking style adopted in Central Asia, Persia and Afghanistan.

Kashmiri food

The cuisine of Punjab has an enormous variety of mouth-watering vegetarian as well as non vegetarian dishes. The spice content ranges from minimal to pleasant to high. Punjabi food is usually relished by people of all communities. In Punjab, home cooking differs from the restaurant cooking style.

Punjabi Food

The cuisine of Rajasthan is primarily vegetarian and offers a fabulous variety of mouthwatering dishes. The spice content is quite high in comparison to other Indian cuisines, but the food is absolutely scrumptious. Rajasthanis use ghee for cooking most of the dishes. Rajasthani food is well known for its spicy curries and delicious sweets.

Rajasthani Food

The cuisine of South India is known for its light, low calorie appetizing dishes. The traditional food of South India is mainly rice based. The cuisine is famous for its wonderful mixing of rice and lentils to prepare yummy lip smacking dosas, vadas, idlis and uttapams.

South Indian Food

Andhra Pradesh Clothing Styles

Salwar is a generic description of the lower garment incorporating the Punjabi salwar, Sindhi suthan, Dogri pajamma (also called suthan) and the Kashmiri suthan.The salwar kameez has become the most popular dress for females. It consists of loose trousers (the salwar) narrow at the ankles, topped by a tunic top (the kameez). Women generally wear a dupatta or odani (Veil) with salwar kameez to cover their head and shoulders.


A Ghagra Choli or a Lehenga Choli is the traditional clothing of women in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Punjabis also wear them and they are used in some of their folk dances. It is a combination of lehenga, a tight choli and an odhani. A lehenga is a form of a long skirt which is pleated. It is usually embroidered or has a thick border at the bottom. A choli is a blouse shell garment, which is cut to fit to the body and has short sleeves and a low neck.

Lehenga Choli

Pattu Pavadai or Langa davani is a traditional dress in south India and Rajasthan, usually worn by teenage and small girls. The pavada is a cone-shaped skirt, usually of silk, that hangs down from the waist to the toes. It normally has a golden border at the bottom.Girls in south India often wear pattu pavadai or Langa davani during traditional functions.

Pattu Pavadai

Mekhela Sador is the traditional Assamese dress worn by women. It is worn by women of all ages.There are three main pieces of cloth that are draped around the body.The bottom portion, draped from the waist downwards is called the Mekhela.The top portion of the three-piece dress, called the Sador.The third piece is called a Riha, which is worn under the Sador. It is narrow in width.

Mekhela Sador

Churidaar is a variation on the salwar, loose above the knees and tightly fitted to the calf below. While the salwar is baggy and caught in at the ankle, the churidar fits below the knees with horizontal gathers near the ankles. The churidaar can be worn with any upper garment such as a long kurta, which goes below the knees, or as part of the anarkali suit.

Indian Churidaar

This is a type of South Indian dress mainly worn in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, as well as in some parts of Kerala. This dress is a three-piece garment where the lengha or lehenga is the cone shaped long flowing skirt.


The anarkali suit is made up of a long, frock-style top and features a slim fitted bottom.The anarkali is an extremely desirable style that is adorned by women located in Northern India, Pakistan and The Middle East. The anarkali suit varies in many different lengths and embroideries including floor length anarkali styles. Many women will also opt for heavier embroidered anarkali suits on wedding functions and events.

Anarkali Suit

Dhoti is the national dress of India. A dhoti is from four to six feet long white or colour strip of cotton. This traditional attire is mainly worn by men in villages. It is held in place by a style of wrapping and sometimes with the help of a belt, ornamental and embroidered or a flat and simple one, around the waist.The cultural icons such as the classical musicians, dancers and poets can be quite often seen clad in dhoti kurta.

Indian Dhoti

A Lungi, also known as sarong, is a traditional garment of India. A Mundu is a lungi, except that it is always white. It is either tucked in, over the waist, up to knee-length or is allowed to lie over and reach up to the ankle. It is usually tucked in when the person is working, in fields or workshops, and left open usually as a mark of respect, in worship places or when the person is around dignitaries.

Indian Lungi

An Achkan or a Sherwani is a long coat / jacket that usually sports exposed buttons through the length of the jacket. The length is usually just below the knees and the jacket ends just below the knee. The jacket has a Nehru collar, which is a collar that stands up. The Achkan is worn with tight fitting pants or trousers called churidars. Churidars are trousers that are loose around the hips and thighs, but are tight and gathered around the ankle.


A Jodhpuri or a Bandhgala is a formal evening suit from India. It originated in the Jodhpur State, and was popularized during the British Raj in India. Also known as Jodhpuri Suit, it is a western style suit product, with a coat and a trouser, at times accompanied by a vest. It brings together the western cut with Indian hand-embroidery escorted by the Waist coat.It is suitable for occasions such as weddings and formal gatherings.


The term angarkha is derived from the Sanskrit word Aṅgarakṣaka, which means protection of the body.The angarkha was worn in various parts of the Indian Subcontinent, but while the basic cut remained the same, styles and lengths varied from region to region. Angarakha is a traditional upper garment worn in the Indian Subcontinent which overlap and are tied to the left or right shoulder.


The Dastar, also known as a pagri, is a turban worn by the Sikh community of India. Is a symbol of faith representing values such as valour, honour and spirituality among others. It is worn to protect the Sikh's long, uncut hair, the Kesh which is one of the Five Ks of Sikhism.Over the years, the dastar has evolved into different styles pertaining to the various sects of Sikhism such as the Nihang and the Namdhari.


Pheta is the Marathi name for turbans worn in the state of Maharashtra. It's usually worn during traditional ceremonies and occasions. It was a mandatory part of clothing in the past and have evolved into various styles in different regions. The main types are the Puneri Pagadi, Kolhapuri and Mawali pheta.


The Gandhi cap, a white coloured cap made of khadi was popularised by Mahatma Gandhi during the Indian independence movement. The practice of wearing a Gandhi cap was carried on even after independence and became a symbolic tradition for politicians and social activists. The cap has been worn throughout history in many states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal and is still worn by many people without political significance.

Gandhi Cap


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