1. Tirupati/Tirumala Temple
Tirumala is a spiritual town in Tirupati district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Tirumala is known for Lord Venkateshwara Temple, one of the most visited pilgrimage centres in the country. Tirupati was developed by Pallava Kings from 6th century onwards. The temple is spread over 16.2 acres of land. The temple is believed to be the place where Lord Venkateshwara took the form of an idol and is hence home to the deity Govinda. The Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from the trials and troubles of Kali Yuga.
2. Araku Valley
Araku Valley is a hill station and valley region in the southeastern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is surrounded by the thick forests of the Eastern Ghats mountain range. At an elevation of about 3200 ft, Araku is famous for its coffee plantations surrounded by beautiful gardens, streams, waterfalls and valleys that are covered with lush green forests. It is Situated in the Eastern Ghats, the hill station is about 112 km southeast of Visakhapatnam. The best time to visit Araku Valley is from June to September which is its signature monsoon magic. Some of its must visit places include: Borra caves, Dumbriguda waterfalls, Aruka valley coffee museum, Ananthagiri hill station and Tribal museum.
3. Borra Caves
The Borra Caves are located on the East Coast of India, in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley of the Alluri Sitharama Raju district in Andhra Pradesh. Borra Caves is one of the largest caves in the country which is the home to million-year-old stalactite and stalagmite formations. It is the natural caves that are said to have originated from the Gosthani river, which flows through these caves. The caves were created due to the flow of river over the limestone area. There are nearly 412 steps going into the depth of the cave. Borra Caves is famous because of a story that believes that once there was a cow that fell around 60 m through a hole in the roof while grazing on top of the caves. The perfect time to visit Borra Caves is from November to March. The temperature during these months drops down to five degrees Celsius.
4. Rishikonda Beach
Rushikonda Beach is located in Visakhapatnam on the coast of Bay of Bengal in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. With its wide stretch of golden sands, crystal clear waters, lush green plants in the surroundings, Rushikonda beach is definitely one of the major attractions of Vizag and a paradise for nature lovers. Rushikonda beach is a must visit place for adventure lovers as well. Here you can swim and have a sunbath. The beach is clean and has a guest house where you can stay. It is famous for family outings and it attracts a large number of visitors. In Rushikonda Beach, you can enjoy: Scuba Diving, Sea Kayaking, Paramotoring, Speed Boating and Jet Skiing.
5. Rama Krishna Beach
Ramakrishna Beach is situated on the east coast of Bay of Bengal in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is located near Dolphin’s Nose. The beach is best known for the INS Kursura Submarine Museum, which preserves the Kalvari class submarine. This beach is famous for family outings and it attracts a large number of visitors. The Ramakrishna beach is a beautiful spot for relaxation and pleasure is a natural beauty scene. There is an imposing Kali Temple near this beach. The aquarium here is an added attraction. The roaring sounds of the sea gives enormous pleasure. You may try horse, camels rides too. There are so many special attractions such as the aircraft and submarine museum, Visakha museum, etc.
Kailasagiri is a hilltop park in the city of Visakhapatnam in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The park was developed by the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority and comprises 380 acres of land covered with flora and tropical trees. Spread over 100 acres on a hilltop, Kailasagiri offers a panoramic view of the surroundings that every nature lover craves for. A well-maintained park, Kailasagiri is always bustling with people enjoying the tranquil atmosphere and scenic beauty around. The major attraction of Kailasagiri is the 40 feet tall statue of Shiva and Parvathi. Kailasagiri derives its name from this statue depicting the abode of Lord Shiva and Parvathi. This hilltop can be reached by ropeway as well as by road.
Srisailam is a census town in Nandyal district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Srisailam mandal in Atmakur revenue division. The town is famous for Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga Temple and is one of the holy pilgrimage site for Saivism and Shaktism sects of Hinduism. The town is classified as both Jyotirlinga and Shakti Peetha. . The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are November, December, January, February and March.
Gandikota is a village and historical fort on the right bank of the Penna river, 15 km from Jammalamadugu in Kadapa district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Gandikota area was first identified and made Sand fort in 1123 by Kakatiya Raja of nearby Bommanapalle village and a subordinate of Ahavamalla Someswara I, Kalyani Chalukya ruler. The 13th century red sandstone fort with its 5-mile wall was once home to some of history’s biggest and most influential rulers. The fort complex also has Gandikota temple and Jama Masjid.September to February is the best time to visit Gandikota.
9. Belum Caves
The Belum Caves, located in Nandyala district of Andhra Pradesh’s Rayalaseema region, is the second largest cave system on the Indian subcontinent, known for its speleothems, such as stalactite and stalagmite formations. The Belum Caves have long passages, galleries, spacious caverns with fresh water and siphons. Belum Caves has a length of 3229 meters, making it the second largest natural caves in the Indian Subcontinent.
Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Simhachalam is a Hindu temple situated on the Simhachalam Hill Range, which is 300 metres above the sea level in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is dedicated to Vishnu, who is worshipped there as Varaha Narasimha. Simhachalam is one of the 32 Narasimha temples in Andhra Pradesh which are important pilgrimage centres. It was regarded as an important centre of Vaishnavism in the medieval period along with Srikurmam and others. Simhachalam – the hill of the lion is located at a distance of 18 km from Visakhapatnam. The hill temple is accessed via a motorable road, up the hill.