SEEMANDHRA (PREVIOUSLY "ANDHRA PRADESH"): PLACES TO VISIT

Seemandhra is in the Southeastern coast of India, bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in the South, Telengana on the Northwest and Odisha in the North. The current state is the result of division of the original Andhra Pradesh in June 2014 into Telengana and the current diminutive Seemandhra state. Hyderabad, a hub of IT in India, will continue to be its Capital for both states for 10 years.

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Map of Seemandhra and locator map

SEEMANDHRA STATE STATS:

Total Area: 160,205 Sq. Km (61,855 Sq. Mi) Rank: 8th
POPULATION (2011): 49,386,799  
CAPITAL CITY: Hyderabad  
LITERACY RATE: 67.41%  
HDI:  
OFFICIAL LANGUAGES: Telugu, Urdu  
Official Website: www.ap.gov.in  

 

 

VIZAG  CITY
VIZAG CITY

VIZAG  HARBOR
VIZAG HARBOR

VIJAYAWADA RAILWAY STATION
VIJAYAWADA RAILWAY STATION

NEW  GODAVARI  BRIDGES
NEW GODAVARI BRIDGES

GOPURAM OF NARASIMHASWAMY TEMPLE
GOPURAM OF NARASIMHASWAMY TEMPLE

UMMUGUDEM BARGE ON GODAVARI
UMMUGUDEM BARGE ON GODAVARI

 ARAKU  VALLEY, VIEW FROM  VISAKHA PUTNAM
ARAKU VALLEY, VIEW FROM VISAKHA PUTNAM

KUCHI PUDI DANCER
KUCHI PUDI DANCER

SEEMANDHRA (PREVIOUSLY "ANDHRA PRADESH") CUISINE

                                                                                   SIGNATURE DISHES OF ANDHRA PRADESH

The cuisine of Andhra Pradesh is known for their spicy 'edge'. It blends the South Indian cuisine with a heavy influence from their former Muslim rulers. Thus, one of their signature dishes, the Hyderabadi biriyani is typical of that heritage.

                                                           

                                                         MUTTON BIRYANI

                                                          

 

 

                                                                                               MIRCHI SALN

 

 

GONGURA PICKLE

 

 

                                                     VEGETARIAN ANDHRA TALI

                                                      

 

                                                                                                         PESARATTU AND GINGER PACHADI

                                                                                                          

 

 

                                                        UPINDI UPMA AND CURD

                                                        

 

 

PULIHORA, A TAMARIND-SEASONED RICE PREPARATION

 

 

                                                                              GONGURA MAMSAM, SPICY MUTTON CURRY

                                                                             

 

Punugulu
Punugulu is a popular street food from Andhra Pradesh made with idli or dosa batter. Onions, coriander leaves, yogurt, idli mixture mixed together to form a thick batter and deep fried till golden.

                                       

 

                                                                                         CHETTINAD CHICKEN

                                                                                         

 

                                    MASALA VADA

                                    

 

                                                               MASALA DOSA

                                                                

 

 

                      UPPAMA

                     

 

                                                                                         KESARI BHATH

                                                                                         

   

STATE SYMBOLS: (COURTESY WIKIPEDIA)

State animal Black Buck Antelope (Antilope cervicapra) antelope
State bird Indian Roller (Coracias indica) indian roller
State flower Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) lotus
State tree Neem (Azadirachta indica) neem
State fruit Mango (Mangifera indica)  
State dance Kuchipudi (Kuchipudi) kuchipudi

 

TOURIST INFORMATION:

Website: www.aptourism.gov.in
Email: aptourismdepartment@gmail.com
Phone: 1-800 42545454
Address: RTC Complex,
Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh