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Tirupati Tirumala Balaji

Tirupati Tirumala Balaji
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Visiting Araku Valley by train from V...

Visiting Araku Valley by train from Visakhapatnam
One of the best way to cover the Araku valley is by going there by Train. This train line is built specially to carry iron ore to Visakhapatnam port from the mineral reserves of Chattisghad state. Iron ores fines transported from mines at Bailadilla through this train line to Visakhapatnam port for export and for consumption of Visakhapatnam [...]

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh
Capital: Hyderabad Area: 275.086 km² Population: 82.390.000 (2008) Altitude: 400 m Language: Telugu, Urdu, Hindi, English Andhra Pradesh’s capital city, Hyderabad has the atmosphere of an Arabian Nights fairy tale. Whimsical palaces, erstwhile stately homes and crowded bazaars filled with shops selling Hyderabadi pearls, incense and copper u [...]

Birla Mandir

Birla Mandir
The Birla Mandir (Laxminarayan Temple) built in 1988 out of pure white marble like the one in Hyderabad, is a stunning sight during both day and night.  At the foot of the Moti Dungri Fort housing former royalty, it is surrounded by lush greenery and large open spaces.  The following picture of the temple is particularly pleasing against the [...]

Borra Caves

Borra Caves
(90 Kms) The Bodo Caves are lime-stone caves and have fas cinating formations of Stalactites and Stalagmities. About 90 kms. from Visakhapatnam, on the road to the Araku Valley, lies Anantagiri. Five kms. from hero are the Borra Caves. Near Borra village a stream suddenly disappears into a limo stone hill and after flowing through a number of [...]

Aruku

Aruku
Araku is a famous hill station of AP. It is located at a distance of 120 KM from Visakhapatnam ( Vizag )is famous for its scenic beauty. Located on the eastern ghats , it has valley, water falls and streams flowing by the side of the train track and roads . The journey to Araku Valley is the most enjoying as the rail passes through tunnels, h [...]

Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam
Primarily an industrial city, Visakhapatnam, as per the Hindu Mythology, is the city named after the god Vaishaka and is popularly known as Vizag. Visakhapatnam city, head quarters of the Eastern Naval Command, has the biggest ship building yard in the country. The major port in Vizag handles huge volumes of Cargo every day. It is an industri [...]

Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort
Golconda Fort is more than a Fort and a little tiny city in itself. With huge iron gates, darbar hall, temple, mosques, graveyard, well, jail and gardens makes it a complete community. Golconda was once the capital and fortress city of Qutub Shahi kings and it was re-built by fourth Qutub king, Ibrahim Quli Qutub Shah. Golconda was known for [...]

Simhachalam

Simhachalam
Simhadri or Simhachalam temple is a Hindu temple located near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, South India. It is dedicated to the incarnation (avatar) of Vishnu known as Narasimha (the man-lion). Atop the hill is a famous temple said to be the abode of Varaha Narasimha Swami, and hence the hill itself is called (nara)simhachalam. The temple [...]

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