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Andhra Pradesh state of India - An overview

Posted On 2015-06-28

Andhra Pradesh state of India - An overview

Introduction- Andhra Pradesh has always been the seat for mini ancient dynasties which is why it is called as the state of rich heritage, beautiful temples and culture. Andhra is often referred to as the food bowl of the south. Apart from its ancient history, the state has always been in light for its diverse and amazing landscapes.

 

Capital – Hyderabad  is the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The place has a lot of influence from the Mughal dynasty of its art and architecture. The impact of Mughals is also noticed in Hyderabad's cuisine like the HyderabadiBiryani. Historically Hyderabad was famous as the diamond and pearl trading center.

 

Culture- it was believed that the original settlers in Andhra Pradesh where Dravidian's. People of all religions and faiths are found here. Because the state derives its heritage from the ancient world, hence the handicrafts are very popular of all kinds. Nirmal, Bidri, Himroois some famous art forms that depict exquisite artwork of the people residing here.

 

Weather- the weather in the southern states is usually hot and humid throughout the year. Andhra Pradesh has a sub-tropical type of climate where the summer season stays from March to June. The coastal areas of the state experience sea breeze and land breeze because of which the temperatures don't shoot too high. During monsoons, tropical rains are seen and the winters are not much cooler.

 

Lifestyle- people in Andhra Pradesh choose to live freely without any boundaries. They believe in simple living and high thinking. Their attire, way of living and their language differs from others in every sense.

 

Major Crops Grown- nearly 70% of the population of Andhra Pradesh is indulged in farming and agriculture. The main crops that are found here are jowar, bajra, rice, sugarcane, cotton, banana, tobacco, etc. A small part of the state, around 20%, is covered by forest. The main products obtained from the forest are bamboo, cashew, teak, softwood and eucalyptus.

 

Costume & Ornaments- the traditional attire of the people in Andhra Pradesh includes sari, salwar-kamij, chudidaar, kurta and lungi. Due to the increasing western influence, trousers, shirts and jeans are catching pace now.

 

Major Festivals- Andhra Pradesh celebrates all major festivals like Eid, Diwali, Janmashtami, MahaShivratri, Ganesh Chaturthi, Christmas, Easter and all with great joy and fun, but their favorite of all is the Sankranti and Ugadi which has some extra importance in their history and lives. Bathakamma is a festival where the idol of goddess Bathakamma is left in the rivers.

 

Tourist Attractions- Andhra Pradesh has got some really attractive and picturesque spots for the tourists. Apart from the landscape, major historical monuments are also tourist attractions. The most famous among them are Golconda fort, Char Minar, Mecca masjid,Falaknuma Palace,Chowmahalla Palace. The capital of the state itself is a unique location as it is a twin city-Hyderabad and Secunderabad.Andhra Pradesh has lots of famous temples too like Bhadrachalam Temple, Thousand Pillar Temple.Kuntala Waterfall and Bhongir Fort in Hyderabad attract visitors from all over the world.

 

Kinds of homes-because of the hot climate throughout, the houses are as such normal. The colonies are big giving space to many houses. The place altogether looks complex and packed.

 

Famous personalities- Andhra Pradesh has given birth to dozens of famous personalities and one of them is Sarojini Naidu. She was known as the nightingale of India, an independent activist, a poet and a child prodigy. She was also the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state. Another name in the list is Sania Mirza. She is an amazing tennis player who has made her country proud by winning several major leagues and challenges. 

Establishment Date- Andhra Pradesh was formed on 1st October,1953.


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