Top Hills Valleys in india

  1. 1. Visakhapatnam

    "A gem of South India" Visakhapatnam Tourism Visakhapatnam, also commonly known as Vizag, is one of the oldest port cities in the country. Situated in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam is known for its picturesque beaches and serene landscape, as well as a rich cultural past, which makes it an ideal spot for a fantastic coastal vacation. The port of Visakhapatnam is renowned for being home to the oldest shipyard in all of India, and with a plethora of manmade wonders and natural spectacles, Visakhapatnam is a must-visit tourist destination in South India. You simply cannot go to a coastal city like Visakhapatnam and not see its beaches. Vizag is dotted with many beaches along its coastline, with the most famous one being the Yarada Beach. One of the most stunning places to see in all of Visakhapatnam, Yarada beach is surrounded by majestic hills on three sides, and by the Bay of Bengal on the other side. One of the best things about Vizag?s beaches is that they are a lot cleaner and a lot less crowded than other famous beaches along the Indian coastline, and Yarada beach is no exception. It is the perfect place to sit back on the golden sands and witness a marvellous sunrise or sunset. Located a short distance away from Visakhapatnam, Araku Valley is one of the prime attractions of Vizag. Situated at a lofty 910 metres above sea level, Araku Valley is a hill station replete with gushing waterfalls, crystal clear streams, and lush green gardens. The valley is inhabited by a number of tribes who have strongly held on to their vibrant traditions and culture, refusing to let themselves be taken over by commercialization. Araku Valley offers some challenging trekking trails which you can avail if you're up for it. If you?re a history lover, the Borra Caves are one of the best tourist attractions that Vizag has to offer for you. Nestled amidst the Ananthagiri Hills in Araku Valley, the Borra Caves are

  2. 2. Vijayawada

    "The Place Of Victory" Vijayawada Tourism With scrumptious fruits, sensational sweets and scenic marvels, Vijayawada literally translates to 'The Place of Victory'. It is often also known as Bezawada. Vijayawada is the third largest city inÊAndhra Pradesh, Êholds the credit of being the largest railway junction in South India. Located on the banks of the Krishna River, Vijayawada is bounded by the lndrakeeladri Hills on the west and the Budameru river on the north. TheKondapalli Fort,Mogalarajapuram Caves, Gandhi Stupa andUndavalli Cavesare extremely known in the city and showcase a blend of history and nature unimaginable. Download Vijayawada PDF Guide >

  3. 3. Srisailam

    "The Abode of Jyotirlinga of Andhra Pradesh" Srisailam Tourism Srisailam is a celebrated hill town set on a lofty natural setting on the banks of the River Krishna, in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Srisailam is identified with its many ancient temples including a Jyotirlinga, a wildlife sanctuary and a dam. Srisailam hills are very canorous in scenic attractions with mind-boggling wildlife. Sirsailam is a must visit if you are looking for a vacation which is peaceful, quiet and where the calmness can refresh your senses. You could seek the blessings of the almighty by visiting the many majestic temples in the city such as the one dedicated to Lord Shiva (it is renowned as Sikhareswara Swamy temple) or the famous Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple which is located at a height of around 457m from sea level. The Nallamala forest ranges with densely arboraceous trees and multifarious flora and fauna lie in close proximity to the Srisailam hills. Download Srisailam PDF Guide >

  4. 4. Guntur

    Guntur Tourism Guntur houses the newly coined Andhra Capital of Amravathi, which lies about 30 km away. It serves as the administrative headquarters of Guntur district and has some unique distinctions to its name, having the largest chilli market yard in Asia being one of them. Guntur is also the third most populous town in Andhra Pradesh. With a busy industrial activity scenario, it forms part of the prominent Vishakhapatnam-Guntur Industrial corridor.  It lies on the banks of River Krishna which melts into the sea further along the way. The city takes credit for housing the only Buddhist pilgrimage in South India which is situated in Amravathi. The city displays plethora of captivating relics of its past including Amravati Caves,Nagarjunakondaand many more. Also renowned as textile hub and transport hub of India, it is a center of learning as well. Once being the home to numerous great dynasties, today this city is more known for its industrial growth and exports of chili products to various parts of the globe. An ideal place for history lovers, Guntur was once occupied by several mighty rulers and today promises to take you back once again to the excursion trip of its glorious past. Download Guntur PDF Guide >

  5. 5. Kurnool

    "A handpicked history" Kurnool Tourism A place of much historical value with beautiful surrounding areas, Kurnool, is a small town in Andhra Pradesh where much of history left its imprints. Kurnool has in its domain remains of the palace of Gopal Raju ( the last Hindu king ), ruins of a medieval fort built by Vijaynagar Empire having ancient Persian and Arabic inscriptions and the summer palace built by Kurnool rulers during the 16th century. A town which blends religious and historical significance, it houses some of the most sacred of temples in its demesne such as the Peta Anjanyeswami temple, the Venugopalaswami temple, the newÊShirdiÊSai Baba Temple, to name a few. TheBelum caves, Birla Mandir, Oravakallu Rock Garden, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Tomb of Abdul Wahab are other major attractions. The Kondareddy Buruz which is protected by the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act is also an interesting place to visit. Download Kurnool PDF Guide >

  6. 6. Kakinada

    Kakinada Tourism A city with a perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and old world charm, Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh is blessed with best of both the cultures. One side showcases rich cultural heritage, while the other side will leave you in awe of its success in industrialization and architectural grandeurs. Often referred to as the fertilizer city, Kakinada is a well planned industrial hub where urban lifestyle comes handy with the development. From shopping malls to night clubs, the city is packed with all kind of entertainment for all kind of tourists. Apart from being a commercial center, the city is also blessed with several places of worship included temples, church and mosques, some representing relics of the rich cultural heritage while other being the shadow of colonial rule. Kakinada also gives it visitors a chance to explore the deep hidden treasure trove of the sea with several water activities. It is a magnificent port city that will make sure of amazing unforgettable experiences. Download Kakinada PDF Guide >

  7. 7. Chittoor

    Chittoor Tourism Steeped in religion, devotion and architecture, Chittoor is a place that everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Also blessed with scenic beauty, cascading waterfalls and a beautiful hill station, Chittoor is not a disappointment to the traveller who seeks redemption from the busy metro life. Also known as the Mango City, Chittoor offers myriad varities of heavenly mangoes to please its visitors. Download Chittoor PDF Guide >

  8. 8. Machilipatnam

    Machilipatnam Tourism The port town of Machelipatnam nestled on the banks of River Krishna is one of the most popular tourist attractions of South India. Steeped in rich historical past, the town still reflects the footprint of several foreign invaders in the country. In fact, Machelipatnam is believed to be one of the first colonial settlements of the British along Coromondal Coast in Indian Subcontinent. Once served as a prominent port town, it later changed hands with several invaders including British, Arab, French and Dutch. Besides such a glorious past, this town today offers its visitors a perfect place to relax along its pristine and alluring beaches and an ideal place to relive the past through majestic historic monuments and traditional artifacts. All in all, this beautiful town which is also known as Masulipatnam, Masula or Bandar is always ready to surprise you. Download Machilipatnam PDF Guide >

  9. 9. Anantapur

    "The Heritage Haven of Andhra" Anantapur Tourism Reverberating with flashes of India's glorious history, Anantapuram is a must visit if history and heritage fascinates you. Anantapuram is the headquarters of Anantapur District and the perfect place for you to explore India's fascinating history. Anantapuram is not a cosmopolitan city. Neither is it a village. It is one of those towns in transition, that is at the confluence of the past and the future. Anantapuram is one of the perfect ways for you to savour India's religions, History and the true ethnic traditions and values of India. Interestingly, Anantapur receives second lowest rainfall in India. Download Anantapur PDF Guide >

  10. 10. Vizianagaram

    Vizianagaram Tourism Lying close to the coastline of Bay of Bengal beside the enchanting Eastern Ghats, Vizianagaram is a city blessed with picturesque vistas, mysticism of spirituality and rich cultural heritage. Deriving its name from the princely state of Vizianagaram, the name in Telugu means 'City of Victory'. Steeped with a glorious past, the region is known to be strongly linked with rich history of Kalinga. The land of the city is also been witness to a war between the French and English. Today, the city is adorned with the antiquities of past reflecting the footprints of age old world charm. The place is a wholesome package for tourists packed with ancient temples, majestic forts, beautiful neighbouring cities and bounty of nature. Vizianagaram is also renowned for its enthusiastic celebration of it popular festival oSirimanu Utsav. With budding infrastructural development, the city has still been able to retain its charm that fascinates its visitors to no end. Download Vizianagaram PDF Guide >

  11. 11. Nellore

    Nellore Tourism Nellore is a beautiful city lying on the banks of River Penna, a Municipal Corporation in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Anciently known as Vikrama Simhapuri, it derived its name from "Nelluru", a combination of Tamil words "Nel" and "Ooru" where Nel stands for Paddy and Ooru means Place. This city, situated on the banks of the Penne River is known for its rich agriculture and has been an exporter of Rice, Sugar cane and cane based products, prawns, shrimps and a varied set of crops. It is the 6th most populous city in Andhra Pradesh, also, holding its position as the administrative headquarter of Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District. Even though a large percent of its population is rural and dependent on agriculture, it is witnessing an increase in the number of Educational institutions and businesses, helping it gain a new found stature as a city. The city is also home to several significant temples that witness a large number of devotees throughout the year. Download Nellore PDF Guide >

  12. 12. Puttaparthi

    "The abode of Saythya Sai Baba" Puttaparthi Tourism The holy abode of the apocryphal figure, Saythya Sai Baba, Puttaparthi is a town which takes you back to the days of ashrams and the ways of living in those times with an equal influence of the present. A tiny town in Andhra Pradesh, Puttaparthi has gained global fame as a centre of religious brilliance. It is a town which offers modern approaches of religion, settlements and even urbanization, being a unique village with urban facilities. Though Puttaparthi does not have too many natural marvels, or traditional tourist attractions its richness and substance lies in its spiritual significance and a fresh breath of ideologies that it houses. Some of the places one must visit include the Sathya Sai Ashram, Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre, Anjaneya Swamy Temple and a few more. Download Puttaparthi PDF Guide >

  13. 13. Lepakshi

    Lepakshi Tourism Lepakshi is a small quaint village with a trail of several great kingdoms that once ruled the area. Lepakshi was founded in 1535 AD by Maharaja Aliya Rama Raya of the Vijayanagara empire. Located inAnantapurDistrict of Andhra Pradesh and 120 km from Bangalore,  this place is a trove of several fascinating archaeological sites, beautiful ancient temples and rich culture. Lepakshi is also renowned for showcasing the Vijayanagara style of architecture in its temples holding a reflection of its past relics. Each structure narrating a story of its own, this enchanting village also derives its name from Sanskrit language meaning 'rise o bird' and has folklore attached to it. Apart from richly carved temples, the most striking feature of this village is a largest monolithic idol of Nandi in the entire subcontinent made of granite. Each aspect of the place oozes charm and has a rustic feel to it that can be clearly seen through its intriguing cultural heritage and touches of local tribe customs. A magnificent example of timeless art and architecture, the temples of Lepakshi celebrate the might of Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Veerabhadra.  Download Lepakshi PDF Guide >

  14. 14. Nagarjunakonda

    Nagarjunakonda Tourism Nagarjunakonda or Nagajuna Hills is located 150 km from Hyderabad, near the Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir in theNalgondaDistrict of Andhra Pradesh. Excavations have revealed that Buddhist civilizations existed here almost 1800 years ago, scriptures and artifacts have been found to give evidence of this fact. It is also said that the famous Buddhist monk Nagarjuna after whom this place is named, lived here and preached during the 2nd century AD. Owing to this, Nagarjunakonda was discovered around 1926 and is revered as a significant historic site, for Buddhism scholars and followers this is a pilgrim spot. For regular tourists, this place happens to be a great weekend getaway. Download Nagarjunakonda PDF Guide >

  15. 15. Srikalahasti

    Srikalahasti Tourism Located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, the holy city of Srikalahasti is a popular tourist destination due to its famous Srikalahasti Temple, one of the most important Shiva temples of South India built during the ancient Pallava period. Overflowing with rich and vivacious yesteryears, this place has showcased its potential to allure the visitors with its extravagant shrines and pristine beauty. Kalahasti is a fine example of south Indian architecture where highly adorned gopurams and extensively carved interiors unfold the magnificent charms of Dravidian structural designs. Srikalahastisvara Temple,Bharadwaja Tirtham,Durgambika Templeand Veyilingala Kona Waterfalls draw victors for their marvellous location, serenity and awe-striking history. Download Srikalahasti PDF Guide >

  16. 16. Mantralayam

    Mantralayam Tourism Mantralayam is a holy town situated 74 km from Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh and 250 km from its state capital, Hyderabad. It is located near the border of Karnataka and on the banks of the river Tungabhadra. Mantralayam is known for Sri Guru Raghavendra Swami, a saint who entered into a samadhi alive in front of his disciples in 17th Century. He was a Madhwa saint who is considered to be a reincarnation of Prahlada (A daitya king who was saved by Lord Vishnu's Narasimha avatar). The main attraction here is the Temple and Mutt "complex." The temple elephants and chariots carrying the deity around the temple on special occasions is a spectacular sight, while the Tungabhadra river is also worth seeing. Download Mantralayam PDF Guide >

  17. 17. Annavaram

    Annavaram Tourism Located in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, Annavaram is a small hamlet on the banks of river Pampa. It is famous for its shrine of Lord Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Swamy, a form of the Hindu deity- Lord Vishnu, and is flocked by tourists throughout the year. The land belongs to both Satyanarayana Swamy and the Goddess Ananta Lakshmi Satyavathi Devi.The devotees come here to perform the special ritual of Satyanarayana Vratam to please Lord Vishnu. The prayer is mostly performed before housewarming ceremonies and wedding functions. The temple situated on the top of the Ratnagiri hills is almost an entire kilometre away from its base. It can either be reached by the steps on the Ghat Road or trekked vis stone path. Well connected by rail and road, Annavaram is a spiritual site you should visit if you want to be at peace. This sacred pilgrim centre is thronged by lakhs of devotees every month, most of them who come to perform the special prayer (vrata), so as to please the lord they have come to worship. At a distance of 142 kilometers from the capital city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, on the hill top of Ratnagiri is the temple village of Annavaram. The presiding deity of Annavaram is Veeravenkata Satyanarayana Swamy, a variation of the well known Hindu deity Vishnu, who, as the Puranas said, blessed the lord of the mountains, Meruvu and his consort Menaka with two sons following which the sons became sacred places for Lord Vishnu. Ratnagiri hill is the son Ratnakara while the hillBhadrachalamis the son named Bhadra. Download Annavaram PDF Guide >

  18. 18. Amaravathi

    Amaravathi Tourism Amaravathi is a small town located on the banks of the River Krishna in theGunturdistrict of Andhra Pradesh. It serves as quiet a familiar name for the Buddhists in India and is a prime hub for pilgrimage and sightseeing for tourists. Thus, Amaravathi is also called the Abode of God. Pilgrims different religions visit this town almost throughout the year owing to the number of temples and shrines that adorn the little town in different parts. The town is also renowned for being a site of a great Buddhist Stupa, which is a mound-like or semi-hemispherical structure containing Buddhist relics, typically the ashes of Buddhist monks, used by Buddhists as a place of meditation. However, it was during the reign of emperor Ashoka, that the original structure was established. Today, one can see the Stupa decorated with carvings of life and teachings of Buddha. The 95 ft tall structure is made of brick with a circular dome and platforms towards all four directions. It is decorated with carved panels which tell the story of Buddha's life. Art historians regard the Amaravathi art as one of the three major styles or schools of ancient Indian art, the other two being the Gandhara style and the Mathura style. Some of the Buddhist sculptures of Amaravathi betray a Greco-Roman influence that was the direct result of the close trade and diplomatic contacts between South India and the ancient Romans. Download Amaravathi PDF Guide >

  19. 19. Samalkot

    Samalkot Tourism Samalkot is a small quaint town with a charm that can only be experienced by visiting it. Situated in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh, this place is regarded as holy by the devotees of Lord Shiva. It is renowned as a site of one of the Pancharama Temples, Pancharama being one of the forms of Lord Shiva known as Sri Kumararama Bheemeshwara Swami. Also known as Samarlakota, this beautiful town sees an influx of devotees in large number especially during the festivals like Shivaratri. Besides its great religious significance, Samalkot in recent time has witnessed a boom in industrialization. In fact, it is home to several big names of industries including Reliance Energy Limited, Palm-Tech India Limited and Orient Ceramics India Limited etc. Steeped with several local folklores and rich and glorious past, the town of Samalkot with lush green surroundings and gushing streams is all set to make your trip memorable. Download Samalkot PDF Guide >

  20. 20. Ananthagiri Hills

    Ananthagiri Hills Tourism Set amid the Eastern Ghats, Ananthagiri is a beautiful retreat where majestic hills in the backdrop flirt with clouds all the time. The place also offers some of the best trekking trails and thus serves as a trekker's paradise. Breathtakingly gorgeous and absolutely scintillating, the town oozes out charm mixed with the whiff of coffee aroma and beauty of exotic flora. With romanticism in every aspect of the region, it is a perfect place for honeymooners as well as family vacationers. Download Ananthagiri Hills PDF Guide >

  21. 21. Rajahamundry

    Rajahamundry Tourism Founded in the 19th century by Chalukya king Raja Raja Narendra after whom it was named Rajamahendri or Rajamahendravaram but now is known as Rajahamundry. It is the biggest city of East and West Godavari district and is the birth place of the 'Telugu' language. This city is also famously called the 'Cultural Capital' of Andhra Pradesh. Download Rajahamundry PDF Guide >

  22. 22. Tawang

    "The birthplace of Dalai Lama" Tawang Tourism Located at a height of about 3048m, is known for many important and beautiful monasteries and is famous as the birth place of Dalai Lama. The beautiful town of Tawang, also pronounced as Dawang has many sceneries to make your trip a picturesque one. However, what begins to define the area is its significance for Buddhist monks. Tawang is the place to go for monasteries, with theTawang Monasterybeing the most popular one and extremely sacred for the Buddhists. Tawang is a place which will flatter you with its natural beauty wrapped in the scent of spirituality. The beautiful orchid sanctuary and the Tipi Orchid Sanctuary is also an ideal place for your list of places to visit.Alongwith this one can have their taste buds to have an experience of Tawang by indulging into the area's unique cuisine. Download Tawang PDF Guide >

  23. 23. Itanagar

    Itanagar Tourism With the snow capped Himalayas towering on the northern end and the fertile Brahmaputra river plains on the southern, Itanagar is a natural paradise. Recently opened to tourists by the government, the heritage and tribal culture of the city, which is decades and centuries old, is still intact. The 15th century Ita-Fort, legendaryGanga Lakewhich is locally known as Gyakar Sinyi and the Buddha Vihar, consecrated by Dalai Lama are among the most important attractions here. The amicable weather throughout the year makes it a tourist's delight. The town ofYupiashares it's attractions with Itanagar. Hence, the two can be covered simultaneously. Download Itanagar PDF Guide >

  24. 24. Ziro

    Ziro Tourism The cradle to a unique tribal group and a balmy climate, Ziro is the peace seeker's paradise. Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields. Ziro is a quaint old town in Arunachal Pradesh, home to the Apa Tani tribe and famous for its pine hills and rice fields. The climate in Ziro is mild through the year, making it comfortable to travel all year round. Download Ziro PDF Guide >

  25. 25. Bomdila

    "Himalaya's Veranda" Bomdila Tourism With majestic Himalayas bestowing their shadow, the beautiful town of Bomdila will offer you all an area in this terrain should. Other than sceneries and views making the area a visual treat for the eyes, wrapped around in a cool breeze and pleasant climate, the area will offer you a number of spots such as temples and wildlife sanctuaries. Both Buddhist and Hindu temples are to be found here. Some of the other places to be visited include a number apple orchards and The Eagle Nest Wildlife Sanctuary, which is just a little away. The visitors can also indulge into the arts and crafts popular in the area, as well as trekking and hiking complimented by the terrain. The proximity to the Himalayas can offer sights capable of casting spells on the viewer. Download Bomdila PDF Guide >

  26. 26. Bhalukpong

    "An unknown Arunachal Pradesh" Bhalukpong Tourism Apart from being the nature lover's paradise, Bhalukpong can provide you a complete experience with wildlife and a host of activities complimenting its natural beauty and the environment of a place lesser known The Kameng River running in the forest surrounding it makes the town even more attractive. In Bhalukpong you'll find yourself making the most of hiking, trekking, camping and fishing. The Pakhui game sanctuary can be visited to see birds as exotic as the place itself, along with tigers, elephants, barking dear and more. Download Bhalukpong PDF Guide >

  27. 27. Anini

    "Where clouds kiss the land" Anini Tourism Anini is where the clouds come down the kiss the land. With much of its beauty peeking from behind the misty air, this unexplored town is the place to visit for pristine calmness. Lying in the beautiful Dibang Valley district, Anini is marked by pleasant weather and immense natural beauty, making it a tourist's paradise, appearing from the clouds. Its silence, beauty and magic is almost untouched and can relax you to the very core. A popular tourist spot nearby is the Mehao Wildlife Sanctuary. While in Anini, one may want to visit the tribal villages here and experience their subtle heritage and colourful cultures. Some of the tribal villages here are New Anaya,Hunli, Ranli and a few more. Download Anini PDF Guide >

  28. 28. Roing

    Roing Tourism The snow peaked mountains, deep gorges, turbulent rivers cascading down the hills, numerous waterfalls, placid lakes, archaeological sites, peace and fun loving hospitable people and above all the heavenly climate make Roing one of the most attractive destinations for tourists. A natural heaven with mountains and lakes, it is one of the most exciting places in Arunachal Pradesh. This town won't let anybody down. It has many beautiful lakes and gorges for nature lovers. The Bhishmaknagar fort and Nehru Udyan add historical significance to the place.Mayudiapass, however, steals the limelight with snow coverage for most part of the year. Download Roing PDF Guide >

  29. 29. Pasighat

    "Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh" Pasighat Tourism Home to river Brahmaputra which transcends down from Tibet, this place is a photographer's delight for comprising abundant sceneries of nature. Pasighat is known as the 'Gateway of Arunachal Pradesh' and is a pure heaven for nature lovers. If you looking for adrenaline rush, then this is also a great place for you as adventure activities like white river rafting, boating and angling (similar to fishing) will certainly set you rolling here. A unique blend of peace and adventure is what makes this place a must visit. Pasighat was founded in 1911 A. D. by the British as a gateway to administrative convenience of the greater Abor Hills and the north area in general. Primarily there were settlements of Pasi and Minyong communities who are still living in the villages in and around Pasighat. However, this place still has the beauty and the culture intact and it hasn't lost its charm as commercial tourism is yet to reach here. Download Pasighat PDF Guide >

  30. 30. Along

    "Home of the Mechuka Valley" Along Tourism Covered with many pretty plantations and famous for itsMechukaValley, Along is a beautiful town that glows with natural beauty. Along will offer you a quiet, pristine and refreshing experience with simple and subtle tourist spots including the widespread plantations and Mechuka Valley essentially defining the area, cross breeding farms such as the Mithun and Jersey Cross Breeding Farm, theHanging bridgemade of cane and bamboo over river Siang, tribal villages such as Tapi and Dark etc. Other attractions here include the Ramakrishna Ashram, Kamki Hydropower Dam as well as activities such as trekking, river rafting etc. Download Along PDF Guide >

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