Vishakapatnam was once a tiny fishing town
that belonged to the
Kalinga Empire during the reign of King Ashoka
in 260 B.C. In the 15th century A.D Vishakahpatnam
became a part of the Vijayanagar empire.
Today it is a bustling industrial and commercial city
having the largest shipbuilding yard in the country.
The landmark of Vishakhapatnam is the Dolphin's
Nose, a prominent 358 metre high rocky projection
into the sea. It is also well known for its gorgeous
To get there:
Air: Flights from Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar
Rail: Well connected by rail to all the
major cities in India.
Road: Linked by road to all major Indian
Located 157 km away from Hyderabad, Warangal is
well known for its lakes, temples and wild life. The
fifth largest city of Andhra Pradesh today, it was once
the capital of the Kakatiya kingdom.
The marvellous thousand-pillar temple built by Rudra
Deva in 1163 A.D. is located here. This star shaped
shrine is dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya
and has beautifully carved pillars, perforated screens
The rock-hewn elephants and the huge richly ornamented
Nandi are worth seeing. The temple was built in the
12th century by the Kakatiya kings. Warangal also
has an ancient fort.
To get there:
Air: The nearest airport Hyderabad is
157 kilometre away
Rail: Well connected by rail to important
cities of India.
Road: Linked by state buses to Hyderabad,
Karimnagar, Vijayawada, Khammam etc.