On the solid pillars of natural resources, rich culture and history, Andhra Pradesh promulgate itself as an imposing tourist destination in India. The state is the responsible curator of some unique and some beautiful and lesser known destinations. Andhra's varied cultural heritage is visible in its monuments like the Buddhist site at Nagarjunakonda and hilltop Hindu temple at Tirupati. The state has distinctive handicrafts and includes ikat textile, pearl jewellery and metal bidri work. Offering beaches along the Bay of Bengal, several picturesque temples and ancient caves is Vishakhapatnam, which is also one of the most popular tourist attractions in the state. The meandering river Godavari sanctifies the state and offer beautiful town Rajahmundry on its eastern embankment. Lush paddy fields and sugarcane plantations characterize a beautiful countryside as well. A picturesque setting can also be witnessed on the northern bank of River Krishna where another popular sightseeing place called Vijayawada is situated.
Bounded by the hills, Vijayawada is a famed destination of the Andhra Pradesh tour. Giving the finishing touch to the magnificence of Andhra Pradesh is the newly elected capital Amravati. Once an impressive Buddhist settlement, Amravati is an ideal reminiscence of great historic past in Andhra Pradesh.