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Top 10 Cities in Andhra Pradesh

The fourth largest state of India in terms of area covered, Andhra Pradesh was given the name ‘Rice Bowl of India’. Located in the south-eastern part of the country, Andhra Pradesh is surrounded by Tamil Nadu, Maharastra, Orissa, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Bay of Bengal. The state boasts of its various cities that are gifted with affluent past and hold a vital place in the prevailing Indian economic scenario.

The top 10 cities in Andhra Pradesh have been ranked on the basis of their culturally rich and historical past along with their contribution in the state’s industrial and economic growth.

List of top 10 Cities in Andhra Pradesh

The top 10 cities of Andhra Pradesh have been discussed in brief below:

Hyderabad – The capital city of Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad has developed itself as an important IT hub in India. The city which perfectly combines the old and the modern is the fifth largest metropolitan city in India and is the biggest contributor in the GDP of the state. Famous for its traditional cuisine and historical monuments, Hyderabad attracts both local and foreign tourists alike.

Secunderabad – The ‘twin city’ of Hyderabad, Secunderabad, is located 10 km east of the capital city. Connected with Hyderabad by road, Secunderabad is known for its race course and grounds for parade and polo. Apart from these, the city is also known for housing a huge number of historical monuments that includes Mecca Masjid, Qutub Shahi Tombs, Golconda Fort, Salarjung Museum and many more.

Vishakhapatnam - Dubbed as the ‘The Jewel of the East Coast’, Vishakhapatnam houses the Indian Navy section of the Eastern Naval Command. The second largest city of Andhra Paradesh, Vishakhapatnam, is both an industrial and port city. Owing to some of the most beautiful beaches of East Coast and large number of places of tourist attractions, Vishakhapatnam has emerged to be one of the premier tourist destinations of India.

Vijaywada – Nestled on the banks of River Krishna, Vijaywada has gained prominence as the ‘Business Capital of Andhra Pradesh’. Functions as the connecting city for the routes between Chennai-Calcutta as well as Chennai-Delhi, the city has some significant tourist attractions.

Warangal – Situated 145 km northeast of Hyderabad, Warangal has served as the old capital of Kakatiyas. The city has been given the name of ‘tri-city’ after the inclusion of Hanamakonda and Kazipet. Warangal houses some of the major sightseeing attractions that draw a huge crowd of Indian as well as international travelers.

Tirupati – Situated in the southeastern part of the state, Tirupati for time immemorial is an important destination for pilgrims. This divine destination is famous for housing numerous temples located in spectacular backdrops. Some of the important temples of Tirupati include Lord Venkateswara Temple; Kodandarama Swamy Temple; The Govindarajaswami Temple and more.

Guntur – Located in the River Krishna delta in the north eastern part of Andhra Pradesh, Guntur is important for its center for commerce, industry and agriculture, and is a major site for cotton, rice, tobacco and oil mills. The city takes pride of its famous tourist attractions such as Amravati, Sitanagaram, Bhattiprolu, etc.

Rajahmudry – The fifth largest city of Andhra Pradesh, Rajahmundry, is located on the banks of Godavari River. Palaces, temples, fort walls and many more form the major attractions of this city. The Telugu language is believed to have originated in this city. Owning to its rich cultural history, Rajahmundry has been given the tag of the ‘Cultural Capital of Andhra Pradesh’.

Nellore – The city of Nellore has gained importance for being tucked in between Vijaywada and Chennai. Famous for the production of lemon, mica, rice and many more, Nellore, makes an awesome site for beaches.

Kadapa – Formerly known as ‘Cuddapah’, Kadapa is an important city of Andhra Pradesh and is located in the state’s south-central part. Very well-connected by roads and rail, Kadapa was earlier a part of the Chola Dynasty. The city also serves as a gateway to the ‘Pagoda’ of Tirupati’s Shri Venkateshwara Temple.