Amaravati Buddhist Site
The Krishnasagar Reservoir is one of the largest dams of the country which is built over the Cauvery River in North West Mysore. The Brindavan Gardens is a just a level below the dam and is often considered as the one of the most popular terrace gardens of India. The idea of this lovely place was the brainchild of Sir M. Vishveshwaraiah and Sir Mirza M. Ismail. They were both former dewans of Mysore. The design of the garden features Mughal style parks and garden structures and beautiful fountains line on both sides of the pathway. The Children's Park, Fisheries station and Hydraulic Research Station are some other attractions here. The statue of Goddess Cauvery is considered holy for the city and is also unique one.
A fascinating blend of the Hindu and Muslim cultures, every frame of Hyderabad - the joint capital of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, pulsates with vivid heritage. The metropolitan section of the city comprises of the hilltop Golconda, the modern city of Secunderabad and the old city of Hyderabad which are separated by an artificial lake - Hussain Sagar. On the western end lies the Hi-Tech city or the cyber hub of the city. One of the main attractions of the old Hyderabad city are its frantic bazaars swarming with chai and spice traders. This is a major contributing factor to Hyderabad’s tourism. Among the other places to visit in the city, the iconic Charminar built in 1591 to commemorate Hyderabad’s founding, the opulent Chowmahalla palace and one of the world’s largest mosques - the Mecca Masjid are the most popular. The art enthusiasts could head to the Kalakriti and Birla art galleries. As one of the must-dos in the city, plan a day trip to the Ramoji Film City (Telangana’s film industry - Tollywood). Also, no trip to Hyderabad city will ever be complete without the delectable trifecta of Irani chai, Osmania biscuits and the quintessential biryani.
Warangal is a land famous for its architectural feats. Though not really a tourist spot, the ancient city has multitudes of experiences to offer by way of its beautiful temples, wildlife sanctuary, a grand fort and a serene lake to satisfy the thirst of travellers. The most famous spot is the star-shaped, 800-year-old Thousand Pillared Temple with its uniquely carved stone pillars. Warangal is replete with temples such as the Ramappa temple, Sri Vidya Saraswathi Shani temple, Sri Veeranarayana temple, the most beautifully located being the Bhadrakali Temple. The exquisite carvings, arches and pillars of the Warangal fort are noteworthy along with its South Indian architectural style. The turquoise blue manmade lake of Pakhal amidst the lush greens forests is where you want to be for the most breathtaking sceneries. If you’re visiting during September or October, you may get to witness the vivid festival of flowers celebrated by the Hindu women, Bathukamma. You may not find the most opulent hotels, but there are decent ones to spend a night at, such as City Grand or Grand Gayathri. Try the local eateries for their lip-smacking ghee idlis and dosas.
Located in Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool is home to some of the most sacred temples of India, including the Shrine of Srisailam, Peta Anjaneyaswami and Birla Mandir. Kurnool being a developing city, you will find spots with construction going on in full swing. Belum Caves is one such attraction. Considered to be one of the longest caves in India, it is a great way to spend your day. The caves demand a lot of walking around, so do wear comfortable shoes when you head here. The oxygen here is a little low so don't take toddlers with you and also avoid if you are claustrophobic. Ugra stambham is another lovely sightseeing spot with great views. It's definitely worth a visit, though you should avoid going in the afternoon since it can get very hot.
The awe-inspiring Ranganatha Temple is perhaps the most significant religious architecture in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The temple is covered with intricate carvings and detailed artwork that will fill you up with a compelling sense of wonder. The Pulikat lake here serves as an asylum for several migratory birds such as pelicans and flamingos. Take a boat ride to experience all that the lake has to offer. You can also pay your respects at the Barah Shaheed Dargah, which is a mausoleum dedicated to 12 martyrs. It is a common belief that those who visit here to pay their respects, have all their wishes fulfilled. The festivities held here during Moharram are quite a sight to behold. Nellore is famous for the Nellore Reddy cuisine. Popular restaurants here are Murali Krishna Sweets, Komalavilas and Sree Venkatarama Vilas. You can easily find hotels here in your budget.
Srikalahasti in the Chitoor district is a holy town and is popularly known as ‘Kalahasti’. The Srikalahasti temple, which is an important old ‘Shiva Kshetra of Southern India’ and a part of the ‘Saiva’ pilgrimage, is located here. The temple stands out owing to the magnificent hundred pillared ‘mantapam’, built by the ancient kings of the Vijayanagara dynasty. Tourists come here from all parts of the country to pay their respects to this alluring temple. Located on the banks of Swarnamukhi River in Andhra Pradesh, this holy city finds a significant place in ancient Tamil and Telugu poetry and literature. The city is a complex of several temples, of which Gudimallam Temple, Bhakta Kannappa Temple, along with the famous Srikalahasti Temple are the most significant. The fascinating architecture of these temples embroiled in a spiritual essence attracts tourists every year. The beautiful Talakona Waterfalls in the vicinity adds to the beauty of this antique city and is a must visit if you'd like to spend a quiet evening amidst nature.
Though I stayed at my cousin's place, I paid them back by driving them around Mumbai. My arunachalam moment when Thalaivar gives the last 15k cheque to Ramba. Same way to stay at my cousin's place I did this !!! Then roamed around pheonix mall and boarded train by Mumbai mail and got the reservation. Now this is where the restlessness begins where I was very desperate to reach home as soon as possible. I wanted to have my Puliyadorai and Potato curry.DAY-9 Mumbai to ChennaiThen the final journey comes and I met a co-traveller ,we discussed about studies ,future and past education. He was from Pune travelling to Chennai for an interview and he was enquiring me about places that can visited in Chennai ,food and those stuffs.He also explanied about his jobs and then how does management sector works and gave me a hint of what his daily work would be and MBA also seemed an interesting career :)