Andhra Pradesh uniquely combines history, beaches, and mountains into a great travel destination. It is the home of rich folk tradition. Many temples in A.P. attract tourists and a large number of pilgrims. Main languages spoken are, Telugu, English, Urdu, and Hindi. There are 34 Rivers, which flow through A.P. It is also called as the "Rice Granery of India". The world famous Kuchipudi dance took birth in Andhra Pradesh. The state had been an important seat of rich Buddhist Heritage.
Andhra Pradesh has the largest IT Park and largest Film City in Asia. Situated south of the Vindhyas, it shares a common history with its neighbours, Maharashtra, orissa, M.P., Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Medieval city of Hyderabad is its capital.
Andhra Pradesh is known for the famous Sri Venkateshwara temple at Tirupati, Charminar, and Salar Jung Museum.
The mother tongue of the natives is Telugu.Kuchipudi is the famous classical dance of Andhra Pradesh whereas tribal dances contribute equal measure to the artistic heritage of Andhra Pradesh.Lacquer toys, Anakapalli articles, Nirmal painted pottery, Bidri-lead inlaid black meta trinklets, palm and slate articles, as well as Gadhwalk, pochampalli and Dharmvaram silk saris are some of the amazing handlooms and handicrafts the state is renowned for. Agriculture is the main occupation. Major bulk of India's Virginia tobacco crop is grown in Andhra Pradesh.Andhras are ancient people, their interest had been in arts, crafts and dance.
The main festivals of the region are the Deccan festival, with its cultural programmes being celebrated in the month of February.Id is celebrated with ritualistic fervor in A.P and particularly in Hyderabad.During these festivals Hyderabad's art, crafts culture, and cuisine are highlighted. The Lumbini festival is organized to celebrate the 'Buddhist Heritage' of Andhra Pradesh.
Cuisine of Andhra Pradesh has a distinct flavor and is relished by many tourists. Rice is the staple food and chilies dominate the native taste. The pickles and papads of Andhra Pradesh are also famous.