Here are some interesting facts about Andhra Pradesh India’s seventh-largest state by area.
1.The land of the Southern People
The name of Andhra comes from the Sanskrit word Andhra which means Southern People.
2.This mighty bull belongs to Andhra
Ongole cattle are indigenous to the Andhra Pradesh region. Ongole cattle are known for their toughness, rapid growth rate, and natural tolerance to tropical heat and disease resistance. The Ongole bull was the first Indian breed of cattle to gain worldwide recognition.
3.Koh-i-Noor diamond is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world
The origin of the Koh-i-Noor diamond dates back to the 13th-century in the Kollur mines of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.
4.Sriharikota Range is a rocket launch center
Sriharikota is a barrier island off the Bay of Bengal coast located in the Nellore district in Andhra Pradesh. Sriharikota houses the Satish Dhawan Space Centre, one of the two satellite launch centers in India.
5.Kuchipudi, one of the eight major Indian classical dances
Kuchipudi, the cultural dance recognized as the official dance form of the state of Andhra Pradesh, originated in the village of Kuchipudi in the Krishna district. The dance form entered the Guinness World Records for performing Mahabrinda Natyam with a total of 6,117 dancers in Vijayawada.
6. The first swadeshi pens
Ratnam Pen company that manufactured the first Made In India(Swadeshi) Fountain pen located in Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh.
7. Gandikota is termed The Grand Canyon of India
Penna river flow naturally formed gorge known as The Grand Canyon of India Gandikota. It passes through the Erramalla Hills.
8. A South Indian village that receives snowfall
Lambasingi (or Lammasingi), a village in the Chintapalli Mandal of Visakhapatnam district is located at 1,000 meters above sea level. Known as the Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh, the small village is the place in the Southern part of India that receives snowfall.
9.The Hanging Pillar of Lepakshi Temple
The beautiful 16th-century Veerabhadra temple known as Lepakshi temple was established in the Anantapur District.
Among the 70 stone pillars of the temple, there is one that hangs from the ceiling. The base of the special pillar hardly touches the ground. People can pass a thin sheet of paper or a piece of cloth under the pillar from one side to the other.
10.Everything is possible
The Tourism tag line of Andhra Pradesh is ‘Everything is possible’. The tagline conveys that a tourist will get to know that everything is possible through his/her expedition in Andhra Pradesh.