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Hindupur Temple

Hindupur is a very popular tourist destination located in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh. It is well connected with other major cities of state by road and rail. The town is believed to be named after a king Hindurao. Hindupur is famous among tourists for the various interesting places here. Mig church grounds, iron market yard and industrial estate are some of the famous places of Hindupur. The famous food courts of VD road are paradise for vegetarians because of the large variety and finger licking taste of vegetarian food served here. The people of Hindupur are fond of entertainment and movies and thus there are many theatres in the town. Some of the famous theatres are Gurunath theatres, Balaji talkies, Vishnu theatre and Lakshmi theatre. Kamasalpet in Hindupur is very popular for traditional goldsmiths and jewellers. Tourists most often buy gold jewellery and silk sarees from here as memoir of Hindupur. The town of Hindupur is quite well known for the spinning mills here. The silk saris and iron industry of Hindupur are widely popular in the state. The Mudireddy Palli silk sarees of Hindupur are very popular as they look like Kanchipuram sarees however they are made out of low quality silk. The tourists who come to Hindupur need not worry about the accommodation and food as there are many modern hotels and restaurants. Hindupur is also the border state between Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.      Book Now



Mosque

The state of Andhra Pradesh is well known for its secular spirit. People of different religions live in this state and their compatibility is very noticeable. There are a large number of religious monuments as well that truly reflect the diverse religious and cultural heritage of the state. Prominent among them are the Mosques in Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh has a number of Temples, mosques or shrines for the visiting pilgrimages in south India. There are several revered Mosques or shrines, Churches and Temples in the state. Andhra Pradesh has got a substantial population of Hindus, Muslims and Christians due to this reason so much revered places of different religions are there. In medieval India, Islam became a major religion owing to the ruling Nawabs. In due course of time, Islam religion got mixed with local culture of India well, this resulted in development of a new sect which took up the new constructions of mosques and other worship places of Islamic religion. Three famous Mosques of Andhra Pradesh are mentioned below.      Book Now



Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres), making it as the highest waterfall in India. The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December - February. Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with unusual green colored water. Nohkalikai Falls The name of the falls in Khasi language meaning Jump of Ka Likai is linked to a legend about local women Likai who jumped off the cliff next to the falls; According to legends, in a village called Rangjyrteh, upstream from Nohkalikai Falls, a woman named Likai resided but had to remarry after her husband died. Ka Likai (Ka is the prefix given for the female gender in Khasi) was left with her infant girl with no means of income. So she had to become a porter herself. Her work required her to leave her daughter unattended for long intervals but when she would be at home she would spend most of her time taking care of her infant. Ka Likai, who married a second time, couldnt pay attention to her second husband. The jealous husband killed the infant and cooked her meat after throwing away her head and bones. When Ka Likai returned home, she saw nobody in the house but except for a meal that had been prepared. She wanted to go look for her daughter but she ate the meat as she was tired from work. Ka Likai usually had a betel leaf after her meals but she found a severed finger near the place where she usually cut betel nuts and betel leaves. Ka Likai realized what had happened in her absence and went mad with anger and grief and started running as she swung a hatchet in her hand. She ran off the edge of the plateau and the waterfall where she jumped from was named Nohkalikai Falls after her      Book Now



Veerabathra Temple

The Veerabhadra temple is in Lepakshi in the Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Built in the 16th century, the architectural features of the temple are in the Vijayanagara style with profusion of carvings and paintings at almost every exposed surface of the temple. The fresco paintings are particularly detailed in very bright dresses and colours with scenes of Rama and Krishna from the epic stories of the Ramayana, the Mahabharata and the Puranas and they are well preserved. There is a very large Nandi (bull), mount of Shiva, about 200 metres (660 ft) away from the temple which is carved from a single block of stone, which is said to be one of the largest of its type in the world.The temple has been built on the southern side of Lepakshi town, on a low altitude hillock of a large exposure of granite rock, which is in the shape of a tortoise, and hence known as Kurma Saila. It is 140 kilometres (87 mi) away from Bangalore. The approach from the National Highway NH7 to Hyderabad that takes a branch road at the Karnataka-Andhra Pradesh border leading to Lepakshi, 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) away. Another route to reach the temple is from Hindupur. It is 35 kilometres (22 mi) from Penukonda.And it as in anantapuram district of Andhra Pradesh state.The temple was built in 1530 (1540 is also mentioned[1]) by Virupanna Nayaka and Viranna, both brothers who were Governors under the Vijayanagar Empire during the reign of King Achutaraya, at Penukonda. The cost of building the temple was defrayed by the government.According to Skanda Purana, the temple is one of the divyakshetras, an important pilgrimage site of Lord Shiva.      Book Now


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