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[[Telugu phrasebook|Telugu]] is the official language and is spoken by the majority of the populace. However, most educated people will also be able to speak [[Hindi phrasebook|Hindi]] and English.
 
[[Telugu phrasebook|Telugu]] is the official language and is spoken by the majority of the populace. However, most educated people will also be able to speak [[Hindi phrasebook|Hindi]] and English.
  
Like most South Indians, Telugu people are very protective of their language and culture, and will respond more readily to English than to Hindi. Nevertheless, Andhra Pradesh is not Tamil Nadu, and better educated locals are still willing to serve Hindi speakers. The exception is Hyderabad, where Hindi and Deccani Urdu are more commonly spoken.
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Like most South Indians, Telugu people are very protective of their language and culture, and will respond more readily to English than to Hindi. Nevertheless, Andhra Pradesh is not Tamil Nadu, and better educated locals are still willing to serve Hindi speakers, but don't expect everybody to be able to speak it. The exception is Hyderabad, where Hindi and Deccani Urdu are more commonly spoken.
 
   
 
   
 
English is widely spoken in [[Hyderabad]] and other major cities. Apart from Telugu, the major languages spoken in [[Hyderabad]] are [[Hindi phrasebook|Hindi]] and [[Urdu phrasebook|Urdu]], [[Tamil phrasebook|Tamil]] in the south and [[Kannada phrasebook|Kannada]] in the west. Minimum knowledge of [[Telugu]] will be extremely useful (but not essential).
 
English is widely spoken in [[Hyderabad]] and other major cities. Apart from Telugu, the major languages spoken in [[Hyderabad]] are [[Hindi phrasebook|Hindi]] and [[Urdu phrasebook|Urdu]], [[Tamil phrasebook|Tamil]] in the south and [[Kannada phrasebook|Kannada]] in the west. Minimum knowledge of [[Telugu]] will be extremely useful (but not essential).

Revision as of 15:07, 8 November 2009

Andhra Pradesh is a state in Southern India. Andhra Pradesh lies in the south eastern region of India, with Bay of Bengal on the east and shares boundaries with Orissa on the north, Tamilnadu on the south and Karnataka on the west.


Contents

Regions

  • Coastal Andhra - Krishna, Guntur, East Godavari, West Godavari, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Prakasam, and Nellore
  • Telangana - Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy, Nalgonda, Karimnagar, Medak, Nizambad, Adilabad, Warangal, Mahaboobnagar, Khammam
  • Rayalaseema Chittor,Anathapur,Cuddapah,Kurnool

Cities

Other destinations

Understand

Climate

Weather is extremely hot for the most part of the year with high humidity along the coast and relatively dry in the interior areas. The monsoons in June and the return monsoons in October provide adequate rain fall for the rain dependent agriculture in the state. The best time to visit is November till February when it's relatively cooler. The hottest months are April, May and June.

Talk

Telugu is the official language and is spoken by the majority of the populace. However, most educated people will also be able to speak Hindi and English.

Like most South Indians, Telugu people are very protective of their language and culture, and will respond more readily to English than to Hindi. Nevertheless, Andhra Pradesh is not Tamil Nadu, and better educated locals are still willing to serve Hindi speakers, but don't expect everybody to be able to speak it. The exception is Hyderabad, where Hindi and Deccani Urdu are more commonly spoken.

English is widely spoken in Hyderabad and other major cities. Apart from Telugu, the major languages spoken in Hyderabad are Hindi and Urdu, Tamil in the south and Kannada in the west. Minimum knowledge of Telugu will be extremely useful (but not essential).

Get in

By plane

The main and only international airport in Andhra Pradesh is Hyderabad. Direct international connectivity to Hyderabad is available from many countries. International carriers operating from Hyderabad are Air India, Emirates, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Kuwait Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Srilankan Airlines and Thai Airways. Domestic connectivity is excellent with Air India (and their subsidiary Indian Airline), Deccan, GoAir, IndiGo, Jet Airways, JetLite, Kingfisher, Paramount and SpiceJet operating from here.

Visakhapatnam,Vijayawada and Tirupati also has moderately busy airports.

Get around

Learn

  • Carnatic music - Carnatic music is born in the rich Telugu language
  • Kuchipudi dance - one of the world famous classical dance forms of India.

Universities

  • Andhra University
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU)
  • National Institute Of Technology (formerly REC), Warangal
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University
  • Hyderabad University
  • Venkateshwara University
  • Osmania University
  • Kakatiya University
  • Dr.NTR University of Health Sciences,Vijayawada
  • International Institute of Information Technology , Hyderabad
  • Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad
  • Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS-Pilani Hyderabad Campus), Hyderabad

See

Talakona Hourseleehills Kanipakam Narayanmavanam

  • Tirupathi
  • Kaalahasthi
  • Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal.
  • Srisailam
  • Bhadrachalam
  • Vishakapathnam Port
  • Lepakshi
  • Penukonda - Summer capital of Vijayanagar emipre
  • SriKrishna Devaraya University, Ananthapur.

Do

Please conserve water and try to cut down use of plastics. In extreme summers avoid travelling in afternoons. Always carry mobile phone and always keep emergency numbers like 100 for police, 108 for fire and ambulance and 104 for health emergency with you.

Eat

Like almost every other state in India, Andhra pradesh has a rich variety of cuisines and change widely from region to region. The Guntur/Vijayawada region is known for extremely spicy dishes. Rice is the staple food and is eaten pretty much with every meal along with a variety of vegetable and meat curries. The capital city, Hyderabad is known for its world famous hyderabadhi biryani (spiced rice) and one would do very well to savor it.

Drink

soft drinks like

  • lime juice with ginger
  • lime juice with honey
  • fresh fruit juices

like sapota, orange(green they call mosambi in hindi exclusively), grape, pineapple

  • ready juice

Sleep

Stay safe

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