In the event that you have been hoping to check out Andhra Pradesh and don’t know where to start, this new scheme is unquestionably going to offer tremendous assistance.
To give tourism a boost, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) has unveiled 25 tour packages that cover five tourist spots in the state – Visakhapatnam, Konaseema-Rajahmundry-Kakinada, Amaravati-Vijayawada, Tirupati-Nellore and Anantapur-Kurnool-Kadapa.
Neerabh Kumar Prasad, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government, Tourism & Culture, said “The tour packages have been specially crafted for the holiday travelers. Convenience of travelers is of utmost importance for us and these packages have been designed keeping their comfort and convenience in mind. We aim to provide them with a memorable experience to cherish forever.”
The tour packages have been segregated into the 5 tourist hubs of the state.
Visakhapatnam hub which covers Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakapatnam districts has announced 4 packages.
Visakhapatnam – Araku – Anantagiri ( 3 Nights / 4Days ),
Visakhapatnam – Araku – Arasavalli ( 3 Nights / 4Days ),
Visakhapatnam – Borra Caves – Matchkund-Jeypore – Jagadalpur ( 3 Nights / 4Days )
Visakhapatnam – Jagadalpur – Konark Puri – Chilka lake ( 4 Nights / 5 Days ).
The second hub which is the Konaseema – Rajahmundry – Kakinada hub has announced 4 packages.
Rajahmundry – Maredumalli, an Eco-Tour package,
Kakinada – Samarlakota – Annavaram, Kakinada- Maredumalli
Rajahmundry – Maredumalli – Papikondalu.
The third hub, Amaravati hub covers the districts of Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam has announced a single day star package namely Amaravati Capital tour package.
The fourth hub i.e., Ananthapuramu – Kurnool – Kadapa hub has announced 7 tour packages.
Heritage-Eco-Pilgrimage Tour: Bangalore, Lepakshi, Penukonda, Horsley Hills,
Pilgrimage and Heritage Tour: Bangalore – Puttarparthi – Lepakshi,
Temple Tour : Bangalore, Srisailam, Mahanandi, Ahobilam,
Temple and Eco Tour: Anantapuram – Puttaparthy – Kadiri –Katarupalli – Timmamma Marrimanu,
Temple and Eco Tour: Kurnool – Orvakal – Yaganti – Belum Caves – Ahobilam -Mahanandi – Srisailam,
Bangalore – Mantralayam-Heritage and Leisure tour: Bangalore – Kotilingeswra temple – Horsley hills – Puttaparthy Lepakshi – Bangalore.
The fifth and last Tirupati hub encompassing the districts of Nellore and Chittor, has announced 9 tour packages
Sri Kalahasti (Local tour)
Kanipakam (Local tour)
Local packages starting from Vishnu Nivasam (Twice daily)
Temple tours: Tirupati-Srisailam-Mahanandi, Ahobilam-Yaganti-Belum Caves- Tirupati (On demand), Chandragiri Fort-Tirupati, an evening package (On demand), ex-Chennai (on joint partnership basis), ex-Madurai, and Kumbakonam-Tirumala.