Amaravati, famous for the Amareswara temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva dates back to the 2nd century BCE and was once the capital of the Satavahanas and also the Pallava kings. Amaravati was a seat of Buddhism prior to the rise of Satavahanas, and a stupa and monastery were built there during the reign of Emperor Ashoka (269-232 BC) under Mauryan Empire. Amaravati, the new capital of Andhra Pradesh – eponymous with the eternal land will be a People’s Capital that is vibrant, diverse, inclusive and modern. The world class new capital of Andhra Pradesh will have planned urban infrastructure, be functionally smart, technology driven, environmentally sustainable eco system, that is conducive for holistic integrated development. The futuristic greenfield capital will be an ultimate destination for the investors, businesses, education and tourism.
Every district in Kerala has it’s own unique culture and characteristics. Kerala also has considerable ethnic diversity. One aspect of the state’s rich cultural heritage is manifest in its varieties of religious architecture: ancient Hindu temples with copper-clad roofs, later Islamic mosques with “Malabar gables,” and colonial Portuguese Baroque churches. Splendid paintings, especially mur rals, exhibit distinct local traditions and styles. The land is a flourishing center of the Kathakali dance form. The state has also a rich theatre tradition: the only surviving Sanskrit drama, Kootitiyattamy, is still performed by the Chakkiars of Kerala. Some principles of the Natya Shastra are evident in their presentations.
Kerala – home to the languid backwaters, long coastlines, sprawling tea gardens, and colorful dance forms, is also famously known as ‘God?s Own Country’. Located on the Malabar coast of Southern India, it is a tiny sliver of paradise that is also one of the best tropical tourist destinations one can look for. Whether you want to bask in the sun and sand of the palm tree-lined Kovalam beach or want to take a hike to Munnar hill station, or even if you’re going to walk down the bustling streets of Kochi, Kerala has everything on offer to take your pick from!
Kerala, a state on India’s tropical Malabar Coast, has nearly 600km of Arabian Sea shoreline. It’s known for its palm-lined beaches and backwaters, a network of canals. Inland are the Western Ghats, mountains whose slopes support tea, coffee and spice plantations as well as wildlife. National parks like Eravikulam and Periyar, plus Wayanad and other sanctuaries, are home to elephants, langur monkeys and tigers.