The most highly populated state in southern India and the land simultaneously of the Telugu and the Charminar, Andhra Pradesh on the Bay of Bengal offers a plethora of the most diverse tourist experiences. From dilapidated fortresses to untamed wilderness, magnificent monuments to rustic tribal villages, Andhra Pradesh has it all. Home also to a bipolar communal environment, Tourism of Andhra Pradesh has always been a flourishing industry and still has not lost any of the attention due to it. Amaravati is an excavation site of an ancient Buddist Stupa. It was also the capital of Satavahanas, the first great Andhra kings who ruled from 2nd century B.C. to 3rd century A.D. Amaravati is a well known pilgrimage centre in Andhra Pradesh and thousands of pilgrims flock to Amaravati every year. However, a tour to Amaravati can be a rewarding experience for the not-so-devout as well.