Mr. Raymond Peter, I.A.S.
Andhra Pradesh, the land which hosted a variety of cultures, religious and traditions for thousands of years, continues to emprace all today. Modern shopping malls compete with heritage structures in most towns and cities throughout the States. Hyderabad, the ultramodern capital of Andhra Pradesh, bears testimony to this. On the one hand it has the Charminar, built when the new city was founded over 400 years ago, and on the other, the modern Hitec-City in the midst of Hyderabad. The State Government has setup a Chain of accommodation units and tourist information centres in the States.