shipping, ship repairs, fishing, captive ports for specific industries, all weather ports, tourism and
      sports, etc.
      Tourist Centres
            Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation continues to strive for promotion of
      new tourism products such as eco-tourism, beach-tourism and cruise-tourism. The Corporation
      currently runs a chain of 52 hotels with 1043 rooms and 2222 beds in prime locations fostering
      homely ambience. An impressive fleet of 144 buses cater to varied tour packages connecting
      important tourism locations within and outside the state.
            Charminar, Salarjung Museum, Golconda Fort in Hyderabad, Thousand Pillar Temple and
      Fort in Warangal, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Yadagirigutta, Buddha Stupa at
      Nagarjunakonda, Nagarjuna Sagar, Sri Venkateswara Temple at Tirumala-Tirupathi, Sri
      Mallikarjunaswamy Temple at Srisailam, Kanaka Durga Temple at Vijayawada, Sri
      Satyanarayana Swamy Temple at Annavaram, Sri Varaha Narasimha Swamy Temple at
      Simhachalam, Sri Sita Rama Temple at Bhadrachalam, Araku Valley, Horsley Hills, Nelapattu,
      etc., are the major tourist attractions of the state.
      Relevant Website: www.ap.gov.in
      Government
       Governor                : E.S.L. Narasimhan          Chief Secretary        : Anil Chandra
                                                                                      Punetha
       Chief Minister          : N. Chandra Babu            Jurisdiction of High   : Andhra Pradesh and
                                   Naidu                    Court                     Telangana
      Arunachal Pradesh
       Area                    : 83,743 sq. km              Population             : 13.84 lakh (as per
                                                                                      prov. census 2011)
       Capital                 : Itanagar                   Principal              : Nyishi, Adi,
                                                            Languages                 Bengali, Nepali,
                                                                                      Hindi, Mohpa,
                                                                                      Assamese, Wancho,
                                                                                      Tangsa, Mishmi,
                                                                                      Mishing, Nocte, etc.
      History and Geography
            Arunachal Pradesh became a full-fledged state on February 20, 1987. Till 1972, it was
      known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). It gained the Union Territory status on 20
      January 1972 and renamed as Arunachal Pradesh. On August 15, 1975, an elected Legislative
      Assembly was constituted and the first Council of Ministers assumed office. The first general
      election to the Assembly was held in February 1978. Administratively, the state is divided into