Andhra Pradesh - is one of the 29 states of India, situated on the country's southeastern coast. The state is the eighth largest state in India covering an area of 160,205 km2 (61,855 sq mi). As per 2011 census of India, the state is tenth largest by population with 49,386,799 inhabitants. The new capital city of Andhra pradesh is proposed in Guntur District, north of Guntur City and will be developed under Capital Region Development Authority. In accordance with the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, Hyderabad will remain the de jure capital of both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states for a period of time not exceeding 10 years.
The state has the second longest coastline of 972 km (604 mi) among all the states of India, second only to Gujarat. It borders Telangana in the northwest, Chhattisgarh in the North, Odisha in the northeast, Karnataka in the west, Tamil Nadu in the south and the water body of Bay of Bengal in the east. A small enclave of 30 km2 (12 sq mi) of Yanam, a district of Pondicherry, lies south of Kakinada in the Godavari delta to the northeast of the state.
There are two regions in the state namely Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema and hence, the two regions are more often referred as Seemandhra by the media. There are 13 districts with 9 in Coastal Andhra and 4 in Rayalaseema. Visakhapatnam is the largest city and a commercial hub of the state with a GDP of $26 billion followed by Vijayawada with a GDP of $3 billion. Guntur, Nellore, Kurnool, Kadapa, Tirupati, Rajahmundry , Kakinada , Ongole and Eluru are other important cities.
Telangana - is a state in the Southern region of India. It has an area of 114,840 km2 and is the twelfth largest state in India. Most of it was part of the princely state of Hyderabad (Medak and Warangal Divisions), ruled by the Nizam of Hyderabad during the British Raj, joining the Union of India in 1948. In 1956, the Hyderabad state was dissolved as part of the linguistic reorganisation of states, and the Telugu speaking part of Hyderabad state, known as Telangana, was merged with Andhra State to form Andhra Pradesh. On 2 June 2014, Telangana was separated from Andhra Pradesh as a new 29th state of India, with the city of Hyderabad as its capital. Hyderabad will continue to serve as the joint capital city for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana for a period of not more than ten years.
Telangana is bordered by the states of Maharashtra , Odisha, Chhattisgarh to the north, Karnataka to the west, and Andhra Pradesh to the south and east. Telangana has an area of 114,840 square kilometres (44,340 sq mi), and a population of 35,286,757 (2011 census). Its major cities include Hyderabad, Warangal, Mahabubnagar,Karimnagar, Nizamabad, and Khammam.
Tamilnadu - Selvi J Jayalalithaa - Honble Chief Minister
Under the guidance of her mentor Puratchi Thalaivar Dr.M.G.R., she entered Politics and became a Member in A.I.A.D.M.K., in 1982; In January 1983 she was appointed as the Propaganda Secretary of A.I.A.D.M.K; In February 1983, she was chosen by Dr. M.G.R. to conduct her maiden election campaign for the A.I.A.D.M.K., candidate in the bye-election to the Tiruchendur Assembly Constitutency. Her election campaign was a trial blazer securing an astounding victory for the Party candidates agaisnst all odds; In 1984 she was elected as a Member of Parliament to the Rajya Sabha and retained the seat until she was elected to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in 1989; When Dr.M.G.R., fell ill and was under medical treatment in the U.S.A., the A.I.A.D.M.K., had to fight the General Elections to the Lok Sabha and to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in December 1984. In the absence of Dr.M.G.R., she took his place and spear-headed the alliance of the A.I.A.D.M.K., and the Congress (I) securing a massive victory for the alliance; After the demise of Dr. M.G.R. in 1987, the A.I.A.D.M.K. Party split vertically into two. As the General Secretary of the Party she contested the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly in January 1989 and was elected from Bodinayakkanur; She became the first Woman Leader of the Opposition in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly; In February 1989, the two factions of the A.I.A.D.M.K., reunited under her singular Leadership and she was unanimously elected to the post of the General Secretary of the unified A.I.A.D.M.K., In 1989 she restored the 'Two Leaves' election symbol to the A.I.A.D.M.K., Party. In the 1989 General Elections to the Lok Sabha, she steered the A.I.A.D.M.K. - Congress (I) alliance to a historic victory in the State of Tamil Nadu and the Pondicherry Unioin Territory; Thereafter she secured victories for the A.I.A.D.M.K., in all the subsequent by-elections to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from Marungapuri, Madurai East and Peranamallur Assembly Constituencies; Won a magnificent Victory by contesting in both Bargur and Kangeyam Constituencies during the General Elections to the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly held in 1991; Moreover, she single-handedly ensured a massive Victory for her party and the alliance by winning 225 Constituencies out of 234. Subsequently, she resigned the Kangeyam Assembly seat she had won, and made her Party candidate contest in that Constituency and made him secure an astounding Victory; Further, she was instrumental for the historic 100 percent Victory of the AIADMK and its alliance in Tamil Nadu and Pondicherry held simultaneously in 1991 General Elections to 40 Lok Sabha Constituencies, in which the alliance led by her swept to a historic Victory by winning all the 40 Lok Sabha Seats (39 in Tamil Nadu and one in Pondicherry). She was elected from Andipatti Assembly Constituency in February 2002 and May 2006; Elected from Srirangam Assembly Constituency in May 2011; Chief Minister from 24.06.1991 to 12.05.1996, from 14.05.2001 to 21.09.2001, from 02.03.2002 to May 2006 and from 16.05.2011.
Puducherry - "There stands Francois Dupleix. Not too far away is Joan of Arc. It’s a trip down France as one crosses symmetrically aligned streets in Puducherry."
The Portuguese have been here. So have the Dutch, The Danes, The English And the French.
By 18th century this tiny fishing village had turned into a grand port city. The French first set foot here in 1670 and left a part of them when their undisturbed rule finished in 1954. Not much has changed since. The history has become punctuated. The air filled with nostalgia and the present is living up to a heritage that speaks so much. A trip to Puducherry is like a journey in time with a vibrant present celebrating its interesting past. “History goes back to the Roman times, but factually started with the arrival of the French in 1963, who founded the town and built it in its present form, during the two and a half century they occupied it.