आंध्र प्रदेश के ऐटिकोप्पका खिलौने (Etikoppaka Toys, Andhra Pradesh)

लकड़ी के पारंपरिक ऐटीकोप्पका खिलौने बनाने की कला, जो लक्कपिडातालू नाम से प्रचलित है, करीबन ४०० साल से अधिक पुरानी है। वराह नदी के तट पर बसा ये छोटा सा प्राचीन गांव लाख से मढे लकड़ी के खिलौनों के लिए प्रसिद्ध है। खिलौने बनाने की यह कला टर्न्ड लकड़ी लाह के नाम से भी जानी जाती... Continue Reading →

Borra Caves, Ananthagiri Hills, Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh

The spectacular Borra Caves located in the lush green Ananthagiri Hills at an elevation of 2310 feet is considered to be one of the largest caves of the country. This natural wonder nested in breathtaking terrain holds great ecological, geological, religious, anthropological and archaeological significance.     These caves were discovered by a British geologist,... Continue Reading →

Etikoppaka Toys of Andhra Pradesh

The art of making traditional wooden Etikoppaka toys, popularly known as Lakkapidathalu is more than 400 years old. The quaint village of Etikopakka located on the banks of the river Varaha is renowned for its lacquer coated wooden toys and this art of toy-making also known as turned wood lacquer craft was patronized by affluent landlords... Continue Reading →

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