In Pics: President Pranab Mukherjee's southern sojourn

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Hyderabad, July 8: President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday, July 8, returned to the national capital after a 10-day southern sojourn.

79-year-old Mukherjee arrived in Hyderabad on June 29, Monday and stayed at Rashtrapati Nilayam at Bollarum in Secunderabad, one of the Presidential Retreats.

During his stay, he visited Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh and Yadadri temple in Telangana. He also attended a couple of programmes in Hyderabad.

Here are some pics of President Mukherjee's visit:

In Hyderabad

President Pranab Mukherjee being greeted by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at the 'Rashtrapati Nilayam' in Secunderabad in Hyderabad on Tuesday, June 30.

At Tirupati on July 1

President Pranab Mukherjee offers prayers to the sacred Dwajasthambham (flag-mast) of Lord Shiva at the ancient cave temple of Sri Kapileswara Swamy in Tirupati on Wednesday. Also seen in the photo are Andhra CM N. Chandrababu Naidu and Governor ESL Narasimhan.

At Tirupati on July 1

President Pranab Mukherjee with Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu after offering prayers at Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala in Tirupati on Wednesday.

In Hyderabad on July 3

President Pranab Mukherjee at morning walk at Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad on Friday.

In Hyderabad on July 3

President Pranab Mukherjee receives the first copy of the book "Uniki" from Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao as Maharashtra governor Vidyasagar Rao, author of the book, looks on, in Hyderabad on Friday.

In Telangana on July 5

President Pranab Mukherjee and Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at the Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple at Yadgirigutta district Nalgonda in Telengana on Sunday.

In Yadgirigutta on July 5

President Pranab Mukherjee being presented a memento from Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao during his visit to Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple at Yadgirigutta district Nalgonda in Telengana on Sunday.

In Telangana on July 5

President Pranab Mukherjee during his visit to Sri Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy Temple in Telengana on Sunday.

In Hyderabad on July 7

President Pranab Mukherjee is greeted by Telangana Governor ESL Narsimhan, Chief Minister K Chandra Shekhar Rao and MoS Bandaru Dattatreya at a reception at Rashtrapati Nilayam in Hyderabad, Telangana on Tuesday.

Amid raging tensions between Telangana and Andhra Pradesh over different issues, President Pranab Mukherjee asked both states to live together in peace, saying one can choose friends, not neighbours. [Love your neighbour, President advises sparring AP and Telangana]

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