Visakhapatnam in short Vizag, a famous beach city where one can unfold the true charms of Andra Pradesh. It is named after Lord Visakha, the God of valour. This small fishing village was dramtically transformed into bustling industrial and commercial area during British period. It is the biggest ship building yard in India and holding the legacy of being headquarters of eastern naval command. It is certainly a paradise filled with amusements and natural charms. The abundant natural beauty of this majestic city is ranges from rugged mountain hills, valleys, golden beaches and caves which attracts natural lovers, bird watchers, animal enthusiasts and fun lovers. The natural boundary of this city is formed by three amazing hills namely Venkateshwara Konda, Ross hills and Dargahkonda and each holds the shrines dedicated to Lord venkateshwara, Virgin Marry and Saint Baba. The most favorite tourist destination is maintained its greatest appeal and visit is certainly exciting, enthralling and enriching.
Must See Places
An attractive hill station offers wonderful spectacular view of the sea, Famous Rishikonda beach and RK beach are located nearby. A gigantic statue of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati in center of attraction. The enchanting hill station is illuminated in evenings which further adds lure of picturesque beauty and serene atmosphere. Paragliding, ropeway facility and children park are other features of Kailasagiri.
It is one of the renowned picnic spot for its naturally formed artworks of stalactite and stalagmite, located at an altitude of 1400 meters above the sea level, place of archeological and historical importance. Tourists can explore the hidden treasures of this caves and can enjoy naturally formed Lingam which refers Lord Shiva and a cow shaped rock called Kamadenu. People with archeological interest find this cave very interesting and alluring.
Rishikonda and Ramakrishna Beach
The famous beaches in Vizag, located 8 km from city. The shallow water makes thess beach ideal for swimmers, Wind surfers and water skiers, located near to Kailasagiri. Sun bath, swimming and beach volley ball are the prominent attractions. Aquarium, Museum, Kali temple and road side restaurants are the other features of this adorable beaches. They are clean and pristine assures relaxing holiday spot. At hilltop one can find restaurants and resort to enjoy tasty sea foods.
Indra Gandhi Zoological park, VUDA(Vizag Urban Development Authority) park, Submarine museum, Dolphin's Nose, Yarada beach, red sand hills, Beemi beach, Gangavam, Lawson's bay beach, Buddhist excavations and Araku valley are other most popular places to enjoy in Vizag.
How to reach Vizag
Visakhapatnam domestic airport located 16 km from city which connects major cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Hyderabad. Hyderabad and Chennai airports are International airports considered nearest to Vizag.
Vizag railway station is located at Chennai- Delhi line, connected well with all Indian cities.
State and private owned buses are frequently available. Vizag is well connected with major cities by road.
In Summers temperature is from 22 to 41°C, in Winters 15 to 30°C. October to March is best season to visit Vizag.