Located on the south-east coast of Indian peninsula, the port city of Visakhapatnam, popularly known as Vizag, has been a huge draw card for travelers from far and wide for its natural beauty and commercial significance. Visit Visakhapatnam during the holiday season to see huge domestic tourism in rare form: balloons, fairy floss (cotton candy) and, of course, weddings!
The headquarters of the Eastern command of the Indian Navy, the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh, has Indian’s most modern shipyard.
Aptly known as the sobriquet ‘The Jewel of The East Coast’, Visakhapatnam and its surroundings can offer whole lot of attractions to a discerning visitor. Visitors can explore places of importance in and around Vizag by choosing this place as their base.
The crowds only enhance the area’s kitschy coasts. The run-down boardwalk along Ramakrishna Beach has spunk, and nearby Rushikonda beach is Andhra’s best.
The old beach-resort vibe exists despite the fact that Vizag is Andhra Pradesh’s second-largest city, famous for shipbuilding and steel. It’s big and dusty, but surrounded by little gems: sweet beaches, a gorgeous temple and, further out, the Araku Valley and several ancient Buddhist sites.
Vizag is also sometimes referred to as the “Goa of the East Coast.” Just like its west coast counterpart, it has beautiful virgin beaches, laterite hillocks, and stunning landscape. Health-tourism is a fast developing industry. Visakhapatnam is variously referred to as Jewel on the Coramandel Coast, Steel City, and the City of Destiny.
If you’re here in December or January, seek out Visakha Utsav, the city’s annual festival with events on the beach.