Visakhapatnam (Vizag) is a beautiful coastal town in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the largest commercial hubs in Andhra Pradesh, the largest seaport of India and the oldest shipyard.
Here are some places tourists can visit in Visakhapatnam.
Andhra University is one of the oldest universities in India. It is noticeable for its massive stone building in the hilly area of Waltair. This university was founded in 1926.
This is a symbol of Vizag that is famous among tourists all over the world. It is a huge 358m rock headland that breaks the coastline and juts into the sea resembling a dolphin.
A must visit, for it is a permanent fixture on the city’s silhouette.
Visit Vizag’s favorite evening hangout. This beach is known for its tranquility and is also known as RK beach. One can taste various delectable seafood dishes here.
This beach is known for its massive sand dunes and crystal blue waters. It is located on the road from Bhimili and is considered one of the finest in the city.
Lawson’s Bay, also known as Pedawaltair beach, is famous among travelers for its serenity and peace. Tourists can relax on the beach and enjoy the cool ocean breeze. A must visit with your near and dear ones.
This beach is famous for being one of the longest beaches in India. With it’s 25 km coastline, it stretches from Visakhapatnam to Bheemunipatnam. It is popularly known as the Bhimili beach. One can also explore the ruins of the Dutch fort and the cemetery located near the beach.
Kailasagiri Hill is considered one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Vizag. Located at a height of 304mts, it is a perfect place for people who want to get away from the maddening crowd. Tourists can see and get a panoramic view of the Visakhapatnam city. A must visit for everyone.
Vuda Park is an amusement park for all ages. From rides on horses and camels to ice skating and boating, you can enjoy with your family here.
Hindustan Shipyard is one the biggest ship-building yards located in Gandhinagram. One can also see a defunct submarine here and explore it from inside. Visits are permitted on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1600 to 1800 hrs.
Indira Gandhi Zoological Gardens
Visit this new place with your family and friends, where spread over 450 acres of land are exotic species of birds and animals in their natural habitat.
The Three Hillocks
This place was formed by cutting a mount in the Eastern Ghats and represent the three regions.
They have a Roman Catholic chapel Dargakonda, a mosque and the third hillock with a Venkateswara temple.
Araku Valley is known for its scenic beauty and is a quick gateway for busy city people. This place is known for its pretty valleys and tunnels. One can book their rooms at APTDC which have been recently constructed. Padmavathi botanical garden is worth visiting. Book your rooms early at hotels and lodges as there are limited number of rooms here.
The famous landmark at Araku is the Bora caves, which is known for its natural beauty.
There is an entry fee of Rs 30. One has to pay extra for still video and camera videos. It is a must-visit place for all tourists and one should carry their own water bottles.
There are separate charges to enter with still or video camera. It is a must-visit place for all tourists visiting Vizag. Don’t forget a big bottle of drinking water.