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visakhapatnam

Country
India
State
Andhra Pradesh
City
Visakhapatnam
Type of Location
Multiple
About Location

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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By Air
Visakhapatnam has its own airport, which is connected with Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad. Numerous airlines operate daily flights to and from Vizag. Situated at a distance of 16 km from city center, the airport is accessible by the local transport available.

By Train
Visakhapatnam station lies on Kolkata-Chennai main line, making it easier to reach the city. It is also connected with all the major places within and outside the state. All the metropolitans and important cities of the country are reachable to and from Vishakhapatnam.

By Road
Vizag has a wide network of roads. It is connected with all the towns and cities of the state by private and government bus services. Vishakhapatnam lies on National Highway No.5, which connects Howrah and Chennai. Apart from state, it is also linked with cities of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh.

By Ship
This mode of travelling is not very popular, yet there is one ship to reach Vishakhapatnam, which comes here from Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Key places to visit
Kailasa Giri, Araku Valley, Simhachalam temple, Ramakrishna beach, War Memorial


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Places to Visit

Kailasa Giri

An attractive and local favourite hill station, Kailasa Giri offers a spectacular view of the sea. It has serene and beautiful Rushikonda beach and RK beach on the left and hillock on the right. As the name suggests, the hill is Kailasa, the abode of Lord Shiva and Parvathi, massive sculpture of Shiva and Parvathi is seen here.

It is evidenced by many visitors to the hillock, with ropeway facility and Children’s playing field that they had fallen in love with this mount and surroundings due its picturesque and serene atmosphere. Imposing view of the city with illuminations in the evening can be enjoyed from the ropeway.     

Araku Valley

Blessed with enchanting streams, beautiful waterfalls, wealthy landscape and lovely weather, Araku valley that is placed at a height of 3100 feet in the effluent hills of Anatagiri, is a scenic hill station near Vizag in Andhra Pradesh.

Renowned for the inhabitance of 17 tribal societies, Araku attracts many environmentalists, nature lovers and tourists. Dhimsa dance with colourful costumes and rich cultural performances accompanied with rhythmic pleasing songs is very popular. A famous festival celebrated in the region is Itika Pongal.

Araku Tribal Museum, Rishikonda Beach, Padmapuram Gardens, Sangda Falls, Matsyagundam and Paderu form the major attractions.

Simhachalam temple

 A famous pilgrim centre Simhachalam, also known as Simhagiri, has its importance in its 11th century ancient Sri Varaha Lakshminarasimha Temple. Devotees coming over here steadily growing, the west facing temple has the credit of having lots of revenue making it the second richest temple in the country after Tirupati.

The presiding deity in this most revered temple gives 'Nijaroopa Darshan' (holy appearance in true form) for only 12 hours in a year, while all other time the idol is covered with sandal wood paste.

Ramakrishna beach

Located at the east coast with a largest stretch of seafront, Ramakrishna beach is a favourite and nice spot to spend the time relaxing on the softy sand. The twin beaches - Ramakrishna Beach and Lawson's Bay present the tourists will mind-blowing scenic view of the nature, especially the reddish setting sun. The submarine museum, Rishikonda Beach, the Kali Temple, VUDA Park, statues of prominent personalities, Matsyadarshini, road side restaurants and parks - all attracts visitors to this beach.

'Victory at Sea', the war memorial at the beach shore which was dedicated to the memory of 1971 Indo-Pak war soldiers is worth visiting.

Note that it is not safe for swimming.      

War Memorial

A memorial, also known as ‘Victory at Sea’, dedicated to the great soldiers who sacrificed their lives to the cause of national integrity and border protection, renowned as War memorial is located in Vizag on the left of the beach road and facing the submarine museum.

This memorial is established to commemorate the victory on 1971 at the sea Indo Pak war. Many war related materials are displayed here, including a fighter plane, missiles, few bombs and a tank.

Right Time to Visit

October - February

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