Visakhapatnam , Andhra Pradesh

Description

Visakhapatnam or Vizag  and sometimes known by its historical name Waltair  is the largest city in  Andhra Pradesh  located 370 kilometres north east of Capital Region. It is the third largest city on the east coast of India (after Chennai and Kolkata). It is a port city on the southeast coast of Bay of Bengal.

 Visakhapatnam is the largest city, commercial hub and a financial capital of Andhra Pradesh. The city is known for heavy industries, steel plant, seaport, natural harbour and shipyard. The city is the headquarters to Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

Visakhapatnam is one of the tourism destination in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is famous for beaches, caves and the Eastern Ghats as well as wildlife sanctuaries.

Bavikonda is an important Buddhist heritage site located on a hill about 15 km, northeast from Visakhapatnam city. 

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Ramakrishna Beach

Ramakrishna beach is blessed with its scenic charm and it is popular among the tourists.


Yarada Beach

Behind Dolphin Nose, lies the Yarada Village. The Dolphin Nose provides a spectacular view of the beach and the Vizag city.

 


Kailasagiri

On its left lies the Rushikonda Beach along with Ramakrishna beach lying on its right. It has a ropeway . At the foot of this ropeway lies Tenneti Park which is a spectacular eco marvel in its own.


War Memorial

In remembrance of the victory at sea achieved in the 1971 Indo-Pak war, a war memorial had been constructed in Vizag. It exhibits a fighter plane, a tank and other copies of a missile. 


Simhachalam

This temple is located 15 km away from the city. It acts as a dedication to Lord Vishnu's 'half man half lion' avatar. It has an impressive architectural design along with a serene environment.


Gangavaram

It is a beautiful beach that lies at a distance of 10km to 12 km away from city, and attracts a lot of people.


Kambalakonda Sanctuary

This natural sanctuary is half hour's drive from the city. It provides fantastic views from the viewing tower along with providing people a chance to hike and flex their muscles.


Tenneti Beach Park

It is a beautiful park that has played as a background setting for a number of Indian movies. It gives out spectacular views of sunrise and sun set along with beaches and clear sea.


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