Exploring the Beauty of Visakhapatnam
Situated on the southeast coast of India peninsula, Visakhapatnam is a famous port city. This city is also referred to as Vizag and known for drawing a huge of travelers from India and across the world because of its commercial significance and natural beauty. In addition, the headquarters of the Eastern command of the Indian Navy has an Indian’s most modern shipyard and the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Absolutely epitomizing its nickname, ‘The Jewel of The East Coast’, this city and its environs offer a whole lot of tourists as well as natural attractions to its traveler. The visitors of this city can explore importance in and around by choosing their choice of attractions.
By Air: Visakhapatnam has its own airport, which connects it to major cities of India like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Bhubaneswar by regular flights.
By Rail: Visakhapatnam is a major railway junction connecting several significant cities in India.
By Road: This city is connected by good motorable roads to all important places and cities across India.
Popular Tourist Attractions of Visakhapatnam
Andhra University (4 km)
It is amongst the oldest universities in India. The university was established in the year 1926 and has a massive stone building, which is located in the hilly area of Waltair. It was founded in 1926.
A major landmark of Vizag, there is a huge rocky headland called Dolphin’s nose. This single and massive 358 meter rock breaks the coastline and for a second time juts into the sea similar to a dolphin. It is an amazing feature of this city’s silhouette.
If you are a beach lover and like to catch sunset views, then Ramakrishna Beach is your kind of beach in Visakhapatnam. Moreover, you will find best aquariums, the Visakha Museum, the Kali temple and roadside restaurants offering scrumptious seafood at the beach. This beach comes under the one of the must see attractions of Visakhapatnam due to its natural charm. This beach is best place for people who love seafood and like to enjoy delectable cuisines.
Rishikonda Beach is one of the topmost beaches in the list of the finest attractions in Visakhapatnam with a striking combination of huge sand dunes and crystal blue water. Situated right beside the road from Bhimili, this beach ranks among the finest beaches of the city.
Situated on the way to Kailasagiri Hill, Lawson’s Bay, also referred to as Pedawaltair Beach attracts a lot of tourists because of its tranquility and serenity. With golden sands and sea around, it is a perfect place to unwind yourself from day to day tensions of life.
It is one of the longest beaches in India with 25 KM of the stretch of road, literally hugging the coastline from Visakhapatnam to Bheemunipatnam. Famously called as Bhimili, it is a lively beach, which has managed to preserve its tranquility. In addition, this beach is also known for being the base to visit the ruins of a Dutch Fort and cemetery.
Apart from these, Kailasagiri, Vuda Park, Hindustan Shipyard, Indira Gandhi Zoological Gardens, Port and The Three Hillocks (5 KM away) are some of the other tourist attractions of Visakhapatnam.