A city is suitable for the coastal port. Visakhapatnam, with its sparkling beaches, lauds the sea and the sky. Referred to as the “East Coast Pearl”. The town faces rushing Bay of Bengal waters. Its blissful location produces a symphony of the most fascinating things in nature. Vast stretches of beaches on one side and on the other side winding green hills have made Vizag a tourist paradise. The key attractions are the Dolphin’s Nose hillock projected into the sea and the INS Kusura-India’s only submarine museum and Asia’s largest. The Araku Valley, populated by 19 tribes, and the Borra Caves with their million-year-old formations of stalactites and stalagmites also add to their natural surroundings.
Best Sightseeing places in Vizag
- Sri Venkateswara Hills
- Borra Caves
- Buddhist Excavations
- Araku Valley
- Bheemli Beach (Bheemunipatnam Beach)
- Ramakrishna Beach
- Rishikonda Beach
- Yarada Beach
- Lawson’s Bay Beach
- Gangavaram Beach
- Sagar Nagar Beach
- Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary
- Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
- VUDA park
- Kali Temple
- Darga Konda
- Simha Chalam
- Kailashgiri Temple
- Katiki Waterfalls
- Submarine Museum
- Dolphin Nose
- Victory at Sea War memorial
- Itika Pongal
Activities to do in Visakhapatnam
- Beach walk
- Bird Watching
- Yoga and Meditation
- Costal activities
- Adventure: Those with an adventurous streak can visit Vishakhapatnam’s Suryalanka Beach. Go sailing or enjoy water sports here. Even if you’re just planning a book or music relax, Suryalanka Beach is a perfect option.
What is the Best Time to Visit Visakhapatnam?
Between October and March, the best time for a trip to this splendid place is in the winter season. The weather is extremely friendly and windy throughout this time span. Major religious festivals such as Visakha Utsav are held from October-December. It can get extremely torrid during summers which could discourage you from going out. Humidity and heat waves also follow the area which makes it difficult to walk or even go to the beach. Monsoon hits Visakhapatnam from July to September when the town receives heavy rainfall which makes traveling around uncomfortable. Summers and monsoons are therefore no perfect time to visit Visakhapatnam.
Visakhapatnam has a variety of food choices ranging from Chinese and juicy North Indian tandoori to healthy South Indian sambar vada and ‘western’ cuisine. Here’s a recipe that fits most tastes. Local cuisine is mainly seafood since it’s near the sea. Seafish and prawns currants cooked in sesame and cooked in coconut milk are absolutely good.
- Visakha Utsav (Jan).
- Visakhapatnam Music Festival
- Rishikonada Beach Festival (Dec)
- Itika Pongal
The city’s main shopping centers are located at the Jagadamda Junction and Dwaraka Nagar’s RTC Complex. Dwaraka Nagar shops are renowned for their wooden toys, handicrafts, and hangings to the wall. In addition, we also find a number of government emporiums in the area. Among the most famous places are the Kurupam Market and Lepakshi.
Best Attraction places in Visakhapatnam
Tribal life will leave you when you visit the Araku Valley, in absolute wonder. A hill station with streams located 120 km from Visakhapatnam is a great picture spot. Waterfalls and verdant greenery. Learn about valley tribal’s with a visit to the Museum of Tribal Habitat and the tribal site. The spectacular folk tribal dances such as Dhimsa and Mayuri certainly worth a watch. The coffee plantations draw you into the tribals’ everyday lives and leave you hyped by the unspoiled beauty of the valley. The Borra Caves are situated nearby-A perfect place to explore the beauty of rock formations.
Borra Caves are located in the Araku Valley Ananthagiri hills, in the district of Visakhapatnam. A visual feast is the breathtaking hilly terrain, beautiful landscape, semi-evergreen moist deciduous forests, and the Borra Caves wild fauna. Natural skylights in the caves give way to vivid images that give them their own peculiar enigma. The combination of sunlight and darkness conjures up incredible dancing formed in the depths of the Borra Caves, which is a sight in itself.
An unusual naval ship with a backdrop score provided by the splashing waves through the rolling greens makes life great at Vizag’s beaches. Its most refreshing attribute is the long coastline of Visakhapatnam, with its alternately busy and quiet beaches.
Look at the sky on your journey to Visakhapatnam and its winged guardians. Set along the Eastern Ghats it is home to a number of unusual, colorful bird species.
How to Reach Visakhapatnam?
We have 3 options to reach Visakhapatnam.
Option 1 By Train
Visakhapatnam is well connected to many of India’s major railroad junctions. One railway station is in the town. The train routes to Andhra Pradesh’s largest city are well versed with Mumbai’s, Bengaluru tracks. Delhi, Chennai, Ernakulum, Hyderabad. Mysore, and Guwahati.
Option 2 By Air
Visakhapatnam is linked to the country’s major cities via its busy airport, 12 km from the center of town. With many flights leaving from major cities such as Kolkatta, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, and Chennai.
Option 3 By Road
Public buses (APSRTC) will traverse the roads to Visakhapatnam, linking it to most neighboring regions and important locations within the state. Visakhapatnam is on the NH5, a member of the Golden Quadrilateral as well. The town an extensive network of highways. The road connectivity to Vizag comes from major South India and Central India towns.
I have my own experience with myself drive a car from Hyderabad to Vizag and Vizag to Araku. It was an amazing trip and enjoyed it a lot.