"The Jewel of the East Coast"

A City in Andhra Pradesh, India

Interest Measure for Visakhapatnam

Ideal time to stay:  2 - 6 days

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Height(Altitude) of Visakhapatnam from sea level:  98 feet
Latitude/Longitude:  17.7390489°N, 83.2623317°E
Ecosystem:  Coast  

Food, Culture and Language at Visakhapatnam

Food Availability:  Indian, South Indian 
Regional Language:  Telugu
Currency:  ₹ - Rupee (INR)

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Why travel Visakhapatnam?

Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, is the best tourism destination in Andhra Pradesh. From Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys, Visakhapatnam has them all. The district has many tourism spots that represent the Culture and Heritage of the true India.
The Araku Valley is a must visit for anyone visiting Andhra Pradesh. Beauty is packed at the Kailasa Giri, where we can find green meadows, beautiful and well spread parks to fill your mind with peace. The Borra Caves show the magnificence of colors in the natural cave formations.
Visakhapatnam is a city of cultural & religious diversity. One should not miss seeing the Cultural constructions built during the age of kings who rules this region.
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  • SpecialOn the annual ritual Chandanotsavam day, the Lord Vishnu is covered with a new fresh layer of Sandalwood.

13 Places to visit and Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Kailasa Giri at Visakhapatnam

Kailasa Giri

#Picnic spot
Kailash Giri is a popular tourist destination and getaway. It offers an awe-inspiring view of the Bay of Bengal and is home to the beautiful Rushikonda Beach and RK Beach. The surrounding hills are lush and green and offer a wonderful respite from the concrete jungle of Visakhapatnam. One of the attractions of Kailash Giri is its huge park called the Floral Watch. However, the main attraction is undoubtedly the massive statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati made from white marble. The timings for the Kailasagiri Park are from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.
Expenses - ₹40
Time needed - 4 hours
Borra Caves at Visakhapatnam

Borra Caves

Borra Caves are located about 90 km north of Visakhapatnam in the Ananthagiri Hill Ranges of Eastern Ghats of India. It is a naturally formed cave believed to be 150 million years old. Borra Caves are nature's way of sculpting fantastic structures. There is a story for every for each pillar, bump, protrusion, hollows on the floor and roof, and even a long seam between rocks. The caverns are well worth a visit Cameras allowed at fee of Rupees 25/- and Video and Digital cameras at a fee of Rupees 100/-
Expenses - ₹40
Time needed - 2 hours
Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary at Visakhapatnam

Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary

#Wildlife Sanctuary
Kambalakonda Reserve Forest was declared a wildlife sanctuary by the Union Ministry of Forests and Environment. The forest on the Eastern Ghats is the abode for rare species of endemic flora and fauna such as leopard, barking deer, wild boar, spotted deer, sambar and monkeys. Taking a round on horses will be a splendid experience for the kids and grown ups as well. It would also offer a relaxed atmosphere to every traveler, enabling them to break the monotony of the routine and strenuous lifestyle.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 3.5 hours
INS Kurusura Submarine Museum at Visakhapatnam

INS Kurusura Submarine Museum

Visakhapatnam has another Golden leaf in its feather and this Golden leaf has its speciality. The Submarine Museum - Kurusura being set up at the Ramakrishna Beach in Visakhapatnam has a speciality. The Submarine Museum is the first submarine tuned to a museum in the whole of Asia and second in the World. The Submarine is tuned into a first Submarine Museum on February 27, 2001. It was earlier brought to the sands off the Vizag beach shores from the sea. India's Premier Defence Lab and other organisations have extended their helping hands in bringing the submarine to the sands of the beach and facilitating the conversion into a museum.
Expenses - ₹40
Time needed - 0.5 hours
Simhachalam Temple at Visakhapatnam

Simhachalam Temple

The Historic Temple at the Simhachalam, built in the 11th Century, where the Lord Varaha Narasimha Swami temple is located, resembles the rich cultural heritage Visakhapatnam holds. Located on the Hilltop, at a height of 244 m, popularly called the Hill of the Lion Lord, is the temple of Lord Vishnu in the avatar of Sri Narasimha Swamy varies. Millions of devotees from around the world visit this temple every year, especially during the Chandanotsavam Festival Season.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 0.5 hours
Rishikonda Beach at Visakhapatnam

Rishikonda Beach

Picture a 180-degree view of the white sand beach, dotted with palm and mango grooves on a warm breezy evening, as the rush of waves against the shore can be heard. Picture a quiet afternoon at the beach with only you and your friends and no one else. Picture sitting at an open air restaurant, as you listen to the soothing music and marvel at the stunning sunset. This is just Rishikonda Beach.
Expenses - NA
Time needed - 2.5 hours

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