Weekend getaways from Visakhapatnam
5 destination found
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.
The history of the city stretches back over 2000 years. The area first appears as the ancient capital of Kalinga. Bhubaneshwar India, the 'city of temples', named after Tribhuvaneswar, 'Lord of Three Worlds', still preserves over 500 of India's finest temples, around which the religious life of the city revolves.
Konark is one of the most famous heritage sites of India. Konark means Kona Arka – “Sun at an angle”. The entire structure faces east. There are three series of gaps in between the ornate pillars of the natamandir. The temple is built such that only on the two equinox days (March 20/21, September 22/23) the rising sun’s rays pass through the center gap and fall on the deity in the temple.
It is also well known for its greenery, lush green mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural parks, monuments, natural resources, herbs, exuberant festivity and peaceful solitude. Other tourist attractions relate to Bastar's royal past and its tribes. The people of the city is very eco friendly types of nature. You can mainly watch the gathering of youths in chowpatty and near sirhasar. The celebration of Dusshera(September/October) is very famous and it is the best time for visiting in the city .If you are in Jagdalpur and you didn't taste Bobo Bajias then you miss the important part of the traditional food culture of the city.
Puri is a coastal district of the Odisha state of India, famous for its historic antiquities, religious sanctuaries, architectural grandeur, sea-scape beauty, and its moderate climate. It holds a wealth of attractions for visitors. It boasts a continuous history from the 3rd century B.C. to the present, and unique monuments such as those of Lord Jagannath at Puri. It has the Chilika Lake, the largest brackish water lakes in India, that holds a picturesque sea-scape beauty. It offers an ideal resort for birds who migrate from different parts of the continent. By virtue of its geographical location, the climate of Puri is equable throughout the year.
The tiny hamlet – Lambasingi – is one of the coolest places in South India. A land once anonymous and undiscovered, Lambasingi earned the sobriquet of “Andhra Kashmir,” with night temperatures often falling to sub-zero level. Of late, it became a popular tourist destination and an exotic summer retreat. Picturesque beauty, dense foliage, chilled weather and mist makes the places even more mysterious and amazing. This is the only place in Southern India, where you can experience snowfall sometimes in winter. APTDC plans to open a state-run resort here and develop Lambasingi as a tourism hub. Lately, this place has seen an increase in the number of tourists.