Cities to Visit Near Visakhapatnam

Places to Visit in Vizag

Places to See in Vizag



Vizag offers its tourists a number of places that are spectacular in their beauty, for example it has an abundance of beaches along with important historical relics and monuments that date back to antiquity. These are maintained well by the Andhra Government.
Ramakrishna Beach
Category : Nature
Ramakrishna beach is blessed with its scenic charm and its popular among the tourists. You may also indulge in all kinds of water sports and beach activities. A popular festival of Vizag known as Visakha Utsav is celebrated exclusively at this beach. Read More.....

Yarada beach
Category : Nature
Behind Dolphin Nose, lies the Yarada Village. Yarada is a private beach maintained by the Agrigold group which is why they charge a nominal fee for visiting it. The Dolphin Nose provides a spectacular view of the beach and the Vizag city. A bus or cab facility can be taken to reach it.

Kailasagiri
Category : Nature
On its left lies the Rushikonda Beach along with R.K beach lying on its right. Kailasagiri provides spectacular views of beaches adjoining hills. It also has a huge sculpture of Shiva and Parvathi. It is further being developed as a popular spot with the construction of a doll museum and eating joints already under way.

It has a ropeway whose ride charges Rs. 44. At the foot of this ropeway lies Tenneti Park which is a spectacular eco marvel in its own. Read More.....

War Memorial
Category : History & Culture
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. It does not charge any entry.

Matsyadarshini Aquarium
Category : Fun & Entertainment
It is an aquarium that has an interesting exit in the form of a huge white tipped shark's open mouth. It charges an entry fee of Rs. 20 per person and contains a good collection of marine and freshwater fish.

Ross Hill
Category : Nature
It is an interesting site as it consists of three hills that are dedicated to three different faiths. It has a church, a mosque and a temple. Ross Hill has a chapel known as Mother Mary's church, Durga Pahad has the tomb of Muslim saint Sayed Ali Medina and the third hill Sri Venkateswara Konda has a temple.

Submarine- 'Kursura'
Category : History & Culture
It was the first one of its kind submarine to be created in eastern Asia. This museum was created in a real submarine of the Indian navy and today is manned by retired officials of the navy itself.

It charges Rs. 25 per person as entry fee.

Naval Museum
Category : History & Culture
Also known as Swarna Jyoti Museum, it showcases the maritime history of India through pictures, models and written content.

Tenneti Beach Park
Category : Nature
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.

Kambalakonda Sanctuary
Category : Wild Life
This natural sanctuary is half hour's drive from the city. It charges an entry fee of Rs 10/- person and provides fantastic views from the viewing tower along with providing people a chance to hike and flex their muscles.

Port of Visakhapatnam
Category : History & Culture
It is listed amongst the country's leading ports. It is dissected into three harbors, namely outer harbor, inner harbor and fishing harbor with their respective capacities of vessel accommodation.


Tourist Destinations Near Vizag



Sankaram
It lies 41 km from Visakhapatnam. It is amongst the most significant Buddhist site in Andhra Pradesh consisting of antiquity dated stupas, rock-cut caves, early historic pottery and finally Satavahana coins that are believed to exist since the 1st century AD.

Bavikonda
It lies at a distance of 15 km from Vizag. Literally, it means 'Hill of Wells' and as its name suggests it is indeed a hill that contains wells for collecting rainwater. It is counted amongst Asia's oldest and most sacred Buddhist sites as it consists of ruins of the great Buddhist civilization.

Thotlakonda
It is situated at a distance of 16 km from Visakhapatnam. It falls under Andhra Government's list of 'protected monuments'. It contains historically significant Buddhist structures such as a Mahastupa, rock-cut cisterns, votive platforms, roman silver coins, terracotta tiles and much more.

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.

Bhimili
It is a village lying about 25 km from the city known for its beach and remains of a Portuguese church and Dutch cemeteries.

Araku Valley
This is a scenic valley that requires a 6 hour long enjoyable train journey from the city. Amongst others, Padmavathi botanical gardens are a treat to look at, when present here. Further trip to the Borra caves is also a must. An entry to these caves costs Rs. 30 per person, with separate charges for carrying a camera.

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.

Bojjana Konda
It constitutes of important Buddhist monuments that date back to a period between 200 BC and 700 AD. It lies at a distance of 40 km from Visakhapatnam.



Last Updated on: January 14, 2014