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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 by the Andhra Government.

Ramakrishna Beach
Category : Nature
Ramakrishna beach is blessed with its scenic charm and is popular among 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
Kailasagiri provides spectacular views of beaches and 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 and its ride charges are Rs. 44. At the foot of this ropeway lies Tenneti Park which is a spectacular eco marvel. 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 fee.

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-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 provides spectacular views of sunrise and sunset 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.

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.

Borra Caves
Situated in the Anantagiri Hill range of the Araku Valley and spread across an area of about 2 sq km, William King George of the Geological Survey of India discovered these caves. These caves extend to a depth of 80 m and are one of the largest caves in the country.

Araku Valley
This valley is located at an altitude between 600 m and 900 m above the sea level. This valley is situated on Eastern Ghats. The main attractions of Araku Valley are the coffee plantation, Sangda Falls, Rishikonda Beach, pleasant weather and Dhimsa dance.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
Located in Vishakhapatnam, this is one of the largest zoological parks in Andhra Pradesh. The park covers an area of around 625 acres. There are more than 80 species of fauna and avifauna in this park. This zoological park is surrounded by Kambalakonda Reserve Forest.

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.

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.

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Last Updated on: December 12, 2016