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Introduction

Visakhapatnam is a coastal, port city, often called "The Jewel of the East Coast", situated in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, located on the eastern shore of India, nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and facing the Bay of Bengal to the east.Visakhapatnam 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.Visakhapatnam is a city of cultural & religious diversity. One should not miss to see the Cultural constructions built during the age of kings who rules this region. The Araku Valley is a must visit for any one visiting Andhra Pradesh. Beauty is packed at the Kailasa Giri where we can find greeny meadows, beautiful and wellspread parks to fill your mind with peace. The Borra Caves shows the magnificience of colors in the natural cave formations.

Area 540 sq km
Altitude 16 ft sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-25.0C,Max.-36.0 C Winter,Min.-19.0C,Max.-28.0C
Language English, Hindi, Telugu
STD Code 0891
Rainfall 1200 mm average yearly
Best Time to Visit October to March

Visakhapatnam MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Visakhapatnam has an airport. Indian Airlines flies to Visakhapatnam daily from Mumbai, Kolkatta, Hyderabad and Chennai.
  2. Rail:-Visakhapatnam is the centre point for the trains going between Chennai and Howra and Howrah and Secunderabad. It is well connected by rail to all the important places in and outside the state.
  3. Road:- Visakhapatnam is connected to Chennai and Calcutta via Bhubaneswar and Vijayawada by National Highway 5 (dual-carriageway, 120 km/h).

Places to Visit

Kailasagiri Rishikonda Beach Ramakrishna Beach Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
Lawsons bay Beaches      

Excursion

Ananthagiri Hills Simhachalam Araku Valley Borra Caves
Bheemunipatnam      

Shopping

Visakhapatnam(Vizag) offers some unique handicrafts and can be located by the Andhra Pradesh State owned handicraft store, Lepakshi. It has an impressive collection of sandalwood sculptures, etc.

Accommodation

Daspalla Hotel Dolphin Hotel Hotel Green Park Executive Court
Royal Fort Hotel The Park Hotel Palm Beach