With Bay of Bengal on one side and mighty magnificent Eastern ghats on the other side, Visakhapatnam popularly know as “vizag” occupies a unique place in the Map of Indian Tourism offering exemplary Scenic splendour much to the amazement of the visitor.
Vizag has innumerable places of Interest to the tourist. A traveler can mainly enjoy the beach which has several names according to its location such as bheemunipatnam, Thotlakonda Beach, Rushikonda beach, Rk beach and Yarada Beach.
We have here the remains of the Bhuddist shrines at Thotlakonda. This was a place where Bhuddist Monks resided in Monasteries. This is located beyond Rushikonda on the way to Bheemili. The magnificent view that one can enjoy from a hill top offering a curvy view of the mighty ocean is a treat to one’s eye.
Vizag Offlate has added another place of tourist attraction “Ramanaidu film studios, as vizag is most preferred place for film shootings because of scenic splendor.
Two of the most popularly visited excursion spots of vizag include Rushikonda Beach & Yarada Beach. While the former is preferred by travelers to get into the water & swim, to enjoy few water sports like boating, Hovercrafts and staying in a relaxed resorts, Yarada beach which is on the other opposite end involving a travel of 80 kms both ways is visited for its stunning views. One would pass through a small hillock overlooking the Harbour populary known as Dolphins Nose. One needs to dedicate atleast 4-5 hours to visit this place alone.
Kailashgiri a popular excursion point is a must visit for every tourist. The stunning view from the hill top offering a panoramic view of the hills, Ocean and the city is sure to enthrall you. There are additional activities like a ropeway , horse riding, children’s Play Area . A toy train offers a jolly ride passing round the Kailashgiri Hill offers a Bird eyes view of vizag city coupled with splendid views of the ocean over looking the Eastern ghats.
Off all the beaches Rk beach is very popular where-in people gather in large numbers locals as well as tourists especially during evenings. We have here lot of shops catering to the needs of visitors. In the vicinity of Rk beach we have a museum named Visakha Museum which showcases the history of Indian Navy as vizag is one of the important centers of Indian Navy. There is a vast Township of Navy stationed for the Naval staff. Here there are two other places of interest such as Subamrine and Air craft exhibition.
There is a well known Kanaka Mahalakshmi Temple at the market place. Another famous temple is Simhachalam temple of Varah Lakshmi narasimha swamy built several centuries Ago. Its has a religious and historical importance.
Vizag has huge industrial establishments such as ” VIZAG STEEL PLANT ” , “VIZAG PORT & HARBOUR ” , BHARATH HEAVY PLATES AND VESSELS(BHPV)
Inspite of being an industrial city vizag has not lost itself in the din and roar of Mechanization but has retained its natures scenic splendour offering a pleasant soothing experience to the visitor.
One can savour mouth watering cuisine from a wide variety of sea food and South Indian dishes. However one can access all types of cuisine at this destination.
No wonder vizag is one of the sought after Destinations for a tourist.
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