The coastal town of Vishakhapatnam is a popular tourist attraction of Andhra Pradesh. Popularly known as Vizag, the town is bustling with energy and attracts all kinds of tourists. Take a walk through the coffee plantations and surround yourself with nature’s serenity. Pristine beaches, surreal mountains, historical temples, and lush wildlife sanctuaries, you get it all in this beautiful town. It is a great experience to witness such diversity of landscape. Whether you’re a history buff, photographer, or nature lover, there is something interesting for everyone in Vishakhapatnam. It is a beautiful city with sunkissed waterfalls, pleasant weather, and untouched natural beauty.
Peaceful Shikara, Dal lake, Nishat park., Shalimar, Shalimar Mughal Garden
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Pristine beaches, scenic landscapes, God believing people with rich cultural and historical heritage, defines Visakhapatnam. The city is also known as Vizag, and is much more than this. It is a commercially and industrially growing port city of India located in Andhra Pradesh along the coast of Bay of Bengal. Visakhapatnam is a place for all types of tourists; from pilgrimage to beach to hill station with coffee plantations to heritage, this all-encompassing place is unique in itself. It rightly serves every traveler, from a beach bum to a culture vulture!
Visakhapatnam, often termed as The Jewel of the East Coast, is a potpourri of tourist destinations and it has everything - from beaches, mountains and beautiful green landscapes, to historically significant architecture, temples, mosques and churches. 8 beaches, hilltop parks, wildlife sanctuaries, temples, Buddhist monuments, a fascinating submarine museum, nature preserve and much more are here to keep you busy throughout your stay.
To name a few, the Venkateswara Temple, Church of the Virgin Mary, Baba Ishaq Madina Dargah, Kailasagiri Hill Park, VUDA Park, Rishikonda Beach, Dolphin Nose, and Borra Caves with stalactite & stalagmite formations. A serene hill station Araku Valley is around 120 kilometers from Vishakhapatnam and a stay there will surly rejuvenate you. The coffee estates, beautiful streams, enchanting waterfalls and a lovely weather here are great to spend time amidst nature. Blessed with un-spoilt natural beauty, this destination is a serene respite from the chaotic city life. The Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam is a must see place for wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. This place is perfect example of natural harmony between evergreen meadows and dry seasonal forest.
Much like every Indian city, Visakhapatnam hosts the Visakha Utsav, a festival that is a cultural extravaganza with food stalls, exhibitions and cultural events. It is celebrated every year during mid-January and on the beach, which makes it more interesting.
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