Enjoy the Paradise in Visakhapatnam
A beautiful coastal city that lies in the lap of the Eastern Ghats & the coast of the Bay of Bengal with the power to freshen you up and make your trip memorable around the beaches and natural beauty.
Vizag or Vishakhapatnam is the same city but the last city of Andhra Pradesh, and if you are still searching for a holiday destination, you don’t have to think much now as Visakhapatnam has got your back.
The place is worth your time & money. The city is also referred to as ‘The Jewel of East Coast’, ‘The city of Destiny’, and many more. There are many locations that you can explore in Visakhapatnam, and also the beaches & the monuments are well maintained.
You have got a perfect opportunity to explore the cultural heritage of the place, and these are the must-visit locations in the city of Destiny.
The Katiki Waterfalls, which is one of the most visited locations in Visakhapatnam, originates from the River Gosthani. It is one of the most picture-perfect places you will experience, and apart from that, the waterfall measures around 50 feet.
The one thing which compliments the waterfall is the lush greens of the Araku Valley. It is an ideal location for trekking & adventure seekers. Even if you are visiting Visakhapatnam for two or three days, you must cover this location as it is counted as one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Vizag.
You can reach the place even by taxi or auto and the best time to visit the site is from 6 am till 7 pm and do not prefer going at the time of low light.
When you can get to Visakhapatnam, how can you not hear beaches around if you say that you will miss beaches because of less time you are missing out on the real fun of Vizag.
Yarada Beach is one of the best beaches in Visakhapatnam, and along with that, you can get amazing photographs as it is a very photogenic location. The beach lies on the eastern coast of the Bay of Bengal.
While visiting Yarada beach, you have the opportunity to visit the Gangavaram Port, Gangavaram Beach, and the Dolphin’s Nose.
The panoramic view of the beach will leave you mesmerized, and the beach is surrounded by the hills on the other three sides, just imagine the scenery and fresh breeze with the splash of water, even you can enjoy the sunset & sunrise view with the hills, beach making it a perfect landscape view.
You can easily reach out to the beach as they have a transportation facility.
The place is often referred to as Borra Guhalu, and it lies in the lap of the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley not. Only this, the Borra Caves is one of the largest caves in the country, and it is also considered the deepest cave of India.
The cave was discovered by a member of the Geological Survey of India named William King George in the year 1807. The shelter is located at an elevation of approx. 705 meters, and it is one of the famous tourist spots in Visakhapatnam.
The cave is surrounded by lush greenery, and visitors can experience the natural irregular-shaped structures and a wide variety of speleothems.
Ask anyone about Vizag, and the first thing they will tell you about is the Kailashgiri. The place is a hill-top park with a fantastic view. Once you reach the park, you can experience the whole city of Visakhapatnam and the area covered with tropical trees and flora.
The park is located at the height of 173 meters above, and it was developed by the VMRDA (Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority) and was also awarded as the best tourist spot in Visakhapatnam.
The hill-top is connected with the cable car, and it is the first of its kind in the entire state. It comprises vast idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi, as Kailash’s name is derived from the residence hill of Lord Shiva.
The location is something not we see in our everyday life, and it gives visitors leisure activities, fun and especially the view of the city.
Visakhapatnam is a port city, will give you the experience of going inside the submarine, the original sub. It is a museum that is set up inside an actual submarine named INS Kursura.
The INS Kursura was the 4th submarine of India and was an essential part of the Indian Navy. The submarine provided the service for 31 years in the Indian Navy, and it was decommissioned in the year 2001. You have the opportunity to experience one of the weapons used during the Ind0-Pakistan War in the year 1971 as this submarine was used in the war for the attack.
Not only this, as this submarine was decommissioned, but it still receives the honor of Navy’s Dressing Ship that is awarded to the active ships only. Apart from that, the museum has artefacts and pictures which portray the life of the warriors, and it is one of the best places to visit in Visakhapatnam.
The entry fees cost Rs 25 and are open from 2 pm till 8:30 pm.
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
If you are a wildlife enthusiast, it is a gem for you, and it is the 3rd largest zoo in the country. The Zoological Park is located in between the Kambalakonda Reserve Forest. The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park was opened in the year 1977, and currently, it has more than 75 species.
The zoo comprises an area of 625 acres, and it is named after the former Prime Minister of India. The zoo is surrounded by the Eastern Ghats on the three sides, and the other 4th side is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal. Around 800 animals of different species are found in the zoo, and the park is divided into different sections like natural ambience for the birds, reptiles, mammals, carnivores, and others.
The entry fees cost Rs 20 for adults and Rs 10 for the kids, whereas the park is open from 9 am till 5 pm.
The name Matsyadarshini may seem a bit hard, but it means fish sighting in easy language if we say so. This aquarium was started as an initiative to create a place for a fish sighting that has many salts & freshwater, marine life in the vast glass tanks.
The Matsyadarshini Aquarium is located on the shore of Ramakrishna Beach and has a fantastic variety of fishes like red SquirrelFish, Stone Fish, Lion Fish, sweet lip rabbitfish, clownfish, peacock wrasse, porcupine fish, electric ray, and many more.
It is a fascinating experience, and you must cover this location on your trip to Visakhapatnam. The aquarium is open from 9 am till 9 pm, and the entry fees cost Rs 20 for the children and Rs 30 for the adults.
One of the fascinating locations you will find in Visakhapatnam. It is a hill that lies between the Gangavaram Port & Yarada, and it is named Dolphin Nose as it appears like the nose of a Dolphin, and it is a big rock head that is 358 meters above sea level.
Earlier, the place was used as the military base by the British Army and nearby, the location has a Mosque, temple, and church. It is one of the famous tourist spots in Visakhapatnam, and you can visit the place from 3 pm to 5 pm for a better view.
The temple is often recognized as Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple, and the temple is located in the Simhachalam Hill Range. The temple is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, and another form which is Varaha Narasimha, is worshipped at the place.
It is the 2nd most significant temple in the entire Andhra Pradesh, and it is believed that it fulfils the wish of the devotees. The temple is surrounded by the forest and is a historical as well as a religious site, and it is one of the best places to visit in Vizag. You can easily reach the temple via taxi or auto, and the temple is open from 7 am to 4 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm.
TU 142 Aircraft Museum
Like you can experience the submarine museum in Vizag in the same way you have the opportunity to visit the Aircraft Museum. It is one of the best places to visit in Visakhapatnam, and it was inaugurated in the year 2017 by Ram Nath Kovind.
The particular aircraft has served in the Indian Navy for 29 years, and it got retired in the year 2017. It has successfully flown thirty thousand hours without any accident.
The museum showcases pieces of equipment like an engine, sona, data recorder, anti-submarine missiles, and many more. Along with this, you can enjoy a fantastic experience in the VR room.
The entry ticket costs Rs 40 for kids and Rs 70 for adults.
So these are some of the best places that you can visit in Visakhapatnam and take the best memories back with you.