Tourism in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, 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. The district has many tourism spots that represent the Culture and Heritage of the true India.
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. 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.
Beaches in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam has some of the best and the safest beaches in the entire South Coast line of the country. If you are in the city and do not have enought time to travel long to see the beach, then the R K Beach is your best place to have fun with water. Children can find pure excitement and joy at the VUDA Park, a special park with a right mix of fun with water and a bit of green patches. Walk the talk with your loved ones looking at the statues of the freedom fighters and other tourist attractions setup on either sides of the beach road. Roll-back into history at the Visakha Museum or be lucky visiting the Submarine Museum, the first Museum in Asia to be build off a Submarine.
The Keertana Vanamu Beach resort developed by VUDA gives you a pleasant stay, particularly if you are in to the city on a vacation. The Water Boat rides, Theme Partks are additional attraction make Vizag your preferred tourism desitination. Bheemunipatnam is a beach town with good beach resorts - an ideal place spend long-weekends.
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is a must visit for anyone touring Visakhapatnam. Located at the outskirts of the city, the Zoo Park is a 30-minute drive from the city centre.
The Zoo has some of the best species of Birds and Animals and other wild life fauna. The Indian special species such as the Indian Elephants and Indian Tiger, the Crocodiles and a whole range of coloured parrots especially from ones brought from Australia are a major attraction at this Zoo.
Temples in Visakhapatnam
The Simhachalam Temple - the temple of Lord Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami, built by King Krishnadevaraya one of its kind in India. Boudharamam, Saligudam, Sankaram and Devipuram are areas where the true heritage is being repented in idols. There are many Buddhist Shrines in Visakhapatnam which resembles the cultural developments during that age. Also nere to Visakhapatnam, is located the Temple of Arasavalli Sun God - Sri Suryanarayana Swamy in Arasavalli.
Other Places to Visit in Visakhapatnam
Light House, The Ross Hill, Dolphin Nose, Mudasarlova, Paderu, Dutch Cemetry at Bheemunipatnam, Chodavaram, Anantagiri, Appikonda and many more ..