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Visakhapatnam

 

Initially known as Vizag, Visakhapatnam is one such place in Andhra Pradesh that will reflect the culture, tradition and beauty of Andhra in the best way possible. Lapped by the Bay of Bengal on the east, Visakhapatnam can be termed as the beach city of Andhra Pradesh. From beautiful hill ranges to valleys, temples, lakes and serene beaches, Visakhapatnam offers a refreshing experience to the visitors. Visakhapatnam offers a long list of touristic spots that will engulf you with an exciting, enriching and refreshing experience, once you are in this place. There are many tourism spots here that will represent the cultural heritage of true India.  Let us list down some tour worthy centers of Visakhapatnam.

Blessed with plethora of natural beauty, the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam is one of the less explored hill stations of India. This destination is an escape from the hustle bustle of daily life. Breathtaking landscapes and tranquility are few key factors what the place will welcome you with. The Araku Valley is also home to a number of tribes. This destination is famed for its exquisite coffee. The aroma of the rich coffee beans will leave you craving for a nicely brewed cup of coffee. One can also indulge self in a number of adventure sports, including trekking and swimming.

Another tourists’ favourite spot in Vizag is the Kailasagiri picnic spot. This hill station offers Cable car and Toy train facility to enjoy the beautiful landscape. The vast view of Bay of Bengal from viewers' gallery is a pleasing experience. In one of the parks, the sculptures are carved and installed for additional attraction. Another favourite center of Visakhapatnam is the Rama Krishna Beach or RK Beach as it is commonly called. The clean beaches in Vizag are the major attraction for tourists. Swimming, sun bathing, playing the beach volleyball or simply sitting under the cool shade of a tree and reading a book are the favorite pastime of many. The beach exudes a beautiful picturesque view that will relax you to your soul. An aquarium, the Kali temple, Visakha Museum, Roadside restaurants offering seafood is the other attractions at this beautiful beach. Rama Krishna beach is a favorite beach resort for tourists visiting Visakhapatnam.

Moving on to other travel worthy sites of Visakhapatnam, a visit to Simhachalam Temple will evoke your religious side. The temple is situated at the top of a hill and is equipped with wide roads to help drive up to the temple. The Simhachalam Temple is an ornate shrine which is revered to be one of the most important temples in the region. Embellished with extremely detailed stone carvings, the design of the temple can be spotted from a distance. This temple has a square sanctum mounted by a tower, a porch in front with a smaller tower above it and a sixteen pillared mandapam.

Situated amidst the scenic eastern ghats of India, the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is another famous tourist hub of Visakhapatnam. The zoo attracts visitors from all over the country.  There are different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and birds.
Visakhapatnam offers an array of touristic spots; from beaches to religious spots to hill stations the city has everything.



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