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Attractions in Vishakhapatnam

Dolphin’s Nose, Vishakhapatnam

Dolphin’s Nose - Dolphin's Nose, the rocky peninsula with a cliff rising 174m above the sea is the most prominent sight in Vizag. It also shelters the harbour, from where manganese and iron ore are shipped out. The lighthouse here has a beam, which is visible more than 60km out to sea.

Waltair - The twin city of Waltair houses the Andhra University founded in 1926, located in the upland area, one of the largest campuses in Andhra Pradesh . The red stone  buildings  are built like a

fortress and are well laid out in the campus. Built in 1847, the architecture is a simple neo classical theme, with a semicircular arch dividing the congregation from the altar.

Rishikonda beach and Resort - Located 13 kms. from Vishakhapatnam on the Vishakhapatnam-Bheemunipatnam beach road, is Rishikonda, a thickly covered hill. The lovely beach here with golden sands is the best beach in Vizag. It is ideal for water skiing, wind surfing and swimming. The tourist complex here is well equipped with a tourist lodge, individual rental cottages, a restaurant and other amenities. The 14th century Sri Sapta Rusheswara Temple surrounded by seven hills is located here.

Kailasagiri Hill Park - Kailasagiri park is situated at an altitude of 360 ft. on Mount Kailash, a charming hillock on the sea front bordering a small valley within the city. The magnificent statues of Shiva-Parvathi are illuminated at night and are worth seeing. The Shanku Chakra Naama which symbolizes the image of Lord Vishnu in its pristine form, fully lighted at night is visible from most parts of the city. The park gives an enchanting view of the sea, beaches, lush green forests and the bustling city. Kailasagiri is a gliders paradise with excellent gliding facilities.

Visakha Museum - Located on the Beach road, Vishakhapatnam Municipal Corporation museum has historical treasures and artifacts of the region. The museum is housed in a 150-year-old architecturally impressive Dutch Bungalow. The collections include ancient armory, crockery, coins, silk costumes, jewelry, stuffed animals, portraits, Shell of an unexploded bomb dropped by the Japanese during World War II, manuscripts, letters, diaries, scrap books as well as periodicals and maps, which chronicle the lives of the early settlers.

Sankaram Buddhist Excavations - The village of Sankaram near Anakapalli, 38 km from Vishakhapatnam is known for its old Buddhist constructions situated on two small hillocks. These constructions are believed to have been made during the Mahayana period. The hills, Bojjanakonda and Lingalakonda has a monastery, numerous rock- cut stupas and sanctuaries cut into the sides of the hill with Buddha images and Viharas (shelters) for the monks. The main stupa was first carved out of rock and then enclosed in bricks. The site, an archeologists delight, has excavated several antiquities like the seals, inscribed tablets, pots, and copper coins dating mostly to the seventh century AD.

Quick Getaways near Vishakhapatnam

Borra Caves - The million year-old limestone Borra Caves, is situated at about 56 miles north of Vizag. The caves, at a height of 1400 mts above sea level and occupying an area of 2 square kilometers is filled with fascinating stalagmite and stalactite formations of calcium deposits. The Gosthani River flows through the caves between the formations. Among the formations can be found a 'Shivalingam' and an idol of a cow (Kamadhenu) which has rendered it a religious significance. The caves are beautiful and are brightly illuminated.

Simhachalam - Simhachalam is a major Hindu pilgrim centre located 16 km from Vishakhapatnam. Located on a Hilltop, popularly called the 'Hill of the Lion Lord', is the 11th century temple of Lord Vishnu in his lion incarnation of Sri Varaha Narasimha. The temple built by King Sri Krishna Devaraya, attracts devotees from all over the country especially during the 'Chandanotsavam' Festival held in March- April, every year. On this day, the deity is covered with a new fresh layer of Sandalwood. The shrine has inscriptions dating back to 1098 AD on its walls.

Simhachalam near Vishakhapatnam

Bheemunipatnam - Bheemunipatnam popularly known as 'Bheemli' is located at a distance of 24 Kilometers North east of Vishakhapatnam. Once a Dutch settlement, the 17th century ruins of a fort and cemetery built by the Dutch are seen here. The cemetery at the mouth of the river Gosthani has some tombs embossed with the skull and cross bones motif of sea pirates. The striking beach at Bheemli is considered to be one of the safest and calmest for swimmers. The revitalizing climate coupled with the pleasantness provided by the lush green palm groves makes it a popular seaside resort. There is a small shrine on the top of a hill dedicated to Lord Narasimha.

Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary - Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary is situated in lush green surroundings, 40 kms from Vishakhapatnam. The sanctuary has a rich variety of bird species. The area also has one of the biggest fresh water lakes in the state.

The Aruku Valley - The Aruku valley, situated 30 km north from Borra caves is home to a number of tribal communities. It is a beautiful valley with pleasant climate, lush greenery, waterfalls and streams. The tribal here wear colourful dresses and their songs and dances are spectacular.

Tyda Nature camp - Tyda Nature camp is located 75 kms from Vishakhapatnam on the Araku road. This camp has facilities for rock climbing, trekking and target shooting with bow & arrows. It is home to a wide variety of animals and birds.

Getting There & Away to Vishakhapatnam

Flights to Vishakhapatnam
The airport is located within the city and has daily flights to Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Chennai.
Trains to Vishakhapatnam
Vishakhapatnam is the centre point for the trains going between Chennai and Howra and Howrah and Secunderabad. It is well connected by rail to all the important places in and outside the state.
Car and Bus Service to Vishakhapatnam
National Highway No.5 (Howrah to Chennai) passes through Vishakhapatnam. The APSRTC runs buses and private buses connect major cities of the state and the cities in the neighboring states of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh with Vishakhapatnam
Cruise to Vishakhapatnam
Vishakhapatnam is connected by sea to Calcutta, Madras, Port Blair, Ganjam, and Kakinada among other places.

Getting Around in Vishakhapatnam

Buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws, cycle-rickshaws are easily available for traveling within the city.

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