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Visakhapatnam Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: City
  • Altitude: 5 m
  • Pincode: 530001
  • District: Visakhapatnam
  • Language: Telugu
  • STD code: 0891
  • Weather: Summer 24 to 35°C, Winter 18 to 33°C

History of Vishakapatnam

The coastal city of Vishakapatnam or Vizag, located by the Bay of Bengal, has a history that dates back to the 6th century B.C. Once a part of the erstwhile kingdom of Kalinga, it was ruled by the Chola Dynasty of Tamil Nadu and the Gajapatis of Odisha. Other rulers included the Mughals, the Nizam, and the French colonists before the British annexed it. The British name for it was Waltair which is still used to denote certain parts of the city.

People and Culture of Vishakapatnam

Telugu and Oriya are the languages commonly spoken here apart from English and Hindi. There is a large migrant population in the city which comprises of employees at the shipyards, Naval Base, and steel plants. The Muslim community here predominantly speaks Urdu.

Despite being a major industrial centre, the people of Vishakapatnam have not lost touch with their folk and tribal culture. Members of the hill tribes perform their music and dances such as Dhimsa at various fairs and festivals. The ‘Vishaka Utsav’ and Rishikonda Beach Festival are some popular annual events that are enjoyed by those on a Vishakapatnam tour.

Things To Do in Vishakapatnam

There are plenty of places to visit in Vishakapatnam and its vicinity. The golden unspoilt Rishikonda Beach is a great place to indulge in some water sports during your vacation. Nearby is the Kailasagiri Hill Park which offers a spectacular view of the bay and is one of the many picnic spots in Vishakapatnam. Dolphin’s Nose, Submarine Museum, the city zoo, the harbor, and Matsyadarshini Aquarium are some of the places to see in Vishakapatnam.

Apart from the common Vishakapatnam tourist places, a drive along the coastline can bring you to various hidden slices of heaven. Tiny islands, isolated beaches, and pristine lakes are some of the lesser known Vishakapatnam places to visit.

Food and Shopping in Vishakapatnam

One dish you might want to sample during your trip to Vishakapatnam is ‘Pesarattu’, a local favourite which is a ‘dosa’ with a filling of semolina and onions. Fish curry, shrimp pickle, prawn curry, and rasam are some other items you might want to sample when sightseeing in Vishakapatnam. Just remember that Andhra cuisine is usually quite spicy like the famous mango pickle Aavakkai.

Shopping is definitely one of the things to do in Vishakapatnam. Pochampalli sarees and dress materials make great gifts for dear ones when you go home after Vishakapatnam sightseeing. Kalamkari printed fabrics and wall decor and Nakapalli toys are some other souvenirs you can take with you.

Accommodation in Vishakapatnam

There is no reason to be concerned about how to reach Vishakapatnam due to the availability of various options. The city is well-connected by air, rail, and road to numerous other places in the country and abroad. Vishakapatnam airport is the busiest in the region and flights to Singapore, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur also originated here. The city railway station is a major hub and headquarters for the Waltair Railway Division. Accommodation is also not a problem for those on Vishakapatnam sightseeing trips given the choices available. You can find budget hotels in Vishakapatnam as well as boutique hotels and resort facilities.



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Pratik Ghoshal

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  • Pratik Ghoshal
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 3 Reviews
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"Exotic Vishwakapatnam, beautiful sea beach" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 6 days ago
A beautiful place, with beautiful sea beaches and simachLam scenic beauty with interesting borra caves and lots and lots of fun in rishikonda beach. Hotel Grand is very good hotel with good hospitality, ambience, and good food. The attendants are very friendly. Hotel rooms are spacious neat and clean. Travel assistance provided in the hotel ...
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Susmita Bhattacherjee

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  • Susmita Bhattacherjee
  • Lives in Kolkata
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  • 7 Reviews
  •  2 helpful votes
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"Wonderful wind-up tour" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Vizag is one my favourite city. I am in love with this city not only for its coastline but for its maintenance and cleanliness.

The place is a perfect combo of mountain and sea. Subsequently it provides a large array of sightseeing places to choose from.

I'll recommend my friends and relatives to keep this place in their holiday destination list.
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Kulkarni Atul

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  • Kulkarni Atul
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Pleasant place to visit" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Was there for at least 2 days and the weather there was too pleasant to live, good thing for liquor consumers.. Mostly the Kailasagiri hill park from top view would be damn cool, feeling the cool breeze from the sea touching you.. Bheemili beach was good enough to enjoy there.
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Shailendra sudhakar Kalakonda

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  • Shailendra sudhakar Kalakonda
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Good Place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Its a developing city bring out new opportunities to people like who visits. I visited for a business proposal for my own company and landed at Meghalaya Hotel. When I first checked it out at Make My Trip app, I am quit shocked that at the photos that will I really get such a nice rooms at place like Vizag but the rooms are really good and very comfortable and really affordable. I suggest it to all me family, friends and business partners and more exciting its quite nearer to all the costly places, commercial places, religious & entertainment places which I am very found off and loved it so well
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Vinay chawla

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"Very Good"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The city is incredibility clean. Very light traffic. Though the weather is quite warm, it doesn't really bother you much.
Must visit is the Submarine museum. Its one of its kind and an experience you will not forget. An actual Submarine parked on the Breach, open for public. You should also try the boating from the harbour. The boating experience also gives you an insight on how the fishermen s work. The view of the harbour is incredible. There are huge ships moving in and out of the port.
Kamat restaurant is a must try for non vegetarians. Didn't get a chance to try the food at other places.
Plan your itinerary in advance as there is lots to see in Vizag. Find a hotel at RK Beach as its the most prominent location in Vizag. Auto Rickshaws are available everywhere. They don't have meters, but they don't really demand a lot. Carry light coloured clothes and sport shoes, as you may want to walk rather than take the local transport everywhere.
Make sure you are carrying a good camera.
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Rajesh Kalyan

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  • Rajesh Kalyan
  • Lives in Visakhapatnam
  • 1 Review
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"Nice place"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Such a beautiful and clean city. Am proud of my city and my nature. It was a beautiful city in andhra pradesh. And I like ramakrishna beach very much. And near children park and sub martine and novotel also. Such a beautiful view at a beach road.
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Dharanidhar p

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  • Dharanidhar p
  • 3 Reviews
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"City of Destiny"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Visakhapatnam, A perfect destiny for a family and friends outing, the beaches and humid whether and sea food are like enjoying, visit Visakhapatnam in the months of august - feb you will enjoy the cool breze and the city with good sand on the beach.
There are many attractions in the Waltair (Know earlier Like the Ramakrishna beach, rushikonda beach, bheemili beach, yerada beach and pudimadaka beach, some parks like Kailshgiri, Teneti Park, vuda park, sivaji park and somany to name.
The hill station, Araku Valley is like andhra kashmir if you visit in the months of Nov December and Jan
Near by Borra Caves, naturally formed calcium structures.
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Arunava pal

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  • Arunava pal
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"A nice and tidy place"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I came to Vizag to meet my friend who works in Indian Navy, we went round the city. I found the city to be clean and tidy. The beach line is small and rocky, you cannot swim in this condition. Roads are nice and smooth free of potholes.

People are reluctant to speak in Hindi which is a big drawback.
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Anandbandaru

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  • Anandbandaru
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"Awesome place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Awesome place it's a wonderful experience over there for me and my family. It's such an awesome place that we have forgotten outside world and we enjoyed every second. There we have seen beaches, Kailash Giri, Udan park, etc. Hotel food is very good it's such an wonderful place to go.
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Sunil jaiswal

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  • Sunil jaiswal
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"One of the beautiful place in india"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The sea view and state of Vishakhapatnam is really awesome view. Kailashgiri temple just awesome.. The sea beach is really clean and beautiful. I wish I will be there in future. If anyone go there please go at night because in night the sea view and city was just awesome.
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