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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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Avi bhargav

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  • Avi bhargav
  • 2 Reviews
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"Great" new review

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Visakhapatnam is very good city. It is different from other city. It has clean atmosphere and it has no dust on the road. The city is neat and clean and ihave spend great time with this city. I visit kailasagiri, visakha meseum, ramakrishna beach, simhachalam temple, indira gandhi zoological park, rishikonda beach and etc you must visit arku velley
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Naveenreddy.nr

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"The amazing beach view" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Hello all, this is naveen from Chennai.
That was my first visit to vizag and stayed at novotel. One of the most beautiful beach views in india, im telling you. Hotel was very good, good service, the main thing is I planned for two days trip but later I have changed my mind to stay for days there.
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Kislay Singh

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  • Kislay Singh
  • Lives in Raipur
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  4 helpful votes
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"Good place for a weekend" new review

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 4 weeks ago
Visakhapatnam is a good place for a weekly tour for 3-4 days. Visakhapatnam is famous for its beaches, ports, sea food. Visakhapatnam has various tourist spots of which my best place was the Kailasagiri and Rk Beach.
There are various hotels near Rk Beach where you can get sea face rooms. The best seafood you can get here. There is film studio, Rk Beach, navy museum, zoological park.
There is araku valley and Bora caves near Visakhapatnam which is best tourist destination. The road is good, you can see the nature and the mountains.
Visakhapatnam is best place and you can enjoy a lot.
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7rishabh

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  •  12 helpful votes
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"Place to visit in group and familys. Something for all"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
We visited to vizag for 3 days and enjoyed a lot. The best places to visit in order are 1- araku valley and burra caves, 2- kailasgiri hilltop (during sunset), 3- are K Beach, 4- central park 5- submarine musim and many other beaches. So enjoy well. The food is cheap and good you can easily get both veg and non veg meals also there different standards of restaurants so you land up whichever fits you .. The city is very clean and you will live to roam around Beach road during night time ... The trip should not cost much price and can be easily done in 4-5 k, the place you must visit.
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Saratkumar sahu

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  • Saratkumar sahu
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"The Bathroom facilities is very Poor in your Hotel"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
I am staying in so many Ginger Hotel in India. All Hotels are very good in all facilities. But in Visakhapatnam Ginger Hotel the Bathroom is very small. Who is staying with family is not good. The Bathroom's have no inside door Locking. So I request to do nessary arrangements for this.
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Manish Kumar

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  • Manish Kumar
  • Lives in Dehradun
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  • 8 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Good place to visit."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A beautiful city among the industries. There are so many places nearby vishakhapatnam to visit - kailashgiri is worth to watch in the evening time, are K Beach is also a nice place to visit, Simhachalam temple, Rishikonda Beach, apart from all these aaraku Valley is must to visit. There are also other offbeat places to visit like war memorial, museums vuda park etc. It is well connected with trains and flights. Nice weather in winter season.
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Gokul mishra

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  • Gokul mishra
  • 5 Reviews
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"Vishakhapatnam as a paradise for tourists."

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
An idylic tourist centre, Vishakhapatnam, shortly called as Vizag and previouslyrics known as Walt air, is a most sought after paradise for tourists for romance, pilgrimage and relaxation. There are places like Aruku Valley amidst the hills of eastern ghats and Burma caves provide lots of pleasure to the tourists. Famous temples of Simachalam is an ancient Hindu temple of Narasimham is near by.
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Vidyasagar Mehta

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  • Vidyasagar Mehta
  • Lives in New Delhi
  • 57 photos
  • 61 Reviews
  •  91 helpful votes
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"On work trip"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Vizag is an industrial city, situated next to Arabian Sea. The city has amazing sightseeing and wow beaches to explore. The best time to visit the place is dec to mar. The temperature here is very hot summers, high rainfall and as the city is next to sea, so every year it is hit by some cyclone. So plan accordingly when you decided to visit the place.
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Vishwas

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  • Vishwas
  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Friendly People & Calm Place"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
A perfect place for vacation with friendly people and calm environment. There are many beaches and one should cover RK, Rushikonda and Yarada beaches. The statue of couple Shiva & Parvathi is located on top of Kailasagiri.

Submarine museum, Indira Gandhi zoo are timepass places whereas Dolphin Nose, Lighthouse are good viewpoints from where one can have bird-view of the city.

Entertainment zone includes Inox at CMR Central, Chitralaya Mall, Varun Beach road. And Bown and Roll is located in VIP Road. One can go for shopping at Jagadamba junction. Its better to opt OLA than autos at Vizag as OLA has base fare of Rs. 40 at Vizag.
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Jonathan Paturi

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  • Jonathan Paturi
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"Relaxpatnam"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Stress breaking place for any kind of person in the wold should visit this city. More over I'm impressed with the sanitation maintained very well. Risshikonada the beach with full of fun and crazy
Planning to go to vishakapatnam when I get a break the city.
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