Visakhapatnam Tourism

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Visakhapatnam Video Reviews

Good place to shop and have great food  Video Review

Good place to shop and have great food

by A K
2nd Feb 17
Very famous tourist place near Visakhapatnam  Video Review

Very famous tourist place near Visakhapatnam

by Challa Srikanth
5th Nov 17
Get ready to get feast  Video Review

Get ready to get feast

by Kõdãñdã Ráàm
30th Sep 17
Camel ride, horse ride or just bhel puri  Video Review

Camel ride, horse ride or just bhel puri

by Megha G krishna
29th Jul 17
Rishikonda Beach (Awesome View)  Video Review

Rishikonda Beach (Awesome View)

by Pradeep Kumar
20th May 17
Neat & Clean beach, good for water sports  Video Review

Neat & Clean beach, good for water sports

by Rashmin Joshi
27th Dec 16
Rishikonda  Video Review

Rishikonda

by Saswat kumar Nayak
28th Jan 18
Lingala konda  Video Review

Lingala konda

by Govindan Naganathan
26th Jan 18
Borra Caves in Araku valley Visakhapatnam,Andhra  Video Review

Borra Caves in Araku valley Visakhapatnam,Andhra

by Kiran kumar
21st Jan 18
Rishikonda Beach  Video Review

Rishikonda Beach

by Aloke De
1st Oct 17

I am heading to Visakhapatnam

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Pronit ray

Reviews (427)

Prasenjit Barai

Prasenjit Barai4.3/5

1 review

Leisure city vizag

Lovely city to be in. Smooth traffic and not overtly populated. Oct to Feb is the best time. Stay in beach road near ramakrishna Beach. Plenty of options on hotels. Very good offer by Taj gateway. Local sightseeing includes kailash giri, submarine museum, ramakrishna temple, hindusthan shipyard. A full day sightseeing in araku Valley either by train or private car. Train ride is more entertaining as it goes through many tunnels. Bora caves in araku is a must see. Tribal museum and coffee factory are other attractions. A night stay in araku is a pleasant experience. 3-5 nights is enough to catch up on all major attractions.

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Mukkamala kiran kumar

Mukkamala kiran kumar5.0/5

1 review

Mukkamala Kirankumar

Excellent experience of the city of tourism. Very excellent restaurants and clean beaches. Excellent shopping facilities available in the city . Parking needs to be improved in the beach area . Plantation is very good in all the areas. Looks very beautiful when seen on the heights . City is clean and green

Visakhapatnam Overview

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.



Photos of Visakhapatnam

Araku Valley , Visakhapatnam

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Priya yadav

Araku - Nature
Araku Valley , Visakhapatnam

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Avinash

my best time
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

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Rhea guha

Let the City of Destiny take your breath away
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Visakhapatnam

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Pronit ray

Experiencing Indian Wildlife

There is so much to see in Visakhapatnam.

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