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Good place to shop and have great food

Good place to shop and have great food  Video Review
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Jagadamba Center

A K
2nd Feb 17

Very famous tourist place near Visakhapatnam

Very famous tourist place near Visakhapatnam  Video Review
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Bojjana Konda

Challa Srikanth
5th Nov 17

Get ready to get feast

Get ready to get feast  Video Review
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Bojjana Konda

Kõdãñdã Ráàm
30th Sep 17

Camel ride, horse ride or just bhel puri

Camel ride, horse ride or just bhel puri  Video Review
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Ramakrishna Beach

Megha G krishna
29th Jul 17

Rishikonda Beach (Awesome View)

Rishikonda Beach (Awesome View)  Video Review
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Rishikonda Beach

Pradeep Kumar
20th May 17

Neat & Clean beach, good for water sports

Neat & Clean beach, good for water sports  Video Review
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Rishikonda Beach

Rashmin Joshi
27th Dec 16

Rishikonda

Rishikonda  Video Review
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Rishikonda Beach

Saswat kumar Nayak
28th Jan 18

Lingala konda

Lingala konda  Video Review
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Sankaram

Govindan Naganathan
26th Jan 18

Borra Caves in Araku valley Visakhapatnam,Andhra

Borra Caves in Araku valley Visakhapatnam,Andhra  Video Review
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Borra Caves

Kiran kumar
21st Jan 18

Rishikonda Beach

Rishikonda Beach  Video Review
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Rishikonda Beach

Aloke De
1st Oct 17

I am heading to Visakhapatnam

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Reasons to go to Visakhapatnam

1Where you can't stop gushing looking at the sunset with bae by your side
Where you can't stop gushing looking at the sunset with bae by your side

HolidayIQ Reviewer B SHAMBAVi shares, “Many people come and enjoy here. Most of the people come at sunset time because the look was awesome.

HolidayIQ Reviewer BALU YAMMI says, “Awesome Vizag visit Vishakapatnam -Awesome romantic place in Andhra Pradesh

HolidayIQ Reviewer Pavan Pappala adds, “Very beautiful and must-see Visakhapatnam. Most beautiful during sunset.”

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2Relax on the most beautiful beach of Vizag
Relax on the most beautiful beach of Vizag

HolidayIQ Reviewer k Ravi Teja adds, “It really was a great trip, went with my friends and had so much fun. Absolute paisa vasool! An added advantage is that you will be seeing Borra Caves and the Araku Gardens, which are pleasant to watch, one thing to look out for is the famous roasted coffee and the Natukodi.” 

HolidayIQ Reviewer Naresh Sirigineedi adds, “Borra Caves have naturally formed Caves in Andhra Pradesh. The lighting in the cave provides a view of rainbow under the crest of the earth. A walk around the caves provides an impressive view of the mountainous area which is rich in flora and fauna.

HolidayIQ Reviewer B SHAMBAVi adds, “Rishikonda beach is one of the famous places in India. This beach is the most beautiful and most famous in Visakhapatnam.

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3Experience the best on a train journey at Gods own country
Experience the best on a train journey at Gods own country

HolidayIQ Reviewer Naresh Sirigineedi adds, “Borra Caves have naturally formed Caves in Andhra Pradesh ...Train line travel is the awesome part of the travel. On your journey to Araku by train you can see picturesque Landscape with greenery, peaks and valleys. Before reaching Borra Guhalu railway station the train passes through 42 tunnels.

HolidayIQ Reviewer Krishnamohan Velagala says, “God's Country and awesome experience at Araku Valley Andhra Pradesh God's Country... Don't miss the train journey from Visakhapatnam to reach this destination. However, be planned to book the tickets in advance, weekends are terribly crowded in the train, but you forget all things when you start enjoying the caves in train journey”

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4Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry
Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry

The journey from Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry via National Highway 5 is a driver’s delight. For travellers who are truly looking to tread the offbeat path, exploring some coastal jaunts on the  Visakhapatnam to Rajahmundry trail can be refreshing.

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5"I’m Afraid I’ll Run Out Of Money" - Keep A Contingency Travel Fund
"I’m Afraid I’ll Run Out Of Money" - Keep A Contingency Travel Fund

Keep a check on your expenses, spend only on things that are absolutely necessary. Keep a contigency fund ready. HolidayIQ Traveller Shree Hari shares, “It's a very good place to hangout with friends there are many beautiful places in and around Visakhapatnam. Main attractions are RK Beach, Yarada beach, Araku valley also historical temple Simhachalam adds a devotional touch to the journey. There are many good hotels which are affordable by any one so its a best place to hangout with a small budget.”

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Reviews (431)

Padma meenakshi meesala

Padma meenakshi meesala6.0/5

1 review

Visakhapatnam

Weather was not good. Still winter has not set in and going out in the sun left us in sweat. I had home cooked food and it was awesome. Sea food is the speciality of the place . I have been to Beach and spent some time in the valley enjoying the sunrise and sunset . . The place has magic

Ramakrishna moida

Ramakrishna moida5.0/5

1 review

Home

I was in garividi dist, having some time with my wife and childrem, this is nice one going from ghy airport to vishapatnam, no any problem. Great time spent with grand daughters ,, construction of home is on going, so lots of monetary related matter was there which I solved,

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.



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Araku Valley , Visakhapatnam

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Araku - Nature
Araku Valley , Visakhapatnam

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my best time
Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh

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

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Experiencing Indian Wildlife

There is so much to see in Visakhapatnam.

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