Top 15 Best Places To Visit In Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam or Vizag city along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal is known for its beautiful beaches and a major tourist destination in Andhra Pradesh. The port city of Vizag amidst the Eastern Ghats and home to India’s oldest shipyard, natural harbour and one of the top busiest cargo port in India.

Visakhapatnam was third cleanest city in India in 2017, part of the Smart Cities Mission and known as The Jewel of the East Coast. The region also famous for Buddhist settlement at Pavurallakonda, Bavikonda stupas and Thotlakonda heritage site.

Kailasagiri

Kailasagiri hilltop overlooks the city of Visakhapatnam and awarded as best Tourist spot in Vizag. The hill top park most famous for Lord Shiva Parvati statue, rope way and picturesque view points.

Beaches

The city of Visakhapatnam has long coastline with exotic sea beaches and white sand, Most popular beaches in Vizag are RK Beach, Yarada Beach, Bheemili Beach, Rushikonda Beach and Gangavaram Beach.

Yarada beach is the most scenic beach of Vizag, located near Gangavaram beach, Dolphin’s Nose and also one of the best in South India.

Submarine Museum

INS Kursura submarine of the Indian Navy is preserved as museum at RK Beach in Visakhapatnam and the place is a must visit destination of Visakhapatnam. The Museum ship is the most famous tourist attraction of the city in Visakhapatnam, other museums are Visakha Museum and Tribal Museum.

Simhachalam Temple

The Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple is situated on the Simhachalam hill in Visakhapatnam and dedicated Hindu God Vishnu, Varaha Narasimha avatar. Simhachalam temple is the most important Narasimha temples in Andhra Pradesh and second-largest after Tirumala Tirupati.

VUDA Park

VUDA urban park contains a skating rink and heli tourism, located near RK Beach in Visakhapatnam. The park is a beautiful amusement and entertainment site and beautiful tourist attractions of the city.

Dolphin’s Nose

Dolphin’s Nose is another popular tourist destination in Vizag, between Yarada and Gangavaram Port. The tourist spot situated at the south of Visakhapatnam and one of the natural wonders of the city, Natural arch at Thotlakonda beach being other.

Matsyadarsini Aquarium

Matsya Darshini Aquarium in Visakhapatnam is a beautiful aquarium that housing a number of fish species, located on the shore of RK Beach.

Victory at Sea Memorial

Victory at Sea Memorial is located on Beach Road at Visakhapatnam, constructed after the Indo-Pak War of 1971 when Indian aircraft carrier INS Vikrant sunk PNS Ghazi at the coast of Visakhapatnam.

Lambasingi

Lambasingi village is known as Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh, situated at a height of above 1000 meters and also the only place in South India to receive snowfall and due to its cold climate, apples are grown.

Bojjannakonda

Bojjannakonda, Lingalakonda, Pavurallakonda and Bavikonda are well known Buddhist Complex near Visakhapatnam. There are list of rock cut and brick stupas on adjacent hillocks, contain monasteries and stupas.

Borra Caves

Borra Caves in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley is one of the largest cave in the country. Araku valley falls at the end via Borra Caves from Vizag city.

Araku Valley

Araku Valley is the most famous hill station in Visakhapatnam district, located 110 km from Visakhapatnam city in the Eastern Ghats. The valley connected through both rail and road but the railway line offers most scenic views of Coffee plantation, tunnels, Cascade waterfalls during the monsoon.

Katiki Waterfalls

Katiki Falls is the most famous waterfall, located 4km away from Borra Caves and about 90 kilometres from Visakhapatnam.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is the third largest zoo in India, situated around the scenic Eastern Ghats of India and surrounded by Bay of Bengal. The zoo park house unique wildlife attractions such as Blue-and-yellow macaw,Egyptian vulture, White tiger, Emu, Giraffe and Mandrill monkey.

Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary

Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary offers dry evergreen forest, scrub and meadows, also home to diverse flora and fauna. The sanctuary located near Visakhapatnam and home to the Indian leopard, changeable lizard, flowering plants and list of Sunbird endemic to the Indian Subcontinent.