A travel guide to Visakhapatnam

Surrounded by ocean on one side and green on the other, this is mesmerizing

Famously also known as Vizag, Visakhapatnam, is the largest and most populous city of Andhra Pradesh. The state on the oceanic border of India lies between the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. While being one of the four smart cities of Andhra Pradesh, the coastal town is also a great place to explore around. The history of Visakhapatnam, dates back to the 6th century BCE when it was part of the Kalinga Kingdom. A mix of modern and ancient times, Visakhapatnam is a must-visit place. So here is a list of places one must visit there.

Yarada Beach

This beach is known for its panoramic views and for being a clean beach. The plus point of the tourist attraction is its golden sand and crystal clear waters, making it the topmost choice among lovers. The beach also offers the most breathtaking views of sunrise and sunset. The beach is enveloped by the Bay of Bengal on one side and hills on the other three sides. The beach is covered in the lush green blanket of coconut and banana plantations. The best part is that it is not often very crowded with people.

Katiki Waterfalls

This waterfall is famous for the picturesque view it offers as the water, falls from a height of about 50 ft making an incessant shower. The waterfall originates from River Gosthani and is very close to the Borra Caves. The plus point of the waterfall is that the Araku Valley surrounds it. So if you are in the mood for an adventure through rocky routes and short treks, Katiki Waterfalls is the ideal place to be at. On your way to the trek are pit stops for reviving energy.

Borra Caves

These are the largest caves in the country and are also called the BorraGuhalu. The caves are located in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku Valley. The caves are at an elevation of about 2,313 ft.

The other places to visit in Visakhapatnam are Kailasagiri, Simhachalam Temple, Rishikonda Beach, Bheemili Beach, Sea War Memorial, Lawson’s Bay Beach, Gangavaram Beach, Rama Krishna Mission Beach, Submarine Museum, Matsyadarshini Aquarium, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, VUDA Park, Dolphin’s Nose, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Visakha Museum, Bojjannakonda, Ross Hill Church, Sagar Nagar Beach, Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex, Mudasarlova Park, Araku Valley, and TU 142 Aircraft Museum.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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