- About Vizag
- Places to visit in Vizag
When you think about beaches, the first thing that comes to mind is Goa! Well, India is such a beautiful country that apart from Goa when it comes to beaches, we have some other places worth visiting. In this article, we are going to discuss one such cultural coastal city located in Andhra Pradesh, Vizag.
Visakhapatnam is a city located in Andhra Pradesh; it is the second-largest city and the financial capital of the state. It is a port city and has the state headquarters of the coast guards. The place has a population of 20 lakhs and is the 14th largest city in the country. The historical evidence proves that the city was founded in the 11th or 12th century. The city houses the oldest shipyard in the country. It is also the only natural harbor on India’s East coast. It ranks fifth in the list of busiest ports. Apart from being a port city famous for its business, it is also a perfect tourist destination. It has garnered names such as ‘The Jewel of the east coast’ or ‘The City of Destiny.’ In 2017, it was ranked 3rd as the cleanest city in India. It has since fallen on the list every year.
Places to visit in Vizag
As we have mentioned earlier, the city is a popular tourist spot in the South. Whenever someone is on a South Tour, missing Visakhapatnam is considered a mistake. To not commit such an error, one should know what to do in Vizag. Below we have mentioned the best places to visit in Vizag. The numbers in this article are not for ranking purposes; it is to keep count only; all the sites are equally visit-worthy.
1. Borra Caves
If you love mysterious places full of darkness and unknown, Borra caves are the right place for you. The Borra caves are located 92 km from Vizag. William King George discovered them in 1807 during the Geological Survey of India. The caves are 1400 m above the sea level and are a hub for adventurous people. If you love trekking, you can trek in the caves. A Shivling is situated inside the cave. The enigmatic ancient vibe of the place will leave you mesmerized.
2. Yarada Beach
As we all know by now, Vizag is a coastal city, which means its a paradise for beach lovers. Yarada beach is a beautiful beach in Vizag. The sunsets and sunrises from the beach are a striking visual. You will be enthralled by the aesthetic of the golden sand and cleanliness of this beach. Hills surround the beach on three sides. The pleasant environment of the beach is worth every minute of your vacation spent there.
3. Araku Valley
Araku valley is a hill station located near Vizag. If you want to feel the nature that has been untouched by modernity, then you will love Araku Valley. The place is situated 3200 m above sea level. The place has hills, waterfalls, caves, and 19 tribes who have conserved their culture and the environment around them. The serene beauty of this place will leave you astonished.
4. Rishikonda Beach
Rishikonda Beach is located 8 km away from Vizag. It is a popular tourist place loved by tourists. The water sports fan adore this beach; it has many exciting activities such as windsurfing.
5. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is a zoo surrounded by hills and Bay of Bengal. The place is a habitat of several endangered species. It is created on a land of 625 acres and was built in 1977.
6. Katiki Falls
Katiki Waterfalls is located near the famous Borra caves. Gosthani river provides water for this waterfall, which is 50 ft above the plain. The waterfall is surrounded by green hills from all sides and is a delightful sight for nature lovers.
7. Kailasagiri Hill Park
Kailasagiri Hill Park is a hill station located near Vizag. It is 360 feet above the sea level, surrounded by hill and beached. The views from certain hilltops are so beautiful that they are filled with photographers. You will feel at peace in a place like Kailasagiri.
8. VUDA Park
The VUDA park is filled with greenery you cannot forget in a lifetime. The 37-acre land is covered in more than 2500 trees. The park is 55 acres, where the plantation covers 37 acres. There are several activities in the park for all age groups, from playing area to yoga and meditation zone, VUDA Park covers it all.
9. Submarine Museum
Submarine Museum, located in Vizag, is the only museum dedicated to submarines in Asia. It is near the Rishikonda Beach near the War Memorial.
10. Simhachalam Temple
According to Hindu religion, west-facing entrance means victory, and the east-facing door implies prosperity. Simhachalam Temple is a west facing temple located in hills. It is a famous pilgrimage center and is visited by worshippers.