Visakhapatnam- Blissfully Beautiful

A fresh whiff on the travel trail; Visakhapatnam, often known as Vizag, is a gorgeous destination off the beaten track. Verdant hills, miles of coastline, Telugu culture & Buddhist relics, and a buoyant economy; Vizag is a traveler’s delight.
Visit beautiful temples & ancient Buddhist settlements, trek up the hilly trails, stretch on the golden beaches, and enjoy the spicy Andhra cuisine- Welcome to this beautiful city of destiny.

Major Attractions of Visakhapatnam

Ramakrishna Beach

This beautiful beach promenade; embellished with brilliant sculptures, vendors pedaling their wares and massive waves crashing on the shore; is the most popular haunt in the city. Watch the colorful fishing boats bobbing at sea, enjoy a bite at the quirky cafes, build sandcastles, and frolic in the waters; R K Beach is fun all the way!

Kailasagiri Hill

Gorgeous city views, a massive Shiva-Parvati statue, a toy train, a cable car ride, and perfectly manicured gardens; make Kailasagiri Hills a perfect tourist spot.

Kursura Submarine Museum

This 300 ft Indian Navy Submarine, converted into a museum, is first of its kind in Asia. Enter through a narrow hatch and take a fascinating tour of its radar room, sonar room, control room, crew quarters and weapons.

Tenneti Park

This pretty park, overlooking the Bay of Bengal, is a major hotspot at the end of the Beach Road. Gobble a hot Dosa from the nearby food vans as you sit in the breeze and enjoy the gorgeous views of the sea.


A long, winding road takes you up to these well-preserved ruins of an ancient Buddhist settlement. Rock hewn cisterns, Votive stupas, Chaitya Gruhas, pillared halls, congregation halls, and other structures establish the existence of a 2000 year-old Hinayana Buddhist complex.

Simhachalam Temple

Trek up the hill or drive up to this beautiful hill top temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. The sound of tinkling temple bells & rhythmic chanting of Mantrasamidst tranquil nature is simply mesmerizing.

Dolphin Nose Lighthouse

A charming reminder of the colonial era, this lighthouse atop Dolphin Hill offers panoramic bird’s eye view of the sea and the city.

Other Attractions of Visakhapatnam

  • Aircraft Museum
  • Rama Naidu Studio, Vizag
  • Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vizag
  • Sri Kanaka Mahalaxmi Temple

Nearby Excursions

Araku Valley (115kms) – Hill destination, tea gardens, underground caves and waterfalls

Fairs & Festivals of Visakhapatnam

  • Sankranti- Harvest festival celebrated in January
  • Ugadi- Telugu New Year
  • Dussehra- Celebrating Lord Rama’s victory over the demon king Ravana
  • Visakha Utsav- Tourism Festival of Visakhapatnam

Shopping in Visakhapatnam

R K Beach is the best place to buy sea shell artifacts while the rest of stuff like Ettikopaka wooden toys, Uppada Silk saris, miniature Veena and other Andhra handicrafts are best bought from the state emporium “Lepakshi”. Do pick some flavorful teas & lemon grass from Araku Valley.

Food in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam serves you the authentic hot & spicy Andhra cuisine. Try curry-leaf flavored spicy Chicken 65, flavorful Pulihora, hot Andhra Biryani, spicy buttermilk, and tangy Gongura pickle, or go for the sumptuous Andhra Thali to satiate your spice cravings. Complete your meal with Vizag’s famous Paper Sweet.

Best Time to Visit Visakhapatnam

The best time for a delightful Vizag tour is in winters from October to March.  

How to Reach Visakhapatnam

By Air- Visakhapatnam International Airport connects the city with major Indian cities and some select destinations in Asia.
By Rail- Visakhapatnam is well-connected to all major Indian cities by a network of direct & express trains.
By Road- A well-developed network of roads & highways connect Vizag to most of the cities in India.
Do reach us for customized tour packages to explore this beautiful city of destiny. Our Andhra tour packages take you on a delightful sojourn to beaches, mountains and a whole lot of temples and charming landscapes.

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