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Visakhapatnam City Guide

Hyderabad Discover Vishakapatnam, a magnificent city of Andhra Pradesh, on your tour. Travel to Vishakaptanam and unearth few of the splendorous tourists spots of the city. Travel to Visakhapatnam in order to explore the Ship building Yard, Kailashgiri mountains and Temple and the Dolphin's nose.

Travel to Vishakaptanam, Hyderabad a city that was once a small fishing village. Visakhapatnam was named after the lord of valor, Vishakha and today it is popularly known as Vizag. The city is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh in southern India. Visakhapatnam/Vizag was a part of the Kalinga Kingdom, under King Ashoka rule in 260 B.C. Vizag is built along the seashore of the Bay of Bengal. The city is the proud owner of a marvelous beach. The eastern area of the city is washed by numerous rivers like the Godavari and the Indravati. Vizag is surrounded by three hills. Geographically, it is very enchanting to see the city enclosed by the Blue Mountains and Silver Sea. Tour Vishakapatnam and explore places like the Borra Caves, Araku Valley, Dolphin's nose.

Visakhapatnam is an important ship building center and the first steamer to be built in India was launched in Vizag's harbor in the year 1948. Vizag is the only protected harbor on the Coromondel Coast. The city of Vizag has many major industries like Fertilizer, Oil Refinery, Ship Building, Steel Mills, Petro Chemicals and a Naval Base.
Places To See
Kailasagiri: It is situated on top of a hill and is a must see for all the tourists visiting Visakhapatnam from all over the country and the world. Kailasagiri is a very charming hill facing the sea.

Rishikonda Beach: A golden and unspoilt beach, is water-washed by the sun-warmed sea. This beach is just 8 kilometers from Visakhapatnam.

The Ramakrishna Beach: It is one of the loveliest of the beaches on the eastern coast of Visakhapatnam. This is a popular resort with the tourists visiting Vizag.

The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park: It is located in the middle of the scenic Eastern Ghats of India in the city of Visakhapatnam. Bay of Bengal flows on the eastern part of the city and is surrounded by hills on either side.

Best Time to Visit Visakhapatnam
Plan your tour to Vishakaptanam during October to February and make your travel a worth while experience.

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