Visakhapatnam is a port city in the state of Andhra Pradesh with a large coastline nestled among high hills. It also happens to be my native place. The place is characterized by natural beauty. In general the climate here is hot and humid. It’s pleasant during the winters. December and January are the best months to visit the place. With the growing number if IT companies here, the face of Visakhapatnam is fast changing. The traffic and population has increased manifold.
Visakhapatnam which is popularly known as ‘ Vizag ’ has a port, a harbour, a naval base and a ship building yard. Tourists from all over India come to visit the place and there are many attractive tourist spots.
The Kailash hills is one of the popular sight seeing places here. You get a picturesque view of the beach. Paragliding and ropeways can be enjoyed here.
Bora Caves – These are natural built caves and contain stalactites and stalagmites. It’s a real beauty.
- Araku valley – Another beautiful place characterized by greenery and beauty. It’s a valley in the eastern Ghats and it’s a hub of tribals.
Beaches – There are plenty of beaches to visit like the famous Ramakrishna Beach, Rushikonda beach, Gangavaram and Yarada beach. R K beach is the most famous hang out for the locals here. You can also visit the Submarine Meuseum here.
If you love Andhra cuisine then there are plenty of eating joints where you get to taste authentic Andhra food. Daspalla is one such hotel. You have a chain of hotels lined up near the Rk beach like the Taj, Grand bay, the Park, and now the very recent Novotel Hotel. Vizag is also known for its Jewellery and Saree showrooms. The people here are warm, simple and friendly. I recommend my readers to visit the place atleast once.