The largest city of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam is a port city and industrial city beside the Bay of Bengal. Vizag is the another name for this city. It possesses the oldest shipyard of India. With a rich culture, the city houses many gorgeous beaches giving the city a beautiful landscape. Here is the list of places where you can visit to explore the city Vizag.
Top 8 Places in Visakhapatnam
1. Borra Caves
Located in the Araku valley in hills of Ananthgiri, is one of the largest cave in India. The irregular shape of stalactites and stalagmites gives an attractive look to the cave. Inside the cave, there is a stalagmite Lingam and an idol of Kamdhenu, a place of worship for people. The rock cut inside the cave is amazing to see. Out of cave, the beauty of nature enhances the experience to visit the cave. The lush green valley with waterfall view is stunning.
2. Araku Valley
The Valley is the favorite tourist destination in Visakhapatnam. It is a hill station with a lovely view of natures. At an altitude of 3200 square feet above the sea level, this hill station has lush greenery and waterfalls. The best part of Araku valley is the home to 19 tribes. Who still follow their traditional culture and lifestyle. You can trek to the valleys to see the high altitude scenic beauty.
Falling from the height of 50ft, the Katiki Waterfall is 4 km away from the Borra caves. This waterfall gets its water from the Gosthani River.For trekkers, it adds more to the fun and adventure.The scenic beauty around the waterfall makes it a place to must visit.
4. Kailasagiri Hill Park
Located at 360 feet above sea level, Kailasagiri is a hill station famous among tourists. The major attraction of this place is ropeway trolleys, park, train for children. The picturesque hill station has stunning hilltop view. The fresh atmosphere and the pleasant weather is quite soothing.
5. Yarada Beach
The gorgeous Yarada Beach is surrounded by hills from three sides and from one side there is the vast Bay of Bengal. It is one of the best beaches in Visakhapatnam. Sitting there will give you peace. The sound of waves crashing the shores and the view of the sunset is something that will soothe your soul.
The Rishikonda Beach, 8km away from Vizag is another beautiful beach. Here you can also enjoy the best water sports, go for jet skiing, surf and if not this, then enjoy the waves.
Spread over 625 acres of land, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park has hills from its two sides with the Bay of Bengal from the east side. The greenery and the rich flora is home to many wildlife species. You can see here the sloth bear, Jaguars, pythons and much more.
8. Vuda Park
This Vuda Park is a lush green park over 55 acres of land possessing 2500 trees. The main theme of the park is to support the environment. For children there are many activities in the play area, elders can relax in the park or can do some physical activities like Yoga or gym.
Visakhapatnam is a beautiful city with rich culture and natural beauty. Visit to witness all of this.