Vizag, popularly known as Vishakhapatnam is the Indian coastal port situated in Andhra Pradesh in South. Fenced by Eastern Ghats of India, this second largest city of Andhra Pradesh is potpourri of panoramic hill ranges, picturesque valley, sandy beaches, lakes, mysterious caves and many more. The Bay of Bengal offers array of beaches. It houses India’s largest naval bases. Vaizak, as known with affection, is business spot for array of firms and steel plants. Vishakhapatnam is famously known as ‘Jewel of East Coast’ and ‘Goa of the Eastern Coast’.
Vishakhapatnam is also a shopping hub for shopaholics housing number of shopping centers with wide range of brands and items. Visitors get freedom to shop for trivia along while strolling down the streets of Vaizak. Shop till you drop!!!
Be it business or leisure, this amazing Eastern Coastal Beach city has everything one wants. The coastal facing Bay o Bengal gives wonderful view of the azure sea. The Vizag’s travelogue is inked with remarkable history, sandy beaches, ancient caves, mesmerizing architecture, diversified business, spiritual temple and many more. The city once named after God of Valor, Vishakha, represents cultural and heritage of the state. Visakha Utsav, held in the month of December or January, is worth participating to witness the zeal and colors of the state on the beach.
As nestled near Eastern Ghats, Vishakhapatnam shelters array of wild creatures in its rich thicket. Indian Leopard, Indian Jackal, Chital, Treepie, Quails, Partridges, Indian Muntjac, Russell’s viper, Indian Cobra, Asian Paradise Flycatcher and many more wild brutes can be easily snapped here. The water at the bay has few creatures living in, such as Olive Ridley Turtle, Puffer fish, eel fish, etc. The city also gives gargantuan opportunities for adventure geeks like paragliding, flying fox, archery, rifle shooting, mountaineering, rock climbing, rappelling, Para motoring, Burma bridge, skiing, etc. Water sports hosts by the city are snorkeling, scuba diving, river crossing, valley crossing, zorbing ball, aqua sailing, water rolling, water bubble and many more.
While in Vizag, tourists can catch the glimpse of Borra caves, kailasgiri Hills, Legacy of the Buddha, Dolphin’s Nose and the Port, Lawson’s Bay, India Gandhi Zoological Park, Tribal Museum, etc. There are few more worth visiting places around the city and one of the best is Thotlakonda which s15kms away from the city. This place houses Buddhist complex discovered over 2000years ago. The city is approachable from air, train, road and sea as well.
Plan your visit to this enthralling port city to explore ‘surprises’.