Sprawling along the pristine waters of the Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam, the largest city of Andhra Pradesh, is a beach paradise. Boasting stretches of golden sand kissed by tranquil waters, the city is surrounded by picturesque waterfalls, lush forests and scenic hill stations. Popularly known as Vizag, the city is home to the oldest shipyard in the country, ancient temples and spectacular caves.


The main attraction in the city is a submarine-turned-museum, the first of its kind in Asia. Exploring life in the underbelly of the sea as you move through the various rooms that house exhibits showing the same can be an exciting experience. Borra caves, one of the largest in the country, are a delight for adventure lovers, who get to walk to the deep reaches of the warmly-lit caves. The city is peppered with parks and gardens, where visitors can laze around and soak in the natural beauty.


Built around 11th century, Visakhapatnam is popularly called the city of destiny, referring to its soulful natural beauty. It is also the headquarters of the Eastern Command of the Indian Navy. History says Visakhapatnam was ruled by king Visakha Varma, who built a temple here in the name of Lord Visakha and hence the city was minted. It is said Visakhapatnam was once a part of the empire of Kalinga, where emperor Ashoka fought a fierce battle. Primarily an industrial city, it draws a large number of tourists throughout the year. It is fondly called as "Jewel on the Coromandel Coast."

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Bheemunipatnam Beach

Bheemunipatnam Beach

More famous as Bhimili, Bheemunipatnam Beach is one of the longest in...

Andhra University

Andhra University

A beautiful location surrounded by the Bay of Bengal and fringed by...

Anantagiri

Anantagiri

A popular hill station of Andhra Pradesh, Anantagiri lies between...

Bavikonda

Bavikonda

The name 'Bavikonda' means a hill of wells as earlier the place had a...

Borra Caves

Borra Caves

One of the largest caves in the country, Borra Caves are home to...

Araku Valley

Araku Valley

Nestled in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, the stunning Araku Valley is...

Etikoppaka Toys

Etikoppaka Toys

Located on the banks of River Varaha, the quaint village of...

Dolphin's Nose

Dolphin's Nose

One of the most gorgeous attractions of Visakhapatnam, Dolphin’s Nose...

Hindustan Shipyard

Hindustan Shipyard

Located at Gandhinagaram, Hindustan Shipyard is the country's biggest...

Indira Gandhi Zoological Gardens

Indira Gandhi Zoological Gardens

Spread over 625 acre, Indira Gandhi Zoological Gardens is situated...

Rishikonda Beach

Rishikonda Beach

One of the finest beaches in Visakhapatnam, Rishikonda is skirted by...

Rajahmundry

Rajahmundry

Located about 190 km from Visakhapatnam, Rajahmundry is one of the...

Jungle Bells Nature Camp

Jungle Bells Nature Camp

Head to the Jungle Bells Nature Camp en route Araku Valley if your...

Ramakrishna Beach

Ramakrishna Beach

Possibly Visakhapatnam's most popular spot, the beautiful Ramakrishna...

Lawson's Bay Beach

Lawson's Bay Beach

One of the many beaches of Visakhapatnam, Lawson's Bay Beach, also...

Kailasagiri

Kailasagiri

Perched on a hilltop at a height of 304 m, the well-maintained...

Sankaram

Sankaram

Situated on the banks of River Sarada, Sankaram is a widely renowned...

Simhachalam

Simhachalam

The alluring Simhachalam Hill in Visakhapatnam is popular for...

Thotlakonda

Thotlakonda

Located on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam, Thotlakonda Hill is best...

Submarine Museum

Submarine Museum

On RK Beach at Visakhapatnam, lies one of the most renowned...

Three Hillocks

Three Hillocks

Visakhapatnam is home to three scenic hillocks that stand testament...

Amaravati

Amaravati

Poised along the banks of River Krishna, the quaint town of...

Tirupati

Tirupati

Among the most popular global pilgrimage places, Tirupati, in Andhra...

Hyderabad

Hyderabad

A vibrant city with the imposing Charminar at its heart, Hyderabad,...

Warangal

Warangal

Dotted with grand forts, ancient and magnificent temples, serene...