From the endless stretch of breathtaking coastlines to the hills that loom over it. From the hectic heart of the city to the quietness of its beaches, Vishakhapatnam, fondly known as Vizag, offers several surprises. Located on the south-east coast of the Indian peninsula, the port city of Vishakhapatnam has been a huge draw card for travelers from far and wide for its natural beauty and commercial significance. It is the headquarters of the Eastern command of the Indian Navy, the largest city in Andhra Pradesh and has Indian's most modern shipyard. Aptly known as the sobriquet ‘The Jewel of The East Coast’, Vishakhapatnam and its surroundings can offer a whole lot of attractions to a discerning visitor.
Vishakhapatnam is also known as Vizag and also referred to as, Goa of the East Coast, The City of Destiny, and Jewel of the East Coast. Archaeological records suggest that the present city was built around the 11th and 12th century. Vishakhapatnam has a rich history and was part of the Kalinga Empire with which emperor Asoka had a bloody battle. The aftermath of the war made Asoka take up Buddhism.
A perfect place to take a stroll in the evening along the frills and fancies of a beachside, Ramakrishna beach is Vishakhapatnam's most well-known tourist destination.
Very similar to a dolphin's nose, there's a rocky headland, protruding out towards the Bay of Bengal; it's a permanent feature of the city's silhouette.
The city’s airport is well connected by flights to major cities in India and Colombo, Singapore and Dubai.
The city’s railway junction connects several important cities in India.
Vishakhapatnam is connected by motorable roads to all nearby cities.
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