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Vizag viz. Visakhapatnam; Where hills meet at sea | Part 1

Sunrise in Vizag

Vizag always fascinates me by its robust offering, this name got almost everything, hills, caves, temples, sea beaches, and some finger-licking foods. Very few places in India could make someone experience sea and mountains on a single trip and Vizag is one of those rare places.

I have been to different places around Vizag at different times. First I heard about this place in my school life, we had an excursion there. Second during my Kolkata – Kanyakumari Ride and last while returning back Kolkata from Bangalore last year.

Although, I admit that I missed a couple of remarkable places there but I am writing this to encourage everyone out there to have a visit at least once in life. If you ever visited, share your experience in the comment box below.

Enough of introduction, let’s outline, what we about to discuss here  

  1. Temples
  2. Park
  3. Sea Beaches
  4. Museum & Local Attractions

Vizag has some well-known parks, all those are famous for either its structure or its beautiful location.

Sightseeing:

Kailasagiri:

Probably, this one is the most famous point people consider to visit in Vizag. This park located at an elevated height of 173 meters, it also serves a magnificent view of Rishikonda Beach and part of Vizag city. Shiva & Durga sculpture will definitely wonder everyone. For a 360 degree view, we have a toy train and ropeway facility at a very nominal cost. There are few food stalls to have snacks or lunch also.

Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple:

In general, called Simhachalam temple, is located 500 meters above the sea and approx. 20 Kilometers away from the main city. While one can visit this temple for Darshan purpose but will get a bird’s eye view of the city as a bonus. Truly, despite my multiple visits, I missed this place always due to some unavoidable reasons, but it will on top priority during my next visit.

Vuda Park:

VUDA is something you will see at every corner of the city, it abbreviates the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority. This park, on the seashore, is a gift for us. Children can have their fun and others can see the sea waves, within 5-10 minutes’ walk, you can reach a lighthouse. Just climb it and amaze yourself.

Ramakrishna Beach:

Also refers to RK Beach, is one of the happening, clean and beautiful beach in India. This place becomes the main attraction in the evening. All the tourists enjoy seating here, such good vibes. Whatever a tourist need, this place got food joints, souvenir shops, attraction points, etc. Few major attractions of Vizag (INS Kurusura, Matsyadarshini, Vishaka Aircraft museum and memorials) located here, within a kilometer or so.

Rishikonda Beach:

This beach is for someone who loves sea bathing. There are stalls to have food or beverages. Selfie lovers can click some cool pictures too. Within a 10 Kilometer from R.K. Beach, this beach feels good to in evening, much less crowd will happy those who love to spend time quietly.

INS Kurusura:

If you want to watch real submarine and that too served nation for 31 years, also participated in India – Pakistan war (1971), visit this place. Stop, you have to visit this place, no choice. I believe our visit pays our gratitude towards Marine, especially this submarine. Separate tickets are available for entry, videography, etc. You will definitely leave this place with more knowledge.

INS Kurusura

Vishakha Aircraft Museum:

This museum is for Aircraft, the same as above, this is a must-visit point. An audio guide is available at the entrance and the whole museum is well marked to give knowledge of how aircraft ecosystem works. In addition to the knowledge, you can witness real TU 142 aircraft here.

Visakha Aircraft Museum

Matsyadarshini:

You love marine life, this place is for you. A lot of species demonstrated here, all alive, tickets needed for entry and photography. You can check out below the video.

Fish Harbour:

I never visited this place, although some people said, it is a place for fish lovers. Fact is the majority of fish we see in India ships from Vizag, probably from this harbor.

Vishakha Museum:

This place showcases many Naval types of equipment for general knowledge, some kid may get inspired to join the Navy in the future.

These are all the main attractions in Vizag.

Check out our next part here, for Sightseeing (Araku, Bora Caves, etc.), foods you must try, the best time to visit Vizag, accommodation, transportation and suggested Itinerary.

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