Coastal areas like Trivandrum, Cochin, Chennai and Visakhapatnam of the Indian sub continent are often the best places to be visited.
Visakhapatnam is home to one of the busiest ports in the country and thus ends up being a hub of various commercial activities. The city is to be awed at for its astounding and steady population growth, and for having a myriad of views including beaches, caves, forest valleys etc., all within 4,309 miles.
1. Araku Valley
The city of Vizag is a medley of many things nature offers. Arakku valley, surrounded by mountains like Golikonda, Raktakonda and inhabited by various tribes since the time of its existence, fits into this medley. The valley is less than a 120 kilometres from the main city and can be reached through rail or by road. It attracts visitors for its popular coffee plantations and its extreme biodiversity because of the Anantagiri and Sunkarimetta forest reserves that are part of the valley.
Arakku Valley | Image Resource : chaloghumne.com
2. Borra Caves
Another something that you wouldn’t find within a coastal land, CAVES!
The Borra caves is a compilation of rock formations, located at the Araku Valley and was first discovered by the son of a British Geologist in India, in 1807. There are various legends surrounding the existence of the caves, most of which is connected to the Lord Shiva, and thus, one can find stalagmite shaped like Lingam and worshipped inside the caves by tribal people. If you are spiritual person Visakhapatnam tourism will not disappoint you.
Borra caves | Image Resource : wikimedia.org
3. Kailasagiri Hill Park
The Visakhapatnam Urban Development board converted 380 acres of land, covered with greenery atop a 360 foot hill into a fully functional park overlooking the Vizag city. Larger than any other conventional national park, the Kailasagiri park attracts over 3 lakh visitors every year and though it is accessible by road, cable cars have also been set up, which is a first in the state. Named the “best tourist spot” in 2003 by the state government, the park has further gone to declare itself, a plastic free zone.
4. Submarine Museum
A rare jewel in the crown of Visakhapatnam Tourism, this museum is a memorial built to commemorate the unparalleled services provided by the Russian built submarine that was inducted into the Indian navy during 1969 and was decommissioned after 31 years, in 2002. That year, 66 crores were assigned for the creation of a concrete mass onto which the submarine would later be hauled from the sea and the rest of the museum. The museum has been open to the public since its completion in 2002. The closest one can get to the ones who protect us beyond borders and thus this shall make it into your itinerary.
Timing – 4 pm – 8 pm every day, except Monday.
5. Yarada Beach
Visakhapatnam tourism will be incomplete without beach visit. Deemed to be one of the most peaceful spots in the city by the locals, and described as being serene by tourists, Yarada beach, about 25 kilometres away from the main city, must be the best choice. The beach is surrounded by hills on either sides, and has lush green plants withered all over. The beach offers spectacular views around it, and it all looks best during the winter season.
Visakhapatnam tourism | Image Resource : southreport.com