In the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, on the Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam is a port city and industrial centre. It's known for its many beaches, including Ramakrishna Beach, where the Kursura Submarine Museum houses a preserved submarine. ?
Yarada Beach : It's almost like breathing without air in a coastal town without a beach. It's impossible. One of the most scenic beaches in Visakhapatnam is Yarada Beach. Surrounded by three-sided hills, the fourth is lined by the Bay of Bengal, completing the picturesque scene you see here. Unlike other Vizag beaches, this one is relatively calmer and more quiet.
If you can visit the beach at sunset and sunrise, without people, you might be lucky to find it. Now that would give you the perfect picture, setting and view for those Instagram-worthy clicks, won't it? With its golden sands and crystal-clear water, you are guaranteed to have an unforgettable time at this beach.
You can still visit the beach with friends and family, whether you are a photographer or not. We encourage you to trek to the beach because that is another experience in itself.
Vizag city tour
Dolphin Hill or Nose : Dolphin Hill, situated only 4.5 km from Yarada Beach, deserves a special mention due to the viewpoints it has. You can walk to the numerous viewpoints with meandering roads leading to the top of the hill and click on some pictures. All of the fatigue you will feel after the long walk up the steep roads will be worth it.
However, it is within the Indian Navy premises and is heavily barricaded to visit Dolphin Hill, the only catch to visit. However, the navy, thanks to its popularity among visitors, allows civilians to enter this scenic spot. So, if you can schedule a journey, this Visakhapatnam tourist spot is completely worth a visit.
Rushikonda Beach : Rushikonda Beach is one of Visakhapatnam's most scenic and popular beaches, contributing to the so-called 'Jewel of the East Coast' in the region. You will not leave this place behind when it comes to sightseeing in Vizag.
You will be mesmerised by its emerald green water and clear sandy shore as you head out to explore this seashore. It is also a great place to just sit and let the cool waves tickle your feet, ideal for those long strolls in the evening. If a walk along the seashore is not your idea of fun, you can try different adventure sports such as diving, jet skiing and surfing.
Rama Krishna Mission Beach: Rama Krishna Mission Beach, or RK Beach, is renowned for being the longest in Visakhapatnam, just 4 km from Visakhapatnam Railway Station. On your list of places to visit in Visakhapatnam, this beach should be in the top 5.
You can always spend some leisure time sunbathing, playing volleyball with friends or water surfing, while the beach is not ideal for swimming. It is reasonable that the above should be performed under the extreme supervision of the authorities. The beach is also the location of Visakha Utsav, an annual festival organised by the cultural department of the state. In addition, during their breeding season, Andhra University has been carrying out daily research to save the sea turtles that you can also see.
You can also visit the various museums, temples, aquariums, and, of course, the Sri Ramakrishna Mission Ashram opposite it, in addition to the beach itself. So do not forget to discover it in a better light on your next visit to the RK beach and also soak in a beautiful sunset in the evening.
INS Kursura Submarine Museum: The U-Boat Museum on Ramakrishna Beach is one of the best places to visit in Visakhapatnam. The museum, a must-visit attraction, deserves a visit if you want to learn more about the Indian Navy.
INS Kursura was a submarine constructed in Russia, decommissioned in 2001 and converted into a museum in 2002. It takes you on a tour of how submarines operate and what happens during wartime, with particular focus on the lives of submariners who perform the overwhelming task of being inside during a war. You can quickly get an insight into the inner workings of a submarine with the aid of photos, objects and written scripts.
Kailasagiri: Located approximately 19 km from the main city, Kailasagiri is a popular hill station in the district of Visakhapatnam. The hill park, complete with small hills and beaches, is at an altitude of around 173 metres from sea level, so you can gaze at some of the most stunning views ever. Either you and your friends, family or just your romantic partner can go here; there's something for everyone in the place. It offers myriad places to see and experiences to have, from ropeways to trolley trucks for kids to a Shiva-Parvati sculpture for pilgrims.
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park : You will not and should not return without visiting Indira Gandhi Zoological Park if you put in an effort to explore Kailasagiri Hill Park. This park, situated just 5 km from Kailasagiri, is spread over 625 acres of lush greenery. With hills surrounding the park and enough wildlife within, if you believe you are trespassing into the animals' natural environment, it will not be shocking. Tap on any photos, take a walk or just see majestic animals such as tigers, lions, and panthers.
All the places were either in Visakhapatnam or near it until now. Now, we're going to take you through some tourist attractions that are still totally worth it, a little farther away from the main town.
If you are looking for places to visit in Visakhapatnam in 2 days, as each of these demands a few hours, you should consider Simhachalam Temple, Borra Caves, Katiki Falls and Araku Valley. And in one day it won't happen. Also, one day of Vizag sightseeing will definitely leave you yearning for more incredible places and views, and here are these places to quench your wanderlust.
Simhachalam Temple: It is an 11th-century Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu's Varaha and Narasimha avatars, and Goddess Lakshmi. The temple 's architecture is predominantly Dravidian, with some Kalinga style influences. Anything at the shrine catches one's fancy, from the carvings on the inner wall to the sanctuaries of Lord Vishnu. You will find that the shrine is still coated in sandal paste, as is the custom in South India. You have to spend some time visiting the temple and try interpreting (if you can) the inscriptions dating back to AD 1087.
Borra Caves : These natural caves, just 90 km from the capital, are 705 metres above sea level. You can hear your voice ringing until you're inside the caves. In addition, a little shivling lies right in the middle of the caves. Climb up a steep stairway and you'll find a chapel in the middle of it. Just to get a glimpse of the shivling, many devotees come to Borra Caves. Come out of the caves and soak in the beautiful rock formation and waterfalls here once you have paid your respects to Lord Siva. Plus, there are many natural formations here that are a consequence of continuous erosion and the river cutting and forming the rocks. This are made even better and intriguing to look at by the multi-coloured lights built here recently.
Katiki Falls : Near Visakhapatnam, Katiki Waterfalls is another natural wonder that deserves at least one visit. The Gosthani River is the principal source of water for this fall. Something you will never forget is the sight of water falling from an almost vertical cliff surrounded by nothing but immense greenery and serenity.
The cascading waters from the falls, perched at an elevation of 50 feet, make for an ideal location to click on some spectacular shots. Trek to the falls to drink in the beauty of this place to the fullest if the lush greenery is not appropriate for you.
Araku valley trip
Araku Valley: Its beauty is sometimes compared to Ooty's, and the reasons for this are justified. All here will enchant you to the heart, starting from the lush greenery that covers every inch of the valley to the coffee plantations, viewpoints and tribal culture. Just trust us!
If this all stirs up your wanderlust, we recommend that you spend at least a few days in the valley itself. Soak up the view of the grassland 's green patches and you'll know what we're talking about. You should stop at locations that offer you the best view, since the journey is more important than the destination when it comes to exploring the Araku Valley.
Take it all at a slow pace and immerse yourself in the beauty of this place, for long after you have left, the scent of freshly roasted coffee and the voice of the gurgling streams will remain. I still yearn to return to this mystical hill station hidden away from conventional visitors, having been there myself. Perhaps that is where the magic of the Valley of Araku lies ... secret and untouched.
Take this blog as your travel guide, search for a flight to the 'City of Destiny' and book your Visakhapatnam hotel today if you have never been to Visakhapatnam! This city has every aspect of a dream getaway, from emerald green oceans to pristine beaches, fascinating museums and incredibly peaceful hill stations. Start with the mainstream attractions and the beaches and then discover the secret areas, including the quaint cities. You're going to be happy you left the quieter areas of the state until the end. Do not forget to click on some breathtaking images at different points of view, because the images will inspire you to go back long after you have left.
Departing from Madurai airport.
Morning pick up from Visakhapatnam airport.
Then to transfer to Hotel.
Hotel Check in.
Then proceed to visit Visakhapatnam major attractions such as Matsyadarshinia Aquarium, Indra Gandhi Zoological park, Rishikonda Beach and War Memorial.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Visakhapatnam.
Morning breakfast at Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Visakhapatnam major attractions such as Bojjannakonda, Dolphins Nose, Simhachalam Temple, Submarine Musuem and Katiki Waterfall.
Come back to Hotel.
Overnight stay at Visakhapatnam.
Morning breakfast and then Check out from Hotel.
Then proceed to visit Visakhapatnam major attractions such as Kambalakonba wildlife sanctuary, Borra caves and Kailasagiri.
Finally drop at Visakhapatnam airport.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
Local Speaking Guide - ( English,Tamil,Hindi,Telugu & Malayalam ) *
(As per requirement *)
Chennai to Chennai Transports*
All local vehicle transport