Truly dazzling, picturesque Visakhapatnam city bounded with the amalgamation of mountains and beaches that leaves people awestruck when visited and is a bliss for the residents. Visakhpatnam itself is filled with good vibes and positivity among the people. Its diversified culture from people all around the globe makes it more luxurious and incredible. The bustling vibe keeps people intact, and the feeling of oneness surfaces throughout.
Visakhapatnam’s traces back to the 6th century BC, which was part of the Kalinga kingdom’s rich heritage. From Kailasagiri, beaches, Katiki waterfalls, Kambalakonda wildlife sanctuary, Bojjanakonda, a submarine museum to Simhachalam temple, and many more, each place has got its lively vibe in which everyone gets dissolved into its enchanting beauty.
The first thought that strikes anyone when it comes to Vizag could be the chilling beaches such as Lawson’s Bay, Rushikonda, Bheemili, Gangavaram beaches, and many others too. They bring in a lot of cozy vibrations and is an excellent spot to hang out and chill to break the atrocities of mundane life and hectic schedules. Peace of mind the key and something that creates a driving force for most of us. Grabbing a drink and embracing the sunset is worth watching.
Ships reaching the harbor, children gazing at the tides are essential yet add a lot of pleasure. To view the city at a glance, Dolphin’s Nose Lighthouse is the perfect place, and the fresh air awakens our inner self to maintain calmness.
Vizag is also known for its variety of fashion options for fashion enthusiasts.
Extensive options of toothsome bliss and gala time:
The beaches are filled with stalls selling chaats, and its fast-food joints are not to be skipped. There are various multi-cuisine delicacies typical to Andhra Pradesh(AP) in most of the restaurants.
There is an annual food festival Utsav, known as the Visakha Utsav, which is considered very popular along with Chandanotsavam, where people come in massive gatherings for these occasions. And music festivals too are a must like music, and perfect weather gives a soothing impact.
People of Vizag are filled with such sheer audacity that they have dealt with Hudhud a cyclonic storm on October 8. As a Severe Cyclonic Storm on October 9, Shortly before landfall near Visakhapatnam, on October 12, Hudhud reached its peak strength with three-minute wind speeds of 185 km/h (115 mph) and devastated the building monuments and what not to the recent LG Polymers gas leak. They might fall but never back off their duties and always there for each other during a crisis. So are their personalities.
Shelter and other must-visit sites:
There are many resorts spread across Vizag to chill and relax besides other five star hotels. There is Indira Gandhi Zoological Park and Kondakarla Ava Bird Sanctuary to have a lovely time with the mute creatures. For a touch of spiritual awakening, there is the ISKCON Temple, Arasavalli Temple, Ross Hill, mosques, and various Buddhist monasteries. Kailasagiri is spread across acres of lush green flora all over the place, and this is a true blessing and worth watching for the tourists across the globe.
The mode of transport in Vizag is so feasible with the help of APSRTC that traverse across all parts of the city. It also has an International Airport that connects various cities across India. And international flights to Dubai, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur have been initiated so far.
Visakhapatnam is also known and proud of its maritime shipyard, The Eastern Naval Command, which is one of the three command-level formations of the Indian Navy. It is headquartered in Visakhapatnam. The command is responsible for all naval forces in the Bay of Bengal and parts of the Indian Ocean and the naval establishments on the east coast of India.
Visakhapatnam has a combination of both wet and dry weather, with scorching summers from March to May and temperatures that can even touch 45° C and also above. Massive amounts of rain with immense humidity are a feature of the monsoon season, which arrives in June and ends in September. And winters are moderately cold from temperature ranging from 18° C to 32° C, which start in December and stop in February every year.
A must visit:
Just 90 km from the Vizag city, Borra caves are located, which are regarded as natural caves and are 705 meters above sea level. It is so thrilling inside the caves; you can hear your voice echo. Moreover, right in the middle of the caves lie a small shivling, which is bliss. As you travel further, you will witness the shrine in the center. Many devotees come to Borra Caves to get a glimpse of the shivling. As you step out of the cave, there are waterfalls to chill and lots of natural formations resulting from constant erosion and the rocks being carved and shaped by the river.
Valleys are fun:
Located at a distance of 120 km from Vizag is a must-visit beautiful hill station called Araku Valley, which is as popular as the beaches of Vizag.
Blessed with many enchanting streams, lush green and thick forests, lovely waterfalls, sprawling coffee plantations, vibrant landscape, and fantastic weather, Araku valley is no doubt a famous tourist destination attracting most of the nature lovers, honeymoon couples, and adventure enthusiasts from all over the country and even beyond.
The journey to Araku Valley by train is a must, and something one cannot miss and the experience of tunnels, hillsides, streams, waterfalls makes your journey genuinely mesmerizing and a memorable one. The ride through the narrow roads is equally enchanting with sharp curves and beautiful sceneries along the way.
Located at an altitude of 911 m above sea level, Araku is a must-visit destination for tourists visiting Vizag. Tribals mainly inhabit Araku valley, and the Tribal Museum is one of the main attractions here. The tribal handicrafts and several artifacts are depicting the lifestyle of tribal people. The tribal dance known as Dhimsa dance with tribals dressed in colorful attire is a must-see for visitors coming to Araku.
Araku is also popularly known for its coffee plantations and boasts of manufacturing India’s first tribal growers’ organic coffee brand, which exports coffee to various other countries. Another major attraction of Araku valley, Padmapuram Gardens, is widely visited by tourists coming to Araku.
The hanging cottages are one of the top attractions of Padmapuram gardens. The garden has a wide variety of beautiful plants and flowers, and the toy train ride around the yard is quite popular among the kids, which is undoubtedly loved.
Araku blessed with beautiful waterfalls like Sangda waterfalls and Dumbriguda waterfalls. Araku doesn’t disappoint adventure lovers either as it is a famous trekking spot attracting adventure seekers from all over the country.
A place of immense scenic beauty, the picturesque view of the landscape, the enchanting waterfalls, the fantastic tribal culture, and the lush green forests make this beautiful hill station a place worth visiting.
Visakhapatnam truly is a must-visit at least once in a lifetime!!!