Finally a blog on my hometown – Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, is the best tourism destination in Andhra Pradesh. From Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys, Visakhapatnam has them all. The district has many tourism spots that represent the Culture and Heritage of the true India.
HISTORY OF THE CITY
Visakhapatnam, which is popularly referred to as Vizag, is named after God Vaishaka. The city is a port city, located along the shores of Bay of Bengal and is headquarters to the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Although considered to be an industrial city, Vizag has a rich and vibrant culture and heritage. The city was part of the ancient Kalinga Empire and was ruled by renowned kings, such as Ashoka and Krishnadeva Raya. During the 18th century, the city was a Dutch colony. Today, Vizag embraces its past and present seamlessly, making it an interesting and attractive city to spend holidays.
1. Sightseeing at Ramakrishna Beach and Rushikonda Beach
Ramakrishna Beach, popularly known as RK beach, is the closest beach park you can reach from the heart of the city. Of course, the beach is one of the best tourist spots in Vizag . Spreading through the edge of the sea, the R.K.Beach is a great spot to spend time with your loved ones. Singles of course always get mesmerized in their dreams sitting at the beach shores. People from around the world come here to enjoy the cool breeze. Young Children spend their Sunday and Holiday evenings here playing with sand.
Tucked away between the hills, away from the maddening cacophony of the city, lies Vizag Beach – Yarada, a pristine, safe and enchanting beach, hidden just behind the ‘Dolphin’s Nose’ hill. The waters here are shallow making it ideal for kids and adults alike to frolic in the waters… An excellent choice for beach getaways. The old natural route to Vizag Beach Yarada combines elements of adventure, trekking and a ferry ride. The ferry ride is across the port channel which leads to a narrow pathway snaking upward, amidst lush green of Dolphin Hill.
2. Bheemili beach: A beautiful piece of Vizag with a serene beach
Bheemili beach is located near Bheemunipatnam, which was the second municipality in Indian mainland. Unlike RK beach or Rishikonda beach, you don’t find much people here all the time. So if you want to find peace or solace, there is always Bheemili beach. Just a few kilo meters from the outskirts of Vizag, I went to this beach many times and had a pleasant time with my friends.
Thotlakonda buddhist complex is situated atop a hill on your way to Bheemli. There are buddhist remains there and view of the thotlakonda beach can be seen. A hill on the sea coast with salubrious climate was an ideal attraction for the Buddhist monks to build a monastery complex here. Big place with full of rock-cut cisterns hewn into the bedrock.
Apart from the adventurous trekking and camping activities that it offers, Lambasingi can also be quite the place for many to embrace their solitude on its unperturbed, fog-covered roads. You can even make some treasured memories with your loved ones as you lie down on the vast grass beds and gaze into the infinite night sky filled with glittery constellations. We can’t find a better place to visit along with our companions. Be it an adventurous road trip, getaway from Visakhapatnam along with our friends or a sweet journey in a van along with our family, this picturesque village is sure to give you a truckload of happy memories.
There are few other places who should check out in visakhapatam:
- Ross hill
3. Submarine museum
4. Erra matti debbalu
Well!!.That’s all about my hometown vizag ,hope you enjoyed reading a round-up of Vizag Holidays. Keep following for more refreshing stories from there.
PS: Whenever you are in Vizag and are looking for some sweets and savories, do ask for Laddu Gopal Sweets shop and pick some delighting stuff and check in to Raju gari dhaba near Rushikonda for conteinental cuisine.