Visakhapatnam is an industrial centre, port city, largest and most populous city in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Visakhapatnam formerly known as Vizagapatam. Visakhapatnam is very famous among travellers because of its beaches. There are some exciting places to visit in Visakhapatnam to give you one of the best holiday experiences.
Rishikonda Beach is a beautiful beach that resides in the midst of a crystal blue sea and lush greenery, located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Rishikonda Beach is also known as Rushikonda Beach and has been named the 'Jewel of the East Coast' because of its magnificent view and stunning beauty. The serene golden sands of the beach are located in the bosom of Rishikonda Hill. This is one of the great beach options in India to engage in adventure water sports which is offered here by APTDC, in charge of this natural beauty. It is one of those places to visit in Visakhapatnam which has been the centre of attraction among travellers due to its natural location and beauty. The Rishikonda Beach is an ideal destination for a peaceful weekend getaway at a distance of nearly 8 kilometres from the port of Visakhapatnam, making this place very accessible.
Submarine Museum is located on RK Beach, near the War Memorial in Visakhapatnam and the museum is inside an actual submarine, INS Kurusura, which was India’s 5th submarine. The Museum has artefacts, pictures and articles about the stories of courage, sacrifice and patriotic war heroes. It will give you a glimpse that how difficult surviving can be with limited space and resources hundreds of feet underwater. This historic submarine INS Kurusura served the Indian force for 31 growing years and it was decommissioned in 2001. This museum was a one-of-a-kind project launched by Eastern Naval Command to spread awareness about the Indian Naval Forces. This museum is the only Submarine Museum in the entire of Asia. This is one of the special and one-of-a-kind sorts of places to visit in Visakhapatnam. A visit to the museum is not only a must to gain knowledge but also rejuvenate a feeling of patriotism and pride for our country and for the warriors who fought and even lost their lives for our freedom.
Borra Caves is situated in the Ananthagiri Hills of the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam. It is a majestic creation of nature and the most striking feature of the caves is its exquisite variety of speleothems ranging in size. It gives you the breath-taking hilly terrain, picturesque landscape, semi-evergreen moist deciduous forests and the wild fauna of the Borra Caves. Borra Caves are deemed to be among the largest in the country and are perched at an elevation of about 705 metres. They are karstic limestone structures extending to a depth of 80 metres and are considered to be the deepest cave in India. It is one of the great places to visit in Visakhapatnam for animal lovers as well due to a chance to spot bats as well as the golden geckos hiding in the shadow of the niches. The journey up to the primary destination with its picturesque location and the thrilling hike is a treat in itself.
Dolphin’s Nose is 174 metres high rocky headland located in the south of the Vizag. It is named Dolphin's Nose as it resembles the nose of a dolphin, the nose seems to be protruding out toward the Bay of Bengal giving it rather a fascinating look. There is also a hill nearby named the Dolphin Hill and the backside of the hill has a scenic, beautifully placed, the secluded beach called Yarada Beach. A renowned powerful lighthouse highly useful for the shippers and has a light beam that can be seen as far as 64 kilometres out at sea is also placed nearby.
The Winter Season in Visakhapatnam stays from October to March and Visakhapatnam's temperature fluctuates between 15 degrees Celsius to 27 degrees Celsius. Visakhapatnam's weather is perfectly pleasant, cool and comfortable this season, and this is the best season to engage in fun activities like sightseeing, hiking, exploring the city along with the number of water activities and competitions which will make your trip amazing. Places like Dolphin’s Nose, Borra Caves, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Lambasingi, Bojjannakonda, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Buddhist Excavation, Submarine Museum and Kailasagiri are some super exciting places to visit in Visakhapatnam. It is also a season of a plethora of festivals like Visakha Utsav and Vizag Beach Festivals are the perfect carnival to enjoy your best side. You may find Visakhapatnam quite crowdy this year hence; it is suggested to make your booking on accommodation and travel in advance.
The Monsoon Season in Visakhapatnam is marked from July to September and Visakhapatnam’s temperature stays between 27 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. The monsoon brings moderate to heavy rainfall throughout the entire monsoon season. Visakhapatnam's weather is quite comfortable but a bit of humidity can be trouble for travellers overall, you can engage in some sightseeing and exploring the city. It is also a season when you find this place to its zenith of beauty. Places like Katiki Waterfalls, Matsyadarshini Aquarium, Simhachalam Temple, Lambasingi, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary and Ross Hill Church are some decent places to visit this season.
The Summer Season in Visakhapatnam stays from April to June and Visakhapatnam's temperature ranges between 22 degrees Celsius to 41 degrees Celsius. Visakhapatnam's weather this season is scorching, dry and humid hence; this season is not ideal to visit due to the unbearable weather conditions. Days are quite warm but evening time can be utilised to relax at the beach corners and to enjoy the beach fun. Places like Rishikonda Beach, Ramakrishna Beach, Yarada Beach, Bheemili Beach and Lawson's Bay Beach are some preferred places to visit in Visakhapatnam this season. If you are planning a budget-friendly trip to Visakhapatnam then it is the season for you to visit and you will get some great deals on accommodation.
- Visakhapatnam Airport is an international airport and the nearest airbase to the city centre at a distance of 8 kilometres and very finely connected to other domestic cities such as New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata and Tirupati along with several international cities like Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Dubai. Plenty of airline carriers such as Air India, Air Costa, Spice Jet, IndiGo, Jet Airways, Silk Air Malindo Air and the Fly Emirates do provide regular flights to Visakhapatnam Airport. Once you reach the airport you can easily take state buses and hire a taxi for further journey.
- Visakhapatnam has its railway station, called the Visakhapatnam Junction at a distance of nearly 12 kilometres from the main city centre and is well connected to other major cities like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Tirupati, Kolkata and Mumbai. Train options such as Janmabhoomi Express and Konark Express from Hyderabad, Samta Express from Delhi, East Coast Express from Chennai and Prasanthi Express from Bengaluru are some prominent train options that run trains on regular basis to Visakhapatnam Junction. From outside the railway station, you can take a bus or hire a taxi to reach your destination.
- Visakhapatnam is widely connected to neighbouring cities such as Hyderabad at a distance of nearly 588 kilometres, Chennai which is approximately 790 kilometres far, Vijayawada at a distance of 335 kilometres, Puri which is 442 kilometres away, Kolkata at a distance of 882 kilometres and Delhi which is approximately 1,817 kilometres far via smooth and well-maintained road connectivity. Travellers do have the option of state and Private buses in deluxe and non-deluxe varieties to reach Visakhapatnam as per their convenience and preference. However, travellers do travel to Visakhapatnam by their vehicles as well and if you are heading from Hyderabad then NH-65 and from Vijayawada NH-16 and AH-45 are the routes you follow. There are plenty of beautiful places to make your holiday special.
Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach is located at Maharani Peta at a distance of 2.3 kilometres from Ramakrishna Beach and it offers you the services like Café, Bar, Restaurant, Bakery, 24-Hour Coffee Shop, Barbeque, Kids’ Meals, Kids’ Play Area, Childcare Service, Paid Shuttle Service, ATM, Currency Exchange, Yoga, Gym, Spa, Steam and Sauna, Salon, Golf, Nearby Beach, Cycling, Rental Vehicles, Aquarium, Library, Sun Deck, Lawn, Bellboy Service, Concierge and Multilingual Staff along with some other basic services. Radisson Blu Resort, Visakhapatnam is situated at Beach Road at a distance of 2.4 from Rushikonda Beach and it provides you with the amenities such as Bar, Restaurant, Bakery, 24-Hour Coffee Shop, Kids' Meals, Currency Exchange, Kids' Club, Strollers, Childcare Services, Paid Pickup and Drop, Reflexology, Yoga, Gym, Activity Centre, Salon, Massage, Spa, Nearby Beach, Cycling, Rental Vehicles, Game Room, Lounge, Lawn, Sun Deck, Caretaker, Concierge Service and Multilingual Staff with some other amenities. The Gateway Hotel Beach Road, Visakhapatnam is residing at Beach Road at a distance of 2.2 kilometres from Ramakrishna Beach and it gives you the facilities such as Bar, Café, Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Kids’ Meals, Childcare Services, Airport Transfers, Currency Exchange, Gym, Spa, Massage, Steam and Sauna, Salon, Golf, Snorkelling, Rental Vehicles, Beach, Game Room, Lounge, Lawn, Sun Deck, Bellboy Service, Wake-up Call and Multilingual Staff. Keys Select by Lemon Tree Hotels, Visakhapatnam is a 4-star Hotel at Dabagardens and it offers you the facilities like Restaurant, Coffee Shop, Dining Area, Kids’ Meals, Paid Pickup and Drop, Currency Exchange, Gym, Business Centre, Wake-up Call, Doctor on Call, Free Parking and 24-Hour Helpdesk. All of these mentioned accommodation options are providing installed sanitisers, masks and gloves due to safety reasons.