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About Visakhapatnam

About Visakhapatnam

Exploration is the destination here.
No matter how long your vacation is... it will always be too little to explore the whole of Vizag. Don't be surprised if you see the same smiling faces coming year after year. Just like you. The city has something for everybody... for every mood. So, let the journey begin.


Only 8 km from Vizag, Rishikonda has everything that the passionate traveller in you seeks - alluring beaches, hills and adventure water sports - skiing & wind surfing. The sea and hill cottages further enhance your holiday moments. Just right for your honeymoon or to rekindle those nostalgic moments.


Speed Boat Fee: Rs. 150 for 3 persons
Cruiser Fee: Rs. 50 for Adult, Rs. 40 for Children per 30 mins run.
Contact: +91 891 6514428
Cell: +91 9948042781, +91 9948392978


En route to Bheemunipatnam, the journey is as charming as the destination. The 25 km stretch from Vizag never once lets go of the beautiful coastline. Be sure you don't miss out on 'Erramattidibbalu' - a very creative formation of red sand.
Stop by Bheemili, a sleepy little town with a rich colonial past. River Gosthani greets you as you enter Bheemili. While at Bheemili, visit the pilgrim centres, temples, old churches, clock tower, light house, and the port.

Harbor and Dolphin’s Nose:

A landmark sight in Visakhapatnam. It is a single and massive hillock, more than 350 m high, resembles a Dolphin’s nose. It protects the Visakhapatnam Harbour as well as the Head Quarters of Eastern Naval Command. Ross Hill, the highest mountain here has a mosque and a shrine of the Muslim sage Ishaque Madina.

Ramakrishna Beach:

This offers you the usual joys of the beach - sea, sand and shore... plus a Submarine Museum, Visakha Museum, Aquarium, numerous parks, War Memorial and statues of eminent personalities.

Aquarium at Rama Krishna Beach:

The aquarium here is a popular attraction for the children. They will learn all about the underwater lives.
Curator: Sri. Varma
Phone: +91 9849428880
Tariff: Adults: Rs 20/- Children: Rs 10/- (5 to 12 years)

Video Camera: Rs 50/-
Still Camera: Rs 20/-
Timings: 10 am to 8 pm

Light House:

Built to warn the cargo ships that arrive at the city’s port of the troubled sea conditions, the lighthouse is much more than a utility. It captures the hearts of the locals and the occasional tourist who watch it swirl its beam across the moonlit sea, reminiscent of some past fables of love.


Picture this... a lush green park over a 130 m high hill overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Could your soul ask for more?
The presence of giant statues of the celestial couple, Siva and Parvathi, make Kailasgiri a must visit on your list. The place also offers a breathtaking view at night - a million lights and the enchanting waves further away.
Other highlights include: Ropeway to the hill, art gallery, air-conditioned conference hall, a capsule lift to the highest view point, food court, art gallery and souvenir shops.

Rope way:

Yet another highpoint of Kailasagiri,the rope way is the third route to the Kailasagiri hilltop. It's a first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh as well as in the whole of coastal India. It offers a 360-degree view from the fibre-glass cabins while travelling up and down the 375 meter rope way.

In addition, a circular train project provides a bird's eye view of whole of Vizag.

Phone: +91 891 6510334
Timings: 11 am to 1.00 pm
1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (Lunch Break)
2.00 pm to 8.00 pm (Close)

Entrance Tickets: Rs 55/- to & fro (Adult) Rs 28 /- (Children, 4 to 7 years) Rs 28/- only one side either up or down Adult or Child.

Maintenance day: 19th of every month

Circular Train
Two Coaches (Non ac)
Each Coach Capacity 30 persons.

Entrance Fee Adult Rs 40/- Children Rs 30/- (3 to 10 years)
Duration of Trip 20 minutes.
Timings: 10 am to 9 pm (off season)
10 am to 10 pm (Peak season)

Phone- +91 98488 8055


About 52 km from Visakhapatnam, lies this quaint pilgrim centre, Panchadarla. Here one can view the oldest rock structure temple with water flowing in 5 directions, all 365 days, hence the name Panchadarla.


Yarada village, situated on the other side of the Dolphin Hill is famous for its natural beauty. The beach in front of the hill is called California beach, a natural cave is formed here. The sea view from the hills of Durgakonda and Venkateswara swamy is a feast to the eyes.

Shivasagar Beach-Akkupalli:

Amidst lush green fields surrounded with beautiful coconut trees and cashew plants on both sides of the road and philosophical tranquility is the Shivasagar Beach. A feast for those who love nature. It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Srikakulam district.

Uddanam (Malabar of A.P.):

Aptly depicted as Malabar on the east coast. The Coastal line of more than 70 Km is sure treat along with Tekkali to Itchapuram with its lush green cashew. Cashew industry in Palasa and Aqua industry at places like Itchapuram are worth watching.

Baruva Beach:

Baruva is a picturesque beach resort in Srikakulam District. It is one of the most beautiful beaches for with a stretch of 193 km coastline. It is at a distance of 120 km from Srikakulam.


Srikakulam District has a sea coast of 193 km. A heritage town in Srikakulam district with the constructions of colonial rule is Kalingpatnam. It has a light house and from the top of it, visitors can enjoy the wonderful view of Sagar Sangamam of perennial river Vamsadhara.


This is one of the most interesting beaches with a fishing harbour just 70 km from Srikakulam.

Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Temple:
The Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Temple at Burujupeta is worshiped as the Goddess of the Visakha city. The idol of the deity is said to have been installed in the early 18th century.

Festival celebrating Kanaka Maha Lakshmi takes place during Margasira masa (November and December) every year. Visakha district attracts tourists with its scenic natural beauty.

Temple authority: Sri Krishnaji Rao
Phone: +91 891 2566515 / +91 891 2568645
Mobile: +91 9866663449


Darshan begins at 6 am till 11 am.
No darshan between 11 am & 12 noon.
12 noon to 5.30 pm: Break Darshan
No darshan between 5:30 pm & 6:30 pm.
6 pm to 9.00 pm: Darshan
9 pm to 11 pm: Free Darshan

Thursday: Panchamrutham Puja at Rs 7200/-
Other days: Panchamrutham Puja at Rs 2600/-

Lord Ayyappa Swamy Temple:
It is a beautiful temple of Lord Ayyappa Swamy located at Sheela Nagar, NH5 Road BHPV area.

Puri Jagannadh Temple:

Located close to the steel plant, this temple has been constructed by Utkal Samaj of Steel plant Employees for their beloved God Sri Puri Jagannadh. This temple resembles the original temple from Puri. While here do not forget to drop by Lord Shiridi Sai Baba Temple.


It is a village named after the popular Goddess Devi Temple her. The Temple is constructed in Sri Chakra style with various Devi statues. Guest house accommodation is available for the visitor. The other attractions of the village are Kamakya Peetam and Lord Siva Temple in front of Goddess Devi Temple.


It is small village named as Upamaka, Nakkapalli Mandal near NH5 towards Hyderabad. Here you can visit the oldest Temple of Lord Venkateswera & Venu Gopala Swamy.


Matyagundam is known for its centuries old Sri Matyalingeswera Swamy Temple. The Mythological story is that a fight between the snakes (Sarparajulu) and fishes (Mastyarajulu) took place. The Mother fish brought all the fishes here from a place called “Gemmili” for safety from the snakes and ever since the fishes have lived here giving it the name Matsya Gundam. Maha Shivarathri is the biggest festival here, and is celebrated for three days. Celebrations include pujas and cultural programmes (locally called Jaatara).


One of the oldest temples of Lord Brahma Lingeswera Swamy. It's located near Narsipatnam Mandal at uttara Vahini River Side. Rock structured Mandapam is the highpoint of this Temple.


This is the only Sun Temple of Arasavilli Suryanarayana Swamy in the whole region. What's unique about the temple is the way in which the sun rays enter the sanctum (Gharbagudi) and touch the feet of the presiding deity and gradually go up to the forehead of the idol. This happens twice a year. It's believed that those who witness this miracle are blessed by the deity.
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Reader's comments(2)
1: Kondakarla in Atchutapuram mandal, is about 50 km from Visakhapatnam. Famous for its lake which attracts birds from far and wide, it's truly a breathtaking spectacle. Also present is the oldest temple of Sri Venkateswera swamy of Upmaka can book Online Bus Ticket also .
Posted by: aparna - 23 Apr, 2013
2: s,i booked my ticket in
Anil replied to: aparna post - 23 Apr, 2013