7 Must-Go Places In Visakhapatnam

by January 12, 2018 0 comments

Sri Kanaka Maha Lakshmi Ammavari Devasthanam

This temple is situated in Burujupata in the centre of Vishakpatnam City. The most noteworthy aspect of Ammavari is that she wanted not to have a temple and wished to remain without a roof over her idol. Hence the temple with Thursday as the auspicious day does not have a roof and is open to the sky.

Kailasagiri

A hilltop park that developed by VUDA that overlooks the sea beaches and the city skyline. A cable car connects to the top, a first of its kind in Andhra. Shiva Parvati statue, floral clock and a Telugu Museum adorn the top. A toy train ride too was available on the top which gives a panoramic view of the entire city.

Rushikonda Beach

Nice beach down the Kailasgiri road with huge sea waves and people bathing in the sea. Sunset time @ Rushikonda is surreal with the sun gradually setting on the horizon and the moonlit night gradually taking over. It is a favourite haunt amongst adventure tourists for jet skiing and other parasailing activities. Named after Sri Sapta Rusheswara Temple surrounded by seven hills.

Yarada Beach

It’s a real adventure to reach there through hilly roads in the ghats and finally reach the deserted beach lapped up in the moonlight. If Rushikonda was surreal, Yarada takes the ethereal experience to another level with the sound of the waves lashing against the beach on a calm moonlit night.

Ramakrishna Beach

It is the most popular beach park in Vishakapatnam named after the Ramakrishna Ashram across the road. The beach is best known for the INS Kursura Submarine Museum, through which tourists can go through to have a look and feel of how the inside of a war submarine would look like. An aquarium, a Kali temple, the Vishaka Museum and the Victory at Sea Memorial are the other attractions on this beach.

Borra Caves

The biggest attraction near Vishakapatnam is little over 100 km from the city and one needs to traverse through the ghat roads to reach them. While going down to reach the caves with the stalactite and stalagmite formations, one crosses through the Gostani river. It’s a wonderful sight inside the dimly-lit caves with the statue like figures having formed naturally through water dripping through the limestones in the caves. One speciality in Borra Caves—try the local bamboo chicken here…

Araku Valley

Labeled as Andhra’s Ooty, this hill station is an hour’s further drive from Borra Caves. Closer to the Odisha border, it is surrounded by forests on the Eastern Ghats. The Tribal Museum dedicated to the indigenous tribes of the country and the Coffee Museum are the highlights of Araku.

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