Top 5 tourist attractions in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, also known as Vizag is essentially named after God Vaishaka. Today an industrial town and headquarter of Eastern Naval command along the Bay of Bengal, the city has been ruled over by Great Kings like Asoka and Krishnadeva Ray during the Kalinga reign.

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Today Vizag has a reputation as an interesting and attractive destination and welcomes a plethora of tourists all year round for holidays. The city is surrounded by three hill ranges namely, Ross Hills, Sri Venkateshwara Konda, and Dargah Konda. Each of these hills ranges are dedicated to three different Indian religions- Hindus, Christians and Muslims.

Some of the most happening destinations in Visakhapatnam are as follows:

1. Borra Caves

The word Borra actually means ‘Hole’ in the Oriya language. The place is very close to Orissa, thus the influence. The caves are well known and attract hordes of tourists and locals every month for their unique and beautiful stalactites and stalagmites formations which have developed over millions of years. The approach to the caves has a serene stream flowing through the base. A Shivlinga is placed at the core which is greatly believed in and worshipped by the locals.

2. Kailasagiri Hills

A popular weekend getaway around Visakhapatnam is the hill-station of Kailasagiri hills. Offering an incredible panoramic view of the immense Bay of Bengal, the destination is home to famous RK Beach and Rushikonda Beach. Another attraction here is the Floral Watch which is a park built in shape of a hand-watch and covered with grass and flowers of numerous species. The chief attractions of the hill-station, however, are the humongous idols of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati which are made out of white marble. Ropeway services are available that help tourists span the entire hill-station quickly.

3. Dolphin’s Nose

An eye-catching attraction in Visakhapatnam is Dolphin’s nose which is a huge rock formation resembling the silhouette of the nose of a dolphin. Over the top of this 174-meter high structure is a lighthouse which gives out a beam of light that could be seen by ships as far as 65 Kms into the sea and guide them to the shore.

4. Lawson’s Bay

Probably the most incredible destination in India for surfing, sunbathing, and swimming, Lawson’s Bay is packed with tourists all the time. The beach has ultimate crystal clean water, calm waves, and serene greenery all around it. The beach is a popular picnic and hangs out location among locals as well as tourists alike.

5. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

Covering the forest area of 253 hectares, the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is situated amidst the Eastern Ghats of India. The place is home to more than eighty species of animals. The best time to visit is in November and December months as the weather is pleasant and even other regions around can be best enjoyed during these months.

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