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Visakhapatnam Tourism

Reflecting the culture, tradition and beauty of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam, initially known as Vizag, is one of the popular tourist destinations of Southern India. The beach city of Andhra, Visakhapatnam is lapped by the Bay of Bengal on the east, and from beautiful hill ranges to valleys, temples, lakes and serene beaches, the place has a lot to explore. Visakhapatnam offers a long list of touristic spots that will engulf you with an exciting, enriching and refreshing experience, once you are in this place.

One of the less explored hill stations of India, the Araku Valley in Visakhapatnam is a popular attraction among the tourists. Breathtaking landscapes and tranquil ambiance are two important factors that welcome tourists to this beautiful place. The valley is famed for its exquisite coffee, and the perfect aroma of the rich coffee beans will leave you craving for a nice brewed cup of coffee.

Kailasagiri picnic spot is another popular tourist spot in Visakhapatnam. Offering facilities like cable car and toy train, the enormous view of Bay of Bengal from viewers’ gallery is an experience to remember. Another favourite center of Visakhapatnam is the Rama Krishna Beach or RK Beach as it is commonly called.

The clean pristine beaches of Vizag are also a major attraction for tourists. Swimming, sun bathing, playing the beach volleyball or simply sitting under the cool shade of a tree are some of the activities you can indulge in while you are at the beach. Rama Krishna beach is a favorite beach resort for tourists visiting Visakhapatnam. Among the other attractions of Vizag are an aquarium, the Kali temple, Visakha Museum, and Roadside restaurants offering seafood.

A visit to Simhachalam Temple will evoke your religious side. The temple is situated at the top of a hill and is equipped with wide roads to help drive up to the temple. An ornate shrine which is revered to be one of the most important temples in the region, the temple is embellished with extremely detailed stone carvings, and has a square sanctum mounted by a tower, a porch in front with a smaller tower above it and a sixteen pillared mandapam.

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is another famous tourist hub of Visakhapatnam, attracting visitors from all over the country.  There are different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and birds.

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