Visakhapatnam is a port city on the southeast coast of India and often called "The Jewel of the East Coast" . It is the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh and the third largest city on the east coast of India . The city is home to several state-owned heavy industries and a steel plant; it is one of India's largest seaports and has the country's oldest shipyard.
Visakhapatnam has the only natural harbor on the east coast of India.It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal on the east. Visakhapatnam is the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy and has the first of its kind submarine museum in South-East Asia and fourth in the world.
PLACES OF INTEREST
PLACES OF INTEREST
ROPE WAY TO KAILASAGIRI HILL TOP
BEACH VIEW FROM KAILASAGIRI HILL TOP
The Araku Valley, 112 km from Visakhapatnam, is a tourist destination. The Araku hill station is at an elevation of over 1,000 metres (3,300 ft) and known for its gardens, valleys, waterfalls and streams. On the way to the Araku hill station are the Borra Caves,which were discovered by British geologist William King in 1807.
Rushikonda Beach, located right opposite to GITAM University, is a popular evening spot. The 30-kilometre Bhimili-Visakhapatnam Beach Road offers views of sea, sand, hills and greenery. Many parks are located on this road. Tenneti Beach Park is on the cliff of Kailasagiri; there are several points from which the rocky beach beneath can be seen, and a number of Telugu, Tamil and Hindi movies were filmed here. Rama Naidu Film Studios is located in Visakhapatnam .
Simhachalam is a hill shrine of Lord Narasimha 16 km north of the city. The carved 16-pillared Natya mandapa and the 96-pillared Kalyana mandapa are highlights of the temple. It was constructed by the Gajapathi kings before 1500 AD.