Visakhapatnam is one of the best site for industrial tour, Visakhapatnam as a industrial site caters the need of almost all streams, 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. The main industrial attractions of Visakhapatnam are Hindustan shipyard, Visakhapatnam Port, NTPC, HPCL, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, etc. Visakhapatnam houses various medium to large industries dealing in petroleum, chemicals, steel, cement, textile, IT and many more. The major players in Visakhapatnam are Hindustan Zinc, GAIL, IOC Bottling Unit, BPCL Bottling Unit, Synergies Castings, Rain Calcining Limited, Coromandel Fertilizers, Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels Limited (BHPV), Visakha Dairy, Vizag Profiles, Essar Pellet Plant, Andhra Polymers (now LG Polymers), Andhra Cement, Andhra Petrochemicals, Andhra Ferroalloys, Pilkington, Pioneer Elastic Fiber, Ocean India, Quantum Clothing, WS Industries, Pokarna Limited, Uniparts, Confidence Petroleum, Southern Online Bio, Nagarjuna AgriChem, Anjaney Alloys, Maithon Alloys and Abhijit Ferro Alloys, IBM, Mahindra Satyam, Kenexa, Infotech, Softsol etc.
Located on the south-east coast of Indian peninsula, the port city of Visakhapatnam, popularly known as Vizag, has been a huge draw card for travellers from far and wide for its natural beauty and commercial significance. The headquarters of the Eastern command of the Indian Navy, the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh, has Indian’s most modern shipyard.
Aptly known as the sobriquet ‘The Jewel of The East Coast’, Visakhapatnam and its surroundings can offer whole lot of attractions to a discerning visitor. Visitors can explore places of importance in and around Vizag by choosing this place as their base.
Sights to See
This symbol of Vizag that entices the visitors is a gigantic rocky headland called Dolphin’s nose. A single, massive 358 metre rock breaks the coastline and again juts into the sea resembling a dolphin. It is a permanent feature of the city’s silhouette!
It is Vizag’s favorite evening sojourn. Aquariums, the Kali temple, Visakha Museum, Roadside restaurants offering seafood are the other attractions. One of the must see attractions of Visakhapatnam, this beach is renowned for its natural charm. For those in the habit of enjoying the culinary delights, Ramakrishna Beach, also called RK Beach, is the place to be. Here you will get plenty of seafood restaurants, offering some of the delectable cuisines.
Rishikonda Beach is high on the list of best attractions of Visakhapatnam with its s massive sand dunes and crystal blue water. Located beside the road from Bhimili, the beach ranks among the finest beaches of the city.
Located on the way to Kailasagiri Hill, Lawson’s Bay, also called Pedawaltair beach, holds a magical allure for travellers for its serenity and tranquility. Unwinding yourself by lying comfortably against the golden sands is a pleasant experience.
One of the longest beaches in India, Bheemunipatnam Beach is a 25 km stretch of road literally hugging the coastline from Visakhapatnam to Bheemunipatnam. Popularly known as Bhimili, it is a lively beach that has managed to retain its serenity. The beach is widely known for being the base to exploreruins of a Dutch Fort and cemetery.
Kailasagiri Hill is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Vizag. Surrounded by serene beauty all around, the304mt high hill is an ideal retreat far from the madding crowd. From seven vantage points of the hill, one can have a panoramic view of the Visakhapatnam city. The greenery all around is a feast to one’s eyes.
A retreat for leisure and amusement for the city dwellers, VUDA Park houses a well equipped gymnasium. You can have pleasure rides on horses and camels, skating rink and boating. Musical fountain provides a delightful touch of colour to the park.
The nation’s biggest shipbuilding yard is located at Gandhinagram. It is a good educational and entertaining visit. Visits are permitted on Tues, Wed and Thurs from 1600 to 1800 hrs.
Indira Gandhi Zoological Gardens
A variety of fauna exists in condition close to their natural habitat at Indira Gandhi Zoological Gardens, spread over 450 acres. Viewing exotic species of birds and animals in natural habitat is a treat for all the nature lovers.
The Three Hillocks (5 km)
Formed by cutting a mount in the Eastern Ghats, these represent the three religions. Rose Hill houses a Roman Catholic chapel, Dargakonda, the second hillock, has a mosque and shrine and the third hillock, the Sri Venkateswara Konda, a temple
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Bavikonda (20 km)
Situated Northeast of Visakhapatnam, Bavikonda is a famous Buddhist site. The Buddhist settlement comprises primarily two types of structures. One is the Stupas, Chityagrihas and congregation hall and platforms. The secular constructions are the viharas and kitchen cum store complexes towards the southeastern side of the complex. A piece of bone stored in an urn recovered here is believed to belong to the mortal remains of Buddha.
Thotlakonda (16 km)
This situated along the Vizag- Bhimli beach road, the place is famous for a number of stupas, chaityas, vihara, a congregation hall, rectangular halls and refractory belonging to the Hinayana school.
Sankaram (41 km)
3kms from Anakapally railway station on the banks of the river Sarada lies the small village of Sankaram. Deriving its name from the term sangrama meaning a monastery, the place is knownd for its votive stupas, brick-built structural edifices, rock-cut caves, early historic pottery and coins dating back to the early Christian era. In close proximity to Sankaram lies Bojjannakonda, where several images of Buddha carved in caves of the hill have been found. are noticed. Similarly, at Lingaalametta, a great number of rows of rock and monolithic stupas are spread all over the hill.
Simachalam (16 km)
One of the most exquisitely sculpted shrines of Andhra Pradesh, Simhachalam temple is situated among thickly wooded hills. The beautifully carved 16 pillared Natya Mantapa and the 96 pillared Kalyana Manatapa bear testimony to the architectural brilliance of the temple dating back to the 1th century AD. The idol of Shri Lakshmi Narasihma Swamy, the presiding deity of the temple, is covered in a thick layer of sandalwood paste.
Araku Valley (112 km)
One of the popular excursions from Visakhapatnam, Araku valley is a pleasant hill station set amidst exotic locale and makes for excellent gateway due to its cool and picturesque environs. The journey to the valley either through the Ghat Road or by train passing through several tunnels is an exhilarating experience. The main attractions in Araku are exotic landscapes, verdant valleys, tribal village, a Tribal habitat museum. You will enjoy the traditional folk dances including the famous tribal dance called “Dhimsa” here.
Tyda – Jungle Bells Nature Camp
Nestled in the densely forested hills of Eastern Ghats Tyda is a small Village located on the way to Araku from Visakhapatnam. People come here to have a brush with untouched nature. Jungle Bells nature camp, established by AP tourism, offers breathtaking views of the Eastern Ghats. Trekking, hiking and bird watching are the major attractions here. Staying in log huts amidst serene surroundings is a pleasant experience.
Pavuralakonda (24 km)
Located west of Bhimili, Pavuralakonda or the hill of pigeons is a hillock where 16 rock cut cisterns for impounding rainwater have been found.
Anantagiri (88 km)
Situated on the way to Araku Valley, Anatagiri is an inviting spot with elegant beauty. Unending expanse of coffee plantations, several waterfalls, of which Tadimada waterfall is the most impressive, and a rivulet add charm to the place. Also considered a health resort, this beautiful valley in the Eastern Ghats attracts visitors in good numbers.
Borra Caves (90 km)
On the road to Araaku Valley, Borra Caves house million year old stalactite and stalagmite formations, presenting a breathtaking display of naturally sculpted splendor. Deep in the caves there is a Shiva lingam over which water drops from above, which is said to be the origin of the river Gosthani. The river flowing from these caves with natural roaring sounds is a beautiful sight to enjoy.
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