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VishakhapatnamOne of India's most rapidly growing industrial cities, and its fourth largest port, Vishakahapatnam or Vizag, as it is often called, lies 350 km north of Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh. Call it the Steel City or the City of Destiny, Vizag has India's largest shipbuilding yard. No doubt tourists will be attracted by the captivating Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys enclosures, Vizag has them all. Vizag also has many tourism spots that represent the Culture and Heritage of the True India.

 
Facts and Figures :
Population

3,789,823

Altitude 4.5 m
Rainfall 89 cms
Temperature Summer : Max 39 C Min 28 C
Winter : Max 29 C Min 19 C
STD Code 0981
History :

The city is named after the god of valour, Visakha, the son of Shiva and Parvati, who is also the ruler of the planet Mars and the god of war. This city was ruled by several dynasties including famous Kalinga's during 7th century, Chankya's during 8th century, Rajahmundry Reddy kings, Cholas, Golkonda Nawabs etc.Archaeological sources, however, reveal that the temple was possibly built between the 11th and 12th centuries AD by the Chola king, Kulottunga. The antiquity of the region is evident in its mention in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. This region, formerly part of the great Kalinga empire that stretched up to the river Godavari, has also been mentioned in Hindu and Buddhist texts from the 5th and 6th centuries BC, as well as by Sanskrit grammarians, Panini and Katyayana in the 4th century BC. After independance this was the biggest district in the country, which was then divided into three districts viz. Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam.

 
How to Get There :

Air : Airport is 16km from city centre. Visakhapatnam is air linked with Calcutta, Vishakhapatna and Madras, which in turn is connected by Indian Airlines with Bombay.

Rail : Visakhapatnam is well connected with all the important cities of India. Visakhapatnam junction railway station is on the main Calcutta to Chennai line. 

Road : National Highway No.5 (Howrah to Chennai) passes through Vishakhapatnam. The APSRTC runs buses and private buses connect major cities of the state and the cities in the neighboring states of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh with Vishakhapatnam.

 
Sightseeing :

Visakha Museum :

One can find the modest collection of art and sculpture at the Vishakha Museum on Beach Road. The museum is housed in 150 year old architecturally impressive Dutch Bungalow. It has a rich and varied collection of ancient armoury, swords, cutlasses, jewellery, silk costumes, stuffed animals, statuettes, manuscripts, coins and currency notes.

* Tues-Sun 4-8pm

Dolphin's Nose :

Dolphin's Nose, VishakhapatnamThe most conspicuous landmark of Vishkhapatnam is the Dolphin's Nose, a rocky promontory with a cliff rising 174 m in height and 258 m above Sea Level is the most prominent sight in Vizag. The gigantic rock, more of a hillock, has a lighthouse capable of signaling nearly 70 km out to the sea.

 

Bheemunipatnam :

At Bheemunipatnsm, 30 km north, one can find the remains of a Dutch fort and a peculiar cemetry where slate-grey pyramidal tombs are abandoned to nature. The sea resort here is considered to be one of the calmest and safest for swimmers.
Excursion :
Borra Caves:

Borra Caves, Vishakhapatnam ExcursionBorra, 70 km inland on a minor road is famous for its one million old natural limes caves inhabited by 19 sects of tribals. The caves have historical and religious value and archaeological importance. Dating back to a million years, they present a breathtaking display of naturally sculpted splendour, in superb stalactite and stalagmite formations. The caves are brightly illuminated by mercury, sodium vapor and halogen lamps.

Araku Valley  :

Araku Valley, Vishakhapatnam ExcusrionThis lush green beautiful valley with pleasant climate, waterfalls and streams, rolling grasslands, orchards, bracing climate makes Araku Valley a delightful place, 112 kms from Vishakhapatnam. It is inhabited by 17 colourful tribes with their cultural traditions vibrantly alive.

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