The land of
the golden beaches was just over half a century ao a small
fishing village. One would be amazed at the manner in which
this port city with a natural harbour developed into one of
the fastest growing cities in Asia.Vast stretches of beaches
right next to the city on one side and undulating green
hills on the other have made Vizag, as it is endearingly
called, a tourist haven.
An ideal destination, it caters to the religiousminded, the
Buddhist pilgrim, the fun-lovers and adventure-seekers. A
number of beaches and a long stretch of road along the
sea-shore up to Bheemunipatnam town, the second oldest
municipality in the country, are a pleasure to experience.
No trip to Vizag is
without a sojourn at Araku, 110 km away, a lovely valley
nestled amidst the high Eastern Ghats. Simhachalam temple,
Rishikonda beach, the Dolphin's Nose hillock projecting into
the sea enchantment unlimited - that is Visakhapatnam.
How to Reach visakhapatnam
By Air: Connected with Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata,
New Delhi and Bhubaneshwar. Indian Airlines flies daily to
Hyderabad and five times a week to Chennai, New. Delhi and
By Rail: Visakhapatnam is a major junction on the
commercially important ChennaiKolkata rail line. As such the
city is well connected by rail with New Delhi, Chennai,
Kolkata and Hyderabad. Daily express trains are available to
all these four maj or cities.
By Road: Visakhapatnam is 650 km from Hyderabad and
350 km from Vijayawada. Regular bus services are available
to Hyderabad, Tijayawada, Bhubaneswar, Chennai and Tirupati.