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Visakhapatnam Travel Guide  

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Info about Visakhapatnam

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Overview

Visakhapatnam is a coastal city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
The Eastern Ghats surrounds the city of Visakhapatnam. The Indian Navy is also located in the district of Visakhapatnam.
One of the renowned university the “Andhra University” is also resided in Visakhapatnam.
The city has always been a tourist destination linking the beaches, the ancient Buddhist temples and the beautiful Borra caves.
The submarine museum is also one of the largest tourist attractions.
Telgu is the local language spoken the public. According to 2006 count on India census the population of Visakhapatnam was 18,960,118.
The climate of the city is mainly humid due to the Arabian Sea. The average maximum temperature is 34º C during summers. Winters are mainly cool and windy with a average temperature of 15ºC-20ºC.
The city is rich in steel production and steel from the city is exported throughout the world.

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Robert Bale
Level 100     6 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Ukkunagaram is the name of the Visakhapatnam steel plant. This steel plant more than an occupational place has turned into a tourist destination due to the beauty and design of the township. The roads are a marvelous specimen of the... more well planning.  This road also leads to a shortcut which almost cuts 20 miles on the way to Vijaywada. More and more number of tourist visit this place every year. The Simhachalan temple is chiefly devoted to Lord Vishnu commonly known as “Narasimha” meaning the lion. The temple is situated on a hilltop. It is one of the places where every tourist who enters Visakhapatnam makes a point to visit. The famous hill station called the Araku valley hosts majority of the tourists in Visakhapatnam. It is famous for its Araku valley cultural dance. One of the best sizzling foot items are prepared in the hotels residing in the Araku valley and people from far off places also make it point to taste the splendid food.
venkat
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : With bay of bengal beach on the east of the city surrounded by hills and is a prominant city in AP. You can enjoy a trip to hill top Kailasagiri Park with cable car, Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple,... more Mudasarlova Reservoir, Thotlakonda, Endada Beach. The city can be reached by air/rail/road connected by NH5. There are budget & star hotels with tarrif ranging from Rs.600 to Rs.5000 per day. Food is traditional & spicy in majority of hotels. The place is calm but buzzing with activity from morning 7am to 10pm. But during peak time traffic is more but not a problem. Overall you can enjoy the city with all facilities for a tourist available at a cost.
Not to be missed Varaha lakshminarasimha swamy temple , Araku Valley , beach
AVSUBBARAO
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Very good city but cost of living is very high. Here is too difficult to live with megar income. There are several important places like Bora Caves, Rk beach, Lord Satyanarayana Temple, Vuda Park and other famous things located in... more around the city. Common public will generally gathered at rk beach to see the sea. As far as public is concerned, they are innocent and effectionate besides having helping nature.
SAKTI B MAJUMDER
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Family
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : Vizag is an oldest city. This is a port city on the southeast coast of India and often called "The Jewel of the East Coast". It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of... more Bengal on the east. Visakhapatnam is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Many2 things there. There are varities of Hotels and Beach. Other attractions are also very much attractive. Vizag is a nice city.
Not to be missed kailasagiri , beach , RUSHI KONDA
Krishna Kanth
Level 27     4 Trophy    Viaggia: Friends, Family
Overall rating 7
Overall Guide : Dont miss the Submarine museum, Evening at Kailasagiri, Yarada beach & Light House (3pm - 5 pm only). Drive to Bheemili, Red sand Hills on the route to BHeemili, Tenneti Park, Rushikonda beach, View from Bheemili Hilltop temple, Kambalakonda Eco... more forest, Natural Zoo, Mudasarlova reservoir, Simhachalam Temple, RK Beach Road, Bhavikonda etc. - Buddhist ancient sites - within & around the city. Away from the city: Araku (Tribal Hill station), Borra caves (1 million year old caves), Ananthagiri waterfalls, Appikonda beach (Near Steel Plant), Thaatipudi Reservoir, etc.
Srinivasa Rao Malipeddi
Level 1     0 Trophy   
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : I have visited so many temples in India and abroad. But I have not seen such a sculpture of Varaha Narasimha Swamy (Lord Simhadri Appanna) temple situated at Simhachalam. The surroundings of this temple is fully covered with a deep... more forest. Ratnagiri temple (Annavaram) is very nearer to Simhachalam. "RATNA" first part of Ratnagiri and "CHAL" second part of Simhachalam together joined as "RATNACHAL" and named for an Express Train which covers both Ratnagiri and Simhachalam
NLPMuralidhararao
Overall rating 6
Overall Guide : Vuzag is The Manchester of india. Lord Vishnu as Ugranarasimha in simhachalam and godess Saraswati in andhra university giving education to all the villagers from all over andhra since ages. Steel plant many industries on one side pollusion free lifestyle... more of los angeles on another. Very freindly crime free local people with total relegeous harmony a church a Mosque a themple on the same hill is unique
Not to be missed Simhachalam , beach
murlidhar
Overall rating 9
Overall Guide : It is education centre of andhrapradesh. All villagers come here from everywhere and educate themselves since ages and end up as teachers doctors engineers and scientists. A place with communal hormony, you can see a mosque, a church, a temple... more on same hill constructed long ago.
Not to be missed educational tour , simmachalam , beach
sowmya
Level 9     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : It's a nice place, every one should visit it. It's a cool place, beaches in vizag are so nice to enjoy. I like that place very much. It is also industrially daveloped and temples are also there. So not only... more young ones but also old ones can visit vizag.araku,such a nice place especially in winter season. Dont miss to visit Vizag.
Not to be missed Araku Valley , beach , kailasagiri
SRIHARI
Level 12     1 Trophy    Viaggia: Couple, Friends, Family
Overall rating 8
Overall Guide : Beautiful, Safest and one of the finest Cities in South India. I enjoy working & living in the city. You must visit the Famous Temples Simhachalam & Lakshmi temples along with beautiful beaches. Two top Universities Andra & Gitam and... more Vizag Steel plant are in the city.
Not to be missed simmachalam , BEACHES , Araku Valley
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