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Things to do in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam has something for everyone. One of the nicest cities on the east coast of India, Visakhapatnam with its natural harbour is a big seaport with a large presence of the Indian Navy, Hindustan Shipyard as well as other big industries.

The list of things to do in Vizag is long. The scenic beauty is untold: from the jutting out Dolphins Nose that stands guard at the entrance of the harbor to the sweeping coastline that has some of the best beaches. The Lawsons Bay and Rishikonda beaches are really some of the most lovely and unspoilt beaches you will find on the east coast of India.

There are refreshing parks in the city of which the Kailasagiri Park is one that is well frequented by adults and kids and a popular place to spend a pleasant evening.

There are many places to eat here in Vizag and cuisines that cater to all tastes, and shoppers will also delight in the artefacts available in the state showroom Lepakshi where one can pick up a souvenir or two. The Simachalam temple is an 11th century temple and is a place to pay obeisance to the lord. For the more energetic, foray into Araku Valley for the hill station experience or to Bheemlipatnam for more beautiful beaches and small fishing villages.

Visakhapatnam is a growing city and has managed to retain its history besides its modernity and has done it so well!

Sightseeing in Visakhapatnam

Some of the remarkable sightseeing options are here in Vizag, with the Dolphin’s Nose being as picturesque a place as the name implies.

Shopping in Visakhapatnam

The main shopping areas in Visakhapatnam are Waltair Uplands Road, Jagadamba Junction, CMR Central, in addition to the government run Lepakshi Emporium.

Activities in Visakhapatnam

If you want to learn surfing then Visakhapatnam is the place to be. With Surfing Association of Vizag and Vizag Surf Club this place is a great location for beginners.

NearBy Places in Visakhapatnam

Some of the interesting places near Visakhapatnam are mentioned below:

Bheemunipatnam, or Bheemli as it is popularly known, is a short 25 kms picturesque drive along the coast from Visakhapatnam.

Eating Out in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam has a gamut of eating out options that ranges from Chinese and juicy north Indian tandoori to good wholesome south Indian vada-sambar and ‘continental’ cuisine, there is a dish here to suit most tastes.

Festivals & Events in Visakhapatnam

The main festivals in Visakhapatnam that are celebrated with great fervour and enthusiasm are Visakha Utsav, Chandanotsavam, Lumbini festival, ISKCON Festival, and Navy Day.

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