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Places Near 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. Remnants of a Dutch fort and house and the red of a laterite hill make this beach far more interesting than a regular sun and sand affair. Part of the charm of Bheemli is that it is suitable for swimming. Small cafes around the beach sell snacks and cold drinks.

Araku Valley, a 112 kilometres from Vishakhapatnam is set amidst green hills bubbling with streams and waterfalls. 19 of Andhra’s tribes live in this region and their traditions are still alive. There is a Tribal Museum here and this should be on your must-see list.

The Borra Caves are believed to be a million years old. About 90 kilometres from Visakhapatnam and on the way to Araku, these limestone caves are illuminated by sodium vapour, mercury and halogen lamps. There are trains to the caves but it’s a better idea to hire a cab or rent a car and make the three-hour drive along the coast.

Anantagiri is another spot on your way to Araku Valley. Set amidst coffee plantations, this place is surrounded by greenery and waterfalls that make it a very pretty picture and the salubrious cool climate add to it's charm.

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