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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. A one of a kind rock promontory that juts out over the Bay of Bengal is open to visitors from 3pm to 5pm in the evening. This is a must-visit site as one gets a fabulous view of the expanse of the sea on one side and on the other side the expanse of the spread out city below.

The 11th century Simhachalam Temple is 16 km from the city and worth a visit. It is one hour drive from city and the Temple is set atop a small hill. Millions of devotees from round the world visit this temple every year.

The VUDA Park, a crowd puller is set on the beach front and is a popular picnic spot with its many shade giving trees. The Park is well equipped with a variety of children play pens, boating club and musical fountains.

Kailasagiri Park is located atop a hill facing the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal. This extensive Park gives you a beautiful panoramic view of the city below and its beautiful beaches. The entire park is lit up at night and looks lovely when viewed from the city below. Interesting features of this park are the Titanic Point, a floral clock and a Toy Train which is very popular with kids.

Vizag is known for its pristine beaches – Lawson’s Beach, Rishikonda and the Yarada beaches are some of the beautiful beaches that captivate visitors. The R.K. Beach is also a popular choice for visitors to take a stroll and watch the waves lick the shoreline. The waters here look very inviting but beware as the sea is not safe for swimming owing to very strong undercurrents.

Rishikonda Beach about 10 km northeast from the city is a tourist delight with its unspoilt virgin beaches. You could wade in the seas here – but it is not recommended to go deep into these waters either.

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