Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, is a blessed city both geographically and aesthetically as well! With the Eastern Ghats to one side and the Bay of Bengal to the other, the city has August hill ranges caves, valleys, temples, lakes and serene beaches for the travellers to spend some quality time!
1. Rama Krishna Beach or RK Beach
If getting up early in the morning is your cup of tea, then maybe here is where you would want to find yourself in those early hours to watch the grand sunrise. One of the most celebrated beaches in the city, R K Beach spans over the largest part of the ocean front. The shore offers a splendid view of the Dolphin’s nose towards the right.
Some of the interesting places around the R K Beach that you wouldn’t want miss are INS Kursura Submarine Museum and Vizag Aquarium.
2. Dolphin’s Nose
Want to watch the entire Vizag city at a bird’s eye view? Land here! Dolphin’s Nose is a huge rocky headland 174 meters high and 358 meters above the sea level resembling the shape of a dolphin, jutting out into the sea. The maximum peak of this place is often called Rose Peak. Another fact that makes this place more adorable is the presence of a church, St.Johns, a masjid, Ishak Madina, and a temple of Lord Venkateswara, all three quite close by.
Yarada Beach is another tourist destination one can travel to after visiting Dolphin’s nose, both being nearby.
3. Tenneti Park
If you happen to be in Tenneti Park on a full moon day after 7:30 P.M., then lucky you! Let the magnificent view of the sea, tinted with the moonlight, cast the tranquillizing spell on you for Tenneti Park offers great viewpoints offering a splendid view of the sea. A well-established park in the city, Tenneti Park is one of the dearest tourist destinations in the city.
4. Kailashgiri Hill
A charming hilltop garden, Kailashgiri Hill Park houses 40 feet high statue of Lord Shiva and lordess Parvati as a symbol of the hilltop. Kailashgiri Hill Park boasts seven view points offering breathtaking panoramas of the city at display.
Looking for some mild adventure?
Located on eastern ghats, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary spreads over a massive 7145 hectares of evergreen forests. It hosts rare species of plants and animals. The forest offers a trekking trail deep into the woods. Though there are ethnic cottages designed for overnight camping, the timings, for the visitors, to enter the forest is strict between 9:00 A.M.- 4:00 P.M.
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located quite close to the sanctuary and so can be visited very easily from here.