Simhachalam or the 'Lion's Hill' is 16 km away from
The Charming Hill on the seafront, sprawled over 100 acres of hill area, and rising 304 Mts above Sea Level, presents a breath taking scenic view, especially towards Bheemili.It has been developed as an attractive picnic spot. View points with roof and cement seats are located at different places on the hill to enjoy the serene atmosphere and scenic beauty & the whole city can be viewed in a panorama through seven vantage points on this location. The magnificent Shiv Parvathi statues with lighted mountains in front are worth seeing. Sankaram, Chakram & Namam fully lighted in the night are visible from almost all parts of the city.
The historical town is set on the confluence or river Gosthani and
The Famous Hindu Pilgrim center is known for
Vysaka Ekadasi (Apr./ May).
The Picturesque valley on the Eastern Ghats, about 115 KM. from
The famous attraction of Aruku valley is the 1 million year old
The magnificent beach sprawls over the largest part of the Sea Front and is the most popular site i the city. The Ramakrishna mission is located nearby and there is also and imposing
A trip to
Nearly Eighty Species numbering Eight Hundred animals are present in the zoo. The well planned layout of the zoo has different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, ungulates and birds. The Birds encloser includes all kinds of birds and peacocks. There is a Deer Safari available for the visitors.
The zoo is open all the days except Mondays.
The primates comprise various monkeys - the common Langur, Rhesus monkey, Bonnet Monkey and also includes certain other exotic fauna like Mandrills, Olive Baboons & Sacred Baboons.The Himalayan Black bear and the Sloth bear in the bear complex are housed in large moated enclosures.
The Hippopotamus is a special attraction to the Zoo. The Crocodile complex has all the three Indian Crocodile species. The Reptile section has Pythons, Snakes, Land Tortoises, Terrapins, Water Monitor Lizards, Monitor Lizards etc. Elephant, Bison, Sambar, Spotted Deer, Nilgai, Barking Deer and Thamin Deer are the collection in Herbivores section.
A varied collection of birds from the
8. SRI VENKATESWARA SWAMY KONDA
The important hillock of ht city has temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, According to the Telugu inscriptions, a british soldier Captain Black moor built, this temple in 1886. From here one can view the port channel, which was the entrance of the inner harbour for ships and liners.
9. TYDA NATURE CAMP
It is about 75 kms from
Down the coast towards Bhimili is Rushikonda Hill ("the Sugarloaf Hill") and beach. The beach is ideal for surfing and swimming.
Rushikonda is a thickly covered hill located at a distance of 13kms. from
If you are a water sports freak then, the golden
11. DOLPHIN'S NOSE
The most conspicuous landmark in Vizag is Dolphin's Nose, a huge rock 357 mt hight promontory jutting out into the sea and very like the nose of the mammal. It also shelters the harbour, from where manganese and iron ore are shipped out. The nation's powerful beacon of the lighthouse directs ships 65 kms away.
12 ROSS HILL (KANYAMARYKONDA)
It is the Highest hill on the
Appikonda is a small village located 18-kms from
The Lord Shiva temple here contains inscriptions dating back to 12th Century AD. There was a life-size bull at the temple that was carved out of Black Stone. Every years Shiva Rathri is celebrated with much devotion
The site consists of park, several picinig spots, wide lawns, fountains, beautiful flower gardens, different types of trees. birds and peacocks in cages.
One of the main attraction of this park is scenic Golf Course Club.
15 THOTLA KONDA
In the same district of Visakhapatnam, 16 kms along the picturesque Vizag-Bhimili road lies Thotlakonda, where a number of stupas, viharas and chaityas belonging to the Hinayana school were found. A unique discovery providing evidence of maritime trade during that period was Satavahana coins bearing on the obverse of a ship with two masts, anchored to the shore. The site can be approached via the road running along the coastline between
16 VUDA PARK
One of the main attractions of the park is the Musical Fountain with a huge gallery to rest and take in the beauty. (at 6.30 p.m. Rs.5/-).
You can utilize the VUDA Health Club (Rs.250/- monthly) and Swimming pool (swimming permitted for Rs.5/-) which are avilable at Vuda park. The centeral lake in the park offers boating, Boat club (boating permitted for Rs.20/-)
Vaisakha Kala Vedika Trust (Free) (conducts classical music & dance everyday in the evening from 6 p.m.) Every evening cultural programs such as classical music, dance, and poetry are conducted at the Visakhi Kalavedika open auditorium. For those who go for picnicing, there are a variety of restaurants and food stalls.
17 KEERTANA VANAMU
This fine beach resort has been developed by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) on the splendid