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Visakhapatnam Travel Guide

Mainly an industrial area Visakhapatnam, as per the Hindu Mythology the city named after the God Vaishaka, is far-famed as Vizag. Visakhapatnam city, head quarters of the Eastern Naval Command, has been credited with the biggest ship building yard in the country. The chief port in Vizag deals vast volumes of Cargo day by day. It is an industrial main centre in South India with numerous industries to boom.

Visakhapatnam has deep rooted cultural and historical heritage that make the place as one of the major centres of culture holidays. Formerly part of the ancient empire of Kalinga, it has been reined by prominent kings of India such as Ashoka and Krishnadeva Raya. It had also been colonized by the Dutch during 18th century. Now a prosperous urban resort, the historical and culture holidays destination offers the best of both ancient and modern worlds.

It is a heaven for the holidaymakers of all kinds, whether natural lovers, environmental lovers, wild animal partisans, bird watchers or those who look for physical modern amusements. Natural beauty is ample in this gallant city, with ambits of pretty big hills, golden beaches along with the Bay of Bengal coastline and natural valleys. The tourist destination has preserved its greatest appeal to the holidaymakers all along the centuries. The beaches of Visakhapatnam are fascinating the imagination of the tourists all over the world that provide an overview of low ranges of scenic hills and lush greenery spotted with quiet coves and creeks.

Vizag is circumvented by three astonishing hills, Sri Venkateswara Konda, Ross hill and Dargakonda. Each hill carries the bequest of housing the shrines dedicated to three distinct religions. Venkateswara temple is devoted to Lord Shiva on Venkateswara Konda; Church of the Virgin Mary on Ross Hill and the tomb of a Muslim saint, Baba Ishaq Madina Dargah on Dargah Konda.

The famous tourist destinations are Kailasagiri Hill Park, VUDA Park, Mudsarlova, Dantapuram, Simhachalam Temple, Rishikonda Beach and Araku and a scenic hill-station. The city of Visakhapatnam breasts a submarine museum famous as ‘Smritika’ at Rama Krishna Beach, the first of its kind in South Asia.

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