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Visakhapatnam, the port city, houses the shipbuilding industry of India. Explore travel and tourism in Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.


Location: Visakhapatnam district, Andhra Pradesh
Attractions: Ramakrishna Beach, Dolphin's Nose, etc
Best Time to Visit: November to February

 Ramakrishna Beach Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam, the port city, holds the distinction of being the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh. Sited on the eastern coastline of India, amidst the hills of Eastern Ghats, Vizag serves as the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam District and the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. It is also known as the 'City of Destiny' and makes the domicile of one of most advanced steel plant of India, along with numerous heavy industries.

The City of Destiny has one of the largest ports in the country, the oldest shipyard and the only natural harbor on the eastern coast of India. Vishakhapatnam also embraces the esteemed Andhra University in its expanse. Rivers like Godavari and Indravati flow across the city of valor. A huge rock, by the name of Dolphin's Nose, makes the most remarkable landmark of the port city. As per the folklores, Vizag was named after Vishakha - the God of Valor.

The port city had been ruled by the Kalingas, Pallavas, Cholas and Gangas in the earlier times. It became the part of Vijayanagar Empire in the 15th century. Along the seashore of the Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam served as a major trading center for the Europeans, the Dutch, the French and the English to export textiles, indigo, etc. Besides being a shipbuilding centre, Vizag has number of attractions that make it an amazing destination for tourism.

The sun-kissed beaches, deep valleys, ancient temples, excavated Buddhist sites, impressive monuments, atypical museum, lofty hills and many more pleasurable sites serves as a major boost to the tourism industry, calling on people to enjoy amidst the natural beauty of the city. Travel to Visakhapatnam and experience the splendor of sandy beaches, ruddy laterite hillocks, downy roads and spectacular landscape of this 'Goa of the east coast'.