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Things to do in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam is the biggest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Also known as Vizag, the city attracts tourists around the world for its unspoiled beaches, heritage sites, and other natural scenic wonders. If you’re looking for Mother Nature and a great outdoor adventure in India, Visakhapatnam should be your top destination.
Have some fun under the sun and get your dose of vitamin sea with a beach day in the city. Take your pick from Bheemili Beach, RK Beach, and the beautiful Gangavaram Beach. And if you want to enjoy a swim, head straight to Yarada Beach.
After soaking up the sun, soak up Vizag’s culture next with a museum tour. Check out the Submarine Museum, which is perfect for your family. Discover the rich history of the city at the Visakha Museum Vizag and Vizag Museum of Anthropology.
Travel outside of the city and relive the past at Bojjana Konda to find remnants of the Buddhist period. You can’t help but be impressed by the caves, rock formation, pillars, and more. If you want more colour on your travel photos, then you can’t miss the vibrant Borra Caves.
Another destination you just have to see is Simhachalam. You’ll fall in love with this temple’s incredible architecture, plus it’s also a fantastic place for you to take postcard perfect photos.
If you want stunning scenery of Visakhapatnam, ride the cable car to reach Kailasagiri hill for spectacular views of the sea. Say hello to the local wildlife of India at the lush Kambalakonda nature preserve. You can even enjoy hiking and the view of the landscape from the top of the viewing tower. And when in Vizag, you have to spare a day to explore Araku Valley. This is where you’ll truly be closer to Mother Nature.
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What you should know
The best time to visit Visakhapatnam is during winter season from December to March, when the temperature is pleasant and comfortable for you to enjoy exploring outdoors.
Before you fly to India and visit Visakhapatnam, secure your eTourist Visa (eTV) so you can enter the country as a tourist. For more info on visa applications and other travel documents you might need, check out the website of the High Commission of India in Singapore.
Travelling to and around Visakhapatnam
You can reach Vizag by flying in to Visakhapatnam Airport and riding a taxi or bus to reach the city. Travel around Visakhapatnam and nearby destinations by bus, taxi, auto rickshaw, and train.
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