Visakhapatnam or Vizag is the most populous city and the financial capital of Andhra Pradesh. The 9th most populous metropolitan area in India is located between the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal. It was the ninth-largest contributor to India’s overall GDP in 2016. The second largest city of Andhra Pradesh is positioned around 1900 Km from the capital of India and 600 km from the capital of Andhra Pradesh. This Telugu spoken city, which is home to the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy, is popularly known as the Jewel of the East Coast.
What are the famous things to see in Visakhapatnam?
- VUDA Park
- Kailasagiri Park
- Tyda Park
- Borra Caves
- Shilparamam – Jathara
- TU 142 Air Craft Museum
- INS Kurusura Submarine Museum
- Araku Tribal Museum
- Visakha Museum
- Maritime Museums
Why is Visakhapatnam known as the jewel of the east coast?
Positioned between the Bay of Bengal and the Eastern Ghats mountain range, the Visakhapatnam city is named after Visakha, the son of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. The God of war is considered be the ruler of planet Mars. The rulers of Kalinga dynasty ruled this city for the very first time. Later, in 260 BC, it was conquered by the great Mauryan Emperor Ashoka around 260 BC. The combination of parks, museums, temples, and beaches helped this city as a significant tourist destination.
- Yarada Beach
- Kalingapatnam Beach
- Bheemili beach
- Rushikonda Beach
- Palm Beach
- RK Beach
Visakhapatnam’s long shoreline is the main reason behind its nickname as Goa of the East, The City of Destiny, and The Jewel of the East Coast. Plus, luxury resorts sit peacefully alongside the shoreline. Bordered by lush rolling greens with the odd naval ship on the horizon, this coastline makes for a pretty sight. Some of the beaches are blessed with surfing spots and cotton candies which take special attention from the children.
What is the best time to visit Visakhapatnam?
The Goa of the East is blessed with a tropical wet, and dry climate with an average temperature ranges between 24.7 to 30.6°C. January is the coldest month with an average temperature ranges between 20–27°C, while May is the hottest temperature and the maximum temperature ever recorded was 42.0°C. It had recorded the average annual rainfall recorded is 1,118.8 mm. The season between September – March is considered the best time to visit this city.