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In this article, I take you on a tour of Visakhapatnam or Vizag, the Goa of the East Coast of India, and one of the gateways to the tribal states of Orissa and Chhattisgarh in central India. This Jewel of the East Coast located north of Chennai (Madras) in the state of Andhra Pradesh is the ideal gateway for your trip to the tribal state of Orissa and the Bastar district.

Vizag is located north of Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and south of Bhubaneshwar (Orissa). To the west, there is Hyderabad, now capital of Telangana. The green line from Vishakapatnam is approximately the route of the beautiful railway line that runs through Orissa and goes as far as Jagdalpur to Bastar.

Lambasingi is a small village in the Eastern Ghats of Chintapalli Mandal of Visakhapatnam. One of the exclusive features of the location is its chilly temperature experienced even during summer. The very fact that Lambasingi is one of those rare places in South India that boasts of snowfall makes this village an amazing place.

Perched at an altitude of 1000 meters above sea level this mystic hill station is famously know as the Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh with quaint valleys and chilling temperatures. Lambasingi awaits with its fog-covered forests and the rustic and classical landscape of the Indian villages. Enjoy the glow of intoxication in Lambasingi when the clouds descend to the earth, redrawing the mountain lines every day in the act of hugging and departing continuously. Walk the blessed paths that seem to merge into oblivion, making each step an acute existential experience.

tourist places to visit in visakhapatnam

Now what to do in Viakhapatnam?

1. Bojjannakonda


The next day, my friend unfortunately does not feel well. Another friend whom I have known for few years via the internet join me to visit the sites of Bojjannakonda and Lingalakonda with the driver. They are near Ankapalle and Sankaram village in Vizag district. Each located on a hill side by side, they are surrounded by rice fields and palm trees.

We start with Bojjannakonda where we find beautiful Buddha sculptures, stupas and sculpture caves. At the top we see red brick walls, obviously the remnants of the monks' cells. Lingalakonda is less interesting and preserved, with its little stupas. Nevertheless, there are many archaeological treasures: pottery, seals, tablets, statuettes, gold and copper coins, etc.

Visakhapatnam is the only natural harbor on the east coast. It also has the oldest shipyard. Despite its population of more than 2 million, it is the third cleanest city in the country. In addition to the nickname Goa of the east coast, it is also known as the city of destiny or the jewel of the east coast.

After having lunch of delicious fresh shrimp prepared by the cook, I take advantage of the splendid terrace and enjoy the sight on the Bay of Bengal. I forget the time. The late afternoon is conducive to walk along the Bay of Bengal. I take the opportunity to buy colorful shirts.

2. Kailasagiri


It is a hill top park in Visakhapatnam. One could get there by road or through rope way. You can experience a breathtaking view of the Vizag beach and the city.

3. Divis bridge


It is about 37 KMs from Vizag city.

4. Pulicat Lake


Located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh states and is observed as the second biggest brackish water lake in India. The lake’s shallow waters host a great number of migratory birds like flamingoes, kingfishers and curlews who visit all the way from Siberia between November and February.
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SincerelyMissJ said...

I have never heard of Visakhapatnam but there seems to be a lot you can do there. Thanks for the recommendations

David Elliott said...

I would love to see the dolphins nose. I always love natural wonders. I'm always for a good beach. But I think the submarine museum would be the most interesting.

Alexandra Cook said...


I have never been to this place and I can say that this is a perfect destination getaway for my whole squad.

Anonymous said...

This is such a great list! I love all of the suggestions in here! I will definitely be saving for later.
-Jess

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