South India is a blessed place with many natural places to visit with diversified cultures. Many tourist attractions such as Deccan Plateau Kerala, Kochi, Koorg and Vizag and many more beautiful places to visit in your summer.
Vizag, often referred as “The Jewel of the East Coast” and “City of Destiny” is situated in the Eastern Ghats and on the coast of Bay of Bengal. The tourist attractions include Kailasagiri, Light house, Rushikonda, Rama Krishna Beach, Bhimili beach, Dolphin nose point, Simhachalam, Buddhist sanctuaries, Submarine, Araku and Borra caves.
Kailasagiri is a hilltop park in the city of Visakhapatnam comprises of 380 acres of land covered with flora and fauna. The major attraction of the park is Lord Shiva Parvati statue.
The Latest Attraction to the city of Destiny, The Ropeway starts from Appughar to Kailasagiri.
2. Light House:
Light House Visakhapatnam. The light house is useful for sailors as it gives out a light beam that could be seen as far as 65 km out at sea and flashes every 10 seconds.
It captures the hearts of the locals and the occasional tourist who watch it swirl its beam across the moonlit sea, reminiscent of some past fables of love.
3. Dolphin Nose point:
Dolphin’s Nose is located in Visakhapatnam between Yarada and Gangavaram Port. The hill is named as Dolphin nose because it resembles a dolphin’s nose with a beautiful view.
4. Rushikonda Beach:
Rushikonda is a neighbourhood situated on Visakhapatnam and Bheemili road. Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority undertakes the development activities related to infrastructure and tourism. The Telugu cinema industry is located in the neighborhoods of Rushikonda and Dwaraka Nagar.
A 180-degree view of the white sand beach, dotted with palm and mango grooves on a warm breezy evening, makes your life feel like heaven.
5. Rama Krishna Beach:
Popularly known as RK beach, it is famous for activities like swimming, sunbathing and beach volleyball on the beach.
Adding to it are the attractions, an aquarium, the Kali temple, Visakha Museum, roadside restaurants offering seafood is other attractions.
6. Bhimili beach:
As the name indicates, it got its name from Bhima, one of the Pandavas, who killed Bakasura here.
The beach which reflects the settlement of the British and Dutch, which was a major trading center of the east coast. The shores of the waves of the sea, make the Sun rise and Sun set much more merrier for the spectator.
It is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Vishnu. The architectural style of the central shrine is Kalinga architecture.The temple which is one of the eighteen “Narasimha Kshetras,” has its deity covered with sandalwood paste year round and can be seen without sandalwood only on Akshaya Tritiya and that too only for twelve hours. The temple is surrounded by cashew nut trees, mangrove forest and many plantations.
INS Kursura (S20) was a Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. She was India’s fourth submarine.Kursura was commissioned on 18 December 1969 and was decommissioned on 27 February 2001 after 31 years of service. She participated in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, where she played a key role in patrol missions. She later participated in naval exercises with other nations and made many goodwill visits to other countries.
Kursura has the distinction of being one of the very few submarine museums to retain originality and has been called a “must-visit destination” of Visakhapatnam. Despite being a decommissioned submarine, she still receives the navy’s “Dressing Ship” honour, which is usually awarded only to active ships.
Araku Valley is a hill station in crowning the eastern ghats. The road that lead to the Araku valley through the Ghats are very steep and with many hair pins and both sides of the road are covered there are thick vegetation and the route is extremely beautiful; there are also many tunnels and bridges that makes the place more beautiful.
The summer temperature of the place is pleasant though sometimes might be hot and winters are cold as the temperature rapidly falls down during night and the monsoon season brings heavy rainfall due to close proximity to Bay of Bengal. Travellers can visit from September to the month of March. But for those who enjoys rain can visit from July to August but there is always a risk of landslide.
10. Borra caves:
These caves located in the Ananthagiri hill range is drained by the Gosthani river. Quaternary deposits consist of red bed sediments, laterites, pediment fans, colluvium, alluvium and coastal sands. Particularly, the Borra caves are stated to be one of the largest caves in the Indian subcontinent. The popular legend is that a cow, grazing on the top of the caves, dropped 60 m (196.9 ft), through a hole in the roof.
The cowherd while searching for the cow came across the caves. He found a stone inside the cave that resembled a Lingam, which he interpreted as the Lord Shiva who protected the cow. The village folk who heard the story believed it and since then they have built a small temple for Lord Shiva outside the cave. People flock to the temple for worship and the cave to get a glimpse of the Lingam.