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Simhachalam temple is situated 24 kms from Vizag amidst lush green hills. The beautifully carved 16 pillared dance hall and the 96 pillared cultural hall showcases the architectural brilliance of the era that used to be. The presiding deity is Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy


Picture a 180-degree view of the white sand beach, dotted with palm and mango grooves on a warm breezy evening, as the rush of waves against the shore can be heard. Picture a quiet afternoon at the beach with only you and your friends and no one else. Picture sitting at an open air restaurant, as you listen to the soothing music and marvel at the stunning sunset. This is just Rushikonda Beach.


The Indira Gandhi Zoological park stretched over 635 acres of land is located 9 km from the city center. The Zoo which houses around 80 species of birds and animals caged is bounded by Eastern Ghats on the three sides and the Bay of Bengal on the east. It is one of the largest zoo parks in Andhra Pradesh. The well planned layout of the zoo has different enclosures for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals and birds close to the natural habitats. The wildlife variety ranges from common langur, mandrills, olive baboons, wolves, jackals to Himalayan black beer, terrapins, water monitor lizards, crocodile and hippo.


This lushly green park over a 130 mts high hill overlooking the Bay of Bengal. Could your soul ask for more? The presence of Giant statues of the celestial couple, Siva & Parvathi, makes Kailasagiri a must to visit list. The Place also offers a breathtaking view at night - a million lights and the enchanting waves further away. Other highlights include: Rope-way to the hill, art gallery, air- conditioned conference hall, a capsule lift to the highest view point, food court, art gallery and souvenir shops.


Yet another highpoint of Kailasagiri, the rope way is the third route to the Kailasagiri hill top. It's a first of its kind in Andhra Pradesh as well as in the whole of Costal India. It offers a 360 degree view from the fiber glass cabins while traveling up and down 375 mts rope-way. In addition, a circular train project provides a bird,s eye view of whole of vizag.


Vuda Park alias Taraka Rama Rao, located near Rama Krishna Beach is one of the most attractive leisure spot in Visakhapatnam. The park, named after the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri. N.T.Rama Rao has boating & swimming facilities, two roller skating rink, camel & horse riding, artificial caves, beautiful long lawns, flower gardens and a children park. The play pen in the park has 3000 plastic balls and boxing bags. The dancing musical fountain in the Vuda Park provided wholesome entertainment to visitors.


Located on R.K. Beach Road,Visakha Museum gives a vivid picture of its historic moorings through a rare collections of artifacts, inscriptions and previous historic documents.


Yet another landmark of Visakhapatnam. The first of its kind in the whole South Asia, INS Kurusura Submarine is a soviet built 1641 class submarine. It was introduced into the Indian Navy on 18th December 1969 and decommissioned on 28th February 2001 after 31 years of glorious service to the nation. One can now view this classy submarine here at this museum, the complete Submarine including its weapon packages is hauled - up - from sea to land and positioned on a concrete foundation here.


Ramakrishna Beach is the most popular beach of Visakhapatnam. With its serene waters and tranquil atmosphere, the beach offers a lovely vista of the countryside. In the past few years, it has gained immense popularity amongst the tourists.


Aquarium at Ramakrishna Beach. The aquarium here is a popular attraction for the children. Here they can learn all about underwater lives.


Rama Krishna Mission. Is the temple of goddess kali located on R.K. Beach where lot of devotees visits every day to perform puja. It is a beautiful temple built keeping in mind traditional Bengali temple architecture. Seek blessings from Kali Ma amidst this splendid beauty.