Excursions Places from Visakhapatnam City

Once a small fishing village. Visakhapatnam has witnessed the reign of Ashoka, the Pallavas, Cholas and Gangas. Later, the British transformed it into a port town. Today. you can see the country's largest shipbuilding yard here!

Getting There
Air: Flights available from Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Calcutta and Delhi.

Rail: Well Connected with major cities of India through the Visakhapatnam (Waltair) railway junction.

Local Transport: Buses, taxis, autorickshows, cyclerickshaws are easily available.

Package Tours

1. City Tour: One day conducted tour, daily between 8:30 am and 7:00 pm.
2. Araku - Borra Caves: One day conducted tour daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 PM
3. Araku - Borra Caves: Rail-cum-road tour daily from 6:30 am to 9:00 PM

Places and Excursions around Visakhapatnam
Dolphin's Nose

Traipse down to the southern part of Visakhapatnam. Facing the cool, blue ocean, is a rocky promontory about 174 mts high and 358 mts above sea level. You'll be surprised to see the rock looks like a dolphin.

Sun Kissed Beaches

Walk on miles and miles of golden sands. The Ramakrishna beach, Lawsons bay, Rishikonda beach. for swimmers, water skiers and wind surfers, it's just the right setting for a holiday.

Simhachalam

Drop by at Simhachalam's famous 11th century temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha - a combination of the Varaha and the Narasimha incarnations of Vishnu. The main deity is always covered with sandal paste. The real Shape of the deity can be viewed only during Chandanayatra festival (March - April).

Distance: 16 kms northeast of Visakhapatnam.

Getting There
State buses and taxis are available.

Araku Valley

Stop by the Borra Caves and move on to the sights and sounds of the lush green Araku Valley. Journey up to this picturesque valley at an altitude of 3100 feet on the Eastern Ghats in a train. Or you can have a wonderful trekking trip! 46 tunnels and bridges will greet you on the way. Watch smooth flowing, silvery streams flow by. Who knows, you may even bump into a deer or two! what's more, traditional folk dances like the Dhimsa and Mayuri are still performed here.

Distance: 112 kms from Visakhapatnam.

Getting There

Air: The nearest airport is Vishakapatnam.

Rail: Araku has a rail head.

Bus: Bus Service is available to visit the valley from Visakhapatnam. A.P. Tourism conducts an excursion trip everyday from Visakhapatnam

Trekking Facility: From Borra Caves to Araku Valley.

Accommodation

1. Mayuri Guest House, pH: 08936-49643.
2. Yatri Nivas coming up shortly.

Bheemunipatnam

Drive along one of the longest beach roads in India - from Visakhapatnam to Bheemunipatnam. A good 24 kms away. Go back to the 17th century. Discover the remains of a Dutch settlement, ruined fort, Armoury and the oldest Dutch cemetery.

Distance: 24 kms from Visakhapatnam.

Getting There
City buses, taxis

Rishikonda Beach

Distance: 8 kms from Visakhapatnam

Borra Caves

Step into the fascinating Borra Caves - About 90 kms from Visakhapatnam. A million years old, these caves have magnificent stalactite and stalagmite formations. Truly worth seeing!

Distance

90 kms from Visakhapatnam.

Getting There
State buses, taxis and train.

Buddhist Heritage sites near Visakhapatnam

1. Sankaram: 41 kms from Visakhapatnam.
2. Bavikonda: 16 kms from Visakhapatnam.
3. Thotlakonda: Close by to Bavilkonda
4. pavurala konda

Getting There
State buses and taxis are available.

Tyda Nature camp | | Bheemili or Bheemulipatnam | The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park | The Aruku Valley | Borra Caves | Kondakarla Bird Sanctuary