Dolphin's Nose at Visakhapatnam

The Dolphin’s Nose is a huge rock land resembling the shape of a dolphin’s nose, and an eye-catching attraction in Visakhapatnam. The headland is 174 meters high and at an altitude of 358 meters, projecting into the sea.

It is a single and gigantic hillock shaped like a dolphin’s nose owing to natural process hence the name Dolphin’s Nose. It guards the Visakhapatnam harbour and paves the way for sea water coming into the land area thus facilitating anchoring of ships.

A renowned powerful light house is positioned on the summit of the hill and guides the approaching ships to Visakhapatnam. The light house is useful for shippers as it gives out a light beam that could be seen as far as 65kms out at sea and flashes every 10 seconds. Other attractions on the hill and nearby are the Ross Hill, the highest peak of this place which also has a church named St John’s Church, Dargah Konda hill, which has a mosque cum dargah named Ishq Madina, and Venkateshwara Konda hill, which has a temple of Lord Venkateshwara.

Dolphin’s Nose is an appealing landmark that offers a panoramic view of the sea and Visakhapatnam city.

Best time to visit
The winter months of October to March offer pleasant climatic conditions and the best time to visit Dolphin’s Nose and the beautiful city of Vishakhapatnam.

Trivia
Dolphin’s Nose is also known as the Black Mores’ hill.

Each hill on this headland has one place of worship, dedicated to three major religions in the world, i.e. a temple, a mosque, and a church.

Timing
The Dolphin’s Nose remains open to public on all days.