Vishakhapatnam, also known as Vizag, is the second largest city in the state. This picturesque city lies in the lap of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal to the east. Vishakhapatnam is also a major port. This gorgeous city is the administrative headquarters of Vishakhapatnam District and has the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
Simhachalam is located 16 km from Vishakhapatnam. It is a temple on a hill and has a 16 pillared and 96 pillared mantap. This temple was built by Gajapathi Kings, before 1500 AD.
The Buddhist Complex on the Mangamaripeta hilltop is located 16 km from the city. It was declared as a protected monument in 1978. You will find handmade objects here. This monument consists of the stupa, pillared halls and stone pathways.
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|Nearest Major City(s):
||Kakinada is 143 km away, Rajamahendri is 179 km away, Brahmapur is 239 km away and Vijayawada is 313 km away from Vishakhapatnam
|How to reach:
Vishakhapatnam By Air
The nearest major airport to Visakhapatnam is Visakhapatnam Airport. This airport is about 8 km from Visakhapatnam
Vishakhapatnam By Train
Visakhapatnam Railway Station. It is a terminal
Vishakhapatnam By Bus
Well connected by road.
|Major Tourist Attraction:
Araku Valley, Borra Caves, Bheemli Beach (Bheemunipatnam Beach), Buddhist Excavations, Rushikonda Beach, Kailasa Giri, Lawson's Bay Beach,VUDA Park (Taraka Rama), Museum, War Memorial, Submarine Museum, Ramakrishna Beach, Matsyadarshini Aquarium, Jagadamba Center, Bojjana Konda, Ross Hill ,Darga Konda, Sri Venkateswara Konda, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, Simhachalam, Dolphin's Nose, Yarada Beach, Gangavaram Beach, Kondakarla Ava Beach