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Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh Travel Guide

Known as the Beach city of the Indian East Coast, the City of Visakhapatnam, boasts of being one of the popular destinations of Andhra Pradesh. It is an industrial city comprising the headquarters of the Visakhapatnam district. It is the only city along the Bay of Bengal having a natural harbor.

The city was part of the Kalinga Kingdom with whom the Great Ashoka fought the deadliest battle. It came under the Buddhist influence after that and as a result we can see a number of Buddhist sites in and around the city. The city is commonly known as Vizag.

Visit the city during the winter months from November to February. The headquarters of Eastern Naval Command is based in Visakhapatnam. The city has two ports, one is at Vizag and the other one is at Gangvaram.

The city is well connected by air. Daily flights to Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and other metro cities of India are available. Road network is well connected by both public and private transportation systems and the city railway station is situated on the Chennai-Howrah main railway line. Direct trains are available to almost all major cities of Andhra, Orissa and Chhattisgarh.

The sea port was the main source of revenue in the past. Cargoes of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Hindustan Petroleum were the major contributors for the growth. Now, the city is the largest export hub of iron ore, has a steel plant, has thermal power projects, and it is growing on a fast pace. Besides all that, the city attracts considerable number of tourists from all over India.

Beaches: The city is known as the Goa of the Eastern Coast. There are crowded beaches and secluded beaches as well. Ramakrishna Beach, Rishikonda, and Gangvaram are quite popular beaches. Yarada and Bhimili are the two secluded, serene beaches having not even basic amenities. Hire Car Visakhapatnam to reach out these beaches.

Ancient Buddhist sites are located within 15-30 km circumference of the city. Researchers and archeologists may find this interesting. Pavurallakonda, Sankaram, Baviknda, Bojjana konda and Thotlakonda are those Buddhist sites to explore. Visakhapatnam Car Rentals provides efficient Online Cab Booking service with attractive travel packages.

Nature resorts: Kambalakonda, Kailasagiri, Araku Valley, Borra Caves, Simhachalam and Rose Hills are some of the places worth visiting. These places are known for picturesque landscape and natural surroundings. Good for weekend trips. Do not forget to visit the Submarine museum, the only submarine museum in eastern Asia.

Hyderabad is located at about 590 km, Chennai is at 810 km, Kakinada at 158 km, Srikakulum at 120 km and Araku Valley is at 116 km away from Visakhapatnam. Have a look at Cheap Car Rental Services Visakhapatnam to avail low fare rental cars for traveling in the city or for outstation trips starting from Visakhapatnam.  

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