Rama Krishna Beach 1/7 by Tripoto
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Sight- seeing, walking
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September - May
Families, Couples
6 out of 53 attractions in Visakhapatnam
In short known as the RK Beach of Vizag, this beach is located in the center of the city and is usually very crowded with lots of people ans stalls. A walk along this buzzing beach is always fun and you can also relax here after a busy day of shopping in the malls around this place. There are also a number of good restaurants around.
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Ridhima Shukla
Strolling down the beach after that, which is not as clean as Rushikonda but offers the same beautiful views, we tasted the local mirchi vadas and tea and then headed back to our lodge.Magic Ahead...The next day was an early start as we had to catch the train to Araku Valley at 6 in the morning. This is the best hill station I have ever been to and without a doubt it was my best train ride till date. The rail takes you through 58 tunnels and over 84 bridges while waterfalls can be seen peering through thick lush trees and forests on both sides.Upon reaching the hill station, which still gives a whiff of ancient tribes and primitive culture, we were taken to a tourism resort for some lunch and an evening of entertainment by tribes performing the traditional Dhimsa dance asking us to join in.Araku is also known for its bamboo chicken which only the tribals here can prepare and which we had the fortune to sample. The tribal communities cook chicken inside the hollow of a bamboo without using any oil or water and it is by far one of the best delicacies I have ever tasted. It is not served in restaurants, though it can be arranged from the local sellers.Apart from its natural beauty and breathtaking views especially during rains, Araku is particularly popular for its famous coffee plantations and India’s first tribal growers' organic coffee brand was launched here. After taking some souvenir coffee packets and chocolates from a local shop, we were taken to the million-year-old Borra Caves.Located deep in the Earth in the Ananthagiri hills of the Valley, the caves are at a height of 800-1300 m from mean sea level and were discovered by a British geologist in 1807. The beauty of the stalactites and stalagmites inside the caves has now been enhanced with a thematic lighting scheme. There are many mythological stories associated with these caves ranging from Ramayana, lord Shiva, Shiva lingam and so on but the beauty of the caves and the eeriness is what makes the place a tourist’s delight.After a day well spent in the Valley, we boarded a bus when it started raining heavily. What we saw from our bus windows made us throw away any kinds of fears out the same window. The panoramic views the rain had made outside were not just beautiful but out of the world. Pink, purple, red hues danced on lush green mountains and the cloudy sky as our bus drove between towering trees and through the valley back to Vizag.It was the perfect farewell for us as heavy rains continued into the night ending our exquisite journey.Footnotes:Food - Very spicy, not for people like me. Carry enough chocolates and sweets to swallow the fiery yet delicious food. Try local dishes like mirchi vadas, fish fry and biryani. Don't miss out on the bamboo chicken in Araku Valley.People - Not many know English or Hindi as Telugu is the local language. However, we found the locals very friendly, helping and happy as Larry.Transport - Easily available auto-rickshaws and affordable. It goes without saying that bargaining can be done.Shop - Buy souvenirs from the beaches. Handicrafts, coffee and chocolates from Araku Valley.
Ridhima Shukla
We settled in a budget lodge opposite Ramakrishna Mission (RK) beach for what was to be a magical three-day trip.Beach Please!
Mridula singh
Rushikonda and R.K beach : These beaches are in almost half hour distance. The most popular and the safest beaches of the city.
Ridhima Shukla
We settled in a budget lodge opposite Ramakrishna Mission (RK) beach for what was to be a magical three-day trip.Beach Please!
The 'Clicking' Nomads
Vizag is popular for its two RK beaches – Ramakrishna & Rushikonda. Ramakrishna is bang in the middle of the city, reminding you of Band Stand in Mumbai, just that this is far prettier, far cleaner & much better maintained – not to mention the sandy beach that you can hop on to right across the promenade, unlike in Mumbai. 
Yousuf Mohammed
I had my plan set for 3 days and should agree, these days flashed in no time. Always look for your arrival around early morning just to ensure you do not miss the Excellent Sun Rise of the East. The Famous R.K beach, the closest with just about 5Km away from both Railway station and the State run Bus Depot (Locally called as Complex ) should be your first halt at early morning. Share autos would take you for 20-30bucks. It's a must watch!!Apart from the Road or the walk way at R.K Beach, you only have the Decommissioned Submarine to explore. The beach sand has often shades of black due to oil pollution caused by nearby Port and Dockyard. Because it being the closest to the city, You can see citizens of all ages on healthy walks.One sad part of vizag being that you have to search a lot for good food if you are staying around Railway station . For best deals and spices head to city center like Jagdambha center. You would see many hotels claiming Ethical Hyderabadi Biryani but I would reject all ;) Halaal non-veg food is very difficult.
Ridhima Shukla
The sun, the sand, the salt water and flip flops!
The 'Clicking' Nomads