All you need to know when planning for Vizag - a complete guide

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"The City of Destiny" - Visakhapatnam, locally known as Vizag located in Andhra Pradesh, India, with sea on one side and hills on the other, welcomes thousands of tourists every year.

Crowded and unspoiled beaches, hills, caves, nearby scenic areas, street food, restaurants, shopping...phewww..... it got everything !

Best time to visit: December to February

Budget: 18000(for two)

Duration: 3D/1N

Sea-view Hotel Suggestions (book at-least 2/3 months prior)

Novotel

Ambica Sea Green

Sai Priya Beach Resort

Hotel Rio Beach

Hotel The Supreme

if by chance, you missed to get a sea view hotel, try to stay in hotels in Dwarka Nagar(3km from Rk Beach), like V Hotel.

Places to see..........

Day 1:

Plan for Araku Valley which is almost 6 hours round trip and to cover all areas, it will take almost till evening. You can also have your breakfast on the way from any nearby local shop.

1. Road to Araku: It is something to enjoy with greeneries, coffee plantations, small villages and cool breeze around.

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2. Coffee Museum : Knowing the history behind coffee plantation is something amazing with the aroma of coffee everywhere and the scope to buy some fine coffee powder, chocolate coated coffee beans, coffee cadbury are too hard to resist.

Photo of Coffee Museum, Araku - Visakhapatnam Road, Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Coffee Museum, Araku - Visakhapatnam Road, Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Coffee Museum, Araku - Visakhapatnam Road, Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Coffee Museum, Araku - Visakhapatnam Road, Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

3. Tribal Museum : A display of arts, handicrafts and lifestyle of local tribes. DISCLAIMER : Take sun protection as you have to walk around to see it.

Photo of Tribal Museum, Araku, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Tribal Museum, Araku, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Tribal Museum, Araku, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

4. Ananthagiri Water Falls : Though you will hardly find any falls here,but travelling through local village, soothing breezing and the view from there is something to enjoy.

Photo of Ananthagiri Water Falls, Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Ananthagiri Water Falls, Araku, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

5. Borra Caves : This a must visit place when you are in Araku. This limestone cave takes almost one hour to cover it full and the continuous change of lights make it look magical. Many steps to climb up and down can make you a little tire but the ambience make it worth it. Don't miss malai kulfi and bamboo chicken just outside borra caves and also can buy some bamboo cups like this.

Photo of Borra Caves, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Borra Caves, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Borra Caves, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

6. Rk Beach : While returning back to the city, if you feel hungry then you can direct head to Rk Beach, to enjoy some street food, cool breeze and sit on beach before heading to your hotel.

Day 2 :

1. Bheemli Beach : A half an hour drive from Dwarka Nagar, this beach is calm and less crowded. So you can have some quiet time while sipping on coconut water.

2. Rama Naidu Studios : If you want to get a clear view of the sea and the road from the top with cool breeze passing your hairs and also some location for your perfect shot, then here is your place. Though this place is quite small compare to Ramoji Film City, but worth it to pay a visit.

3. Rushikonda Beach: This is another all time favourite spot for all tourists.Golden sands, tidy waves, hills and vast stretch of water is makes it perfect with cool breeze is just the needed add-on. Swimming here is a common sight and even you can go for speed boat ride.

4. Kailasagiri : After having a great beach time,I know many of you feel hungry ,so you can head to Sai priya beach resort for lunch. You will get details when you will scroll down more. So coming to Kailasagari, this place is full of activities. Starting from rope way ride to toy train to getting a spectacular view of Vizag city to just a walk around ,this place got it all.

5. Submarine Museum : This was a submarine turned into museum displaying all its control rooms and weapons. There are few guides inside who explain you well about the history and activities.

6. Aircraft Museum : Located just opposite to the submarine museum, it is said that this was a real life aircraft and was turned into museum after decommissioned. After walking through an exhibition hall showing all equipments and parts of aircraft, you will be allowed to enter the aircraft. When you done here and come out, you will get to see a building near exit gate with various types of VR activities going on. You will surely have a fun time here.

7. Matsya Darshini : Just 2mins walk from aircraft museum, a small museum with some saltwater fish and freshwater fish along with some tortoises.

8. Kalimata Temple : Those who are familiar with Dakhineswar temple,Kolkata can find a resemblance with this temple. This temple is devoted to Goddess Kali.

Places to eat:

To make your breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner sorted I have already written a separate article from places where you can eat. So why waiting just click here.

Some additional Infos:

You can go to Jagadamba Junction 3km from Dwarka Nagar for shopping specially for handicrafts things. Click here to know more about shopping. Also if you are a fish lover then visit the fish port near RK Beach in the morning to pack some fish home.

I will end my this guide with something which is nowadays favourite of most of us and its Instagram. So here goes some places to get some cool insta pictures.

Photo of R K Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of R K Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of R K Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of R K Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

RK Beach at Night

Photo of R K Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

Rk Beach in the early morning

Photo of R K Beach, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

Day 2 :

1. Bheemili Beach : A half an hour drive from Dwarka Nagar, this beach is calm and very less crowded. So you can have some quiet time while sipping on coconut water.

Photo of Bheemili Beach, Bheemili, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Bheemili Beach, Bheemili, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

2. Rama Naidu Studios : If you want to get a clear view of the sea and the road from the top with cool breeze crossing your hairs and some location for your perfect shot, then here is your place. Though this place is quite small compare to Ramoji Film City, but its worth a visit.

Photo of Rama Naidu Studios, Beach Road, Rushikonda, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Rama Naidu Studios, Beach Road, Rushikonda, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Rama Naidu Studios, Beach Road, Rushikonda, Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

3. Rushikonda Beach: This is another all time favourite spot for tourists. Golden sands, tidy waves, hills and vast stretch of water makes it a perfect combo with cool breeze as the most needed add-on. Swimming here is a common sight and even you can go for speed boat ride.

Photo of Rushikonda Beach, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Rushikonda Beach, Andhra Pradesh by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

4. Kailasagiri : After having a great beach time,I know many of you feel hungry, so you can head to Sai priya beach resort for lunch. You will get details when you will scroll down more. So coming to Kailasagari, this place is full of activities. Starting from the exciting rope way ride to toy train to getting a spectacular view of Vizag city to just a walk around ,this place has got it all.

Photo of Kailasagiri, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Kailasagiri, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Kailasagiri, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter
Photo of Kailasagiri, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

5. INS Kurusura Submarine Museum : This was once a submarine of Indian Navy which was turned into a museum displaying all its control rooms and weapons. There are few guides inside, who explains well about the history, activities and working of the machineries.

Photo of Submarine Museum Tourist Shop, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

6. Aircraft Museum : Located just opposite to the submarine museum, it is said that this was a real life aircraft and was turned into museum after it has been decommissioned. After walking through an exhibition hall showing all equipments and parts of aircraft, you will be allowed to enter the aircraft. When you are done here, you will get to see a building near exit gate with various types of VR activities going on. You will surely have a fun time there.

Photo of TU 142 Aircraft Museum, Beach Road, AU North Campus, HPCL Colony, Paanduranga Puram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

7. Matsya Darshini : Just 2mins walk from aircraft museum, there is a small museum dedicated to water life which has some saltwater fish and freshwater fish along with some tortoises.

Photo of Matsya Darshini, Beach Road, Pandurangapuram, Chinna Waltair, Paanduranga Puram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

8. Kalimata Temple : Those who are familiar with Dakhineswar temple,Kolkata can find a resemblance with this temple. This temple is devoted to Goddess Kali.

Photo of Kalimata Temple, R.K. Beach, Beach Road, Pandurangapuram, Paanduranga Puram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India by mrsfoodieglobetrotter

Places to eat:

To make your breakfast, lunch, snacks and dinner sorted I have already written a separate article from places where you can eat. So why waiting just click here.

Some additional Infos:

You can go to Jagadamba Junction 3km from Dwarka Nagar for shopping specially for handicrafts things. Click here to know more about shopping. Also if you are a fish lover then visit the fish port near RK Beach in the morning to pack some fish home.

I will end this guide with something which is nowadays favourite of most of us and its Instagram. So here goes some places to get some cool instagram pictures.

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