The city of Vizianagaram offers its tourists an opportunity to experience the history of Andhra through its numerous palaces and forts. The most significant place in this small city is the imposing fort that eventually formed the nucleus, which grew to become the town of Vizianagaram. Moti Mahal is the main and most prominent building in the Vizianagaram Fort and is now used as a platform for educating the poor. An ancient temple, Pydithalli Ammavaru, is situated in this town. Legend has it that one of the daughters of the Pasupati royal family was the reincarnation of the pressing deity, Pydithallamma. Close to the fort lies the Ganta Stambham, the construction of which is along the lines of London's Big Ben. Other historical buildings here include the Oudh Khana, the Perla Home, Bobibilli Home and Raj Mahal. Vizianagaram offers delicious South Indian cuisine that can be tried at local restaurants such as Hotel Blue Earth and Biryani Express. There are a good number of options in the city when it comes to budget hotels. Vishakhapatnam is also located nearby and is a convenient lodging destination as well in case you'd like to visit Vizianagaram only for a couple of hours.
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Also known as Vizag, this city is often considered as the best and most popular tourist attraction of Andhra Pradesh. Starting from lush green sceneries to pristine beaches, temples to lakes, beautiful hill ranges and caves, this city has it all for you. There are a number of tourist attractions to keep you attracted here. The Araku Valley and Kailasa Giri are the abode for natural beauty. The Borra Caves are examples of colorful cave formations. The Ramakrishna and Yarada Beaches are also must visit mainly due to the clean beaches and clear waters along with the beauty of the surroundings. This city is rightly a place with cultural and religious diversity. The Visakha Museum and the Submarine Museum are popular too. The later is the first museum to be built in a submarine in Asia.
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Where: Visakhapatnam, Andhra PradeshNestled between the mountains of Galikonda and Chitamogondi, the Araku Valley is a hidden hill station in Visakhapatnam. The area is home to tribal farmers who were the first harvesters of coffee in India, you find out more about the tribal history of Araku at the Araku Tribal Museum. Araku Valley is also surrounded by the stunning waterfalls of the Eastern Ghats. Just 30km away from the main town, you can visit the Chaaparai Waterfalls in Paderu, and if you have more time then also head to the Talimada or Anantagiri Waterfalls that are near the Anantagiri village.How to reach: The nearest airport to Araku is Visakhapatnam International Airport (109km away) and the nearest railway station is in Araku (3km away). If you are driving from Visakhapatnam then it will take you around 3 hours via the Visakhapatnam-Araku Road.Where to stay: Navara Natural Farm