Visakhapatnam Beach

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The city was named after the god of 'Valor-Vishakha'. It was a part of the Kalinga Kingdom, under Ashoka's rule in 260 B.C. It passed on later to the Andhra Kings of 'Vengi'. After this Pallava, Chola and Ganga dynasties ruled the city. In the 15th century, Vishakhapatnam became a part of the Vijayanagar Empire.

Visakhapatnam became popularly known as Vizag and from a small fishing village it has germinated into a hustling port and also an important industrial and commercial city. Visakhapatnam is the site of the country's largest ship building yard. It is the headquarters of Eastern Naval Command and has important industries like Coromandel Fertilizers, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. and a gigantic Steel Plant

This port is well documented in the histories of colonial powers as well as in Indian historical records. This coast played a major role during the reign of the Asaf Jahis and the Golcondas.

Vishakhapatnam is built up along the coast of the Bay of Bengal, and is bounded and broken by the bold headland called the Dolphin's Nose (357m above the sea level). The city boasts of a beautiful beach with a long beach road ending at nearly Bheemunipatnam on the northern end. The surrounding area is dominated on the west by the well-forested Eastern Ghats and farther east is drained by numerous rivers, among them the Godavari and Indravati.

The city is also known as "Vizag" and is surrounded by three hills, each of which has a shrine dedicated to a different religion - Venkateswara temple (also spelt as Venkateshwara) on Venkateswara Konda, Baba Ishaq Madina Dargah on Dargah Konda and Church of the Virgin Mary on Rose hill.

Hindustan Shipyard is the nation's biggest shipbuilding yard is situated at Gandhigram at Vizag. Caltex Oil Refinery 8 km away from Vishakhapatnam, the refinery is situated here on account of the advantageous position of the harbor. Simhachalam Hill Temple
About 20 km from the city is the famous Simhachalam hill temple of the 11th century, where the presiding deity Varaha Lakshminarasimha is always covered with sandalwood paste. The actual form of the idol is viewed only once in a year, during the Chandana Yatra. Bheemunipatnam This beautiful sandy beach is picturesquely situated at the confluence of Gosthani river into Bay of Bengal. It is one of the finest sea resorts of India and is well known as Bheemli.

Araku Valley The hill tribes in this region are best know for a unique dance-form called the Dimsa dance. Bora Caves Water drips onto a Shiv Lingam deep in the caves, and this drip is said to be the origin of the river Gosthani. The river that emanates from these caves, adds to the tranquillity of the spot.

Major Attractions of Vishakhapatnam

Kailasagiri is located on a hilltop and is a must to visiting place for all people visiting Vishakhapatnam. The charming hill on the seafront, affords a breath taking scenic view, especially towards Bheemunipatnam.

Rishikonda Beach
Just 8-km from Vishakhapatnam is the Rishikonda Beach, a golden, unspoilt beach, washed by the sun-warmed sea.

Ramakrishna BeachOne of the loveliest beaches on the East Coast, the Ramakrishna beach is a favorite resort for tourists visiting Vishakhapatnam.

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