South India is blessed land with look-a-like but diversified cultures. Now with five states and two union territories, it is encompassed by eastern ghats, western ghats, Deccan plateau. To bring out to you the beauty of South India and its culture we are presenting to you a new series
“Travel the South with us”
an exquisite piece of journey to the exciting and refreshing places of the land. As a part of the series, we are bringing to you the first episode and today you will be going to Visakhapatnam ( Vizag ), one of the largest cities of Andhra Pradesh. The selected Financial and Tourism capital of Andhra Pradesh state.
Vizag, often referred as “The Jewel of the East Coast” and “The City of Destiny” is situated in the Eastern Ghats and on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. The tourist attractions include Kailasagiri, Lighthouse, Rushikonda, Rama Krishna Beach, Bhimili beach, Dolphin nose point, Simhachalam, Buddhist sanctuaries, Submarine, Araku, and Borra caves.
Light House: The city which proudly owns a harbor has a lighthouse that is positioned on the summit of the hill and guides the approaching ships to Vizag. The lighthouse is useful for sailors as it gives out a light beam that could be seen as far as 65 km out at sea and flashes every 10 seconds. Located on top of a hill, the lighthouse gives an amazing city view.
Dolphin Nose point: The Dolphin’s Nose is a huge rock land resembling the shape of a dolphin’s nose and an eye-catching attraction in Visakhapatnam. The headland is 174 meters high and at an altitude of 358 meters, projecting into the sea.
It is a single and gigantic hillock shaped like a dolphin’s nose owing to natural processes hence the name Dolphin’s Nose. It guards the Visakhapatnam Harbour and paves the way for seawater coming into the land area thus facilitating the anchoring of ships.
INS Kursura (S20) was a Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. She was India’s fourth submarine.Kursura was commissioned on 18 December 1969 and was decommissioned on 27 February 2001 after 31 years of service. She participated in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, where she played a key role in patrol missions. She later participated in naval exercises with other nations and made many goodwill visits to other countries.
Kursura has the distinction of being one of the very few submarine museums to retain originality and has been called a “must-visit destination” of Visakhapatnam. Despite being a decommissioned submarine, she still receives the navy’s “Dressing Ship” honor, which is usually awarded only to active ships.
Araku: Araku Valley is a hill station in crowning the eastern ghats. The road that lead to the Araku valley through the Ghats are very steep and with many hair pins and both sides of the road are covered there are thick vegetation and the route is extremely beautiful; there are also many tunnels and bridges that makes the place more beautiful.
The summer temperature of the place is pleasant though sometimes might be hot and winters are cold as the temperature rapidly falls down during night and the monsoon season brings heavy rainfall due to close proximity to Bay of Bengal. Travellers can visit from September to the month of March. But for those who enjoys rain can visit from July to August but there is always a risk of landslide.
Hope you all enjoy your Vizag trip, we will be taking you to Srikakulam and Vijayanagaram soon.