The local belief behind the name of the city states, there was a king of 4th century, who on his pilgrimage halted at Lawson's Bay and built a temple dedicated to Vaisakha, which was submerged under the sea, but the name of the temple was got to the settlement. Other such names are, Kulotungapatnam, named by a Chola King, Kulotuna-I; Ishakapatnam, based on a Muslim Saint, Syed Ali Madani (Ishak Madani).During the East India Company rule in India, the city was known with the name, Vizagapatam. The suburb Waltair is another such name which was derived from the British colonial name."Vizagapatam" could also be spelled Visakhapatnam in the West European alphabet. Its shortened form, Vizag was used by the British administrators who were unable to pronounce its long name. It is still referred to as Vizag by locals too, however since independence, people have reverted to calling it by its Indian name of Visakhapatnam.
What is included in the tour
What is NOT included in the tour
- Any meals other then those specified in Cost Includes..
- All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary by Non AC vehicle.
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips, telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
- Any other item not specified in cost includes.
- Guide & Any Sports Activities Charges.
- Applicable Taxes
Visakhapatnam is one of the main tourism destinations in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city is famous for beaches, caves and the Eastern Ghats as well as wildlife sanctuaries. About 30% of the city is covered with greenery.
Major landmarks in the city include Dolphin's Nose lighthouse, Kailasagiri, Beach Road, VUDA Park, Visakha Museum and Matsyadarsini (an aquarium). The INS Kursura Submarine Museum and Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft TU 142 aircraft museum opoosite to each other is the only of its kind in the world, conceptualizing the hunted and hunter of the wars.Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in the city has variety of wildlife species. Erra Matti Dibbalu (Red sand dunes) are situated between Visakhapatnam and Bheemunipatnam are one of the geo-heritage sites in the country. This tourist spot is now protected and preserved as a heritage site.Dr Ramanaidu Film Studio in 33 acres space off the Visakha-Bhimili beach road is one of the film shootings destination. Telugu Heritage museum on atop Kailasagiri was developed by World Telugu Federation and Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority,Vuda City Central Park .Adding one more feather to its cap, Visakhapatnam is home to India's tallest musical fountain opened in the central park. Oscillating vertically at 360 degrees, the fountain dances to the tune of digital music in different colors.
Natural Arch at Thotlakonda beach
Beaches along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal include Ramakrishna Mission Beach, Rushikonda Beach and Mangamaripeta Beach. Others are Yarada, Bheemili, Lawson's Bay, Tenneti, Sagar Nagar, Thotlakonda and Gangavaram beaches. Borra Caves are caves discovered by British geologist William King in 1807. Tyda (an Eco tourism project), Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary under Andhra Pradesh Forest Department are wildlife conservation sites near the city.
DAY 1 VIZAG
Upon arrival at vizag in the morning you will be received and transferred to Hotel . After fresh up proceed for a half day city tour of vizag covering the following places of interest: Thotlakonda, Rushikonda beach, Kailashgiri, R.K beach, Submarine Museum, Kali Temple. Drop back at the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 2 Vizag( Vizag Unexplored)
Morning at Leisure. After Lunch visit Dolphin hill and Yarada beach ( an unexplored beach). Evening you may go shopping and return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DAY 3 Vizag – Araku Valley
After early morning checkout proceed to railway station for your onward journey to Borra caves: Enjoy the train journey passing through 40 tunnels, bridges and wonderful landscapes. Upon arrival at borracaves you would be received by our driver and proceed further by Car. Visit Borracaves, Galikonda viewpoint, Ananthagiri, Araku tribal museum . Overnight stay at Araku valley.
DAY 4( Araku-Tyda)
After Breakfast check out of the hotel and proceed to Tyda Jungle Bells Eco Tourism camp: By evening check into Tyda Eco Tourism Jungle bells Resort. Overnight stay at the hotel. You can enjoy activities like Dhimsa tribal Dance, Camp fire and trekking the next morning. Overnight stay at the resort.
Jungle bells Tyda: This is an eco Tourism resort. All the cottages have been constructed on the tree tops in a jungle kind of an environment. You do not have televisions in the rooms or mobile phones working here. You can only be disturbed by nature. The rooms are very well made giving you a memorable experience.
Day 5 (Tyda-Vizag)
After trekking and Breakfast Check out of Tyda Eco tourism resort and visit additional places like Kasipatnam , Tatipudi Enroute. Visit Simhachalam temple Reach vizag. After Lunch drop back at railway station for return journey.