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 01: Vizag Arrival
Upon arrival at vizag you will be received by our tour manager and transferred to hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. you may visit R.k beach on your own which would be 1.5 km from your hotel and it would cost you between 50-80 by an auto. Overnight stay at vizag.
Day 02: Vizag Site Seeing
Morning proceed for a full day city tour of vizag in vechicle covering the following places:
Simhachalam, Thotlakonda, Rushikonda Beach, Zoo Park, Kailashgiri, Visakha Museum, Submarine Museum, R.K Beach, Fishing Harbour. You may get down the bus @ R.K beach spend some time and return back to hotel on your own. Overnight stay at vizag hotel.
Day03: Vizag - Araku
After early morning checkout and transfer to railway station by our vehicle for your onward journey to Araku Valley by Train. Upon arrival at Araku you will be picked up and transferred to the resort. After Lunch and Fresh up visit the tribal Museum, Gardens and Chapurai. Overnight stay at Araku Valley.
Note: Train travel from vizag to araku Valley is strictly subject to availability at the time of package confirmation. In case the Train tickets are not available we shall transfer you to araku by road in a separate car.
Day 04: Araku Sightseeing And Rest
After breakfast sightseeing with Katiki Waterfalls, Ananthagiri Hills,galikonda view point etc. then free for own activities..
Day 05: Araku - Vizag
After breakfast check out and return back to vizag. Enroute visit Ananthagiri coffee plantations, tatiguda water falls, Borracaves. Reach Vizag. Take onward Train to Hyderabad. Overnight Train journey to Hyderabad.
Note: In case confirmed Train is not available from vizag to Hyderabad we shall facilitate your onward travel to hyd by road in a bus.
Day 06: Hyderabad Site Seeing
Upon arrival at Hyderabad you will be picked up and Transferred to Hotel by car. After Fresh Up proceed for a city tour of Hyderabad in our tourist coach covering Birla Mandir, Ravindra Bharati, Qutub shahi Tombs, Nehru Zoological Park and NTR Gardens, Golkonda Fort, Salarjung Museum, Charminar. The final point will be at Hussain Sagar. You may drop off here spend some time at hussainsagar and proceed to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Hyderabad.
Day 07: World Famous Ramoji Film City
After breakfast, proceed to Ramoji Film City (40 kms). You will be visiting all the important spots till the regular closing ceremony at Film City and drive back to hotel. Transfer to film city will be in the car. The entry charges will have to be purchsed at Ramojil fil city. The tour is a guided conducted trip which will happen in Seat in coach basis.
Day 08: DropCheck out. Proceed for shopping. Drop back at the railway station for return journey.