All work and no relaxation make life dull and monotonous. Therefore, taking a break from the routine process of life and visiting other places of interest is essential for rejuvenation. It refreshes the body and rekindles the soul for a more efficient working for better productivity. A visitor may have any or all of the interests such as history, mythology, nature, and wildlife, abundance of nature, religion, art, architecture, beaches, hills, modern entertainment, and reminiscence of the past. Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh is one such destination that meets to the versatile interests of the tourists.
An exclusive feature of Visakhapatnam is its three amazing hills that evidence ‘India’s unity in diversity’ with regard to its respect to its respect to all religious faiths. The first hill Sri Venkateswara Konda houses the Venkateswara Temple that enshrines Lord Shiva. The Ross Hills houses the Church of Virgin and the third hill, Dargah Konda houses the tomb of the Muslim saint, Baba Ishaq Madina.
Visakhapatnam attracts tourists for its oceanic climate with the Bay of Bengal providing it with the Bheemunipatnam or the Bheemli Beach. The confluence of the Gosthani River and the Bay of Bengal adds to the environmental significance of the place. Tourists with historical interest would be deeply inclined to visit a 17th century fort and cemetery near the beach that evidence a Dutch settlement.
Dolphins are cute looking birds that keep the onlookers fascinated. But looking at a massive rocky structure of dolphin is a rare spectacle which one can get at the southern part of Visakhapatnam city. Christened as ‘Dolphin’s Nose’, a gigantic rocky structure is about 174 meters high and resembles the nose of a dolphin. It is placed at an altitude of 358 meters and is projected to the Bay of Bengal.
Those visiting Visakhapatnam has something very special for them stored in the airy and picturesque environment of the Gangavaram beach and chances are there to witness the shooting of a romantic movie. The swaying palm trees, standing in lines create a scene where one can find time to ’stand and stare’ at the nature and get respite from the noise of the ‘maddening crowd’. Other attractive beaches are Rushikonda Beach, Lawson’s Bay Beach, Ramakrishna beach and Kondakarla Ava Beach.
The melody of music has soothing effect on mind. Sitting in a colorful environment of a park and listening to the musical notes coming out from the majestic fountain add to the value of the visit to Visakhapatnam, in the Taraka Rama Park. Being designed and constructed by Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority, it is also known as VUDA Park.
The spectacular views of the beaches a Visakhapatnam can be best viewed from Kailashgiri where two massive sculptures of Lord Shiva and his consort Parvati add to the sanctity of the place. A doll museum adds to the pleasure of visiting this spectacular tourist destination. Tourists enjoy both adventure and nature by riding over the ropeway and resting in the cool, calm and serene environment of the Tenneti Park.
Irrespective of the interest of the interests of the tourists, Visakhapatnam is the most ideal destination to make it memorable for them.