India tour & travel

Vizag or Visakhapatnam or Waltair

Shiva Parvati statue at Kailasagiri Once a small fishing hamlet has grown as 2nd biggest town of Andhra Pradesh ( 1st Hyderabad ) is on east coast and at located at northern part of AP. This growing city has all the facilities like any other metro city of India and still have enough natural beauty around for the tourist to enjoy a memorable vacation. Read more on Vizag Tourism

How to reach Vizag

Visakhapatnam is well connected by road, rail and air to all major cities of India. National Highway No 5 connecting Chennai and Howrah pass through the city. This four lane road has given a boost to road traffic and now it is very comfortable to travel to Bhubaneswar ( north side ) , Rajahmundry , Vijayawada and Chennai ( South ) and many other connecting places by road. Read more on Vizag to Rajahmundry by road.

Vizag Airport

Vizag airport is within city limits and is well connected from all parts of Vizag. By the side of NH 5 this airport is at a distance of 5 KM from main city centre and around 15 KM from Steel Plant area. Wide parking areas is available in front of the airport. Flights connecting to all important cities are available from here. All the domestic airlines operates flights from here. Few international flights to Singapore and Dubai started recently from here.

There are Taxi services available from airport to any part of the city with fixed rates. Prepaid taxis are also available.

At a distance of 500 meters you can avail APSRTC city bus facilities. To go towards city you need to cross the lane on NH 5. To travel towards south towards Gajuwaka and Steel Plant area you can just wait at side of the NH 5 .

City Bus service at Visakhapatnam

Andhra Pradesh Road Transport corporation ( APSRTC) main bus station at main hub of all bus transport within and outside the city. This is popularly known as RTC complex. A busy area with several shopping complexes around this place know as Asilmetta junction.

Within the city buses travel towards Steel Plant ( No 38T, 38N, 400 N,400T,400Y) Via Gajuwaka ( 400 ) area.
Towards Simhachalam temple area from RTC complex these buses goes frequently. No 12D
In other direction towards Old Post office and other buses goes towards RK beach area. GITAM side buses ( 900 )
AP RTC gives tourist various offers like single day ticket, monthly tickets etc .

Hotels in Vizag

Luxury hotels are located around the main city. Close to the main sea beach area two good hotels. Many budget hotels are available near Railway station.

Railway station ( code : VSKP )

Visakhapatnam railway station is on the main railway line connecting between Chennai and Howrah Jn . Vizag railway station is one ended station, that mean train has to change its direction after reaching Vizag Platform. Train engine is to be connected at the other end to start its next journey. So all trains stops here for 20 minutes minimum to complete this change of location of engine. For this reason some long distance trains by pass this main Vizag station and stops at Duvvada station ( code : DVD ) south of Visakhapatnam on the main line. Duvvada station is close to Visakhapatnam Steel Plant and Simhadri Power Plant of NTPC.
Visakhapatnam railway station is well connected from all part of the city. There are several budget and luxury hotels located near railway station.
The Kothavalasa Kirandul (K-K line) railway line is used to transport iron ore from Chhattisgarh to Visakhapatnam port and also supply iron ore to Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.

Movie Halls / Shopping complexes

Inox movie system is there at CMR shopping complex in Maddilapalem and Varun beach. You can book online the movie tickets for both Inox of Visakhapatnam. The most popular and oldest film hall is Jagadamba cinema hall. Sarada film hall is above this and it is quite popular as famous and new movies comes here first.

Several other shopping areas are Dwaraka Nagar, Diamond Park, Around RTC complex, Sampath Vinayaka temple area, towards South Gajuwaka.

Educational Institutions in Visakhapatnam

The biggest institutions is Andhra University ( AU ) established in the year 1926, near to this is Andhra Engineering College and Andhra Medical college. GITAM University campus is located near Rishikonda beach area is having engineering, management and dental colleges.

AVN college is the oldest educational institute of Vizag. This college is located at the top of a small hill close to old town area of Visakhapatnam.

There are several new private coaching centre and colleges are located around Visakhapatnam. Students from Southern Orissa and other part of the country join these institutions because of high success rate and professional attention given by these institutions.


With the hosting of several ODI ( one day internationals cricket matches ) and IPL 20-20 matches , Visakhapatnam is in the lime light as sports destination of India. Major events are held at Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium by the side of NH 5 at the outskirts of Visakhapatnam.

Other sports complexes are Port Trust Golden Jubilee Stadium, Municipal Corporation Stadium (Indira Priyadarshini Stadium )

Hospitals in Vizag

Quite a good number of super speciality  hospitals are available at Vizag. The facilities available are used by patients not only from this part of the state but also from southern part of Orissa.  Here is the list of Main Hospitals at Visakhapatnam.

( )Seven Hills Hospital

Walk able  distance from RTC complex ( Main bus stand ) , 5 Mins by any Auto.   15 Minutes from Vizag Railway station ( 5 KM )
Contact Phone Numbers : Emergency : +91-891-2525757 | Enquiry : +91-891-6677777

Apollo Hospital

Next to Seven hills Hospital Apollo hospital is also located at the centre of the city
Contact Phone Numbers
Help Desk 0891-2529618-21 Extn:502

Lions Cancer Hospital

Seethammadhara (N.E)
Visakhapatnam - 13 (AP) India
 0891-2543214, 2503228 

( )Mahatma Gandhi Cancer Hospital

Sector 1/7 MVP Colony Vishakhapatnam, Andhra pradesh 530017.
Phone : 0891 652 5403

Care Hospital


KGH (Government Hospital )

 0891 256 4891, 2564892, 2564894, 2564991, 2564992

Vijaya Diagonostic Center


Visakha Eye Hospital

Pedda Waltair, Visakhapatnam, 0891 256 6383

Large Industries at Visakhapatnam

India's first shore based integrated steel plant known as Visakhapatnam Steel Plant is located at Southern side of city. By the side of NH 5 this public sector steel plant is further expanding its capacity to 6.2 MT.

Other major Industries are Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited ( HPCL ) refinery. Bharat Heavy Plate and Vessels Limited ( BHPV ), Essar Pellet Plant near Port. Hindustan Ship yard. Visakhapatnam Port Trust, Gangavaram Port, Coromandel fertilizer, Hindustan Zinc Limited, headquarter of Eastern Naval Command, Simhadri Power Plant NTPC

Number of User Comments : 63



The best place in India is Andhra Pradesh because of the unity of the people in the State
Venkat Rao


Beauty city and peace of mind in vizag totaly vizag super..
kiron anand


dear reader,
could anyone tell me where exactly is the rocky cliffy beach where the song kaisa hai yeh bandhan shot in vizagfrom the film ek duje ke liye.


Gangavaram Beach. Now the new Gangavaram port is coming up here. The stone and that temple at the top of the hill is still there.


Dear readers,

Please guide me about the pilgrim place named PITHAPUR or PITHAPURAM near Vizag or Visakhapattam. I want to visit there with my GURUJI.
Raju Naik


Hello Mr.Mahendra, Pithapuram is very nearer to Visakhapatnam, just 2 hrs journey from Visakhapatnam. You can travel towards Rajahmundry by train or road. Pithapuram comes just before Samalkot. You can visit Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple which is quite old. You can also see Datha Peetha here. Don\'t forget to visit Samalkot which is very nearby where you can see one of the Pancharama temple (Kumara rama). This temple is also very famous.


From the daily busy schedule and spending a routine life at Hyderabad I got bored .. so friends please suggest me whats the expected cost for a weeks trip to Vizag (regarding the cost per head Ticket, Hotel rent per day, Food, traveling expenses at Vizag..and other information if any I missed too in this record)..


It all depends on you, how much you want to spend.
Bus or train ticket will cost 300 - 600
Accomodation is available from Rs 100 to Rs 3000 +, Travel by RTC bus will cost you Rs 50 or taxi will cost 600 to 1000. Food is upto you. Vizag is like any other city of India.
Shreyo Bhattacharjee


Vizag is a paradise.The weather is extremely good.The view of mountains and sea is beautifull...


Vizag is a crime free zone. It is a wonderful place to live and the cost of living is so reasonable.


I Love Vizag becuase I Born and live in Vizag Now I am not staying in vizag


visakhapatnam is very very beautiful place and very peaceful city its name itself its beauty is there ...visakha=beauty.......patnam=city.... its a real meaning really i am proud to say that i am from visakhapatnam now i am in abroad even missing vizag to badly


I go to vizag from west bengal ,murshidabad. but i do not know what is the nearest railway station of vizag.


what is the difference between visakhapatnam and vizag


@ Sandip
Vizag and Visakhapatnam is one and the same, the former is the short form of English version(Vizagpatam) of the later. The nearest Railway station is Visakhapatnam. There are many trains from Howrah to name these are some of the trains- Chennai Mail, Coramandal express, Falaknama express, East Coast express, Howrah-Yaswantpur and all trains going to TN, Kerala and Karnataka from Howrah.
Chandra Sekhar B


The city of destiny, crime free city, industrial head, One of the fastest growing city in Asia, Eastern Naval Command Head,Indian Naval Pride (1st Nuclear Submarine), Biggest natural Harbour none of these.........Vizag is the best for its natural beauty (mountains and beach)
Niladri Sinha


I had been in vaizag from 26/09 to 02/10 of 09. The people are very good and friendly and there is no fear of walking at streets even at mid night. R.K. beach and Rishikonda beach are very beautiful. But the most exciting one is the BORRA caves.........really Amazing.
Ravi Kiran


Vizag is a lovely place. Espicially the beaches around are beautiful. The rushikonda beach, Yarada beach, and the Agrigold beach are good places.


This place has attracted my eyes enough that I am planning a vacation in Vizag and nearby area. It is unfortunate that this place doesn't appear in people's mind when they plan a holiday. Another unfortunate thing is, the amount of vandalism (see the picture gallery and see names scribbled over Budhha's statue). I always took people from AP in regards (you will so many educated people in all wake of life), but it seems some things just don't go away with degrees.


vizag is the 1...ONE STOP 4 the ROCKSTRER'S TO HANG ON WITH.....!! it a pleasent climate with lot of amazing colors around in the yzag njoy with
Sivaji the boss


oka valley, submarine museum, airport, A.U
rendu reservoirs
moodu top centres
nalugu top companies
aidu star hotels
aidu beaches
aidu kondalu


Dear All,

All the destinations would remain beautiful, provided we do not spoil the look, the Bheemli statue has "prajna kumar", "I love you", written on it, which looks pathetic, most historic monuments, tourist places are not well guarded, also some of these unwanted graffiti is posted by tourists, which should be avoided. If you are true Indian pl appreciate the serenity of the tourist spots.
shakti pratap


Vizag is one of the most beautiful, calm, peace,& sexy cities. and i would really suggest for every person in the world who likes to see the good places , that he must go through the entire vizag.
prasad reddy


we cant express in words

only eyes will speak after seeing beauty of vizag


vizag is the most beautiful and peaceful city in india ...very friendly people ......


how much it costs if we stay in vizag for 3 days. totally.


pl supply me informations regarding following queries related to vizag: minimum days stay to visit main spots, best budget hotels, charges, name of important spots, convenience for sight scenes
Kanchan chatterjee


jai ni khakoni....exp NIL
Sayan Sengupta


It was just owsam ..
those who never visited vizag i request plz go there as soon as possible
doulaghar harish kumar


outstanding!!!!! i was in vizag for 5 days with my frnz..enjyd alot....


it is amazing beautifull araku valley road & train journey & Borra caves, Katiki water falls Really I am enjoying
Sounak Mukherjee


i loved the experience .especially watching the scenic beauty of the mountains merging with the sea was awesome. the borra caves in Araku are a wonder!


can any one please tell me place whr narasimha swamy washed his hands after killing prahalada father..??
Aditya S


Vizag is really Awesome. Even Mumbai Marine Lines or Hyderabads Necklace Road cannot be compared with RK Beach Ride really awesome. People over here are also very helpful. I will surely visit once again after my marriage for sure
Asit Guin


ramkrishna asram at sea beach ; nice place
Sib Sankar Banik


please furnish details information about Vizag tour along with hotels available at economy rate.
Dr. K. Narayana Swamy


In the month of July we four members friends group planned to visit Vizag. Which is the best Hotel? What is the special food stuff of Vizag ( like Hyderabad Biriyani). Is anybody give inform?ation

vamsi krishna


vizag is proved again that it is the city of destiny. hats off ANDHRA PRADESH for this wonder


it is nearer to my home.every morning lot of people are practice running for army,police,navy,and physical fitness.its a nice place all greenary around.


its a nice place


Hey .....can anyone tell me what is the favorite food for kids brought up in vizag?
kanti solanki


I m from gujarat my exam at vizag next month i.e dece-11 and i dont know abt vizag where to stay where to eat where to visti where is my exam centre i dont know abt vizag anyvody can help me for that mail me on
my cell no is +91 08690771416
thnx lots
Swami Ayyappa


I Love VSKP because my Love lives in VSKP.
surjit satpathy


last time i saw this beautiful place was way back in 1971 when i was 17years old.i was staying in the officers quarters when my elder brother was there as an assistant garrison engg in MES.i am so eager to go there.i saw kati patang in leela mahal and saw another movie in jagadamba.played cricket there and was looking through the windows at home to watch madras mail.went to the port also.i feel like rushing there.i had seen seemanchalam also


Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag) is India's fourth largest port and is the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a major metropolis of industries and institutions of national and international importance. It is a promising centre of trade and commerce on the one hand and banks and other varied financial institutions on the other. A port city of unique natural land locked protective harbor, shipbuilding industry, an oil plant, a steel factory and the seat of Eastern Naval Command, is emerging as a cultural and financial capital of Andhra Pradesh. The city also has a supplementary and supportive outer and fishing harbor.

You can never a such a peaceful city in andhra pradesh


vizag is a most beautiful city there have a nice beach and kailash giri and aruku velly


Vizag is best place for outing.. I enjoyed a lot during my vizag tour.


hai can you please tell me that how many members can stay in guest houses and how days we have to plan to visit vizag'& aaraku trip


Hi visitors,

U Never seen this type of beautiful city in India..
East r West Vizag is the best..

gopi nagendra


truly vizag is a cool and very nice place to visit and the people living in vizag are very lucky.

im to lujcky to visit.


Vizag is really the best place to visit in A.P.


vizag ia a nice and wonderful place. first time i went to vizag with my friends. its a memorable movement.
phani kumar


hey guy,
we cant express in words, its really Awesome city. I had studied here up to MBA. And now am in Chennai. i realy miss a lot about my dream city..... I love my city....



I love vizag....vizag definently reach number one city in d world .... Cool pepole ...


can any one suggest me how to reach kailasgiri from
vizag and distance.


Vizag is one if the beautiful place in india


Kailasagiri is in city itself, from RTC complex, or Railway station it is 15 to 20 min, Auto fare is around 100 to 150
lavanth raj


vizag is a cool city and beautiful locations i love this city


I think vizag is the one of the best tourisim in the A.P,


can any one assist me in providing nice hotels for staying with family near by @ Vizag railway suld be b/w Rs 500 -Rs 1000 only( NON AC)...
Bollampally Praveen kumar


vizag is a cool and beautiful locations i love this city.i think vizag definitely reach number one city in is amazing beautifull araku valley road & train journey & Borra caves, Katiki water falls Really I am enjoying.


i love vizag.i was not born here but stayed here since 20 yrs.its a beautiful and peaceful place and the climatic conditions are best suitable for all age groups.
ksp guest house



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Vizag ( Visakhapatnam )

Vizag Toursim Photo gallery

RK beach to Rishikonda
Rishi Konda beach
Borra Caves gallery
Bheemuninipatnam beach gallery
Kailasagiri Park Visakhapatnam
Yarada beach Vizag
Araku Valley photo gallery
Simhachalam temple
Bojjana Konda near Anakapalli
Erra Matti Dibbalu near Rishikonda
Konda Karla lake
Kanak Durga beach view

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