Visakhapatnam is the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.The city is also experiencing a boom in tourism, as the city is endowed with beautiful beaches, stunning scenic landscape and a rich cultural heritage. The three majestic rocky ranges - The Kailasha Hill, The Porlupalam Hill and the Yarada Hill form an excellent backdrop and enhance the charm of this beautiful Port city.
Big City Visakhapatnam And Other Name
In the 18th century, Visakhapatnam was part of the Northern Circars, a region comprising Coastal Andhra and southern coastal Orissa that was initially under French control and later the British. Visakhapatnam became a district in the Madras Presidency of British India. After India's independence it was the biggest district in the country and was subsequently divided into the three districts of Srikakulam, Vijayanagaram and Visakhapatnam. Now the city is popularly known as Vizag in Andhra Pradesh.