Parks And Gardens in Vizag
Vuda Park, which is also known as Taraka Rama Park, located near the Rama Krishna Beach is one of the most attractive leisure spots in Visakhapatnam. The park, named after the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri N T Rama Rao, has boating and swimming facilities, a roller skating rink, camel and horse riding, artificial caves, beautiful lawns, flower gardens and a children's park. The playpen for children has 3000 plastic balls and boxing bags. The dancing musical fountain in the Vuda Park provides wholesome entertainment to visitors.
Shivaji Park is an ideal picnic spot sprawling over 3 acres. It has many attractions like fountains, skating rink, children’s play area, beautiful gardens, food court, etc. In the fountain area, there are three fountain hubs dancing according to the music played. The park opens for the public only in the evenings.
Indira Gandhi Zollgical Park
The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, stretched over 635 acres is located 9 kms from the city. The zoo which houses around 80 species of birds and animals is bound by the Eastern Ghats on three sides and the Bay of Bengal on the east . It is one of the largest zoos in Andhra Pradesh. The well-planned layout of the Indira Zoo Park has a wide a variety of animals living in the natural habitat. The wildlife variety ranges from common langurs, mandrills, olive baboons, wolves, jackals to the Himalayan black bear, terrapins, water monitor lizards, crocodiles and hippopotamuses. The zoo also has a varied collection of birds like grey pelicans, rosy pelicans, pied horn bills, painted storks, peacocks, budgerigars, etc. Other attractions in the zoo are mini-train and the zoo van drive which facilitates people to watch the wild life in their own natural habitat.
The park is open from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m on all the days except Mondays. Entry Fee is Rs. 5 for children, Rs.10 for adults and for taking the car in with five occupants, you have to pay an additional Rs.200.