Intrested places in Vizag
Dolphin's Nose, the huge rocky promontory with a cliff rising 174m above the sea is the most prominent lankmark in Visakhapatnam. This massive hillrock, also known as black mores hill located in the southern part of Visakhapatnam and facing the cool, blue ocean resembles the shape of dolphin. It shelters the harbour, from where manganese and iron ore are shipped out. It also serves as the head quarters of Eastern naval Command. Visakhapatnam port trust’s lighthouse situated atop the hillock with 7 million candle power is visible from more than 65km out to sea.
Line of Three Hills
Visakhapatnam is framed by a line of three hills, each with a shrine sacred to different religions. Venkateswara temple on the south hill called Sri Venkateswara Konda is a Hindu shrine. The north hill Darga Konda houses a Muslim shrine, Baba Ishaq Madina Dargah and the Christian shrine, Church of the Virgin Mary is on the central and the highest Ross Hill.
Kailasagiri, the charming hillock on the seafront , is located at an altitude of 130 mts. above sea level. Sprawled over an area of 350 acres, it is one of the most attractive tourist spot with an enchanting view of the sea, beaches, lush green forests and the bustling city. The 40 feet tall magnificent Shiva-Parvathi idol atop the Kailasagiri hill, with lighted mountains in front are worth seeing. The major attractions here are the Shanku Chakra Naama which symbolizes the image of Lord Vishnu in its pristine form, floral clock, titanic view point, jungle trails, manicured lawns and flower beds, art gallery, children play park etc. The entire area is illuminated and presents a fantastic sight when viewed in the night from any part of the city. The ropeway that starts from the foot hill (Appughar) to the picturesque Kailasagiri is an added attraction.
Kailasagiri is a gliders paradise with excellent gliding facilities and the gliding point provides ample opportunities to test the gliding skills of the gliders.
Erra Matti Dibbalu
Erra Matti Dibbalu, which looks like a mini Chambal Valley literally means red mud hillocks. Locater near Bheemunipatnam, the red sand dunes with occasional patches of green trees were once up to 40 mts high. These are flattened to a height of 15m due to course of various constructions that came up along the Bheemli beach. The million year old vast stretch of red hillock covered by green vegetation with blue waters of the Bay of Bengal on one side provides a picturesque feast for the visitors.
Appikonda also known as Kapilakonda is a small village located at a distance of 18kms from Vizag, on the coast of Bay of Bengal. The place has given a religious significance because of the existence of a Siva temple. The major attraction of the temple is a life size bull carved out of black stone. It also contains inscriptions dating back to 12th Century AD, with a mention that this village was granted by a commander-in-chief of the Cholas for the maintenance of worship in the temple.
Located 10km from Visakhapatnam is the Mudasarlova, a beautiful valley surrounded by natural hills. The site consists a beautiful park with different types of green plants and orchards and a lake that supplies water to the city. The key attraction of the place is the scenic 18-hole Golf course belonging to East Point Golf Club.
Bheemili (or) Bheemunipatnam
Bheemunipatnam popularly known as 'Bheemli' is located at a distance of 24 Kilometers North east of Visakhapatnam. The place derived its name from 'Bhima', one of the Pandava Brother. Once a Dutch settlement, the 17th century ruins of a fort and cemetery built by the Dutch are seen here. The cemetery named Hollanders Green has some tombs embossed with the skull and cross bones motif of sea pirates. The beautiful beach at Bheemli is considered to be one of the safest and calmest for swimmers. On the top of a hill, there is a light house and a small shrine dedicated to Lord Narasimha. St. Peter's Church, Maharaja's quest house, clock tower, port and Gautam Boat club are the added attraction here. This serene town has been the favourite of many filmmakers and is quite a romantic place.