Visakhapatnam is a port city situated amidst the Bay of Bengal coast and the Eastern Ghats. Visakhapatnam, which is fondly called Vizag, is the financial capital of Andhra Pradesh. It is renowned for its serene beaches and coastal tides. This alluring city abounds lush green hills, golden-brown beaches, and a culture full of inherited traditions. It is one of the largest cities located in the state of Andhra Pradesh which is also tagged as the 9th most populous cities of India. The Visakhapatnam Port is home to the Indian Navy's Eastern Command and has been renowned as one of the most crowded Cargo Ports of India. The Vizag Sightseeing Packages cover visit to the Visakhapatnam Port and the famous beaches & hills of this city.
Tourist can find glimpses of Buddhist culture in the architecture and culture of this city. This culture emerged from the Kalinga Empire (5th-6th century BC). When King Ashoka won the territory to Kalinga in the most horrendous war, he lost his will to fight further and dedicated his life to Buddhism. The legacy of Buddhist leaders like Ashoka is illustrated in several ancient Buddhist sites. Tour operators design tour packages in Visakhapatnam covering the Buddhist excavation sites & museums like Erra Matti Dibbalu, Bavikonda, Sankaram, Pavurallakonda, Naval Museum, Visakha Museum, Submarine Museum, etc. You must look for trustworthy tour operators for finding the best deals on Visakhapatnam Holiday Packages to explore these destinations.
The city has witnessed the rule of many dynasties and empires, which includes the famous Vijayanagara Empire and the Mughal Empire. Later the French invasion into the city made it an interesting location for the British. Initially they were interested in the harbors and ports of Visakhapatnam, but later on they captured the entire city. This is why today the ports and harbors are the most popular inclusions in the Vizag Local Tour Packages. Booking Visakhapatnam Tour Packages from tour operators help the tourists in exploring the city to its fullest within their time and budget.
Being an industrial hub, the city enjoys traffic from entrepreneurs and factory owners. Some major industries rooted here include Steel Mills, Fertilizers, Ship Buildings, Oil Refinery, Petro Chemicals, and others. Due to the flourishing business opportunities, the city is also named as "The Jewel of the East Coast" and "The City of Destiny".
Some beautiful places to visit in Visakhapatnam are Kailasagiri Park, VUDA Park, Simhachalam Temple, Borra Caves, Yarada Beach, Kailasa Giri, Dolphin's Nose, Araku Valley, and others. The must-visit bazaars of Vizag include Poorna Market, Kurupam Market, Nehru Bazaar, Kummari Veedhi, and others.
Visakhapatnam is connected to all major cities of India like New Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, and Chennai via Visakhapatnam Airport and several Express trains. Tourists traveling from other cities apart from the aforementioned can take the flight or train to any of these cities, and further travel to Visakhapatnam. You can also reach here via road, as there are regular buses to and from Visakhapatnam to the above-mentioned cities. You must contact a reliable tour operator for booking a Visakhapatnam Tour Package to make your ticketing procedure easy.More »