Vizianagaram is a place of
historical importance. It was the capital of the Gajapati chiefs in the
17th century AD The magnificent fort in this town depicts the past glory
of these Kings. The town has grown around the fort, on the west of which
is the former cantonment.
This place attained great prominence in the past as the centre of arts and culture under the patronage of the enlightened ruling family of Vizianagaram. It has a Music College and a Sanskrit College.
Rail: Vizianagaram has a railway
Road: It is well connected by buses from Vishakhapatnam, Tuni and Kakinada.
Accommodation is available in the hotels at
Vizianagaram and Vishakhapatnam.