Vishakhapatnam has an airport. Indian Airlines flies to Vishakhapatnam daily from Mumbai , Kolkatta , Hyderabad and Chennai .
Vishakhapatnam is the centre point for the trains going between Chennai and Howra and Howrah and Secunderabad. It is well connected by rail to all the important places in and outside the state.
National Highway No.5 (Howrah to Chennai) passes through Vishakhapatnam. The Vishakhapatnam to Steel Plant - Anakapalli Road is most modern 4 Line Highway spans 45-km. The APSRTC runs buses and private buses connect major cities of the state and the cities in the neighboring states of Orissa and Madhya Pradesh with Vishakhapatnam.
Daspalla Hotels Limited
Dolphin Hotels Limited
Hotel Jyothi Swaroopa
Palm Beach Hotel
The annual tourism event, the 'Vishakha Utsav' is held in Vishakhapatnam for three days from the third Friday to Sunday in the month of January.
CDR Hospitals, Virasi Center, Ram Nagar
Government Victoria Hospital
Seven Hills Hospital
Kanaka Durga Nursing Home
Care Hospital and Heart Health Institute, Gokhale Road, Maharanipet,
City Tour (One day)
Timings: 8.30 am to 7.00 pm
Places Covered: Simhachalam Temple, Zoo Park, Kailasagiri, Andhra University, Fishing
Harbour, Port, VUDA Park and Ramakrishna Beach.
Lunch Break: 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm (at R.T.C. Complex)
Araku - Borra Caves By Road (One day)
Timings: 7.00 am to 9.00 pm
Lunch Break at Araku: 12.00 pm to 1.00 pm
Places Covered: Tyada Railway Tunnel, Damuku View Point, Borra Caves, Ananthagiri Coffee
Plantation, Padmapuram Gardens, Araku Valley.
Araku- Borra Caves Rail-cum-Road (One day)
Including breakfast, lunch and evening Tea.
Frequency: Every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays
Places Covered: Borra Caves, Ananthagiri, coffee Plantation, Padmapuram Gardens, Araku Valley, Tribal Museum
Entertainment: Dimsa tribal dance at Araku Valley
Trekking facilities is available from Borra Caves to Araku Valley. Tour starts from RTC Complex.
Booking And Information Counters At:
A.P. Tourism Stall No.8, RTC Complex, Vishakhapatnam
Vizag is better known as an industrial
centre, but in reality it is a city of shopkeepers. For some reason shops
in the same trade tend to be located next to each other, which makes shop
hopping and bargain hunting easier. Earlier the area around Kurupam market
with its narrow lanes and poky shops, was famous for Gold and Silver
Of late jewellery shops have sprung up in the area in Dwaraka Nagar on the other side of TSR complex. The entire stretch of road extending from Jagadamba Junction to the Old Post Office has literally countless shops selling a wide variety of items. Chandana Brothers, Bommana, Puchala, are the famous shops, which sell almost all sari varieties. The government owned / run Lepakshi is the place for handicrafts.
Temperature Range (deg C):
Summer- Max 36, Min 25
Winter- Max 28, Min 19.6
Altitude: 15 feet above sea level
Clothing: Light Cottons in summers and light woollens in winters
Best Season: August to October and January to March
Languages Spoken: Telugu, Hindi, English
STD Code: 0891
Araku Valley: 115-km
Borra Caves: 90 to 95-km