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Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam

Weather

The city of Visakhapatnam experiences tropical weather conditions. Summers, extending from March to May, are extremely hot and uncomfortable with maximum temperatures of 45°C or above. The high level of humidity is responsible for the sultry weather. The monsoon season lasts from June to September. Heavy rains bring relief to the people of the city. The months between December to February characterize the season of winter. The climate remains warm and pleasant during winters with an average temperature range between 18°C to 32°C. The best time to visit Visakhapatnam is during the month of October to March.

How To Reach

By Road:

The town of Visakhapatnam is well-connected by roads to many major cities in Central and South India, including Hyderabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai and Vijayawada. National Highway 5 passes through the city. Tourists can avail A/C, deluxe and super deluxe bus services from tourist bus service providers


By Air:

The airport in Visakhapatnam is connected to several important cities in India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. The Visakhapatnam airport is located almost 16 km away from the centre of the city. Pre-paid taxi cabs are available from the airport to Visakhapatnam city. The nearest international airport is the Hyderabad International Airport.



By Rail:

Visakhapatnam has a major railway junction lying on the main line between Chennai and Delhi. The station connects Visakhapatnam to most of the major cities in the country via railways.


Overview

Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, popularly called Vizag, is a major industrial centre of South India. Visakhapatnam is the headquarters of the Eastern Naval Command and it boasts of the largest ship building yard in India. The port in the city handles large volumes of cargo on a daily basis. A comfortable urban getaway spot, Visakapatnam is the best of both the contemporary and the ancient worlds. Visakhapatnam also has a rich historical and cultural heritage. The region was once part of the ancient territory of Kalinga and was ruled by illustrious kinds like Krishnadeva Raya and Asoka. The city became a Dutch colony in the 18th century.

 

The city is a paradise for tourists, whether lovers of nature, bird watchers, wildlife enthusiasts or those who seek modern physical entertainment. The majestic city of Visakhapatnam is rife with natural beauty, comprising of ranges of large mighty hills, sandy beaches along the coastline of the Bay of Bengal and natural valleys. The city has managed to maintain its appeal to tourists throughout the centuries. The beaches are set against a backdrop of low ranges of picturesque hills and lush greenery with serene creeks and coves. Tourists can indulge in a range of shopping activities in Visakhapatnam due to the presence of many shops and markets. The shops sell a wide range of items, from modern accessories to handicrafts. Dwaraka Nagar has a number of shops famous for wall hangings, handicrafts and wooden toys. Lepakshi and Kurupam market are popular shopping destinations in Visakhapatnam.

 

Emporiums here sell traditional weaves, including Ikat, Venkatgiri, Pochampalli and Dharamavaram. Silver filigree work and kalamkari paintings are in great demand as souvenirs among tourists. The cuisine of the city of Visakhapatnam offers a thrilling gastronomic experience to lovers of food. The city fare tends to be very hot and spicy and is a combination of North Indian and South Indian cuisine. Seafood is in great demand in the city. Vegetarians can look forward to many vegetarian dishes. ‘Murri Mixture’, served at beaches in the city, is an extremely popular fast food dish. Some of the most renowned dishes of Visakhapatnam include Booralu, Putharekulu, Pulihara, Murku, Anabshahi and Appadams. Restaurants across the city serve other kinds of cuisine, including Indian, Continental and Chinese cuisine. Chutneys and pickles form an important part of the cuisine of Visakhapatnam.