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INFORMATION ABOUT VISHAKHAPATNAM

According to the history, the city was named after the god of 'Valor-Vishakha'. It was a part of the Kalinga Kingdom, under Ashoka's rule in 260 B.C. It passed on later to the Andhra Kings of 'Vengi'. After this Pallava, Chola and Ganga dynasties ruled the city. In the 15th century, Vishakhapatnam became a part of the Vijayanagar Empire.

VISHAKHAPATNAM TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Kailasagiri :Kailasagiri is located on a hilltop and is a must to visiting place for all people visiting Vishakhapatnam. The charming hill on the seafront, affords a breath taking scenic view, especially towards Bheemunipatnam.


  • Rishikonda Beach :Just 8-km from Vishakhapatnam is the Rishikonda Beach, a golden, unspoilt beach, washed by the sun-warmed sea.


  • Ramakrishna Beach :One of the loveliest beaches on the East Coast, the Ramakrishna beach is a favorite resort for tourists visiting Vishakhapatnam.


  • Indira Gandhi Zoological Park :The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located in Vishakhapatnam amidst the scenic eastern ghats of India, flanked by hills on either sides and Bay of Bengal on the east.


  • Museums :Vishakhapatnam have got couple of musuem if different kinds. There is Visakha Musuem which shows the history of the region. and INS Kurusura a submarine musuem.Tribal Musuem in Araku, the list goes on go on explore them all.


  • INS Kurusura : INS Kurusura which Transalates into Indian Navel Service Kurusura is a decomissioned Indian navel Submarine converted into a Musuem where people can see inside a submarine and know on how' of the working of a Submarine.


  • Visakha Musuem :Visakha Musuem is run by the Municipal corporation and it has some of the presious past with it. Artifacts from the British Raj, Indian Kings, Antiques, they have good collection of them all.


  • A Recent Improvement Drive have resulted in Indian Navy moving into the Main Building with its Marine Musuem - A Collection of Past about the Sea Trade, Warfare Etc.


  • A New Block have been constructed to who case Many artifacts, Paintings, Furniture from Palaces etc. Also noteworthy to se are the Vintage Photogrpahs


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