Andhra Pradesh Tourism Visakhapatnam AP Tourism Visakhapatnam

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Head Quarters: Visakhapatnam

Area: 11,161

The boundaries of this district are Bay of Bengal in the East, East Godavari district in the South, Orissa state in the West and North directions.

Sharada, Varsha, Tandava, Machkand, Chempavathi and Gostnani .

Major Places: 
Vishakapatnam, Anakapally, Bhimunipatnam and Narsipatnam.

Visakha Steel Plant, Coramandal Fertilizers, Andhra Pradesh Refractory, Ship Building, Caltex Oil Refinery, Bharat heavy Plates and Pencils.

Tourist Places: 
Tyda park, Araku Valley, Borra caves, Rishikonda beach, Bhimunipatnam Beach, Dolphin Nose, Baruva beach, Vuda park, Visakha utsav, Visakhapatnam Harbour, Lawsons bay, Sankaram, Kalingapatnam beach, Rama Krishna beach, Mudasarlova Wter Park, Ross Hills, Kailasagiri, Keertana Vanamu, Indira Zoological park, Visakha Museum, Submarine Museum, Anthropology Museum, Andhra University, Hindustan Shipyard, Caltex Oil Refinery, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant, Chintapally and Talakona Forests.

Pilgrimage Centers:
Simhachalam Temple, Dargakonda, Sri Venkateswara Swamy konda, Upamaka temple, Anakapally Sri Kanyaka Parameswary Temple.

Etikoppaka Toys.In the olden days this place used to be apart of Kalinga kingdom ruled by Chalukyans, Vijayanagara kings, Golkonda Nawabs and British Empire.
Srikakulum and Vijayanagaram districts were under this district before the formation of the two districts in 1950 and 1979 respectively.

Forest occupies 42% of the district area. Forest yields quality Timber and Bamboo useful in Paper Industry. State Forest Department Planted Cashew nut trees and Eucalyptus trees throughout the district. Coffee Estates are picking up their produce each year of progress. Titanium's ores, Magnalyte and Bauxite ores, quality Clays, Mica, and Graphite are the minerals found in this soil. Vishakapatnam so often called as the Metropolitan City of Andhra Pradesh has developed a lot since last decade. Major Industries are setup in the district especially in the Head quarters because of the Seaport.

India's First Shipping Yard - Hindustan Shipyard, Visakhapatnam Steel Plant the one producing quality steel are the major industries found. Vishakapatnam Port - Which is called as the Natural Harbor Because of the Natural formation of the mountain peaks of the shape of Dolphin Nose emerging from the sea, making this Port an unique one. Vishakapatnam is also called as Waltair or Vizag.

Polavaram Project on the River Godavari is the Irrigation source to these lands. Vishakapatnam Thermal Power project is the Power source to the State as well as to the neighboring states. Upper Seleru Hydro Power Project Producing electricity at a Less Expensive rates is another feather in the Cap to this Industrious district. Electricity needs of the district are fulfilled by Hydro Power project on Machkand River. Andhra University's Head Quarters at Vishakapatnam is a very old university.

Visakhapatnam is well connected by road, rail and air.

Tourist Attractions

S.NoTourist SpotThemePlace
    1Ananthagiri HillsHills & Valleys  Anantagiri  
    2Araku valleyHills & Valleys  Araku  
    3Bheemunipatnam BeachBeaches  Bheemunipatnam  
    4Borra CavesCaves  Kirinrandal  
    5Dolphin's NoseLeisure Spots  Visakhapatnam  
    6Etikoppaka Wooden CraftsHandicrafts  Etikoppaka  
    7Indira Gandhi Zoological parkWild Life  Visakhapatnam  
    8KailasagiriHills & Valleys  Visakhapatnam  
    9Lacquer WareHandicrafts  Etikoppaka  
   10Lawsons bayBeaches  Visakhapatnam  
   11MudasarlovaLeisure Spots  Visakhapatnam  
   12PavuralakondaBuddhist Centres  Bhimli  
   13Ramakrishna BeachBeaches  Visakhapatnam  
   14Rishikonda BeachBeaches  Visakhapatnam  
   15Rope Way KailasagiriHill Top Amusement ParkVisakhapatnam 
   16SankaramBuddhist Centres  Sankaram  
   17Sanora Beach ResortResortVisakhapatnam
   18Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy, SimhachalamPilgrim Centres  Visakhapatnam  
   19Submarine MuseumMuseumVisakhapatnam
   20ThotlakondaBuddhist Centres  Mangamaripeta  
   21Tribal MuseumMuseumAraku
   22Tyda-Jungle Bells Nature CampEco-Tourism  Tyda  
   23Vuda ParkLeisure Spots  Visakhapatnam