city of golden sand
Visakhapatnam is an amalgam of the old and the new, where ancient temples lie in the shadows of gigantic shipyards. Still, it maintains the small-town friendliness which charmed pioneers into settling here, bringing their enthusiasm and adventurous spirit.
The eastern coastal city of Andhra Pradesh-Visakhapatnam, popularly known as Vizag, began as a small fishing village of just a few hundred people, and has developed into a progressive, cosmopolitan port city, and bustling industrial and commercial center with over one million people. Vizag is the amalgamation of what were originally two separate towns -- Waltair and Vishakapatnam.
BEAUTIFUL beaches and the vast blue sea, green-capped hills, breathtaking valleys, dense jungles and crystal clear cascades, million-year-old caves, a famous hill temple dating back to the 11th century, ancient Buddhist sites, the only submarine museum of the subcontinent, lush green parks, and salubrious climate - Visakhapatnam has everything to make a perfect tourist destination.