Best Things To Do in Vishakhapatnam, India

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Visakhapatnam has lots of places of attractions like the beaches, parks on the hilltop across the sea, zoological park , long drives along the beach road, and wildlife sanctuary. These places are all around the city of Visakhapatnam within a radius of 100 kms. 

There is Rushikonda beach, the Beach road in Kailasagiri, the hill shrine in Simhachalam of Lord Narasimha, The Ramanaidu Film studios and the Indira Gandhi Zoological parks are the famous places to visit in this city

There are many places in Visakhapatnam which includes beaches, Temples, Zoological park, Shopping centers and many more


  • Beaches in Vishakapatnam would be clean when compared to other beaches across South India particular among the ones in Chennai.You can take a long ride along the beach road and if you prefer to visit a beach within the city then RK beach is a good choice to visit and enjoy the cool breeze in the evenings. 


  • The city still has some ancient buildings constructed during the period when kings used to rule the country. Building would depict the culture of the city. 

Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

  • This park is situated at a 25 KM distance from the city and you can reach by 30 to 40 minutes drive. This place has many animals and many species of birds which widely come from various places around the world. Animals generally include the ones seen in zoological parks in India like Elephant, Tiger and Crocodile 

Dutch Cemetry

  • Almost all the cities along the sea coast where occupied by Dutch and Portuguese people compared to British men as they were able to reach these places through sea. Vishakapatnam was not an exception to the invasion by Dutch and hence they have a cemetery for their own and their tombs would be fine sculptured and notes would have been written on them in Dutch language.

Dolphin Nose

  • It is the rock resembling the shape of Dolphin and you can find this rock in the Vishakapatnam beach. Since the rock is 174 meters high and 358 meters in width a light house was constructed at the top of this rock and hence could direct ships which are at a distance of 65 kilometers .

Below we have a list of things to do in Vishakhapatnam and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Vishakhapatnam getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Vishakhapatnam with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Vishakhapatnam

Here is the list of things to do in Vishakhapatnam and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Sub-marine Museum

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    Sub-marine Museum


    A museum in a 91 m long submarine itself sounds exhilarating but on entering this historically important naval ship one is left mesmerized with the information and objects on display. One of the must-visit tourist places in Vishakhapatnam, just stepping into the museum gives a feel of how it must have been to stay and fight in this mammoth ship. Asia’s only sub-marine museum, this place i...Read more
  2. Borra Caves

    4.5 (663 Votes)
    Borra Caves


    Situated at a distance of about 100 kilometres from Vishakhapatnam, the Borra caves are truly spectacular and surprisingly well maintained. This Vishakhapatnam attraction is famed to be one of the largest caves in the country and exhibit unique patterns of speleothems, stalactites and stalagmites. Various legends attached to the caves make a visit to this sight exciting and mystical. Watch out ...Read more
  3. Araku Valley

    Leisure, Valley

    Located at a distance of 112 km from Vishakhapatnam, Araku is a valley of scenic treasures. The eyes are met with the most spectacular views and fresh breeze caresses the skin teasingly. Home to a whooping 19 tribal groups, a visit to the valley gets a wonderful insight on the lives and culture of these tribes. The gurgling streams and whistling trees will beckon you long after you have left. V...Read more
  4. Kailasagiri

    4.4 (860 Votes)

    Park, View Point, Hill, Picnic Spot

    Kailasa Giri is a picturesque park perched on top of a hill offering great views. The Shiva and Parvati statue sit proudly on the highest part of the hill. This scenic spot is ideal for a picnic or a joyful day out. The Toy train offers a unique experience with glass ceilings and a pretty ride around the park. There is a ropeway that goes from Appughar to Kailasagiri. The ropeway ride offers gr...Read more
  5. Rishikonda Beach

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    Rishikonda Beach

    Beach, Walking Area, Leisure, Water Sport

    Located just 8 kilometres from the port city of Visakhapatnam, Rishikonda Beach/Rushikonda Beach is known as the Jewel of the East Coast. One of the most scenic places to visit in Vishakhapatnam, the unspoiled beauty of the beach is its main attraction and offers a unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the golden sands and gentle ocean currents. The beach is a haven for water-sports lovers and ...Read more
  6. Yarada Beach

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    Yarada Beach

    Outdoors, Beach, Walking Area, Leisure

    Part of the charm of tourism in Vishakhapatnam are it’s blessed-with-bounty beaches. The green of the coconut trees merges with the deep blue of the ocean at Yarada beach. It is a peaceful oasis in the middle of the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh. Situated close to Dolphin’s nose, this beach is famous for its warm inviting waters and soft sands. One of the best sightseeing pl...Read more
  7. Dolphins Nose

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    Dolphins Nose

    Geological Formation, Light House, View Point

    Dolphin's Nose is a huge rocky headland, around 174 metres in height. The rock gets its name because of its resemblance to a dolphin's nose which is located 358 metres above sea level. This Vizag tourist place is popular with visitors because of the natural rock that projects majestically from the Bay of Bengal. On top of rock formation is a huge lighthouse, which is renowned for its powerful b...Read more
  8. Simhachalam Temple

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    Simhachalam Temple

    Religious Site, Temple, Architecture

    Sightseeing in Vishakhapatnam is incomplete without a visit to this temple. Also known as Simhadri, the suburb of Simhachalam is located close to Visakhapatnam, about 16 kilometres away. A synthesis of Oriya and Dravidian style of architectures, this Hindu temple is truly a sanctum of beauty. You might not be able to see the deity which is covered in a sandalwood paste for most part of the year...Read more
  9. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

    Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Picnic Spot

    Do you always find visits to forest areas exciting? Then pay a visit to Indira Gandhi Zoological Park. It is actually a Reserve Forest where you would get to see animals of numerous kinds. The location is a residence to many reptiles also. You and your companions will definitely enjoy a nice time here watching animals like tigers, puma, giraffe, Indian rhinoceros, mandrill and many other specie...Read more
  10. Rama Krishna Beach

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    Rama Krishna Beach

    Museum, Beach

    The Rama Krishna Beach is one of the most popular beach parks in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), Andhra Pradesh. It gets its name from the Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama across the Beach Road from the park. The beach is best known for the INS Kursura Submarine Museum, which preserves the Kalvari class submarine. A not-to-be-missed Vishakhapatnam tourist place, a visit to the beach will calm your nerves wit...Read more
  11. Vuda Park

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    Vuda Park

    Park, Fountain, Nature

    Spread over a massive 55 acres, the VUDA park is an oasis with beautiful landscapes and the most spectacular trees. With views that are unparalleled, the park is a serene abode that is home to a variety of Flora and Fauna. Spend time boating or gawk at the musical fountain or just watch your kids have the time of their lives at the well appointed play pens, VUDA park has lot to offer. While you...Read more
  12. War Memorial

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    War Memorial

    War Memorial

    The War Memorial built in remembrance of the Victory at Sea on 1971 Indo Pak war is situated on the Beach Road, just opposite to the Submarine Museum. There is a fighter plane, a tank and few replicas of missiles as exhibits. There is no entry fee and can be viewed from the road. Although very few Vishakhapatnam tourist guides will tell you about this place, it is worth visiting for the sanctit...Read more
  13. Matsyadarshini Aquarium


    The Vishakhapatnam Aquarium is a treat for kids and adults alike. The aquarium has a huge variety of fish and sea life. A truly rare experience, this tourist attraction in Vishakhapatnam is surely not to be missed. The exit gate of the aquarium resembles the open mouth of a huge white tipped shark.
  14. Lawsons Bay

    Beach, Walking Area, Leisure, Water Sport

    Also known as the Pedawaltair Beach, Lawson's Bay is a picturesque beach in Visakhapatnam. It is located close to Ramakrishna Beach (RK Beach), on the road leading to Kailasgiri. The golden sands and the lush green surroundings are soothing not just to the eye but also to the soul. The Bay boasts of crystal clear and shallow water, making it is the perfect beach for swimming, surfing and sunbat...Read more
  15. Kambalkonda Wildlife Sanctuary

    Wildlife Sanctuary , Nature

    Spread over 7,146 hectares, Kambalakonda Reserve Forest was declared a Wildlife Sanctuary by the Union Ministry of Forests and Environment on September 13, 2002. The forest on the Eastern Ghats is an abode for rare species of Flora and also animals like Leopard, Barking Deer, Wild Goat, Spotted Deer, Sambar and Monkeys. Going round the park on horses will be a splendid experience for the kids. ...Read more