Here are the top 25 tourist attractions to see in Visakhapatnam:

1. Katiki Waterfalls

Must visit 3.4 /5

70 km
from city center
1 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

A distance of 100 steps and a trek of 2 km will take you to a place where a most enchanting sight of Katiki Waterfalls awaits for the tourists.

2. Kailasagiri

Must visit 4.1 /5 View 5+ photos

15 km
from city center
2 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Ask any individual living in Vizag the one place he or she has for sure been to. It has to be the Kailasagiri. An attractive and a local favourite, this hill station, Kailasa Giri offers a spectacular view of the sea.

3. Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary

3.1 /5

16 km
from city center
3 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam and is a perfect example of natural harmony between the dry seasonal forest and the evergreen meadows.

4. Submarine Museum

Must visit 3.4 /5

12 km
from city center
4 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

During your stroll on the RK Beach, or as you drive past the beach road, you might notice a rather elaborate collection of Submarines. Step down and stop to witness the only Submarine Museum in the entire of Asia.

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5. Borra caves

4.2 /5 View 5+ photos

69 km
from city center
5 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

With stalactite and stalagmite formations and natural enigma overflowing, Borra Caves are located at 1400 meter above sea level in the Anantagiri area of Visakhapatnam.

6. Simhachalam Temple

3.6 /5 View 24+ photos

9 km
from city center
6 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

As per the belief of the Hindu religion, an east facing entrance brings luck and prosperity while the west one brings victory and luckily the Simhachalam temple faces west. The temple is situated among hills covered with cashew trees, shrubs, and mango groves. Many pilgrims undertake a journey to the hill on important and auspicious days. Neighbourhoods near the pilgrimage include Srinivasanagar, Prahladapuram, Sainagar colony, Simhapuri colony, and Simhapuri Layout. The journey often extends into the night, as the route is around 40 kilometres. Pilgrims visit the temple to bestow their offerings to the auspicious deities.

7. Rishikonda Beach

Must visit 4.1 /5

21 km
from city center
7 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

The Rishikonda Beach also known as Rushikonda Beach is a stunning shore located on the coast of the Bay of Bengal in Vishakhapatnam, in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. APTDC, which is in charge of this natural beauty, has done a great job in the upkeep of the beach and ensured that this natural attraction remains unspoilt. The Rishikonda Beach is thus rightly named as the 'Jewel of the East Coast', owing to its essential and intact beauty. The serene golden sands of the beach are located in the bosom of the Rishikonda hill. 

8. Dolphin's nose

Must visit 3.4 /5

4 km
from city center
8 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Very similar to a dolphins nose, this 174 m high rocky headland is situated in the south of Vizag . The nose seems to be protruding out towards the Bay of Bengal giving it a rather fascinating look.

9. Matsyadarshini Aquarium

3.1 /5

11 km
from city center
9 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

An initiative of the Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation, Matsyadarshini is a beautiful aquarium and houses countless species of fresh and salt water marine life captured in glass tanks.

10. City Shopping

3.0 /5

34 km
from city center
10 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Waltair Uplands Road, Jagadamba Junction, CMR Central, Lepakshi Emporium etc tend t be the favorites for shopping in Vizag. The city is famous for its saris and varieties like Pochampalli, Ikat and a few more are almost essentials.

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11. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

3.6 /5 View 22+ photos

16 km
from city center
11 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is located amidst the Kambalakonda Reserve Forest in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. Declared open to the public on 19 May 1977, the Park now offers a number of exhibits of more than 80 species of mammals, birds and reptiles. The Zoo Park has differentiated the sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and birds, all caged in their natural ambiance. Situated amidst the scenic Eastern Ghats of India, the Park is quite a pictueresque one.

12. VUDA Park (Taraka Rama)

3.1 /5

14 km
from city center
12 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority or VUDA park, is a popular attraction in Visakhapatnam and a favorite amongst the tourists. One of its main attractions, here, is a musical waterfall.

13. Ramakrishna Beach

3.1 /5

12 km
from city center
13 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

One of the most popular beaches of Vishakapatnam, RK beach is a beach for to spend some relaxed time, enjoy strolls across the beach, sunbath and more.

14. Bheemili Beach

3.1 /5

34 km
from city center
14 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

The long beautiful and pristine Bheemunipatnam Beach is located at the assemblage of Gosthani River and the Bay of Bengal. It also houses the remains of a 17th century fort and cemetery, reveling history dating back to the Dutch era.

15. Bojjannakonda

10 km
from city center
15 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Bojjannakonda is a small group of six rock-cut caves that has beautifully carved statues of Gautam Buddha which draw tourists and believers for its aesthetic and religious importance. The caves nearby also have stupas where Buddhist monks would meditate.

16. Yarada Beach

3.1 /5

6 km
from city center
16 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal and located close to Dolphin's nose, the Yarada beach is a quiet beach to chill by the waves, sip that tender coconut water and occasionally play in the water.

17. War memorial

3.1 /5

13 km
from city center
17 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

This memorial is dedicated to the 'Victory at Sea', during the Indo-Pak war in 1971. A renowned War memorial, it is located in Vizag on the left of the beach road and facing the submarine museum. Many war related materials are displayed here, including a fighter plane, missiles, few bombs and a tank.

18. Lawson's Bay Beach

3.1 /5

14 km
from city center
18 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Lawson's Bay beach is considered an extension of Ramakrishan beach more than often. It is a calm, serene and secluded stretch with lush greenery and whitish sands. The majestic sea with shallow crystal clear water and calm waves here is ideal for swimming, sun bathing and surfing.

19. Buddhist Excavation

3.1 /5

26 km
from city center
19 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Havi Konda, Thotla Konda, Bojjana Konda, and Salihundam located around Visakhapatnam were places of Buddhist excavations. The excavations of 1906 that took place have brought out many Buddhist monuments such as stupas and chaityas.

20. Gangavaram beach

3.1 /5

8 km
from city center
20 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

One of the most beautiful beaches of the town, this one with palm trees and picture perfect sceneries attracts many film and TV serial makers. This beach with soft sands and cool breeze always provides a secluded atmosphere.

21. Victory at Sea War Memorial

13 km
from city center
21 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Victory at Sea War Memorial is located on Beach road and is frequently visited by tourists on their way to the beach. The monument has a pyre lit 24x7 in honour of the Indian martyrs. The well maintained monument often generates a sense of patriotism and pride in our countrymen who fight selflessly for the safety of our citizens.

22. Ross Hill Church

7 km
from city center
22 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Ross Hill Church is a splendid attraction that draws tourists and religious followers in large numbers. It is one of the few locations that can be climbed to get a fabulous view of the quaint city and the Port area. The attraction is frequently visited by photographers and nature lovers especially to view the beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Ross Hill Church has a beautiful architecture and a serene vibe that will hit the pause button to the endless mind chatter at least for a few moments. Tourists can explore the church and attend the prayer services/ mass if they choose to.

23. Itika Pongal

23 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

The native tribal community of Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh celebrates a hunting festival during April of the Gregorian calendar each year. The name of the festival is 'Itika Pongal,' which is similar to hunting festivals of other tribal communities, such as the 'Jani Shikar' of Jharkhand. The 'Itika Pongal' festival serves as a perfect occasion to witness the tribal culture of Andhra Pradesh in its purest form when the women of the tribe perform their native dance form, known as 'Dhimsa'.

24. Lambasingi

78 km
from city center
24 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Fondly called the ‘Kashmir of Andhra Pradesh’, Lambasingi is a quaint hamlet nestled in Chintapalli Mandal in the richly forested Arakku Valley at an elevation of 1025 m above the sea level. On of the best kept secrets of Andhra Pradesh, the dainty village is known for its majestic hills, apple orchards and panoramic views of the adjoining valleys. Also known as Korra Bayalu, the village is the only place in all of South India that experiences snowfall as the temperatures drop significantly. Besides abundant natural beauty and the gorgeous views if the towering hills and meandering rivers, the village also offers a plethora of adventure activities that you can try your hand at. So if you are looking for chilling temperature, pale mists, colourful gardens and prolific natural beauty, you know where to head to.

25. Sagar Nagar Beach

17 km
from city center
25 out of 25
places to visit in Visakhapatnam

Located in the quaint neighborhood of Sagar Nagar in the city of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, Sagar Nagar beach is situated on the coast of the Bay of Bengal. Considered to be one of the most popular tourist spots in the city, the beach reverberates with tranquility and serenity. The beach is known for its golden sands, mesmerising sunsets and utter peace, all in the absence of commercial crowds or touristy pollution.

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