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"City of Victory"

Vizianagaram Tourism

Lying close to the coastline of the Bay of Bengal on the Eastern Ghats, Vizianagaram is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Deriving its name from the princely district of Vizianagaram, the name of the city means 'City of Victory'. Bounded by Vishakhapatnam on the west and south, and the Bay of Bengal on the northwest, the Vizianagaram city, is a popular destination for the wholesale textile market to the neighbouring towns as well.

Steeped by a glorious past, the region is known to be strongly linked with a rich history of Kalinga. The land of the city has also been witness to a war between the French and English. Today the city is adorned with temples, majestic forts, beautiful neighbouring cities and bounty of nature. The major river that flows through the city are Nagavali, Gomukhi, Vegavathi, Chempavathi, Suvarnamukhi, and Gostani.

With an average elevation of 242 feet, Vizianagaram has a tropical climate characterised by high humidity all year round. The summers could be scorching with occasional rainfall. The city is renowned for its famous festival of Sirimanu Utsav that usually takes place in October. The nearest airport is located in Vishakapatnam 62 km away from the city. With budding infrastructural development, the city has still been able to retain its charm that fascinates its visitors.

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Vizianagaram Fort and Moti Mahal

Vizianagaram Fort was founded by Vijayarama Raju I. It was built in 1713 AD on the auspicious day of Vijaya Dashmi. The main entrance to this fort was the Victory Arch but the main entrance changed to East Gate. The Victory Arch has a temple of Lord Hanuman on one side and a temple of Goddess Lakshmi on the other. The goddess is popular by another name, which is 'Goddess Kota Shakti'.
Vizianagaram Fort
It is believed that the Raja of Vizianagaram would especially seek blessings of this goddess before going to war. This fort is a jewel in beautiful history of Vizianagaram. It is a must visit for every history lover and feel proud of our rich heritage. Motimahal was constructed by Vijayarama III.
Bobilli - Ancient Town
It was made in 1869 as a Maharaja's court. Two exquisite marble statue welcomes you at the entrance of the mahal that tells you the rich taste of the royal family that lived there. The building is now contributing towards female education as its first floor is especially used as a college for women. There is a museum there which displays the beautiful link of the mahal with history.

Restaurants and Local Food in Vizianagaram

Vizianagaram predominantly serves the South Indian cuisine that mainly comprises of rice, dal, rasam, sambar, vegetable curries, pickles and curd. The food is however, a bit spicy but delicious at the same time.
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Suggested Itinerary for Vizianagaram

Day 1 - After you reach Vizianagaram and get energised by eating delicious local cuisine get ready for a fully packed day. Firstly the must visit on the list is Vizianagaram Fort. It is full of history and religious beliefs. There is beautiful garden over there to enjoy a picnic. After lunch, you can go and visit the Clock Tower. It was built after the Rajahs took inspiration from Big Ben in London. Then roam around in the local market.
Day 2 - Firstly visiting Pydithalli Ammavaru is a must. Take blessings from the Goddess for rich and prosperous life. Then visit Moddukovillu. After lunch, you can go to Saripalli to visit Dibbi Lingeswara Swami. Get immersed in the beauty of the temple.
Day 3 - You can visit the land where the Battle of Bobbili took place. The war is amongst the most significant episode of the history of Andhra Pradesh. The place will make you reminisce the era where brave men fought for our country.

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How to Reach Vizianagaram

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Vizianagaram is located on National Highway 43. It is well connected to major cities and town by road and train.

How to reach Vizianagaram by flight

Vishakhapatnam Airport serves as the nearest airbase to the city of Vizianagaram. The airport lies at a distance of around 64 km from the city and can be easily approached by taxi available outside the airport.

How to reach Vizianagaram by road

Vizianagaram city is well connected to all its neighbouring towns and rest of the state via a well maintained network of road. National Highway 5 and 43 also crosses through the city which further makes it highly accessible area.

How to reach Vizianagaram by train

Located on the South-Eastern Railway Waltair Division, Vizianagaram is one of the major railway junctions. It help connects the city with other major cities of the state via n excellent network of rail.

Local transport in Vizianagaram

Vizianagaram is city where transportation is available in form of buses which serve to be a cheap form of commute. Hiring a cab is another option and a preferable one in case of tourists. Although a bit expensive, it is much faster and convenient.

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Vizianagaram, Andhra Pradesh
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What is famous about Vizianagaram?

Vizianagaram is a peaceful place. It is full of nature and history. It is a quiet place and for the city dwellers, it is heaven.

What is not so good about Vizianagaram?

The place can be boring for people not interested in nature or history or mythology. The place is not meant for people looking to party.

Who should visit Vizianagaram?

Vizianagaram is meant for a family holiday with either no children or those who have young children. The place is not meant for teenagers or unmarried people. It is for all those who have an interest in history.

What is the best time to visit Vizianagaram?

The weather condition in Vizianagaram is mostly humid throughout the year with extremely hot summers. The summer season in the city extends from March to May. Monsoon season in the city receives heavy rainfall which continues until September with the month of October receiving post monsoon jitters. Winters, however, are mildly cold and experience very pleasant weather and thus are recommended as the ideal time to explore the area.
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What is the local food in Vizianagaram?

Vizianagaram predominantly serves the South Indian cuisine that mainly comprises of rice, dal, rasam, sambar, vegetable curries, pickles and curd. The food is however, a bit spicy but delicious at the same time.
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What is the best way to reach Vizianagaram?

Vizianagaram is located on National Highway 43. It is well connected to major cities and town by road and train.
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What are the things to do in Vizianagaram?

The top things to do in Vizianagaram are Vizianagaram, Saripalli, Gosthani Sarovar Vihar, Kumili, Raamateertham, Bobbili. You can see all the places to visit in Vizianagaram here

What are the places near Vizianagaram?

The top places near to Vizianagaram are Visakhapatnam which is 50 km from Vizianagaram, Ananthagiri hills which is located 43 km from Vizianagaram, Araku valley which is located 60 km from Vizianagaram, Nizamabad which is located 68 km from Vizianagaram, Annavaram which is located 139 km from Vizianagaram

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Rohit Shroff

4 years ago
- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the cultural heritage of the city.
- Avoid travelling the city during summers owing to hot and dry weather and heat.
- Carry a pair of sport shoes for (Read More)there is lot of walking around the town.
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