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Vizianagaram Tourism

Lying close to the coastline of Bay of Bengal beside the enchanting Eastern Ghats, Vizianagaram is a city blessed with picturesque vistas, mysticism of spirituality and rich cultural heritage. Deriving its name from the princely state of Vizianagaram, the name in Telugu means 'City of Victory'.

Steeped with a glorious past, the region is known to be strongly linked with rich history of Kalinga. The land of the city is also been witness to a war between the French and English. Today, the city is adorned with the antiquities of past reflecting the footprints of age old world charm. The place is a wholesome package for tourists packed with ancient temples, majestic forts, beautiful neighbouring cities and bounty of nature. Vizianagaram is also renowned for its enthusiastic celebration of it popular festival o Sirimanu Utsav. With budding infrastructural development, the city has still been able to retain its charm that fascinates its visitors to no end.

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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'. 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. It was made in 1869 as a Maharaja's court. Two exquisite marble statue welcome 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 the 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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One Day Itinerary

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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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

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's Not So Great?

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.

For Whom?

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.

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How 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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Rohit Shroff 1 year 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 there is lot of walking around the town.
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