I love travelling and like to see new places in and around India as well as an overseas. In the month of Oct, 2019, I got an opportunity to visit Vishakhapatnam, which is called the City of Destiny with my family specially with my Granddaughter.
Vizag is the capital of Andhra Pradesh dotted with several sea beaches, hence it is called Jewel of East Coast. I had only three days to see the different places there. So, First I decided to visit Rishikanda beach, which was a lovely place and I was surprised to see the cleanliness and maintenance.
I got the feeling of Goa Beach. People had couple of activities to explore like Speed boat, Jet ski rides and kayaking,. As this was my first experience to visit Vizag , it was AWESOME. Soothing blowing of wind, some fishermen getting ready to go into the ocean for fishing, the scene was awesome.
After spending some time at the beach, we moved to nearby park called KAILASHGIRI which is on the hill station, KAILASHGIRI has huge statue of Siva-Parvathi. It had a rope way and toy train facility to see beautiful view . After reaching there, we saw two amazing scenes,
. At one side the endless ocean and other side was the beautiful Vizag city. The time was 5.40 pm when enjoyed riding train and from there we saw beautiful view of the city.
The next spot was Yarada Beach: this beach was 22 km from my hotel in the Vizag city. In the morning of second day I hired a taxi which took around 40 minutes to reach the Yarada Beach. Really that was a lovely beach, neat and clean, well maintained and surrounded by hills (Eastern Ghats Range) making the place most beautiful .
I also enjoyed watching Paragliding adventurous events here.
Dolphins Nose was also a wonderful spot also known as Light House near Yarada beach. This hill is in the shape of dolphin. Climbing up in the light house through quite narrow stairs with too much crowd became this adventurous at the height of 178 meters . we had view of full greenery all around the beautiful beach.
I also got the opportunity to visit INS Kurusura Submarine Museum and saw inside of a submarine which is out of service .
Submarine with suitable modifications has been kept on the beach road for visit by general public .
I was thrilled to see practically the function of submarine with explanation from the authorities present there.
The aircraft museum is also located opposite to the submarine museum. This place had a well guided tour,. The TU142 aircraft gave a view on the inside of the aircraft with its original settings. .I was thrilled to see the inside of the actual aircraft which was also very informative.
On next day it was scheduled to visit Araku Valley (situated at the height of 3000 ft above sea level) by car covering the distance of 112 km from my hotel,
After getting up early in the morning we started our journey and experienced the beautiful scenic views on both sides of road before reaching Araku valley,.
Really it was a most memorable trip I also visited Padmapuram Garden, Tribal Museum and Coffee museum. And there is Borra caves which was very beautiful and amazing .
I enjoyed very much this super place. We also enjoyed special food like world famous bamboo chicken and boiled sweet corn
I think everyone should visit this beautiful place time and again.
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