Area : 11,200sqkm
Population : 35 lakhs (2001 Census)
Best Season : December to March
Average Climate : 220 C - 340 C
Languages Spoken : Telugu, English and Hindi.
Clothing : Cotton wear
STD Code : 0891
State : Andhra Pradesh
The history of this beautiful town can be traced back to the early days when it was a small fishing village in the Kalinga Empire during the reign of Ashoka the Great (272-232 BC). Later on, this port town passed successively from the Andhra kings of engi to the Pallavas, Cholas and the Gangas, before it became a part of the Vijayanagar Empire in the 15th century. But it was ultimately the British who converted it into a thriving port town on the Eastern Coast. Today, the Visakhapatnam port handles the maximum cargo in the country and is likely to become a leading port in Asia.
The city has always held an important place on the defense map of India. During British rule, the city was the target of the envying Japanese in World War II. Pakistan too attacked the city during the Indo Pak War in 1972, but fortunately, there was no damage to the city. Today, Visakhapatnam is said to be the heart of the Indian Navel Defense, as the Eastern Navel Command is located here.
Visakhapatnam is thus a rare mixture of a city with a magical past and a vibrant present. A thriving industrial natural harbour, the nation’s largest shipbuilding yard, the longest metalled beach road, India’s most powerful lighthouse and the world’s highest broad gauge railway track can all be found here.
Telugu, Hindi and English are the main language spoken here.
Sl.No. Place Distance from Vizag
1. Annavaram 124 km
2. Appikonda 18 km
3. Araku Valley 112 km
4. Bavikonda Excavations 20 km
5. Bheemunipatnam or Bheemili 24 km
6. Borra Caves 90 km
7. Dudma Falls
8. Kondakarala Bird Sanctuary 48 km
10. Simhachalam 16 km
11. Tyda Nature Camp 75 km
12. Thotlakonda 15 km
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