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Visakhapatnam, also known as Vizag, is the largest city and the financial capital of Andhra Pradesh.

Facing the Bay of Bengal to the East, and surrounded by hills of the eastern ghats, Visakhapatnam is located on the eastern shore of India.

It is an Industrial hub and is known for Heavy Industries, Steel Plants, Seaports, and Shipyards.

The city is the headquarters to Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Vizag has one of the largest seaports of India.



Visakhapatnam is named after the God of Valour, Visakha, the son of Shiva and Parvati.

The history of the region is as old as the Ramayana and Mahabharata. It has also been ruled by several dynasties like the Kalingas during the 7th century, the Chalukyas during the 8th century, the Cholas, the Qutb Shahis of Golconda, the Mughal Empire, and the Nizams of Hyderabad.

Later it was ruled by the French and the British before India finally got independence.


What to do in Visakhapatnam

Are you a movie buff? Planning on taking everyone out for a movie? Here is a list of theatres you can go to.

If you're the religious kind and want to explore that side of Vizag head here.

If you're a nature freak then here are some places to go. Vizag has many such parks, waterfalls, and beaches so here's one more list put together by HolidayIQ.

For a long weekend break, check out this list to places near Andhra Pradesh that you could visit.


Things for Sight Seeing in Visakhapatnam

Here are links to top sights in Vizag.


Shopping in Visakhapatnam

Once you move to a new place you need to do some basic shopping, correct? So here is a list of best places to shop in Visakhapatnam Here's a list of places you can visit for street shopping.


Buying Furniture in Visakhapatnam

Looking for some furniture for your new house? Here are a few places you should visit.

In case you want to buy furniture online, here is a dedicated section for the city.


Selling old stuff in Visakhapatnam

While moving there will be a lot of things you might want to get rid off, like furniture, appliances etc. To sell them easily here are the top classified sites in your city.  


Getting things done in Visakhapatnam

While settling in at your new place you might need help of professionals to do pest control, repair your refrigerator, do home decor etc.

Check out the utility services available for your city on Justdial.


Restaurants & Eateries in Visakhapatnam

If you're a foodie who wants to explore some great restaurants, here is a list of the best put together by TripAdvisor

You can also search Vizag by type of cuisine - ChineseItalianFrenchSeafoodJapanese, etc.

If you're strictly vegetarian then here are some restaurants you can try


Education: Play schools to pre-university in Visakhapatnam

Don't you need a top notch play school for your child? Here is a list of the top ones

If your children are a little older, here's a useful list of top 10 schools in Visakhapatnam city and if you're looking for CBSE schools here is a list.

If you're looking for engineering colleges check the list of top colleges here.


Networking opportunities in Visakhapatnam

Want to meet new people who have similar interests as you do? Or do you want to discuss your startup with people from the same field? Just join the club here and arrange a meetup


The Woes of Visakhapatnam

Due to rapid industrialization, there is a lot of pollution in Vizag today. You can read more about it here.

Top Movers and Packers in Vishakhapatnam

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Key Facts
Capital of the State of Andhra Pradesh

  • Area: 540 km²
  • Elevation: 45 m
  • Population: 2.036 million
  • Main Language: Telugu

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Visakhapatnam experiences 3 seasons throughout the year. Summers last from March, April, and May and it's hot and humid during this time. The maximum temperature rises up to 42.0 °C. There is a regular and heavy rainfall during the monsoons which starts from June and ends in September. December to February is the winter seasons during which the temperature fluctuates from 18 ° C to 30 ° C.

Moving into the city:

Vizag is easily approachable from all the major Indian cities.

It has well-connected flights coming from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and many other important cities. It also has flights coming from international cities.

It is easy to reach Visakhapatnam by train from any part of the country.Visakhapatnam railway station is on the Kolkata-Chennai mainline and is connected to both the cities. As it is a major station even super fast trains stop here.

One can easily reach Visakhapatnam by road as it is well-connected to most of the important cities of Andhra Pradesh. APSRTC runs from almost all the cities of the state to Visakhapatnam. You can book your tickets here

Moving around the City:

Buses, rickshaws, and cabs are the main modes of transport in the city. State operated buses go to most of the places in the city and are very convenient. Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) operates from 6 bus complexes in the city and Dwarka Bus station or RTC complex is the largest Bus station among them.

You can also book cabs in advance for a day or on an hourly basis. Recently cab services like Uber, Ola have also started running here.

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