About Vizag 2017-10-06T09:51:29+00:00

ABOUT VIZAG

Visakhapatnam, which is popularly referred to as Vizag, is named after God Vaishaka. The city is a port city, located along the shores of Bay of Bengal and is headquarters to the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Although considered to be an industrial city, Vizag has a rich and vibrant culture and heritage. The city was part of the ancient Kalinga Empire and was ruled by renowned kings, such as Ashoka and Krishnadeva Raya. During the 18th century, the city was a Dutch colony. Today, Vizag embraces its past and present seamlessly, making it an interesting and attractive city to spend holidays.

Vizag is blessed with natural beauty, with hill ranges, pristine beaches along its coastline and lush, natural valleys. The city is surrounded by three hills, Sri Venkateswara Konda, Ross Hill and Dargah Konda. Each hill is home to a shrine, dedicated to three different religions. The Venkateswara Konda is home to the Venkateswara Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva; Ross Hill houses the Church of Virgin Mary; and the Dargah Konda is home to the tomb of a Muslim saint called Baba Ishaq Madina Dargah.

ABOUT FINTECH VALLEY VIZAG

The Fintech Valley in Vizag is a self-sustainable global Fintech Ecosystem that focuses on converging finance and technology to create large avenues of growth through industry-enablers, world-class infrastructure, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Global financial services companies, government and academia come together in this valley to build capacity, infrastructure, market access, connectivity, funding channels, and incentive mechanisms to achieve unmatched business goals and successes. Start-ups, financial Institutions, technology vendors, incubators/accelerators/innovation labs, and investors simultaneously contribute to and thrive in this ecosystem at the speed of business.

ATTRACTIONS AT VIZAG

RUSHIKONDA BEACH (21km from city center)
Rushikonda beach is one of the best beaches of Andhra Pradesh. Besides enjoying the serenity of the beach, tourists can try out water sports such as wind surfing and skiing. There are many dhabas(highway restaurants) that serves the local Andhra delicacies.
ARAKU VALLEY (80km from city center)
Araku valley is a hill station near Vizag that has beautiful waterfalls and a beautiful picturesque route on the hills. It is located 3200 square feet above sea level. There are a few tribes that live in this valley who have kept their culture alive up to this day.
SIMHACHALAM TEMPLE (9km from city center)
The temple is situated among hills covered with cashew trees, shrubs, and mango groves. Many pilgrims undertake a journey to the hill on important and auspicious days. Neighbourhoods near the pilgrimage include Srinivasanagar, Prahladapuram, Sainagar colony, Simhapuri colony, and Simhapuri Layout.
BORRA CAVES (69 km from city center)
With stalactite and stalagmite formations and natural enigma overflowing, Borra Caves are located at 1400 meter above sea level in the Anantagiri area of Visakhapatnam. The million year old caves were discovered by William King George from the Geological Survey of India in 1807. Borra Caves are the biggest amongst the caves found in India. The spectacular formation of rocks offers great views.
KAILASAGIRI (15kmfrom city center)
Kailasagiri is located on a hilltop and is 360 feet above sea level thereby providing a glorious view of the beaches and hills. It is one of the prominent hill top parks with panoramic sea view on the East Coast. It is famous for the 40 feet Lord Shiva Parvati statue. It has seven different beautiful viewpoints to enjoy the serene atmosphere and scenic beauty.
SUBMARINE MUSEUM (12km from city center)
The Submarine Museum is situated on the famous RK Beach Road. It is a war submarine that was captured by the Indian Navy years ago. A lot of street food stalls stand across the RK Beach that serve local food items.