- Ramakrishna Mission Beach:
Ramakrishma Mission Beach popularly known as R.K.Beach is the touristiest place. It gets its name from the Ramakrishna Mission ashrama across the Beach road. It is claimed to be the busiest tourist place because it is conveniently located. The beach is surrounded with prestigious hotels like Novotel and Gateway The Taj and fast food joints. It is clean and well-maintained beach. People enjoy the sea breeze while taking a long stroll, a pleasant drive by the beach or to just while away the time with family and friends.
Spread over 380 acres of land, the lush green space of Kailasagiri has always been a tourist’s favorite spot. The hilltop park developed by VUDA caters to the needs of a nature admirer. Every year, the park is visited by an average number of three hundred thousand Indian and foreign tourists. It accommodates Andhra Pradesh’s first-of-a-kind cable car. It has to train that goes around the hill covering the panoramic view. The viewpoints provide picturesque details of the city. It is a hot destination in the month of October due to the picnicking season.
- INS Kurusura:
INS Kurusura was India’s fifth submarine and now is preserved as a museum for public access on the shoreline of Ramakrishna Mission Beach and soon became a must visit destination of Visakhapatnam. The first submarine ship of South Asia is of 600 meters in length and is a reason of pride for Vizagites. With an entry fee, the museum is open on all days on except on a Monday. The museum witnesses the most visitors out of all the destinations in Vizag.
- Tenneti Park:
Known for its panoramic coastline and the impressive skyline for a beautiful experience of sunrise or sunset, Tenneti Park is an Urban Park. It is essentially identified as one of the oldest parks and the first children’s park in Vizag. It is located along the beach road in Jodugullapalem. It is a well maintained park with well laid pathways and imbued with the colors of nature.
- Indira Gandhi Zoological Park:
Located in the Kambalakonda Reserve forest, the Indira Gandhi Zoological park is the third largest zoo in India. It is surrounded by the Easthern Ghats on three sides and the beach on the fourth side. It covers an area of 625 acres. About eighty species of animals’ enumeration of 800 animals are present in the zoo. It is 11 kms far from the Visakhapatnam railway station. It is open to public on all days except Monday. The tour inside the zoo can either be by walk or own vehicle through payment. The zoo provides with Battery Operated vehicle. It has a Biosphere learning centre, a library and a canteen.
- VUDA Park:
Situated near R.K.Beach, VUDA Park is fun place for children. The park is named after the former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N.T.Rama Rao officially identified as Nandakuri Taraka Rama Sagara Teera Aaramam. The park covers 55 acres of land by the sea shore. It has a skating rink, musical waterfall and a boating area. The park also includes cycling arena, swimming and meditation centre for yoga.
- Central Park:
No, this is not the very famous Central Park of New York, but the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority commonly known as VUDA has introduced the City Central Park in the heart of the city. The park covers 22 acres of land and was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N. Chandrababu Naidu. The main attraction of the park is the musical fountain which is a first in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The musical fountain is displayed at nights. The park also has Bonsai garden, yoga hall, amphitheatre, jogging and cycling track. One of the many well maintained and immaculately neat parks.
Simhachalam is noted for its hill top temple, the Shri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple which is 800 metres above the sea level within a distance of 16 kms north from the city of Visakhapatnam. This South Indian temple is an old and a sacred place of worship for Hindus. One of the Hindu three deities of Vishnu, Varaha Narsimha is worshipped. The idol is covered with sandalwood paste throughout the year except on Akshaya Tritiya resembling a Shiva Lingam. Since it is on the hilltop, the view of greenery is fascinating and the temperature is comfortable.
Normally, Kamabalakonda is referred to as Eco Tourism Park or Wildlife Sanctuary. It is a dry evergreen forest which covers an area of 70.70 sq. kms. Kamabalakonda can be reached by road about 5 kms from the city of Visakhapatnam, opposite to Zoo Park. It provides with the deep jungle experience. The park is recognized for its initiation of adventure sports like Burma Bridge, Sky Walking, Goat Walking, Tyre Walking, Kayaking and Zip Liner. Other activities such as trekking, boating, river crossing, nature trails, nature camps and picnics can be sought for. A few of the endangered species of animals and birds are found in this sanctuary.
- Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex:
An ancient Buddhist monastery dated 2000 years ago located along the marine drive towards Bheemili, Thotlakonda is noted for its Buddhist stupas and a heritage site and affords a good view of the sea from the brow of the hill. It is a drive of 15 kms from the city and is about 128 metres above the sea level. The atmosphere is very pleasant with the refreshing sea breeze.