Visakhapatnam, India Cruise Port, 2021, 2022 and 2023 Cruises to Visakhapatnam, India | The Cruise Web
 

Visakhapatnam, India Cruise Port

Visakhapatnam is a seaport city nestled in the rolling hills of the Eastern Ghats. It is also known as Vizag or Waltair, depending on the native language, and is the largest state in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, which is located on the eastern shores of India. With more than 2 million people, the primary religion of the region is Hindu, followed by Islam and Christianity. While very few natives practice Buddhism—less than one percent—a strong history of Buddhist devotion can be observed in the many statues and temples throughout the city. It faces the Bay of Bengal, exhibiting a stunning shoreline with a number of delightful beaches. These unspoiled, endless stretches of sand and surf are great for long walks, swimming, or partaking in various water sports. Tourists are also interested in viewing the beautifully majestic Araku Valley and the impressive Borra caves.

 

  • The Simhachalam Temple dates back to the 11th century and is an incredible Buddhist structure that lies on top of a hill and promotes the universal ideals of peace and serenity.
     
  • Yaranda Beach is a calming, quiet beach with bubbling tides and soft, white sand. While swimming is not allowed, there is much enjoyment to be had just taking in the sights and soothing sounds.
     
  • Of the many museums, the INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, is very special. It’s based in a giant decommissioned sub and the entire inside has basically been left intact.
     
  • The Araku Tribal Museum is a place to see and learn about the native tribal people of Araku, and observe their art and culture through a wide variety of displays.
     

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