13 Scenic Spots To Explore In Visakhapatnam This Monsoon
This monsoon, take a break from the monotony of everyday life and plan a fun vacation to the coastal paradise of Visakhapatnam. The historical port of Vizag is located in the heart of Andhra Pradesh.
On my last trip to Visakhapatnam, I explored the picturesque landscapes, pristine beaches, and the city’s cultural heritage.
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- Yarada Beach
As this is one of the most scenic beaches in Vizag, I had to explore Yarada beach. Spend the day by the beach basking in the magnificent sunset views while the waves sweep by the coastline.
This beach is surrounded by hills on all sides, which makes it a photogenic spot to click some selfies. You can book your stay at popular budget hotels in Visakhapatnam near the Yarada beach.
Location of the beach: Yarada, Visakhapatnam
- Katiki Waterfalls
Surrounded by lush greenery and verdant hills, Katiki Waterfalls is the top sightseeing in Visakhapatnam. While visiting Vizag, I decided to hike across the scenic trails around the Araku valley to reach the Gosthani river, which is the source of this cascading waterfall.
Location of the waterfall: Katiki Waterfalls Road, Visakhapatnam
- Borra Caves
Nestled amid the Ananthagiri Hills in Araku Valley, Bora Caves is considered the largest cave in the country. I was thrilled to explore the Borra Caves which are perched at an elevation of 705 meters. This cave is made of karstic limestone and features mesmerizing stalactites and stalagmites. Bask in the enigmatic beauty of evergreen forests and the captivating views surrounding the Borra caves. You can enquire regarding any local guide at hotels in Visakhapatnam while exploring the local sightseeing tours.
- Dolphin’s Nose
This viewpoint is named after a large rock which is the shape of a Dolphin’s Nose. Capture the fascinating contrast between views of city life and mesmerizing views of the scenic coastline. After enjoying the beautiful sunset views, I took a stroll along the Gangavaram beach overlooking the Dolphin’s Nose. You can check in to some of the best hotels in Visakhapatnam while exploring the beaches.
Location of the viewpoint: Gangavaram Port, Visakhapatnam
- Rishikonda Beach
Be awestruck at the clear waters of the Bay of Bengal Sea sweeping across the Rishikonda Beach. Often nicknamed as the ‘Jewel of East Coast’, this beach is nestled amid exuberant greenery and the Rishikonda hill. This beach is located in close vicinity from the Vizag port. You can book your stay at the best hotels in Visakhapatnam which offers sea-view rooms by the beach.
Location of the beach: Beach Rd, Rushikonda, Bheemili
- Lawson’s Bay Beach
I was amazed at the tranquil surroundings and pristine beauty while visiting Lawson’s Bay Beach. Take a stroll along the secluded beach dotted with lush greenery and scenic surroundings. Rent a sunbathing shade on the beach and enjoy reading a good book. For the adventure seekers, try swimming and surfing in the sea. You can stay at nearby hotels in Visakhapatnam while visiting the nearby beaches.
Location of the beach: Visakhapatnam
- Araku Valley
Araku valley is clothed with lush pastures and greenery, which makes it a top scenic spot to explore in Vizag for nature lovers. Behold the captivating views of the coffee plantations overlooking the mountains. If you love photography, make sure to take some instaworthy photographs of the scenic Araku valley. To explore the deals on the hotels near Araku valley, check hotel websites online.
Location of the valley: Araku – Visakhapatnam Rd
- Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary
Get exploring the exotic flora and fauna at the Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary. This land earlier belonged to the royals of Vizianagaram until 1970 but the Andhra Pradesh Forest Department currently manages it. The sanctuary features endangered species like Indian Leopard, Indian Muntjac, and Asian Paradise-flycatcher. You will be amazed to find out the wildlife preservation measures at this wildlife sanctuary.
Location of the sanctuary: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
- Ross Hill Church
This historical church is a popular sightseeing destination in Vizag. When I visited the Ross Hill Church, I was awestruck at the beautiful architecture. Wake up early on a Sunday morning and attend a prayer and worship service at the Ross Hill Church.
Location of the church: Port Area, Visakhapatnam
- Sagar Nagar Beach
Explore the pristine Sagar Nagar Beach overlooking the Bay of Bengal Sea in Vizag. Walk barefoot on the golden sands while soaking in the spectacular sunset views across the crimson skies. I enjoyed the solitude and tranquil surroundings by the Sagar Nagar Beach while visiting Vizag.
Location of the beach: Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
- Mudasarlova Park
Plan a fun picnic by the pristine Mudasarlova Cheruvu Lake overlooking a picturesque park. Sprawling over 20 acres, this scenic park is nestled in a lush valley and verdant hills. Take a break from the daily hustle and enjoy slow living while basking in captivating views of the surroundings.
Location of the park: Mudasarlova, Chinna Gadhili
These are the top places to explore in Visakhapatnam on your next monsoon getaway with your family and loved ones.