Vizag Smart City attracted 1.15 crore Tourists during the year 2015-16, out of this around 1.14 crore Domestic and 69,483 Foreign Tourists. Government should try to attract more number of tourists, with a target of 2 crore Domestic and 2 lakh Foreign Tourists by the end of Financial Year 2018-19.
There are many beautiful Tourist places, Hotels, Shopping malls, Inox Cinemas in and around Visakhapatnam Smart City.
Vizag has the long & beautiful sea coast from Coastal Battery to Bheemili Beach (approximately 28 kms).
Tourist spots : Araku valley, Padmarao gardens, Borra caves, Katiki waterfalls, Ananthagiri Hills, Tyda jungle bells, Dallpally, Chaparai waterfalls, Kothapalli waterfalls, Matsyagundam, Modakondamma padalu, Minumuluru, Lambasingi. Punyagiri, Devipuram. Light house and Kanaka durga temple at Dolphins nose Hill. Yarada beach, Gangavaram beach, Appikonda Beach, Tantadi Beach, Pudimadaka Beach, Revupolavaram Beach. Bojjanna Konda, Sankaram buddhist place. VUDA City Central Park, Shivaji Park, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Kambalakonda Eco-Tourism park. Mudarsarlova Park, Simhachalam Temple. Gokul Park, Childrens Park, RK beach, Matyadarshini Aquarium, Submarine Museum, Visakha Museum, Vuda Park, Lawsons bay beach, Lumbini park, VUDA Health Arena at foot hills of kailasagiri, Tenneti park, Kailasagiri, Telugu museum atop kailasagiri, Sagarnagar beach, Yendada Beach, Rushikonda Beach, Ramanaidu Film Studios, Bavikonda buddhist heritage site, Thotla konda buddhist complex, Thotlakonda Beach, Mangamaripeta Beach, Red sand dunes, Bheemili Light house, Pavurala Konda buddhist place, Bheemili beach.
Government should try to provide more facilities and also develop the above tourist places, which will increase the number of tourists to the Visakhapatnam Smart City and also increase the revenue in the tourism sector.
Vizag Smart City attracted 1.15 crore Tourists during the year 2015, out of this around 1.14 crore Domestic and 69,483 Foreign Tourists. To attract more number of toursts, Sea Tourism, Heli Tourism, Seaplane Tourism can be introduced.
Cultural programmes like Kacheris - traditional singing, Cinema Music, Traditional dances, Exhibition of products manufactured in our villages like Etikoppaka toys, Magic programs etc to be conducted on every Saturday/Sunday at beach road to attract tourists.
For Attracting the International/National tourists, Government should give licenses to run Casinos offshore / onshore, Pubs, 24 hours running Hotels, Restaurants & Bars and also the Tourism department should develop beaches in Vizag Smart City by providing facilities such as beach side Chairs, Restaurants and also Para-sailing, Water sports etc.
Vizag also needs an amusement park or water park. That a city of 20 lakh population with tourist arrivals of 80-90 lakhs per annum should have an amusement park and water-theemed parks.
Every tourism spot needs to have basic facilities such as public toilets and drinking water and also need to interconnect tourism spots by special buses.
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