Tourism

Vizag Smart City attracted 1.81 crore Tourists during the calendar year 2016, out of this around 1.80 crore Domestic and 78,218 Foreign Tourists as against 1.15 crore Tourists during the year 2015 (1.14 crore Domestic and 69,483 Foreign Tourists).

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Department should develop tourist places in and around the city by providing more facilities to attract more number of tourists, with a target of 4 crore Domestic and 4 lakh Foreign Tourists by the end of year 2018.

Tourism

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, Muthyalammapalem Beach, Appikonda Beach, Tantadi Beach, Pudimadaka Beach, Revupolavaram Beach. Bojjanna Konda, Sankaram buddhist place. Kondakarla lake, 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, Lawson's bay beach park, 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.


Beach Road - Coastal Battery to VUDA Park

Boat Drive @ Fishing Harbour

VUDA Kursura Submarine Museum

VUDA Park

Lawson's Bay Beach Park

Beach Road - Kailasagiri

VUDA Tenneti Park

VUDA City Central Park

Shivaji Park

VUDA Health Arena located on the foothills of Kailasagiri - Cycling & Jagging Track, Fitness Center, Buddha Vanam - Prayer, Meditation and Yoga

VUDA Kailasagiri

Telugu Samskrutika Niketanam (Telugu Heritage Museum) atop Kailasagiri

VUDA Children's Arena

Kambalakonda - Eco-Tourism Park & Wildlife Sanctuary

Zoo Park

Sagarnagar Beach

Rushikonda Beach & Cottages

Dr. Ramanaidu Film Studios, Beach Road

Thotlakonda

Haritha Beach Shocks @ Thotlakonda Beach

Mangamaripeta Beach

Erramatti Dibbalu (Red Sand Dunes)

Bheemili Beach

Yarada Beach

Light House & Dolphin's nose Hill

Heritage Places

Vizag District Tourist Places

Araku Valley

The picturesque Araku Valley, located at an elevation of about 3,000 feet in the Eastern Ghats, is rich in thick forests and is known for its coffee plantations. 130 kms from Vizag City - 4 hrs journey.

Vistadome Coaches - Araku Valley Train

Vistadome coach is specially designed with a single large size look-out window from where tourists can get a panoramic view. The coach is fully air-conditioned and provided with glassed-in domed ceiling, automatic sliding doors, rotatable chairs, double reclining seats and a multi-tier luggage rack.

Borra Caves

The Borra Caves are located in the Ananthagiri Hills of Araku Vally. The Caves one of the largest in the Country.

Ananthagiri Hills, Matsyagundam

Tyda Jungle bells, Chaprai waterfalls, Kothapally waterfalls

Katiki waterfalls

Lambasingi, Minumuluru, Dallapally

Punyagiri

Devipuram

Kondakarla Lake

Beautiful Images of Vizag Smart City




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