20 Attractions to Explore Near Borra Caves
The Borra Caves are situated in the Ananthagiri hills of the Araku valley in Vishakapatnam district. British geologist William King discovered this million years old cave in the year 1807 and it has been a tourist favorite ever since. Breathtaking hilly terrain, beautiful landscape, semi-evergreen moist deciduous forests, and wild fauna of the Borra Caves are a visual feast.
Gantastambham is an ancient place in vizianagaram. This clock tower has a big sound alarm to wake up vizianagaram. my parents said that previously for every hour it sounds to tell the time to all vizianagaram people. i think now the sound is stopped by the management. A good and must watch place in vizianagaram
This is an early 18th century fort in the City of Vizianagaram. It was built by Vijaya Rama Raju, the Maharaja of Vizianagaram in 1713. The formal ceremony, while laying the foundation for the fort, was very auspicious as it represented five signs of victory. The square-shaped fort has two main gates, of which the main entry gate (the "Nagar khana") has elaborate architectural features. There are many temples and palaces within the fort and a victory tower.
Gurajada Appa Rao was a noted Indian playwright, dramatist, poet, and writer known for his works in Telugu theatre. His house is presently a protected monument and a library.
Deomali Hill is a mountain peak in the Chandragiri-Pottangi subrange of the Eastern ghats. It Surrounded by deep green forest, the peak is rich in flora and fauna. This hill range is rich in mineral resources such as bauxite, limestone and gemstones. Deomali is dotted with brooks and deep valleys, and inhabited by tribes such Kandhas, Parajas, Bhumia, Malis and Bhotias. It is not only a marvel for the tourists but also to the adventurous sports lovers for hang gliding, mountaineering and trekki
Pedaru is a villlage located in Vishakapatanam district which is very good in its natural beauty and it is popular for its cool weather and greenery. Paderu is connected by road only. Unlike Araku this small hill station does not have any rail connectivity.
It is a pilgrim site situated in the Koraput district of Odisha. A limestone cave is there and its main attraction is the gigantic Shivalinga which is said to be increasing in size. Pilgrims from all over the country come here during the Sravana period because the yearly Bol Bam yatra is held at this place. Devotees walk to the Gupteshwar during Bol Bam yatra to bath in the maha kund, and then chant near the Shiva Linga.
Simhachalam is one of the 32 Narasimha temples in Andhra Pradesh which are important pilgrimage centres. It was regarded as an important centre of Vaishnavism in the medieval period
The beach is known for its soft golden sand, blue water and unspoiled beach front. A concrete pathway too has been laid along the beach to hold statues of Buddha, Five Pandavas and a dinosaur. The beach is considered to be safe for swimming. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventurers. The beach is famous for several water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and water-skiing. Boating facility is also available here.
Thotlakonda buddhist complex is situated near Bheeemunipatanam. this was well within the influence of ancient Kalinga, which was an important source of dissemination of buddhism to Sri Lanka and various parts of Southeast Asia. It provides an insight into the process of transoceanic diffusion of Indic culture, especially Buddhism.
With a backdrop of green hills, this beautiful beach is a quieter and cleaner alternative to Ramakrishna Beach. It’s also a good stretch for swimming, and water sports such as wind surfing and jet skiing. There are pony rides on the beachfront in the morning and evening. The Yachting Association of Vizag organises sailing in the sea, and also conducts week-long courses on sailing for beginners.
This is a hilltop park in the city of Vishakapatanam which comprises 380 acres (150 ha) of land covered with flora and tropical trees. around three hundred thousand Indian and foreign tourists visit the park every year. To protect the environment, VMRDA has declared the hill a plastic-free zone. A cable car connects to the top of the hill.
Bavikonda is one of the prominent attractions, located in the Sankaram village of Anakapalli. Being a popular Buddhist excavation site, the place is known as a Buddhist heritage spot, which reveals history, of before 2,000 years. The architectural remnants of the Buddhist period are earliest of its kind in South India and are prime attraction of the place.
The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority or VUDA park, is a popular attraction in Visakhapatnam and a favorite amongst the tourists. One of its main attractions, here, is a musical waterfall. There is also skating rink and play area for children.