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Vishakhapatnam, Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam was named after the God of valour, Visakha. Once a small fishing village, it formed part of the Kalinga empire, under Ashoka in 260 B.C., passing successively from the Andhra kings of Vengi to the Pallavas, Cholas and Gangas.

In the 15th century, Visakhapatnam became part of the Vijayanagar empire. It was transformed into a port town under the British. Now a bustling industrial and commercial city, it is the site of the country's largest ship building yard. The most famous landmark at Visakhapatnam is the Dolphin's Nose, a rocky promontory in the port, 358 m high. The Ramakrishna Mission Beach, one of the loveliest on the east coast and Rishikonda, another beautiful beach, are popular with tourists.

How to reach:

Air: Flights available from Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata.

Rail: Visakhapatnam is well connected with all important cities of India by rail through the Visakhapatnam (Waltair) railway junction.

Bus : Visakhapatnam is connected by bus with all major cities of India.

Star Hotels in Visakhapatnam:

1. Taj Residency, Beach Road, 5 star deluxe.
2. The Park, Beach Road, 5 star.
3. Dolphin Hotel, Daba Gardens.
4 Hotel Green Park, Waltair Main, 3 star.
5. Hotel Daspalla, Suryabagh, 3 star.
6. Hotel Meghalaya, Asilmetta Jn. 2 star.
7. Sarovar Hotel, Dwaraka Nagar, 2 star.
8. Hotel Ananth, Dwaraka Nagar, 2 star.
9. Hotel Prince, Daba Gardens, 2 star.

Opening Shortly :

Welcome Group Grand Bay Hotel & Towers. Janata Hotels in Visakhapatnam Prince Hotels. Hotel Jaipur. - Hotel Jagannadh Lodge. Hotel Sri Krishna, Narsipatnam. Hotel Ravi Resorts,Gajuwaka.

Local transport:

Buses, taxis, autorickshaws, cyclerickshaws.

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