Visakhapatnam attractions

Top Choice Museum in Visakhapatnam

Submarine Museum

A fantastic attraction located towards the north end of Ramakrishna Beach, the 91m-long, Soviet-built, Indian navy submarine Kursura is now a fascinating museum. You're given about 15 minutes to explore the incredib…
Beach in Visakhapatnam


Rushikonda, 10km north of town, has a wild beauty and is one of the nicest beaches on India's east coast. Swimming is officially prohibited (there have been drownings), but it's the best beach for a knee-high dip. W…
Beach in Visakhapatnam

Ramakrishna Beach

Ramakrishna (RK) Beach stretches 4km up the coast from the large port area in the south of town, overlooking the Bay of Bengal with its mammoth ships and brightly painted fishing boats. Its pedestrian promenade is g…
Hindu Temple in Visakhapatnam

Simhachalam Temple

Andhra's second-most visited temple (after Tirumala) is a 16km drive northwest of town. It's dedicated to Varahalakshmi Narasimha, a combination of Vishnu's boar and lion-man avatars, and can get crowded. A ₹100 tic…
Park in Visakhapatnam

Kailasagiri Hill

Kailasagiri Hill, rising above Beach Rd in the north of town, is a landscaped park with panoramic views. You may want to avoid the cable car (one failed and injured several people in 2016). There's also a sculpture …
Park in Visakhapatnam


This pretty park is at the north end of Ramakrishna Beach.