Top things to do in Visakhapatnam

Top Choice Andhra in Visakhapatnam

Sea Inn

Chef Devi cooks Andhra-style curries the way her mum did. Biryanis are spicy-delicious and filling, and you'll also find a short menu of local fish, seafood, chicken and veg dishes. All are served up in a simple, se…
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…
Top Choice Cafe in Visakhapatnam

Moksha Restocafé

Community cafe popular with a hip young Vizag crowd, with distant sea views from its terrace. There's fine coffee, including espresso options, and good juices (try the minty lemon). On the menu you'll find Western, …
Top Choice Indian in Visakhapatnam

Dharani

One of the city's best-regarded restaurants, with simply superb veg thalis – order a 'Special' for an authentic taste of the South (₹240). The hotel has several other restaurants too, including Andhra non-veg and No…
Top Choice Museum in Visakhapatnam

Aircraft Museum

New in 2017, this museum showcases a Soviet-era TU-142M aircraft that was used by the Indian military for 29 years (and 30,000 hours of accident-free flying). There's excellent information about the history of the p…
Italian in Visakhapatnam

Little Italy

This Italian restaurant does fine thin-crust pizza, pasta and reasonable salads in stylish surrounds. No alcohol, but good fruit mocktails. It's behind Ramakrishna Beach.
Beach in Visakhapatnam

Rushikonda Beach

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…
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…
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…
Andhra in Visakhapatnam

Bamboo Bay

Excellent Andhra, Chettinad and Mughlai food in the Park hotel's beachside gardens, including lots of seafood. There's a good choice for vegetarians and you can dine on the terrace by candlelight in the evening.