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Top Choice Andhra in Visakhapatnam

Sea Inn

This delightful place is owned by chef Devi, who cooks Andhra-style curries the way her mum did. Fish, seafood, chicken and veg are served up in a simple, semi-open-air dining room with bench seating, about 300m nor…
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 Indian in Visakhapatnam

Dharani

Bustling family veg place that's one of the town's best-regarded restaurants, with simply superb South Indian thalis. The hotel has several other restaurants too, including Andhra nonveg and North Indian veg options…
Beach in Visakhapatnam

Rushikonda

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…
Cafe in Visakhapatnam

Moksha Restocafé

A great independent cafe popular with a hip young Vizag crowd, it has distant sea views. There's fine coffee, including espresso options, and good juices (try the minty lemon). On the menu you'll find Western, Thai,…
Multicuisine in Visakhapatnam

Vista

A wonderful setting for a meal, the Vista overlooks the stunning pool in the grand Park hotel. It's a fine choice for its long, truly global menu and excellent all-you-can-eat dinner buffet.
Italian in Visakhapatnam

Little Italy

Behind Ramakrishna Beach, this renowned restaurant does fine thin-crust pizza, pasta and reasonable salads in stylish surrounds. No alcohol, but good fruit mocktails.
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…
Club in Visakhapatnam

Tribe

One of Vizag's busiest and most fashionable clubs, with DJs playing house, R'n'B and Bollywood to a lively crowd; there are also live bands. It opens some Sundays for chill-out sessions. Smart dress required.