Things to Do in Visakhapatnam
Spread over a massive area of 17,000 acres, this is a vast forest reserve named after the local hill by the same name. The sanctuary, one of the best places to visit in Visakhapatnam, is covered in a lush thick cover of plants and trees native to the Eastern Ghats like Tree of Heaven, Sage, Indian liquorice, Indian rosewood, Indian figs, Indigo, Dinnerplate tree, etc.The sanctuary is visited by thousands of nature enthusiasts to see rare animals, reptiles, & birds like leopards, Indian muntjac, pangolin, Madras treeshrew, cobra, Russell’s viper, Bengal monitor, Laughing dove, Red-wattled lapwing, etc. if you are lucky, you can spot the rare Indian screw tree and butterflies here. There is a reservoir inside the sanctuary that’s great for viewing a beautiful sunset. Night safaris are available here for you to enjoy the nocturnal wildlife. The sanctuary lying in rugged mountainous terrain is perfect for trekking and hiking especially night treks. The hazy and misty weather here makes trekking even more fun. Besides these, you can also enjoy adventure activities like Burma bridge, sky walking, tyre walking, goat walking, zip-lining, etc. here.Location: Vizianagaram-Srikakulam road, Visakhapatnam.Price: Adults: Rs. 10 and children: Rs.5Timings: Every day from 9:00 am-4: 30 pm.
One of the most popular tourist places in Visakhapatnam, this is TU 142 Naval aircraft that has been converted into a museum. This aircraft had a history of flying for over 30,000 hours in an accident-free service to the Indian Navy. After 30 years of service, it was decommissioned and opened for visitors. It is one of the best places for people who love planes and the engineering behind them. You step into a whole new world inside the aircraft. You will see an array of aeronautical equipment like propellers, survival kits, engine, sonobuoys, anti-submarine missiles, date recorder, black box, parachutes, etc. and much more. Visitors are led through the aircraft through an audio guide explaining about each display. The highlight of the museum is a flight simulator platform that you can enjoy through a virtual reality interface. Location: Beach Road, Opposite Kursura Submarine Museum, AU North Campus, HPCL Colony, Pandurangapuram, Visakhapatnam.Price: Rs. 70 per person. Timings: Every day from 2:00 pm-8:30 pm.
One of the few places to visit in Visakhapatnam where you can spend the whole day amidst the beauty of nature, Mudasarlova is a lush 20-acre garden that is a must-visit, Built by the British in the early 19th-century, it has huge mango orchards that produce varieties of mangoes. A great place to enjoy an afternoon picnic in lovely palm tree-shaded spots, this park also has a children’s play area. The entire park is made over a sloped terrain that lends it an interesting structure. You will also see several spots that have bird cages full of colourful chirping birds. Don’t miss to see the grand golf course in the park. The gardens are well-manicured and full of flowers, fountains, wooden bridges, and viewpoints to savour all this beauty. The park, one of the most scenic tourist places in Visakhapatnam, houses the oldest water reservoir in Visakhapatnam that’s one of the most scenic spots here. This waterbody is visited by varieties of birds, making it a haven for bird watchers. Location: Chinna Gadhili, Visakhapatnam.Price: Rs. 10 per person. Timings: Every day from 8:00 am-5:30 pm.