Are you at the City of Destiny and want to go hiking along the scenic Eastern Ghats? Get your hiking boots and bags ready. For most people, the epidemic has inspired a fresh love of the outdoors. After months of confinement, the one thing we have sorely missed is the chance to roam and enjoy nature in all of its quiet and calm splendor. Going on a hiking adventure is the ideal method to do this.

Visakhapatnam, popularly known as Vizag, is a visitor’s pleasure with stunning sightseeing places that cater to the demands of various traveler profiles. Lord Vishaka is the name given to an outstanding port city that is the largest in Andhra Pradesh.

Vizag, the South Indian Gem, hypnotizes everyone, whether an experience seeker, history lover or adventure enthusiast, with its ideal combination of culture and modern heritage. Visakhapatnam, with a history reaching back to the 18th century and the position of a metropolis, welcomes visitors for a comfortable and promising stay.

Vizag city offers all you need to keep yourself engaged throughout the day, from historical monuments to pilgrimage sites, magnificent valleys, flowing waterfalls, sandy beaches, amusement parks, and tempting retail areas.

Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple, or with your family, Vizag is sure to have something to interest you. It is definitely a must-see on any 3-day Vizag tour.

The city of Vizag, located on the east coast of Andhra Pradesh, combines the finest of both contemporary and traditional worlds. The unmistakable charm, stunning landscape, dreamlike setting, and undiscovered treasures entice you to return again and again. At the same time, the charming towns allow you to relax away from the metropolis.

Here are some of the iconic locations you can go to while you are at Vizag

Araku Valley

araku valley

The Araku Valley is an undiscovered hill region located in the heart of Andhra Pradesh. This popular destination, surrounded by misty clouds, deep woods, and mountain ranges of the Eastern Ghats, offers an exquisite getaway to all those looking to take a break from their boring routine.

The Araku Valley, one of the most popular locations to visit in Vizag, has an amazing hilltop position with a tranquil environment where you may have the time of your life while resting in a laid-back atmosphere.

The valley does not disappoint nature lovers and draws honeymooners from all over the world due to its waterfalls, beautiful streams, and nice weather.

Pro Tip: Don’t forget to enjoy the subtle scent of coffee; it is well-known for its delicious coffee and has a broad range of coffee farms all over.

Submarine Museum 

submarine museum

Travel back in time and learn about warrior sacrifice in amazing detail at Submarine Museum. The Submarine Museum, also known as the INS Kurusura Submarine Museum, is Asia’s only museum housed within a real submarine that served the Indian Navy for over 31 years.

The museum, located near the War Memorial, depicts the lifestyle of individuals who live underwater through various artifacts, photographs, and essays. It shows how tough it is for submariners to survive in the water due to limited space and supplies. You will also learn about the technologies utilized by India’s naval forces. The sense of being a proud INDIAN is really strong here!

To visit the museum, adults must pay INR 40 per person, and children under 12 must pay INR 20 per person. It is available to the public from 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. every day except Monday.

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Katiki Falls 

On your three-day trip to Vizag, be sure to treat your eyes to some breathtaking waterfalls. Katiki Waterfalls, located on the route to Borra Caves, is primarily visited by those who want to spend some quality time in nature.

The cold air allows you to unwind, and the beautiful green scenery with an irregular route adds to the thrill of your walk. As you go about, keep an ear out for birds chirping. Aside from that, there are several places where you can fulfill your hunger with delectable cuisine and beverages. Try the Bamboo Chicken and fresh Coconut water here; it’s delicious!

Rishikonda Beach 

Rishikonda Beach offers a peaceful beach lifestyle mixed with a variety of exciting activities. The beach is the most popular among locals and visitors in Vizag. It provides a variety of water sports for adventure seekers. It is an excellent starting point for water skiing, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, and parasailing.

The ideal combination of the beach’s natural appeal, emerald foliage, golden sand, and clean waves is unmistakable. Relax in the sun’s rays or unwind beneath the parasols. Under expert supervision, you may even take a dip in the water. Furthermore, the beach offers several eateries along the shoreline that will satisfy your appetite with refreshing drinks.

Rishikonda Beach, unlike other beaches, can get congested at times, especially during peak hours.

Kailasagiri Park 

kailasagiri park

At 360 feet in elevation and situated on a scenic hill with a spectacular sea view, Kailasagiri Park is a must-see for nature enthusiasts and photographers. It is a popular picnic area for families and a favorite location for filmmakers to film a movie scene or a new song.

The statue of Lord Shiva and his wife Parvathi is the main attraction of Kailasagiri Park. Other attractions such as Jungle Trails, Floral Clock, Shanku Chakra Nama, and Shanti Ashram contribute to the aesthetic appearance. There is a toy train, a play area, horse rides for children, and paragliding activities with various entertainment choices for adults.

Vizag, a port city, is located between the Eastern Ghats and the Bay of Bengal coast. With so many nature enthusiasts in the city, it’s the ideal place to explore well-trodden paths and take in picture-perfect views.

Here are five great walking paths in and around Vizag.


Vanjangi, located in the Eastern Ghats, is the newest hill station in India that is finding its way onto travel bucket lists. It is around 100 kilometers from Vizag city. It has some of the most stunning sunrises and picturesque vistas. It takes around 1-2 hours to get to the observation point. Trekking through this magnificent abode of clouds, also known as the ‘Megha Samudram’ (ocean of clouds), is unlike any other location. Although there are currently no tourist accommodations, many visitors opt to camp in the open spaces.



Trekking from Madhavadhara’s Madhava Swamy Temple to the summit of Simhachalam Temple is popular among pilgrims. Before beginning their journey, many people take a bath in the holy waters. Even though the ascent is steep and the walking path is built of natural stones, this trail offers beautiful views of Vizag. Views of the Vizag city airport and industrial buildings, including the port, may be seen from various locations along the trail. The climb to the summit of the hill takes around two hours.


Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Vishakapatnam, is a large forest reserve where you may trek. With a little charge, the location is accessible to anyone seeking an alternative tourism experience while also preserving the sustainability of animals. With dry evergreen trees dominating the landscape, the sanctuary is ideal for walking and watching the sunrise over the Eastern Ghats hills. Beautiful flora may be seen across the terrain, including the unique Indian screw tree, blossoms of the bush plum tree, and fruits of the jungle berry brunches. Within the sanctuary, there are also overnight camping facilities, as well as ethnic cottages. This route is best experienced during the colder months of the year.



It is often known as Andhra Pradesh’s Kashmir. It is the only spot in south India that receives snowfall. It’s ideal for weekend hikers. The foggy highland station is ideal for short hikes. Savor the unspoiled environment and its stainless beauty as you progressively approach the top. You may hike in Lambasingi at any time of year due to its nice temperature. However, we recommend visiting between September and April, when the landscape comes alive with lush foliage. The location is easily reached by air, train, and road.


Armakonda is the tallest mountain in the state of Andhra Pradesh, rising 5,540 feet above sea level. Paderu hamlet serves as the trek’s beginning point. This one is for serious hiking lovers, with stunning vistas of beautiful mountains, valleys, and waterfalls. The hike to the summit takes around 4-5 hours. Therefore staying overnight at the top is suggested. After seeing the many colors of the sunset, stargazing at night from such a high height is an extra treat.