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Conducted Tours
Chartered Tours
Eco-Tourism Package Tours
Punnami Hotels/Resorts

General Information

Population : 20 lakhs (1991 Census)
Average Climate : 22o c - 34o c
Languages Spoken : Telugu, English and Hindi.
Clothing : Cotton wear

Visakhapatnam

Sprawling golden beaches, splendid monuments, ancient temples - these are but some of the tourist attractions of the city of valour, Visakhapatnam. Once ruled  by the Andhra Kings of Vengi, the Cholas and the Gangas, this port city is bound to keep you enthralled. The Dolphin's Nose silhouetted against the sky on the beach, adjacent picturesque valleys with beautiful flora and fauna, nature camps and the Buddhist spots speak volumes of the great port city. Visakhapatnam is a cosy place, a place you can come home to!

Visakha Utsav

Every December, from the third Friday to Sunday, an exclusive 3 day festival brings to life the arts, crafts, culture and cuisine of Visakhapatnam.


Where to Stay
* A.P. Tourism Yatrinivas, Visakhapatnam, Ph : 562333
* A.P. Tourism Beach Resort, Rishikonda, Ph : 816234
* A.P. Tourism Mayuri Guest House, Araku, Ph : 49643
* A.P. Tourism Yatrinivas, Araku, Ph : 49643

Yatrinivas (Araku)
Yatrinivas (Araku)

 

Star Hotels in Visakhapatnam :

  • Hotel Taj Residency, Beach Road.
    Ph : 567756, 564874.
  • The Park, Beach Road.
    Ph : 0891 - 2754488, 2713600, 2754092, 275585. e-mail : resv.viz@theparkhotels.com
  • Hotel Dolphin, Dabagardens.
    Ph : 567000, 567027.
  • Hotel Green Park, Waltair Main Road.
    Ph : 564444.
  • Hotel Daspalla, Suryabagh.
    Ph : 564825, 563141.
  • Daspalla Executive Court.
    Ph : 717300.
  • Welcome group Grandbay, Beach road.
    Ph : 560101, 566550, 525365.
  • Hotel Meghalaya, Asilmetta.
    Ph : 555141.
  • Hotel Sudha, Gajuwaka.
    Ph : 517063.
  • Raj Residency, Rama Talkies.
    Ph : 566666
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What to See

Lawson's Bay Beach
Kailasagiri
Rushikonda
Araku
Bheemunipatnam
Appikonda
Sankaram Buddhist Excavations

Visakhapatnam

Ramakrishna Beach
Rushikonda Beach
Gangavaram Beach
Yarada Beach
Simhachalam
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
Dolphin's Nose
Yerra Matti Dibbalu (Dunes of Red Earth)
VUDA Park
Lumbini Park
Shivaji Park
Kondakarla Ava
Jaatara (Urban Haat)
Submarine Museum
Visakha Museum
Kailash Hills
Ross Hill
Darga Konda
Sri Venkateswara Swami Konda
Vuda Children's Theatre
Aquarium
Andhra University
Kartikavanam

Bheemli

Buddhist Places

Araku

Enroute Araku

Bheemli Beach
Dutch Cemetery
St. Peter's Church
Clock Tower
Gautam Boat Club
Silver Sands
Thotlakonda
Bavikonda
Pavurallakonda
Sankaram
Padmapuram Gardens
Tribal Museum
Chaparai
Matsya Gundam

Ranagellada Water Falls

Kothavalasa Agriculture Farms
Saparai - Natural Rock Formation

Tyda (Jungle Bells)

Borra Caves

Beach View
Simhachalam
Dolphin's Nose
Tyda
Borra Caves
Buddhist Heritage Sites
Annavaram

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TOURS FROM VISAKHAPATNAM


CONDUCTED TOURS

1. ARAKU TO BORRA CAVES - ONE DAY

RAIL CUM ROAD :
Reporting Time:
5.30 a.m. at APTDC Tourist Information Center, Railway Station, Visakhapatnam.
Timings: 6.00 a.m. to 8.30 p.m.
Frequency: daily

Tariff:
Adult Rs.600/-, Child Rs.510/-
(Including Breakfast, Mineral Water, Lunch, Evening Tea & all Entrance Fees)

Place Covered: Padmapuram Gardens, Tribal Museum, Ananthagiri Coffee Plantations, Gail Konda View Point, Borra Caves.
Entertainment: Tribal Dhimsa Dance at Araku

BY ROAD :
Timings: 7.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Frequency: Daily
Tariff: Adult Rs.450/-, Child Rs.360/-
(Including Breakfast, Mineral Water, Lunch, Evening Tea & all Entrance Fees)

Place Covered: Padmapuram Gardens, Tribal Museum, Anathagiri Coffee Plantations,
Gail konda View point, Borra Caves,
Entertainment: Tribal Dhimsa Dance at Araku
2. VIZAG TO BHUBANESWAR - THREE DAYS
Timings: 6.30 p.m. (Departure on Friday, arrival 6.00 am on Monday)
Frequency: Weekly / on Demand
Tariff: Adults Rs.1500/-, Child Rs.1200/- (Inclusive of Accommodation)

Places Covered: Konark, Purl, Bhubaneswar, Lingaraj Temple, Muktheswar Temple, Siddheswar Temple, Nandan Kaanan Zoo, Pipli, and Chilean Lake. Food & Entry fees at the cost of Tourist.
3. VIZAG TO JAGADALPUR - THREE DAYS
Timings: 7.00 am
Frequency: Every Friday / on Demand (Friday to Monday)
Tariff: Adult Rs.3000/-, Child Rs. 2400/-
QUALIS Adult: 3500/-, Child: 2800/- (Inclusive of Accommodation & Veg. Food)

Places Covered: Rail Cum Road - Araku - Machkhand Project Duduma Water falls - Jeypore - Kutumsar Caves - Tirdhaghar Water falls - (Jagadalpur) - Balaji Temple, Chitrakote water falls.
4. VIZAG TO ARASAVILLI - ONE DAY
Timings: 7.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m
Frequency: Every Sunday
Tariff: Adult Rs.370/-, Child Rs.295/-

Place Covered: Arasavilli, Srikakulam, Srimukhalingam
(Tour Cost Includes Transport only.)
5. VIZAG TO BHADRACHALAM :
Timings: Daily at 10.00 pm.
Tariff: Adult Rs.290/-, Child Rs.235/-
Palace Covered: Bhadrachalam (One Way only) 
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CHARTERED TOURS

Vizag City Tours
Timings:
10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Frequency:
Daily
Place Covered:
Boating at Fishing Harbour, MGM Park, Zoo Park, Kailasagiri and CMR Shopping Mall (Monday Holiday Zoo Park & MGM Park)
Tariff: Adults Rs. 350/-, Child Rs. 280/- (5 to 12 years) (Incl. Veg. Lunch at Hotel Haritha, Evening Snacks, Boating and Entry Fee at Other Places.)

Heritage Tour
Timings: 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Frequency: Daily
Place Covered: Simhachalam, (Entry Fees Excluded) Kailasagiri, Thotlakonda, Boating at Fishing Harbour, Rushikonda Beach Visakha Museum, Submarine Museum, Lepakhi Emporium (Monday Holiday-Visakha Museum & Submarine)
Tariff: Adults Rs. 300/-, Child Rs. 240/- (5 to 10 years) Boating Free extra. (Incl. Veg. Lunch at Hotel Haritha and Entry Fee at Other Places)
New Attraction: Enjoy visit to Jungle in City Entry Fees Rs. 10/- per head Extra.

Visakha Boat Ride at Fishing Harbour , Vizag
Mobile : 99480 92978
Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Tariff : Adult Rs.50/-, Child Rs.40/-
(Free bus facility for Tourist from R.K. Beach to Fishing Harbour & back)
 

 

Boat Ride at Rushikonda Beach
Mobile : 99480 42781
Timings: 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p. m.
Speed Boat: Rs. 150/- (for four persons)
Mechanized Boat: Rs. 30/- per head

Boat Ride at Vijayaditya Sagar Park , Srikakulam
Mobile : 98488 13586
Timings: 9.00 a.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Pedal Boat: Rs. 10/- per head
Speed Boat: Rs. 60/- for 4 persons

Toy Train at Visakhapatnam Zoo Park
Visit the Zoo Park on Wheels
Timings: 10:00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
Tariff: Adult Rs. 15/-, Child: Rs. 10/- (Monday Holiday)

1. ARASAVELLI TOURS - Arasavelli, Kalingapatnam
2. KONARK TOUR - 4 Days Tour covers Gopalapuram, Chilaka Lake, Bhuvaneshwar, Puri, Konark, Cuttack.
3. ANTHARVEDI TOUR - 2 Days Tour covers Kakinada, Amalapuram, Rajahmundry, Antharvedi Beach
4. BILADILLA TOUR - 3 Days Tour covers Subeda, Jagadalpur, Biladilla
                
The above tours will be arranged on a charter basis.

 

TARIFF FOR CHARTER SERVICES

A.  HIRE CHARGES FOR HI-TECH & MINI COACHES

                                                       Hi-tech                    Mini
a. 0-5 Hrs.-50 kms.                   Rs.2150/-                Rs.1800/-
b. Minimum 10 kms. is charged for every extra hour (or) actual kilometres run whichever is higher at Rs.20/- per km. for Hi-tech coach and Rs.15/- for Mini coach.
c. 10% Discount is allowed on tours more than 72 hours.
d. Fraction of an hour is treated as full hour for computation of kilometres run.

B. TOYOTA QUALIS                        
                                                      A/c                        Non A/c

a. 0-5 Hrs. - 50 Kms.               Rs.750/-              Rs.500/-
b. Minimum 10 Kms. is charged for every extra hour (or) Actual kilometerage whichever is higher at Rs.12/- for A/c and Rs.9/- for Non A/c cars per km.

C. TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR CHARTER SERVICES

a. The hirer should submit his tour programme in advance.
b. Kilometres will be counted from the garage.
c. The timings will be reckoned from the time the vehicle starts from the garage.
d. 20% estimated tour advance extra should be deposited before the commencement of the tour.
e. A Reservation fee of Rs.100/- will be collected along with the tour advance.
f. No over load will be allowed.
g. If any hire contract is cancelled, the Reservation fee shall be forfeited in addition to cancellation charges.
h. The inter state taxes and other taxes if any should be borne by the hirer.
i. The permit fee shall be borne by the hirer.
j. The hirer shall be responsible in guiding the driver on the route.
k. The Corporation does not take responsibility for any delay, damages caused due to breakdown, accidents, mechanical failures etc.
l. Rules of the Corporation are applicable in finalising all hire contracts.
m. In case of low occupancy smaller vehicles will be arranged for conducted tours.

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ECO -TOURISM PACKAGE TOURS

TARRIF FOR JUNGLE BELLS TYDA (ONLY ACCOMMODATION)

A. Tent            Rs.200/- per day Check out time 12.00 noon
B. Cottages      Rs.300/- per day Check out time 12.00 noon

Note : The above charges for two persons only. For every additional person, Rs.75/- will be charged.

Package Tour

A. Day package tour  -  Rs.250/- Adult   Rs.200/- Child (below 12 years)
                                       
Note : The cost includes morning tea, lunch, evening tea & snacks, boating, shikar and transport charges

B. Day & Night package tour  -  Rs.500/- Adult   Rs.400/- Child (below 12 years)
                                               
Note : The cost includes lunch, evening tea & snacks, dinner, next day morning breakfast and accommodation charges

For further details contact : Central Reservation Office,
                                      Visakhapatnam Tel.No. 0891-713135.

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PUNNAMI HOTELS/RESORTS

 

PUNNAMI-Hotel (Yatri Nivas)

Opp : Appughar Site, Beach Road
M.V.P Colony, Visakhapatnam, 
Ph : 0891-562333, 710711.
A/C Room (10) Rs.600/-
Non A/C Room (18) Rs.350/-

 

PUNNAMI-Beach Resort (Rushi Konda)

Bhimili Road, VISAKHAPATNAM
Ph : 0891-816234, 816233 
Fax : 0891-816235
A/C Room (22) Rs.500/-
Non A/C (10) Rs.400/-

 

PUNNAMI-Hotel (Mayuri)

ARAKU,
Ph : 08936-49643
Suite (4) Rs.550/-
Small Suite (1) Rs.350/-

Deluxe / Upstair Room (6)

Rs.350/-
Cellar/Ground Floor Room (6) Rs.300/-

Big Cottage Room (3)

Rs.350/-

Small Cottage Room (3)

Rs.300/-
PONGALI - Restaurant Air Port, Visakhapatnam. Ph : 0891-559461
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WHOM TO CONTACT

 
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC)

Central Reservation Office
No.46/A, RTC Complex, Visakhapatnam-530 016.
Phone: 0891-27 888 20
Tele fax: 0891- 27 888 22
Mobile no: 98480 07022, 98488 13584, 98480 23948, 98487 80523
Timings: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Tourist Information & Reservation Centre
Main Entrance, Railway station, Visakhapatnam.
Telefax: 27 888 21,
Mobile: 98488 13585
Timings: 5 am to 11 p.m.
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