Visakhapatnam abbreviated as “Vizag” is popularly referred to as "The Jewel of the East Coast". This coastal city of Andhra Pradesh is about 625km from the capital city, Hyderabad. One of the biggest seaports of the country, Visakhapatnam houses a number of heavy industries and steel plants. This is the only Indian city that has the presence of a natural harbor.
Budget Hotels in Visakapatnam
Prince Hotel (Tariff-Rs. Rs.700) Iskon Ashram Guest House (Rs.900), Fortune Inn Sree Kanya( Rs.1000) and Hotel Supreme Vizag(Rs.1000) are some of the popular hotels of Vizag.
Telugu is the predominant language of Visakhapatnam.
Events in Visakapatnam
Chandanotsavam (March and April), I. S. K. O. N. Utsav, Lumbini Festival(2nd Friday in the month of December ), Navy Day, Visakha Utsav (December) are some of the popular festivals of the city that attracts myriads of domestic and international tourists.
Places to See in Visakapatnam
Rushikonda Beach is about 6 kilometre from the main city and is a popular evening spot. Bhimili-Visakhapatnam Beach Road, Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Swami devasthanam at Simhachalam and Kailasagiri are some of the other well-known tourist destinations of Vizag.
How to Get There
Visakhapatnam Airport has daily flights to national and international destinations like Mumbai, Bangalore, Dubai, Singapore to name a few.
The Visakhapatnam Junction Railway Station is the main railway junction of the city. Duvvada railway station is another station that is located at the vicinity of Visakhapatnam Steel Plant.
Some of the popular bus operators that offer good experience for passengers travelling to Kesineni Tours and Travels, Sri Gayatri Travels, Ushodaya Tours and Travels to name a few.
A Road Junction on NH 16 and nd Nujividu - Machilipatnam State Highway, Hanuman Junction is situated between the Krishna and West Godavari districts in Andhra Pradesh. The place gets its name from the A famous Hanuman temple that is located right in the middle of the town. The feet of the idol separates the two districts, Krishna and West Godavari.
Places to Stay
Travellers visiting Hanuman Junction can choose to stay at Sitara Hotel or Govardhan Hotel that offers rooms from Rs.500 onwards.
The people of the town worship Hanuman irrespective of their religion; hence Hanuman Jayanthi is celebrated on a grand scale here.
Telugu is the official language here.
Places to Visit
The Hanuman temple located right in the heart of the town brings in people from neighbouring towns and villages (.5km from bus stand).
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Hanuman Junction is the Vijayawada Airport (25kms)
The railway station in Hanuman Junction is known by its old name Nuziveedu.
APSRTC Bus Station at Hanuman Junction runs regular bus service that connects the place to neighbouring cities. Private bus operators like Shambhavi Sri Orange Busservice, Sri Venkataramana Travels, Sree Kaleswari Travels, Yamani Travels and Morning Star Travels run regular buses to and from the junction. If you are booking bus tickets online through ticketgoose.com you can travel hassle-free to anywhere in India.