Visakhapatnam is the port city on the East coast and one of Andhra Pradesh’s four smart cities. The cosmopolitan city is a great place for students to explore as they pursue their studies. The city will leave you surprised with its sights and surroundings, food and culture. Apply to GITAM - Visakhapatnam and explore the Jewel of the East Coast!
The city of Visakhapatnam has been in existence since 1068 AD, and the city bears testament to this in its culture and landmarks as ancient temples stand alongside modern buildings. It’s vibrant culture is experienced through the many festivals and fairs that take place all year round.
Food & Drink
The cuisine of Visakhapatnam is an amalgamation of North Indian and South Indian flavours, and is generally known to be spicy. ‘Murri Mixture’ is one of the city’s most iconic dishes. Vizag is also known for its yummy chutneys and pickles.
Things to see and do at Visakhapatnam
The coastal city offers a number of sights to take in, places to see and things to do. From arts and music to mouth-watering food to natural retreats, there's something for everyone.
One of the best ways to see, explore and experience the city is on foot. See what brings hordes of tourisits to the city as you take in the sights and sounds of the bustling the city.
The city is surrounded by several beaches. Rushikonda, Yarada and Rama Krishana beaches are especially popular with both locals and tourists for their water activities and street food.
The local cuisine combines the flavours of the North and South, often with a dash of spice. From South Indian staples to mouth-watering street food, to global cuisines, the city offers it all.
Nature lovers can go wildlife spotting at Vizag Zoo & Kambalakonda Eco Park, visit the Matsya Darshini Aquatic Museum, or even climb up to Dolphin's Nose.
The city is home to many temples, churches, mosques, and even an ancient Buddhist monastry.
From local fairs to quaint little shops offering local handicrafts to busy shopping malls, Visakhapatnam offers ardent shoppers many options.