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Local Sight Seeing of Vishakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam is a port city and industrial center in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, on the Bay of Bengal. It's known for its many beaches, including Ramakrishna Beach, home to a preserved submarine at the Kursura Submarine Museum. Nearby are the elaborate Kali Temple and the Visakha Museum, an old Dutch bungalow housing local maritime and historical exhibits.

Area682 km²

Elevation45 m

Weather29 °C, Wind SW at 13 km/h, 88% Humidity

Population20.4 lakhs (2011)

Local timeTuesday, 10:55 pm

Visakhapatnam (also known as Vizag (/vaɪzɑːɡ/)[stress?] and Waltair(/wɒltɛər/)[stress?]) is the largest city and the financial capital[6] of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[7] The city is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and state headquarters of Indian Coast Guard.[8] Its geographical location is amidst the Eastern Ghats and the coast of the Bay of Bengal.[9] It is the most populous city in the state[10][8][11] with a population of 2,035,922 as of 2011, making it the 14th-largest city in the country. It is also the ninth-most populous metropolitan area in India with a population of 5,018,000.[2][12] With an output of $43.5 billion, Visakhapatnam is the ninth-largest contributor to India's overall gross domestic product as of 2016.[13][14]

Visakhapatnam is a major tourist destination and is particularly known for its beaches.[19] It is referred to by many nicknames such as The City of Destiny and The Jewel of the East Coast.[8] It has been selected as one of the Indian cities to be developed as a smart cityunder the Smart Cities Mission. As per the Swachhta Sarvekshanrankings of 2017, it was the third-cleanest city in India in 2017.[20] It fell to 7th position in 2018[21] and to 23rd position in 2019