If you've been dreaming of a fantastic beach vacation with unspoiled white sand beaches, nearby scenic areas, and well-maintained parks, the industrial port city of Visakhapatnam, India might not be first on your list. But it should be! This hidden gem boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with easy access to destinations that will fill you with wonder.
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Getting to Visakhapatnam Airport
Visakhapatnam Airport (VTZ) is a regional airport for the state of Andhra Padesh on India's eastern coast. It is a hub for Alliance Air, but also offers flights from international carriers like AirAsia and SilkAir.
To get to Visakhapatnam, Canadians will have to fly through a different Asian airport first. For example, Mumbai (BOM), Singapore (SIN), and Kuala Lumpur (KUL) airports often offer cheap flights to Visakhapatnam airport.
Canadians can travel to India for up to 180 consecutive days, as long as your passport is valid for at least 6 months past your expected date of departure. However, you'll still need to apply for a tourist visa to enter the country. Luckily, you can apply for it online as long as you're entering India through one of their approved international airports. You can find more information about how to do so on the Government of Canada's travel advisory website.
The Best Time To Visit Visakhapatnam
The best time to fly to Visakhapatnam is during the winter season, from October to March. This is when the weather is the most comfortable and stable. You'll want to avoid traveling during monsoon season (July to September) if you plan on enjoying the beach. In the summer (April to June), it can get oppressively hot - up to 41 degrees Celsius! However, you may be able to find a better deal on a hotel at that time.
What to Do in Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam is known for its pristine beaches and stunning natural landscapes. You'd be missing out if you didn't take some time to enjoy them! Here are a few of Visakhapatnam's best tourist spots:
- Yarada Beach is a spectacular private beach located on the eastern part of the city. It costs 30 rupees to enter, but the price tag is well worth it! You'll be rewarded with gorgeous white sand, pristine water, and a beautiful view of the sunrise. It's not recommended to swim in Visakhapatnam's beaches, however, due to extremely strong sea currents.
- Kailasagiri is a local favorite. Just on the top of the hill, you'll find an amazing view of the ocean, R.K. and Rushikonda beaches, and a massive statue of Shiva and Parvahti. There is a children's play area at the top, as well as a number of museums and cafes to explore.
- The Borra Caves are a fantastic set of caverns located just outside of the city, that have been recently modernized. Bottled water and snacks cost extra inside the caves, so be sure to bring your own for a great day of spelunking!
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