Visakhapatnam or Vizag is also known as 'The Jewel of the East Coast' and is an important city in Andhra Pradesh. The major industries of the place are steel plants and heavy industries, which are government-owned. Vishakhapatnam is also counted among the largest seaports in India. It is the only natural harbor on the east coast of the country. From the perspective of national defense, too, this place is quite significant. The Eastern Naval Command is located here. Some people also call this place 'The City of Destiny'. Vizag has become an important IT exporter, employing 16,000 people and exporting services worth Rs. 1,200 crore in 2012.
Flight Information, Airport Services, and Connectivity
The Visakhapatnam Airport is the second-busiest airport in Andhra Pradesh. The newest terminal building has three jet bridges. The airlines operating from this airport are Air India, Silk Air, SpiceJet, JetKonnect, Jet Airways, and IndiGo. Popular destinations from the Visakhapatnam Airport are Mumbai, Hyderabad, Dubai, Delhi, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Bangalore, Kokata, Kochi, and Singapore.
Airport facilities available here include advanced baggage services, luggage X-ray scanners, shopping outlets, snack bars, JK Fashion shop, dry fruit shop, TR Stall, eateries, twenty check-in counters, VIP and CIP lounges, child care centers, immigration counters, duty-free shops, etc. Taxis are available from the Visakhapatnam Airport round the clock. The city bus stand and railway station are only minutes away from the airport.
More Information on Visakhapatnam
The area of Visakhapatnam is 544 sq. km, while the population is 2,035,690. Languages spoken here are Telugu and English. The must-visit places in Visakhapatnam:
- Borra Caves
- Buddhist Excavations
- War Memorial
- Araku Valley
- Bheemunipatnam Beach
- Dolphin's Nose
- Gangavaram Beach
- Kailasa Giri
- Kondakarla Ava Beach
- Ramakrishna Beach
- Lawson's Bay Beach
- Rushikonda Beach
- VUDA Park
- Yarada Beach
October to March is the best time to enjoy beauty of the place.