Reasons To Visit Visakhapatnam
The city of Visakhapatnam is one of the most popular travel destinations on the east coast of India known for its beautiful beaches, scenic coastline and many fascinating cultural attractions, making it an excellent destination for people of all tastes. Many travelers flock to the city to experience the many beaches in the region like Ramakrishna Beach and Rishikonda Beach, with the option to enjoy some more exciting pursuits like watersports also available. If you like being out in nature then you must visit the Kambalakonda Sanctuary just outside the city which offers many stunning scenic vistas and plenty of hiking trails. Visakhapatnam is also home to plenty of interesting historical and cultural attractions like the Submarine Museum and the many Buddhist archeological sites like Thotla Konda and Bojjana Konda.
Arriving In Visakhapatnam
Visakhapatnam Airport is located less than 10 km from Visakhapatnam and handles a wide range of domestic and regional flights. Although travelers based in the UAE won’t be able to find direct flights from the UAE to Visakhapatnam, the airport has excellent regional connections so you can conveniently make the journey with only a single transfer.
At Visakhapatnam Airport you won’t find many options available when it comes to amenities and facilities, but everything essential is available including a couple of places to eat and shop. When you have arrived in India, getting from the airport into the city is possible by taxi with plenty of taxis available just outside of the airport. Alternatively, you can prearrange for a private transfer before catching your flight if you would rather have peace of mind.
Visakhapatnam Travel Information
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As a UAE national traveling to India, you can apply online for an e-visa before your journey which allows you to stay for up to 60 days. In Visakhapatnam the weather is hot for most of the year, with the warmest period falling between March to June which sees average highs of around 35 degrees. However, be advised that there is a rainy season in the region which begins in June and continues until October. You will need to put your clocks forward by one hour and 30 minutes to get on the local time zone, while in general you will find prices in Visakhapatnam for essentials like accommodation and transportation will be cheaper compared to the UAE so you won’t need a large budget.
* This information is correct as of April 2018
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