Saturday, March 12, 2011


  • A small fishing centre till a few years back, the metamorphosis of Vizag into a tourism and industrial hub has surprised and pleased tourists.

  • Devotees throng here during Mahashivaratri festival, is celebrated with much devotion. 

  • The place now also serves as the nucleus of industries in Visakapatanam. 

  • The Appikonda Beach is a popular tourist destination along the coast of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. This beach has sky blue waters and it is a great beach for a nice outing at the sea front. Near the beach there is lush green vegetation. 
  • The beach is a good place for fishing and tourists can enjoy an exciting boat ride in the sea here. 

  • There are beautiful temples near the Appikonda Beach which you can visit, like the Lord Shiva Temple and the Krishna Temple. The Visakhapatnam Steel Plant is also nearby. 

  • This beach has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere. The other nearby beaches to visit here are the Gangavaram Beach and the Yarada Beach.  

  • The beach is a good place for fishing and tourists can enjoy an exciting boat ride in the sea here. 
  • The Visakhapatnam Steel Plant is also nearby. 


  • Kapila Maha Muni had installed the idol of Somalingeswara Swamy and thus the name – Kapilakonda. 

  • Formerly fisher men used to live in those places and they called it Apilakonda which is gradually became Appikonda. 

  • Over the ages changed to Apillakonda and further to Appikonda, at the coast of the Bay of Bengal.
  •  Appikonda Temple is a highly revered shrine in Appikonda of Visakhapatnam District. Lord Shiva is the presiding deity here, this temple also called Appikonda Temple, contains inscriptions dating back to 12th Century AD, which states that the village was granted by the commander-in-chief of the Chodas.

  • The shrine contains a life-size image of colossal Nandi carved out of a single black stone, is a major attraction for the tourists.  



  • Visakhapatnam, city of cultural & religious diversity was named after the God of valour, Visakha. 

  • Once a small fishing village, it transformed into a port town under the British. Now a bustling industrial and commercial city, it is the site of the country's largest shipbuilding yard. 

  • The most famous landmark at Visakhapatnam is the Dolphin's Nose, a rocky promontory in the port, 358 m high.

  •  Visakhapatnam, or Vizag as it was often called, is the true spot where onecan find the beauty of Andhra. From Lakes to cool Beaches, from beautiful Hill Ranges to Caves and Valleys enclosures, Vizag has them all. 

  • Located on the shores of the Bay of Bengal, Visakhapatnam has a typical coastal climate. Best time to visit is October to February.