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Hyderabad to Vizag (Visakhapatnam) and Araku

 

Distance :750 kms

Drive :Swift (2)
Road :4 lane (except Vizag to Araku)

Fuel :Diesel

Mileage:17 kmpl

Toll:~700/- (one way)

Total Trip:~1600 kms

Hotel:Senora Vizag (beach view)

 

Route: Hyderabad ---> Suryapet ---> Vijayawada ---> Rajamundry ---> Vizag (Visakhapatnam) ---> Araku

 

It was a long weekend and the idea of a long drive struck my mind. We started to search for a destination under 500 kilometers from Hyderabad. Having found nothing which could grab our interest of a long drive, the road to Vizag popped-out into the discussion which we haven't revved-up until then.

 

After quite a long discussion over deciding the place, we finally decided to head towards the small port city of Vizag (Visakhapatnam). We started off early in the morning hitting the Hyderabad ORR which is arguably the best road in India and covered the first 60 kilometers in 30 minutes and bifurcated on to the Vijayawada highway near Ramoji film city.

 

Road condition from Hyderabad to Vizag (Visakhapatnam) is excellent thorough out with a 4 lane road where one can maintain a triple digit speed without any stress. We stopped by the '7' restaurant at Suryapet for breakfast. Food was delicious and the ambiance is any day better than the other restaurants on the highway.

 

After a refreshing break, we resumed our journey and headed towards Vijayawada. As we entered Vijayawada we got caught up in a chaotic traffic for an hour, but once we crossed the city limits, road was again flawless where we over-passed many rivers. The greenery of Konaseema was absolutely scenic which had absorbed all the driving fatigue. Our next stop was for the lunch in a village near Rajamundry. It took us around 12 hrs to reach Vizag from Hyderabad, which is around 650 kms.

 

We checked into the 'Hotel Senora' which had an amazing view of beach from the hill top. We crashed early for the night as we had carried quite a list to cover up for the next day.

 

Vizag Sight Seeing:

  • Ramakrishna Beach
  • Kailasagiri Hill Park
  • Submarine Museum
  • Yarada Beach (A must visit beach in Vizag)
  • Dolphin's Nose
  • Visakhapatnam Zoo
  • Bhimli Beach
  • Boating

 

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Long wait at a toll booth

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4-Lane road en-route to Vizag

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Beauty of Koonaseema.

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View from the suite early in the morning.

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Sunrise, beach and cool breeze. A refreshing start to the day.

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A Fisherman on duty

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Pictures of the Suite with huge balcony.

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Horse training ground beside the hotel

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View of the RK beach

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INS Kursura was a Kalvari-class diesel-electric submarine of the Indian Navy. It was converted to a museum later on.

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A keen look at the shape of the hill in the back ground and this is why it is called a 'Dolphin Nose' point..

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Indira Gandhi Zoological Park amidst 'Kambalakonda Reserve Forest which is unusual from the other zoo's is worth a visit.

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White tiger

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King of the Jungle posing for the photo.

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We were charged around 100 INR per head for a boat ride into the 'Bay of Bengal' for about 30 minutes.

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Vizag city view from the boat.

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First view of the Yarada beach, which is about 35 kilometers from the RK beach.

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I would say the Cleanest beach in Vizag.

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It is a must visit place in Vizag.

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One can take a ride along the beach

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Return drive from the Yarada beach

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Kailasagiri is a hilltop park in the city of Visakhapatnam.

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You can get the full view of the Vizag city from the Kailasagiri hill top.

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Bheemili beach

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Vizag to Araku is around 120 kilometers which took us around 3 hours to reach including a few stops in between the drive.

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Early morning fog

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Road condition to Araku is pretty good.

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It gets narrow at some points with no signal boards of caution.

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Quick stop for tea.

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Speed controllers.

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Entry charge for the Borra caves is around 25 INR per adult.

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Spellbound by its beauty.

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A view from the Borra Caves

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Waterfalls en-route

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Valley in the Eastern Ghats is inhabited by different tribes.

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Valley view

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One of the famous movie shooting spot

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Walk along the rail tracks

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Flower Garden

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After some coolers, we bid a good bye to Araku Valley and headed towards Hyderabad.

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On 12/4/2017 at 6:02 PM, b@r@n said:

@Ranger: how many days you took for this trip?

 

5 days are good enough to explore Vishakapatnam. 

Winter is the right time to visit. 

 

Would suggest the following plan.

Day 1
Hyderabad to Vishakapatnam

Stay in beach view resorts

Day 2 

Explore places around Vishakapatnam from the given list.
Post lunch, drive to Yarada beach.

 

Day 3
Start early in the morning and drive to Aruku

Explore places en-route

Stay in AP Tourism

Day 4

Drive back to Vishakapatnam

Explore Borra caves en-route

Explore the places around Vishakapatnam

 

Day 5
Drive back to Hyderabad


 

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If there is a time constraint. It can be done in 4 days. 
You can also take flight/train and explore the places around vizag in zoomcar.

 

But nothing beat a good drive to the destination.
If you have any queries around Vizag you ask me.
I have visited Vizag numerous times.  
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