Beach | Pilgrimage
At a distance of 36 km from Konark, 58 km from Bhubaneswar, 82 km from Cuttack, 390 km from Rourkela, 407 km from Jamshedpur, 434 km from Vizag, 495 km from Kolkata, and 522 km from Ranchi, Puri is an ancient temple town situated along the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha. Puri is one of the places of original holy Char Dham Yatra of Hinduism and also one of the top places to experience Odisha Tourism.
Earlier called as ShriKhetra, Purushottama Khetra, and Jagannath Puri, Puri is home to the world famous Sri Jagannath Temple. Often referred as the spiritual capital of Odisha, Puri forms the Golden Triangle of Orissa along with Konark and Bhubaneswar. Puri became an important center of pilgrimage with the arrival of Gangas in the 12th century and emerged as one of the centers of Vaishnavism. Anantavarman Chodaganga, one of the powerful rulers of Puri, established the Purushottama Temple and later came to be known as the Jagannath Temple in the 15th century.
According to history, Puri and the Jagannath Temple were invaded 18 times by Hindu and Muslim rulers from 4th century AD till the early 19th century. Puri was declared as the capital of Odisha under the British till 1816 CE. In 1828 CE the whole territory was separated into three regions, Katak, Balasore, and Jagannath Puri. In 1936 CE Odisha was divided from the state of Bihar and Puri was formed in 1948 CE.
Dedicated Lord Vishnu, Lord Jagannath Temple is one of the prime places to visit in Puri and is a ...
Distance from Vizag: 447 Kms
At a distance of 10 km from Kakinada Town Railway Station, 66 from Rajahmundry and 37 from Annavaram, Uppada Beach is located on Uppada Road and it offers a relaxed and rejuvenating ambience to enjoy the sun kissed sand and water. The wide shore is a major attraction of this beach. The clear water, the silver sand and the golden sun gifts the beach with a majestic beauty.
The wide shoreline and the gradual inclination into the water make it a safe beach. One can have a variety of activities at this beach. Shore activities like cricket, football, jogging and trekking can be fun and rejuvenating. The local fishermen along the beach are very friendly and also, one could get an experience of going along with the local fishermen for deep water fishing.
The sunrise and the sunset are very worth watching at this beach. This riveting seashore also has a beautiful well maintained park that adds to its beauty. One can find snack bars and local restaurants selling fresh seafood near the beach. Haritha Beach Resort situated Kakinada and Uppada Beach offers Accommodation, food and boating facilities.
This place Uppada is a village which is known for weaving, located on the shores of the sea and also is a home to many fishermen. It is also a very popular fishery station which is famous for prawns. The view of nature alongside the road from Kakinada to Uppada Road Beach is another attraction to the visitors.
Distance from Vizag: 133 Kms
At a distance of 15.5 km from Vizag Railway Station, Rishikonda Beach is a fascinating place at a close distance to the city of Vizag situated on the way to Bheemili. Rishikonda Beach is one of the prime attractions of Vizag city and also one of the top places to experince Andhra Pradesh tourism. Rishikonda Beach is among prime place to visit on a Vizag tour.
The lovely Rishikonda Beach here with golden sands and vast stretch of water is considered the best beach in Vizag. The unspoiled beauty of the beach is its main attraction and offers a unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the golden sands, palm trees and cool breeze. The beach is a haven for watersports lovers and one can enjoy water skiing, speed boating, sunbathing, wind surfing and swimming.
The Rishikonda Beach is the best site for the swimmers. The waves at the beach are peaceful compared to RK Beach. But a sudden increase in depth can surprise the visitors and is advised to be careful while swimming at the beach. On Holi, the beach gets transformed to a hue of vibrant colours, with people splashing color and water on each other.
This beach is famous for outings of love birds. There are several huts on the beach to enable visitors enjoy the view in shade. There is a 14th century temple on Rishikonda beach called Sapta Rusheswara Temple.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism has accommodation facility in the form of ...
Distance from Vizag: 15 Kms
At a distance of 32 km from Vizag Railway Station, 377 km from Vijayawada, 227 km from Rajahmundry & 628 km from Hyderabad, Bheemunipatnam popularly known as Bheemili is famous for a picturesque beach. It is located at the mouth of the river Gosthani which merges with Bay of Bengal at Bheemunipatnam.
The beach is known for its soft golden sand, blue water and unspoiled beach front. A concrete pathway too has been laid along the beach to hold statues of Buddha, Five Pandavas and a dinosaur. The beach is considered to be safe for swimming. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventurers. The beach is famous for several water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and water-skiing. Boating facility is also available here.
Bheemili beach provides a beautiful seafront to the fishing town of Bheemunipatnam, one of the oldest municipalities in India and is dotted with thatched cottages and ancient Dutch bungalows that are a reminder of its historic past. The 17th century ruins of a fort and cemetery built by the Dutch are seen here. The cemetery named Hollanders Green has some tombs embossed with the skull and cross bones motif of sea pirates. It is located near the beach and it is one of the oldest cemeteries in India. The Bheemili port used to operate passenger vessels to Madras and Calcutta during the British rule.
Bheemunipatnam was an important Buddhist center. Evidence of Buddhism dating back to the ...
Distance from Vizag: 32 Kms
Beach | Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 30 km from Kakinada, 62 km from Rajahmundry, 212 km from Vijayawada and 197 km from Vizag, Yanam is a town in the Indian union territory of Pondicherry; it is located in Yanam district, which forms a 30 sq. km enclave adjacent to East Godavari district in Andhra Pradesh.
Yanam was a Dutch colony prior to French takeover in the 1720s. Neelikundilu (indigo wells) are still found in the west of Yanam. The Dutch built a fort, which they used to store their currency, minted in nearby Neelapalli. The region was presented to the French general the Marquis de Bussy by the Vijayanagaram King as a token of gratitude for the help rendered by Bussy in his fight against the rulers of Bobbili.
For 200 years it was a French colony, and though united with India in 1954. It possesses a unique blend of French and Telugu culture prevailing in Andhra Pradesh. During French rule, the Tuesday market at Yanam was popular among Telugu people in the Madras Presidency who visited Yanam to buy foreign and smuggled goods during Yanam People's Festival held in January. Yanam is situated between the confluence of Coringa and Gowthami Godavari Rivers into Bay of Bengal. This place is surrounded by plenty of coconut trees.
There are number of places to visit in Yanam town. Sivalayam, Grand Mosque, Catholic Church, Yanam beach and Venkanna Babu Temple are the important tourist ...
Distance from Vizag: 183 Kms
At a distance of 9 km from Bapatla, 28 km from Vodarevu Beach, 92 km from Vijayawada and 61 km from Guntur, Suryalanka Beach is situated in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. Also known as Bapatla Beach, it draws a large number of visitors on weekends and holidays.
Suryalanka Beach is the perfect weekend getaway beach to spend time with friends and families. The natural beauty of the beach is major draw for people, who are looking to refresh and rejuvenate themselves. The shore of the beach is wide and spacious. The Suryalanka Beach overlooks the crystal blue waters of the Bay of Bengal.
This beach is quite safe for swimming and sunbathing is another popular activity. Sunrise is very beautiful at this beach. The major tourist attraction of the beach is the sightseeing for dolphins in the month of November.
Haritha Beach Resort run by AP Tourism provides accommodation here. Advance booking is advised for a weekend stay. Other than this beach resort, Bapatla town also has various affordable accommodations available.
The Bhavanarayana Swamy temple at Bapatla town is another place which can be visited from here.
From Bapatla town, this place can be reached by public buses and autos. Bapatla town has very good train and bus connectivity with major towns in Andhra Pradesh.
Distance from Vizag: 442 Kms
At a distance of 8 km from Chirala, 28 km from Suryalanka Beach, 103 km from Vijayawada and 72 km from Guntur, Vodarevu Beach is located on the coastline of Bay of Bengal. It is situated 6 km from the Ramapuram Beach in Prakasam district.
Vodarevu beach is popular and one of the most visited beach around Vijayawada. This Beach is a beautiful beach with a constant inflow of tourists spending their weekends in serene settings. The tranquil setting of the beach can make visitors forget time and the beautiful sunsets and sunrises just add to the overall charm and attraction of the beach.
The Vodarevu Beach provides adventure in the form of exciting water-sports, swimming and fishing. Local boats are available which facilitate boating in the sea. There is also a light house nearby which can be visited.
There are several accommodation facilities near Vodarevu beach. The Sip and Dip Cottages, situated on the Vodarevu Beach Road is equipped with all basic amenities. Also, the nearby Jolley Home Resort and Ramapuram Beach Resort are also good options. Alternately, there are several accommodation options available in Chirala town.
Vodarevu is connected by bus and autos from Chirala town. Chirala has very good train and bus connectivity with major towns in Andhra Pradesh.
Distance from Vizag: 457 Kms
At a distance of 14 Kms from Vizag Railway Station, Yarada Beach is a calm and peaceful beach in the vicinity of Vizag.
This beach offers a fabulous landscape with its exotic blend of golden sands and the lush green stretch of hills. Nestled between the hills on all the three sides and the Bay of Bengal on one side, this beach is an ideal spot for outing. Unlike RK Beach, this beach is not commercialized much.
Distance from Vizag: 14 Kms