Fly To Vishakhapatnam, India
Visakhapatnam in India is the second largest city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The city, which also goes by the name Vizag, is largely an industrial city. Despite its industries, it is often referred to as the ‘Jewel of the east coast’ owing to its pristine beaches and landscaped parks. Visakhapatnam is a seaport city and is home to the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. It’s recognised as a hub of culture and tradition and festivals such as Visakha Festival and the Music Festival have boosted the city’s tourism industry.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders travelling to Visakhapatnam do need a Visa for India. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and make sure your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy nearest to Vishakhapatnam is located at Gandhi Mansion, 20 Altamount Road, Mumbai, 400 026. Phone: + 91 22 2351 3725. Fax: + 91 22 2351 3730.
See and do
Museums form a key attraction in Visakhapatnam and the Naval Museum, War Memorial and Submarine Museum all pay tribute to India’s glory and might.
A great favourite with visitors to Araku Valley are the wondrous Borra Caves where impressive compositions of stalagmites and stalactites welcome visitors.
The city caters for shopping enthusiasts and popular items bought here include hand woven carpets, Kalamkari art works, and hand crafted items and saris unique to this part of India. Shopping centres like Jagdamba Junction and Waltair Uplands are also popular spending destinations.
The culinary cuisine in Visakhapatnam stands as a tourist attraction in its own right and the city is famed for its Spicy Coastal Andhra delicacies. Sripuram is the most popular gastro destination for food lovers.
A visit to the gorgeous Kambalakonda nature reserve is well worth its place on every visitor’s itinerary. The reserve offers a tranquil atmosphere facilitated by the greenery of the surrounds and the breathtaking views from the viewing tower, as well as the hiking trails which provide a welcome respite from the busyness of the city.
Simhachalam will certainly capture the interest of architecture fundi’s. This must see temple sports inscriptions dating as far back as the 10th century and boasts of Chola and Chalukya design styles.
Visakhapatnam Airport - VTZ
Visakhapatnam Airport (code VTZ) is located in the city of Visakhapatnam in the Indian province of Andhra Pradesh. The airport is the second busiest in the state behind Rajiv Gandhi International Airport which serves Hyderabad.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Visakhapatnam Airport authorities on 91 891 251 8960.
Airport Hotels: There is no hotel on site. Hotels in close proximity to the airport include Comfort Inn Visakhapatnam, APTDC Haritha Beach Resort, Saraswathi Orchid.