Sunday, March 30, 2008

vishapatnam : city of destiny

Vizag is located on the eastern shore of India. It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam District and is also home of the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
The city is home to several state owned heavy industries; one of the most advanced steel plants and has one of the country's largest ports and its oldest shipyard. It has the only natural harbour on the eastern coast of India.Vizag is primarily an industrial city, apart from being a tourist destination. Tourists are attracted by its beaches, nearby scenic Araku Valley and Borra caves, the 11th-century Simhachalam temple and ancient Buddhist sites like Totlakonda & Bavikonda spread across the area.
The city boasts a submarine museum, the first of its kind in South Asia, at Rama Krishna Beach. Andhra University, a prominent seat of education in Andhra Pradesh is located here.
Vizag is a cosmopolitan mix of people from various parts of the country. The city has been the home to people from different parts of the country. The city's main commercial and shopping centers are located in the Dwaraka Nagar-R.T.C. complex area and Jagadamda Junction area. Dwaraka Nagar-R.T.C. complex area has transformed into a commercial hub with new shopping malls and complexes spring up within a radius of 2-3 kilometers. The city is home to many five star hotels such as Taj group, I.T.C. Welcome Group & Park Hotels. Recently various large and small software and BPO companies have announced plans for starting development and outsourcing centers in Vizag, which has also contributed to the rise in real estate prices.
Visakhapatnam is surrounded on three sides by the overlapping mountain ranges, and the south eastern city is safeguarded by the bay of bengal. It is so secure that it is the only city in india with such huge industries like Vizag steel plant, Hindustan petroleum corporation limited, and some major organizations like Shipyard, NSTL, Naval command, and yet the largest tourist destination in the state; definitely puts it among the safest places of India.