Rishikonda Beach - Tourist Places of Andhra Pradesh

About Rishikonda Beach

This beach is located about 8 kms from the port city of Visakhapatnam or Vizag. This beach is also known as the “Jewel of East Coast”. The picturesque landscape, golden sand, palm trees, turquoise waters of the sea attracts tourists for a peaceful holidaying in this beautiful beach near the coast of Bay of Bengal. The sea waves splashing by the shore breaks the monotony of daily life, bringing in a refreshing and soothing atmosphere.

How to reach

By Road : State and private buses are available from the nearest city of Visakhapatnam to reach Rishikonda beach. National highways are also properly connected with other states of India with this port city. 
By Rail : Visakhapatnam is well connected with the other major cities and towns of India by proper railway network. 
By Air : The nearest airport is in Visakhapatnam, about 15 kms from Rishikonda beach. Visakhapatnam is well-connected by flights that come from Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Delhi and other major cities of India.

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  • When to visit
  • The best time to visit Rishikonda beach would be during the months of November to March, as winters here are comfortable and pleasant for a charming beach vacation.

  • What to eat
  • In addition to warm hospitality, restaurants and eateries here offer Chinese, continental, Indian and local cuisines to comfort your hunger pangs. There are also facilities for dining here by the beach side.

  • Attractions
  • - There are several nearby attractions in Rishikonda beach- a 14th century temple known as Sapta Ruseshwara Temple, Thotlakonda beach, Bavikonda (ancient ruins of wells where rainwater used to be stored, known as ‘hill of wells’), Kailasagiri (high sitting statues of Shiva and Parvati atop a hill), VUDA Park (an amusement park cum garden by Vizag development authority), Kumbalakonda wildlife Sanctuary, and the famous Ant-hill Puja nearby the beach.

  • Activities
  • - There are a bunch of things to do while holidaying in the beach which include swimming, boating, water skiing, pony rides along the beachside, wind surfing, jet skiing, or just lazying around or walking along the beach.

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