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Vishakhapatnam Travel Guide, India

The city of Vishakhapatnam is part of the South Indian state Andhra Pradesh. This well known port city of India is referred by many names like Visakha, Vizag, and Vizagapatnam. One should note that the current official spelling for the city name is Visakhapatnam and Vishakhapatnam is just what many locals might use.

The city of Vishakhapatnam is one of those cities of India that experience awesome weather just because this port city is situated right in between of Bay of Bengal (that covers the eastern section of the city) and the famous Indian Eastern Ghats (that covers the western section of Vishakhapatnam City).

The city of Vishakhapatnam is one of the major industrial hubs for country of India. It is one of the oldest port cities for India and the oldest ever shipyard that existed in India is part of this city itself. Steel Plant of Vishakhapatnam holds international reputation and its steel is regularly exported to many foreign countries. Other than steel plant the city of Vishakhapatnam has many other small scale and large scale industries which makes this city very important for India when it comes to national economy.

The city of Vishakhapatnam went under the control of British rulers somewhere after 1933 and before this Vishakhapatnam was just another small village which would earn its living by catching fishes and selling them in nearby markets. British businessmen understood the hidden traits of Vishakhapatnam and this was the turning point for this city. Naturally the city of Vishakhapatnam has many characteristics which rarely exist in other port cities and British businessmen were quick to utilize these features. Initially the British and lately after the Independence of India in the year 1947 this port city has always been utilized heavily by various businessmen for large scale import and export.

The city of Destiny (tag line by which many times the city of Vishakhapatnam has been referred as) stretches itself over an area of around 550 kilometer square and this makes it the largest city in terms of area of expansion when compared to other cities of Andhra Pradesh.

This city of Vishakhapatnam is famous for its awesome climate, open hearted locals, booming industries, and of course the port. All this makes this city very important for the Indian government and one must visit this city once whenever he / she hits India.

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