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Visakhapatnam : Overview
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Area Size :  208.5 Sq. Km.   Population :  1.45 Millions.  
Popular Languages :  Telugu, Urdu, Hindi and other local languages  
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Visakhapatnam is a major port and the second largest city in the state of Andra Pradesh on the east coast of India with a population of approximately 1.3 million. The city is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal to the east. It is the administrative headquarters of Visakhapatnam district and is also home to the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.

Visakhapatnam (Vizag) is second largest city in Andhra Pradesh with an area of 550 km². It is primarily an industrial city, apart from being a port city. It is also home to the Eastern Naval Command. Visakhapatnam has seen rapid development in the past decade.

The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA) will get a new master plan consequent to the increase in its purview from 1700 km² to 5500 km². The earlier master plan was approved by the government in 2006. VUDA’s jurisdiction has been expanded in mid-2008.

The city sometimes goes by its now mostly defunct colonial British name, Waltair. During the colonial era, the city's hub was the Waltair railway station, and that part of the city still is still called Waltair. It is sometimes referred to as the "City of Destiny"[citation needed].

Visakhapatnam 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.


Visakhapatnam By Air
Visakhapatnam airport is connected to many cities in India including Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad. Airport is nearly 16 km away from the heart of the city. Pre-paid taxi from airport to city charges about Rs 400.
Visakhapatnam By Bus
Vizag is well connected by the road transport public bus services. Many tourist bus service providers offer deluxe, super deluxe and A/C bus services from Visakhapatnam to many major cities in South and Central India, including Chennai, Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Bangalore and Mumbai. These buses charge about Rs 4 per km.
Visakhapatnam By Train
Visakhapatnam has an important railway station lies on Chennai - Delhi main line. This station is connected with all cities in India by rail.

Reach Vishakhapatnam by Road Visakhapatnam is 650 km from Hyderabad and 350 km from Vijayawada. Regular bus services are available to Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Chennai and Tirupati. Reach Vishakhapatnam by Rail Visakhapatnam is a major junction on the commercially important Chennai Kolkata rail line. As such the city is well connected by rail with New Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata and Hyderabad. Daily express trains are available to all these four major cities. Reach Vishakhapatnam by Air Connected with Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata, New Delhi and Bhubaneshwar. Indian Airlines flies daily to Hyderabad and five times a week to Chennai, New. Delhi and Kolkata. Reach Vishakhapatnam by Water To Port Blair, the capital isle of Andaman- Nicobar Islands a boat leaves once in every two months. It is a journey of 15 hour and it can be booked at the Shipping office, which is on AV Bhanoji Row( Tele- 565 597 ) within the port complex. An early booking is highly advisable.

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