Rishikonda Beach - Vishakapatnam
Enjoying Sand And Solitude
Spread on a 1000 Km coastline and 8 districts, Andhra Pradesh has some of the most attractive and most important beaches in India. Rather than being very flashy and loud, Andhra Pradesh beaches are quite calm and have a soulful atmosphere. You will not any other beach as good as them to just laze around or to take a refreshing walk alongside the coast. The beaches with lines of palm trees, clear skies and historical monuments are the perfect option as picnic spots. These nature's wonders still are unknown to many tourists who come to these parts and miss on them. Visit the Andhra Pradesh beaches and savor your every moment before hordes of tourist come to these untampered jewels and take away their exclusivity.
Nestling in the important city of Vishakhapatnam, Ramakrishna Beach is not only the most attractive beach, it is also the most famous of all in Andhra Pradesh. There is a lot of activities that you can indulge in here. You can take part in many beach sports, however, do not miss out to visit the fascinating Submarine museum which is the first of its kind in Asia and fourth in the world. It is really a great experience to see the torpedo rooms, the submarine control room radar rooms which a common man was never able to see before the museum came up. You can also ask a fisherman to arrange for a deep water angling tour. The fisherman might charge you a little higher, but after you experience it, you will feel, every penny well spent. It is the most important beach in Vishakhapatnam so you will find no difficulty at all to reach the beach as it is located just 5 Km from city center and is well connected from all parts of the city.
Bheemunipatnam Beach is a historical beach with ruins of a fort and a cemetery still there, which was once a Dutch settlement. The beach with the backdrop of the fort, is a great place for a one day excursions and family picnics. You will find good number of people indulging in swimming as the water here is considered quite safe for the activity. Situated at the mouth of River Gosthani, the beach is just 24 km from Vishakhapatnam and is easily accessible by all mode of transportations.
Manginapudi Beach was once an important trading center and a gateway to India. The beach is one of the most scenic and historically important beach in Andhra Pradesh. The main attraction of the beach is a nicely maintained park and well kept surroundings. At night, the entire beach is illuminated making it a great time for a soothing stroll. Manginapudi Beach has a natural bay and shallow waters that still make it an important commercial center. The shallow and calm waters are quite inviting for a nice swimming session. The beach is situated around 11 km from Machilipatnam in Krishna District. The nearest railway station is in Machilipatnam from where you can take a bus or hire a taxi.
Rishikonda Beach is one of those places which are irresistibly beautiful, still hidden from the cluster of tourists. There is not much you can do on this beach, probably that is the main attraction of the beach. The pristine beach is located around 8 km from the city of Vishakhapatnam and is a great place to indulge in swimming as the water are generally quite subdued and predictable. At the moment there is no facility to indulge in beach sports but there are few organizations that are planning to provide the facility on the beach. The calmness of the beach provides a perfect atmosphere to just trod along the coastline on the golden sands. Evenings are the best time of the day to visit the beach for a refreshing outing.