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7 Things to Know About Visakhapatnam, the New Capital of Andhra Pradesh  

A file photo of Visakhapatnam port. Photo: Reuters

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on the 31st of January declared that Visakhapatnam will become the new capital city of the state.

In the year 2015, former CM N Chandrababu Naidu declared that Amaravati was to become the new capital. In 2020 the State planned to establish three capital cities: Amaravati, Visakhapatnam, and Kurnool.

In March of last year the year of the rat, The Andhra Pradesh High Court ruled against three capitals and directed the government to build Amaravati which has since become the focus of land fraud.

Here are 7 distinct aspects of the capital’s new design:
1.) Two ports: Visakhapatnam is one of the cities in India with two of the biggest ports in India The Vizag port and the Gangavaram Port.

In 1993 in 1993, and 1993, the Visakhapatnam port was officially opened and was among the top five ports in India in terms of the volume of cargo that will be handled by 2022. Additionally, Gangavaram is India’s deepest port, with a total diving depth of 21,. The port was officially opened in 2009 according to Shakti knowledge.

2) First shooting range for naval use: In August 2022 the Composite Indoor Shooting Range (CISR) was opened in the presence of Vice Admiral Biswajit Dasgupta who is the Flag-Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command at INS Karna, on the Eastern Seaboard. It is home to three principal locations in the Eastern Naval Command, and it is also the headquarters of ENC.

3) “Jewel of the East Coast”: Visakhapatnam is known as the “Jewel of the East coast because it is one of the largest ports in South India. There are numerous beaches and museums as well as temples which have transformed it into a popular tourist destination also. This is also the largest and the most popular place located in Andhra Pradesh.

4) The first underwater museum located in South Asia: In 2002, INS Kursura decommissioned in 2001, and was transformed into a museum of submarines at Rama Krishna beach. It’s also the 2nd submarine museum.

5) The oldest shipyard located in India: The Hindustan Shipyard Limited was established around 1941. It is India’s most storied shipyard. The month of July was when Hindustan Shipyard Limited announced its biggest-ever profit to date of 759 million (provisional) in the fiscal period 2021-22. The enterprise of the ministry of defense achieved the prestigious landmark of building 200 ships and carrying out the completion of 2,000 repairs since the beginning of its existence.

6) “INS Arihant” built-in Vizag: India’s very first nuclear-powered submarine INS Arihant was constructed to conduct tests at sea in Vijay Diwas by former Prime Minister, the then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh. The 6,000-tonne vessel was constructed as part of the Advanced Technology Vessel (ATV) project at the Ship Building Centre in Visakhapatnam.

7.)“RRR’s” Alluri Seeta RAMA Raju is from Vizag: SS Rajamouli’s blockbuster “RRR” (Rise, Roar, Revolt) brought Alluri Sitarama Raju to international fame. In the film, Ram Charan played the character of a freedom fighter who grew up in Vizag the hometown of his mother.



Visakhapatnam, also known as Vizag, has several unique points, including:
  • Natural Beauty: Visakhapatnam is known for its scenic beauty, with beaches like Rishikonda and Rushikonda, and hilltop destinations like Kailasagiri.
  • Cultural heritage: The city is rich in cultural heritage, with ancient Hindu temples like Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha Temple and Sri Kurmam Temple.
  • Industrial hub: Visakhapatnam is a major industrial hub, with industries like steel, shipbuilding, and petrochemicals.
  • Naval base: It is home to the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy.
  • Tourist destination: With its natural beauty, cultural heritage, and modern amenities, Visakhapatnam is a popular tourist destination.
  • Rich History: Visakhapatnam has a rich history, with evidence of human habitation in the area dating back over 2,000 years. The city has several historic monuments, including the ancient Buddhist sites of Thotlakonda and Bavikonda.
  • Food: Visakhapatnam is famous for its street food, particularly its seafood dishes and famous local sweets like Andhra Laddu.
  • Sports: Visakhapatnam is also known for its thriving sports scene, with several world-class stadiums and sports facilities. The city has hosted several international cricket matches.
  • Culture: Visakhapatnam is known for its diverse and rich cultural heritage, with a mix of various cultural influences, including Hindu, Buddhist, and colonial.
  • Natural Harbor: Visakhapatnam is one of the few natural harbors in India, making it a key naval base for the Indian Navy.
  • IT and Education: The city is also home to several IT companies and educational institutions, including the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Visakhapatnam.
  • Adventure Sports: Visakhapatnam is a popular destination for adventure sports, such as surfing, scuba diving, and trekking.
  • Wildlife: Visakhapatnam is surrounded by lush green forests, which are home to several species of wildlife, including elephants, tigers, and leopards. The city also has several wildlife sanctuaries, including the Simhachalam Wildlife Sanctuary.

I invite you to our beautiful state for the Andhra Pradesh Global Investors Summit to be held on the 3rd & 4th of March in Visakhapatnam.
Experience the ease of doing business in our state and partake in our vibrant culture.
Welcome! #APGlS2023 #AndhraPradesh pic.twitter.com/i2WmrvpgV8

— YS Jagan Mohan Reddy (@ysjagan) January 31, 2023



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