Traipse down in the southern part of Visakhapatnam, facing the cool, blue
ocean, is a rocky promontory about 174 mts, high and 358 mts above sea level.
You'll be surprised to see the rock locks like a dolphin! Visakhapatnam was
named after the God of valor, Visakha. Once a small fishing village, it formed
part of the Kalinga Empire, under Ashoka in 260 B.C., passing successively from
the Andhra kings of Vengi to the Pallavas, Cholas and Gangas. In the 15th
century, Visakhapatnam became part of the Vijayanagar Empire. It was transformed
into a port town under the British. Now a bustling industrial and commercial
city, it is the site of the country’s largest shipbuilding yard. The most famous
landmark at Visakhapatnam is the Dolphin’s Nose.
How to reach Dolphin's Nose
- Air: Flights available from Hyderabad, Bhubaneshwar and Calcutta.
- Rail: Visakhapatnam is well connected withal important cities of India by rail
through the Visakhapatnam (Waltair) railway junction.
- Bus: Visakhapatnam is connected by bus with all major cities of India.
Where to Stay
Star hotels in Visakhapatnam:
- Taj Residency, Beach Road, 5 Star Deluxe.
- The park, Beach Road, 5 Star.
- Dolphin Hotel, Daba Garden 4 Star.
- Hotel Green Park, Waltair Main, 3 Star.
- Hotel Meghalaya, Asilmetta Junction, 2 Star.
- Prince Hotel, Hotel Jaipur, Hotel Jagannadh Lodge, Hotel Sri Krishna (at Narsipatnam), Hotel Ravi Resorts (at Gajuwaka)
A.P.Tourism organizing one day tour every day, between 8.30 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Tariff Rs.60/- (adult or child)