Description : If you are a beach person then you should definitely visit this beach. Yarada beach is one of the best in Visakhapatnam. Like all other beaches, this one is also far from the city. So, if you had a ride then it could be a better experience.
A travel lover I am, with always great expectations on my place of visit, though with intense fondness of location of religious beliefs, yet other adventures are no less lovable to me. The long massive walks to the Ashrams corridor has left me with great signs of fond memories but my expeditions usually counts on an all-rounding aspects, where forest life and its charm holds the priorities. Visakhapatnam is a place of extreme diversification. Apart from the booming industrial city, it forms a congenial blend of deep valleys, magical hills, forestry and golden beaches along the coastline of Bay of Bengal. I was thrilled with the till date travel experience and was yet more anxious to explore my next destination Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary Visakhapatnam.
Located at a nearby distance from the main city, the sanctuary owns a dry evergreen forest mixed with meadows and shrubs. It’s a renowned abode of the rare species of flora endemics and fauna with varieties of monkeys, leopards, wild boat, barking and spotted deer and sambar. I had a remarkable and splendid experience of travelling around the forest reserve, riding on a horse. Being amidst the endangered species along with several emus, peacocks, deer gave a refreshing treat to my visit. A well known Eco- tourism park of Visakhapatnam has an additional advantage to the adventure seeker like me i.e.; trekking. An exposure to the sleep and gentle slopes and open and dense forest over a stretched 4.5 km area, along with the strenuous physical exercise, were the encountered experiences of that expedition.
The all new environment offered a relaxed and soothing climate, breaking the monetary of my arduous life. Moreover, boating in a reservoir or feeling the movements and noises of the flock of birds and scintillating sound of water bodies from a specially designed watch tower adds to the tranquility of the ambience. A wonderful experience on the whole Kamalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary Visakhapatnam provided me with a rejuvenated life and sky touching excitements to travel to my next destination, Araku Tribal Museum Visakhapatnam, situated amidst the Araku Valley, a beautiful hill station in Visakhapatnam district along the Eastern Ghats.
About Borra Caves Visakhapatnam : I always wanted to visit the Borra caves in Visakhapatnam. Well, this time I did and had a wonderful time. These caves are huge and unique. You may find water flowing out of the rocks. I remember studying about the stalactites and stalagmites form in caves during my school days. This time I actually saw them and it was really cool.
Far from the usual chores of the home city, away from the hassle life, I was at a high point relaxation all through my trip. Though tight scheduled with strictness in depart time for a day long excursion, yet its experience was overwhelming and out of my imaginations. Till yet explorations had been made to the temples and sightseeing areas, but then it was the time for some relief giving and mental healing zones. Yes, nothing can be more peaceful than a visit to Ramakrishna Mission Ashram Visakhapatnam, a beautifully designed place, amidst the lush greenery with its structure in pink resembling the old worshipping places of South India. It was an easy accessible place just few minutes’ walk from the Ramakrishna Beach.
The ambience was so peaceful and calm, suiting to the features of the Ashram, and driving the visitors to the world of Spiritualism. A huge prayer hall is generally filled with public for regular worships and meditation as well as spiritual rituals. Devotees are swayed with complete immersion in divine Meditation. It’s rightly been considered as a hub of rehabilitation and relieving activities. It tends to serve people being victimized by sudden calamities due to the freaks of nature or the follies of men, even the service been extended beyond borders. The methodology of relief are conducted following some key elements like indiscrimination of caste, color or creed, involvement of local people for implementations of specific programmes. Several activities that prevail in this spellbound atmosphere are functioning of a co- educational English Medium School, a Public Library offering periodicals and newspapers in a free reading room, a dispensary section especially for the cure of cerebral-palsied children and many more.
Ramakrishna Mission Ashram | Image Resource : blog.rkmissionashrama.org/
Ramakrishna Mission Ashram Visakhapatnam caters maximum of the welfare work in terms of charity. It provides scholarships and medical aid to poor students seeking high education. Many recreational activities are also conducted like celebration of birthdays of the well known spiritual luminaries, hold exhibition and educational camp along with competitions and youth retreats. Being converted to a complete saint for the time being, I was all satisfied with such an adorable place and with all the memories intact, I headed towards my next place of visit, Kambalakonda Wildlife Sanctuary Visakhapatnam, a dedication to my lust of forestry.
Katiki Falls, Visakhapatnam : Reaching these falls is not a smooth journey. However, if you love trekking, hiking or adventure then you have to take a trip to Katiki falls . We had a wonderful time walking through the dense forest and experiencing the beauty of nature.
Identified for its sandy yet unspoiled beaches, Visakhapatnam is contemporarily nicknamed as Vizag. The penchant towards the newly derived name was one of the motivations of planning for a holiday in Vizag. Soon I found my hotel or say the beach resort at Beach Road. I was all alone for the first time so I chose staying at The Park Visakhapatnam to minimize the risk. You would love to know that the hotel is nestled lavishly at the beachside and all of its rooms are facing the waterfront. How enthralled was I knowing this? The immense Bay of Bengal was close to my eyesight. I couldn’t stop myself from being the part of hotels’ fine dining to have my first major meal, my lunch.
Life keeps on giving us the surprises, but it is we, who fail to grab them or get delayed for the same. But this time delay and failure were at bay. I was full on open handed. I gobbled the food and relished it completely. Checking in was a short term and I was gushed in my allotted Deluxe room in no time. I sighed deeply as what did I see? It is the living room with a bedroom overlooking the sea and the lawns. The complimentary fruit silo on my desk was dazzling to capture my attention. Seating arrangement in the attached balcony was nailing me to the place to savor the rich aroma of The Park’s brisk coffee. Sometimes no matter how solitary you are but you enjoy every bit and piece of it. And indeed it is required at times when you get lost yourself in the worldly commitments. I was fortunate enough to get this priceless opening. Thank God!
I was entirely in a mood of drifting the hotel and its premises. So I had a few minutes of power-nap to reenergize myself. It was late evening and I headed to visit the star hotel. I was amazed on the hotel's hospitality that its staffs are so well serving. God bless them. It was an overnight stay at the Park Visakhapatnam with the sweet dreams of the upcoming recreational.
Though being discreet from the bustling city, Tenneti Beach Park Visakhapatnam is well connected with local and private mode of transport. This was a big favor for me. Conveyance has always been the recognition of the city’s tourism. Excellent transport facilities survive in the city to support the tourism as well as serve the local dwellers. All of my three chosen places of interests are the portrayal of serenity and bliss. The thing I was wandering from few days was finally and profoundly acquired by me.
Sometimes your own presence is enough to emerge out with the real you. It happened to me after a long interval of time and I took no risk to escape from it. I was there at the park by 5 pm riding through Vizag-Bheemli Road, where the park is deep seated in the lap of nature. Derived by the name of a great and gallantry freedom fighter, Tenneti Vishwanadham, the park is well preserved and distinct from the clatter of the city. The great ambience and tranquility of the park suits the grannies and couples, as the saying goes, but it equally bequeathed me with the peace. I strolled in the garden and unfurled some nature’s essence. The spectacular view of the cobalt blue waters of the Arabian Sea is simply breathtaking as if embracing all my inner chaos in minutes. The elevated park comprises of arresting natural features that attract swarms of visitors to have a quiet and peaceful evening in the countryside.
Though situated in the bustling city, yet detached with the chaos and crowd is the rare and unique feature of the park. I spend some wonderful moments on the fences of the garden and recalled my happiest reminiscences of the yesteryears. The place is literary of that sort. The day was about to end and the dusk was about to unfold the quilt of darkness. I thought that it is better to get back to the hotel from Tenneti Beach Park Visakhapatnam at proper time. The city was entirely novel for me and I could not afford taking any risk of solitary. I moved ahead to pamper myself by the culinary of the hotel once again.
Narration : We decided to check out the Rishikonda beach in Visakhapatnam. It took us a long drive to reach this beach. It is very far from the main city. However, it was all worth it because this beach is really beautiful and calming.
My travel on board to Dolphin’s Nose Visakhapatnam was about to take off. I hired a cab and took around 51 minutes ride to the destination. I was there to oversee the city at one end, beach at the other and Bay of Bengal in façade. What a rare mishmash of the three spectacular views? A famous picnic spot for people of Vizag was now my cup of tea. The headland with huge rocky structure protrudes towards the sea with the height of 174 meters akin to form of dolphin nose.
India is bestowed with so many lovely destinations that if a nomad like me would go on travelling for the rest of the life then also the places would remain unvisited. I am swollen with pride with this thought that I am an Indian. India is my birthplace that gave me my land to survive. Though unaware of so many interesting facts about India I still admire it as a versatile nation. Visakhapatnam’s wide and amazing infrastructure was giving me the experience of proud to be an Indian. Earlier the base camp of British Army, the Dolphin Nose, had a lighthouse which was destroyed in the cyclone of 1876. But it still has the one that can forecast the cyclone.
The gorgeous view of the vast sea was taking new moulds of thoughts in my imaginary land. It is one of the identities of the adaptable Vizag city. I impatiently climbed the spiral stairs of the lighthouse to witness the spectacular view of the city and its neighborhood. The Bay of Bengal lying with all its might in front was conveying the note of British era in that particular domain. Presence of few caves inside the hill was calling me to have some noteworthy experience but I ignored of fear. The reason was that it has been the domain of bats as said by the nearby dwellers.
Since Dolphin’s Nose Visakhapatnam is open for only 2 hours from 3pm to 5pm, so I planned my trip accordingly. Everything was going smoothly and perfect time arrived to visit Tenneti Beach Park Visakhapatnam in the evening.
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