vizianagaram in Andhra Pradesh

Vizianagaram, the headquarters of the Revenue Division and the Taluk of the same name, is situated at a distance of about 64-km from Vishakhapatnam. It is a place of historical importance. Vizianagaram is an important railway junction on the South-Eastern Railway. It was the capital of the Rajas of Vizianagaram (not to be mistaken by the famous Vijayanagara empire), who yielded power from the 17th century AD.

Andhra Lady, Andhra PradeshA Centre Of Arts & Culture The town contains a magnificent fort, which depicts the past glory of these rajas. The town has grown around the fort, on the west of which is the former cantonment. This is a place of historical importance and it attained great prominence in the past as the centre of arts and culture under the patronage of the enlightened ruling family of Vizianagaram.

Many of the existing educational and cultural institutions at the place had their origin from the time of the Rajas of Vizianagaram. Vizianagaram contains, besides other educational institutions, a music college and a Sanskrit college. This town is one of the centres of cultural development in the district as well as the state.


This town is situated at about 30-km from Vizianagaram and has an old fort in ruins and copperplate inscriptions of the Eastern Chalukya rulers. It is also famous for its handloom industry.

Ramateertham is 13-km from Vizianagaram and near this village is the Bodikonda Hill that has several Jain sculptures and the ruins of a shrine.


Air: The nearest airport is at Vishakhapatnam 64-km away.

Rail: Vizianagaram is an important railway junction on the South-Eastern Railway and is well connected by rail with all the important places in the State.

Road: It is well connected by road with all the important places in the State.


There are budget hotels at the place, but if one is looking for a comfortable stay then the best option would be at the hotels in Vishakhapatnam.


Climate: Tropical
Temperature Range (deg C):
Summer- Max 33, Min25
Winter- Max28, Min 19.
Rainfall: 1.161 mm
Clothing: Light Cottons

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