Andhra Pradesh’s second largest city, 650km east of Hyderabad and 350km north of Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam (commonly known as Vizag) is a busy port and home to major shipbuilding, oil refining and steel industries. Apart from having a decent beach, some interesting temples and a couple of museums, for most travellers it only serves to break up a long journey along the east coast. Those who do linger in the area, however, can enjoy the seaside area of Waltair and will be rewarded by visiting outlying places such as Bheemunipatnam, Mukhalingam and the Borra caves.

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