Rushikonda Beach - Andhra Pradesh
Vishakhapatnam is one of the enchanting destinations in the South Indian state Andhra Pradesh, sought after by the tourists for its pristine beaches and ancient temples apart from the shopping zones, museum and lot more to add. Being the financial capital and the industrial hub of Andhra Pradesh, Vishakhapatnam has been witnessing people arriving from different corners of the country for diversified purposes. Tourism has also been a major vertical making the city popular among the global travelers.
Out of the several options to explore and enjoy in and around the Vishakhapatnam city, Rushikonda beach deserves a special mention here. The beach is located in an awesome ambience with golden sandy shores fringed with green coconut trees.
Rushikonda beach is acclaimed as the “Jewel of the East Coast” with the white foamy waves crashing onto the stores and the cool breeze whispers stories into the ears of the onlookers.
Rushikonda literally means "Hill of the Sages". Hence, the beach is named after a 14th-century old temple named Sapta Rusheswara Temple which was built on the coast by seven sages.
Rushikonda Beach wears a festive mood with merrymaking revelers splashing color and water on each other during Holi celebrations in Andhra Pradesh.
This Beach is safe for swimming and a lot of water sport activities like water skiing, speed boating, sunbathing, and wind surfing is there to entertain the beach bums visiting here.
Rushikonda Beach is named after the Sapta Rusheswara Temple which was built on the coast by seven sages.
The INS Kursura museum with guided tours
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
Rushikonda Beach is also known as "Jewel of the East coast”.
Things to do:
Best Time to Visit:
January to March and August to October.
Way to Reach:
By Air: Visakhapatnam Airport is the nearest airport to Rushikonda Beach which is situated at a distance of 22.4 Km.
By Rail: Visakhapatnam Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Rushikonda Beach which is situated at a distance of 14.5 Km.
By Road: Visakhapatnam Bus Station is the nearest bus station to Rushikonda Beach which is situated at a distance of 13.3 Km.