Weekend Getaways from Visakhapatnam

Known as the “Jewel of East Coast”, Visakhapatnam is home to a lot of famous and renowned tourist spots. Due to varied sight-seeing options like beaches, valleys, hills, monuments and temples amongst many, this city has become the most sought after tourist destination in east coast. The city is not just beautiful within but has amazing getaway spots in and around as well.

Weekend Trip near Visakhapatnam

Araku Valley

Located at a distance of 120 Km’s from the city of Visakhapatnam, Araku Valley is one of major getaways for locals and tourists. A very renowned tourist destination in the outskirts of the city, Araku Valley has reserved forests like Ananthagiri and Sunkarimetta. Surrounded by beautiful lush greeneries, this mountain reserve is rich for its bio-diversity. We could take the Visakhapatnam-Kirendul Express to reach Araku Valley.


Weekend Getaways from Vizag

Time to visit – All seasons
Distance and Time from Visakhapatnam – Approximately 120 Km’s and 3.5 Hours
Nearby Places – Borra Caves, Cheparai, Coffee Plantations, Galikondalu, Dumbriguda and Katiki Waterfalls amongst others.
Nearest Railway Station – Visakhapatnam Railway Station
Nearest Airport – Visakhapatnam International Airport

VMC Disneyland

Based out of Vijaywada, VMC Disneyland is a water park and is at a distance of 345 Km’s from Visakhapatnam making it one of the ideal getaways during a weekend for locals and tourists of Visakhapatnam. The water park also provides overnight rooms for reasonable tariffs making it more or less like a resort. With various attractions like wave pool, slides and a stimulated Volcano, VMC Disneyland is certainly a place to experience.

Weekend getaways from Vizag


Time to visit
– All seasons
Distance and Time from Visakhapatnam – Approximately 345 Km’s and 5.45 Hours
Nearby Places – Beaches, Amaravati, Machilipatnam, Mangalagiri, Bhavani Island amongst others.
Nearest Railway Station – Vijaywada Railway Station
Nearest Airport – Vijaywada Airport

Vodarevu Beach

Though the district of Visakhapatnam in itself hosts beautiful beaches, one could certainly have a weekend getaway to Vodarevu Beach in Kotha Peta in Andhra Pradesh at a distance of 440 Km’s from Visakhapatnam. The white sand of the beach appeals a lot of locals and tourists and is one of the non-commercialized beaches in the state. The Vodaveru Beach Resort is another vacation spot for recreational purposes.


Beaches near Vizag


Time to visit – All seasons
Distance and Time from Visakhapatnam – Approximately 440 Km’s and 7.15 Hours
Nearby Places – Adurru near Kakinada, Coringa Sanctuary and Pithapuram amongst others.
Nearest Railway Station – Kotha Peta Railway Station
Nearest Airport – Visakhapatnam International Airport

Gosthani Sarovar Vihar

Gosthani Sarovar Vihar is yet another famous spot for overnight weekend getaways. This spot is situated at the Thatipudi Reservoir Project and is based out of Thatipudi Village in Vizianagaram. Based out on the banks of Thatipudi Lake, this vihar has various spots for locals and tourists in and around the village.

Time to visit – All seasons
Distance and Time from Visakhapatnam – Approximately 70 Km’s and 1.5 Hours
Nearby Places – Vizianagaram, Bobbili, Saripalli, Kumili, Punyagiri and Ganta Stambham Clock Tower amongst others.
Nearest Railway Station – Vizianagaram Railway Station
Nearest Airport – Visakhapatnam International Airport

Horsley Hills

Horsley Hills is one of the other hill stations in the state of Andhra Pradesh and extends its boundaries to various districts. Though a bit distant from Visakhapatnam ranging a distance of 890 Km’s, one could certainly have a visit to this hill station by taking an hour flight till Tirupathi and then hiring a cab till the hills. The scenic lush greeneries for couples and families along with sports activities like zorbing, rapelling and trekking for adrenal junkies makes Horsley Hills a place to be.

Horsley Hills

Time to visit
– All seasons
Distance and Time from Visakhapatnam – Approximately 890 Km’s and 14 Hours
Nearby Places – Horsley Hill Station, Tirupathi, Rishi Valley School and Koundinya Wildlife Sanctuary amongst others.
Nearest Railway Station – Tirupathi Railway Station
Nearest Airport – Tirupathi Airport

It is very difficult to provide the names of all the weekend getaways nearby Visakhapatnam as it is thoroughly relative in terms of the convenience of travel. People have varied choices as the belt of Coastal Andhra Pradesh has its own diverse tourist destinations from historical monuments to beaches, from religious places to hill stations, from Ghats to valleys and from spa’s to resorts. All these nearby getaways come under the jurisdiction of Vijaywada, Vizianagar, East Godavari and West Godavari amongst others and the people in these zones have many other options to choose from depending upon their likes and interests.

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