Built along the Seashore of The Bay of Bengal, Andhra Pradesh. Visakhapatnam was named after the God of spirit, Visakha.
Visakhapatnam was once a small fishing village, it formed part of the Kalinga Empire under Ashoka in 260 BC passing successively from the Andhra kings to Vengi to the Pallavas, Cholas, and Gangas. In the 15th century, Visakhapatnam became part of the Vijayanagar Empire. It was transformed into a port town under the British. Now a bustling industrial and commercial city. It is the site of the country's largest shipbuilding yard. The most famous landmark at Visakhapatnam is the Dolphin's Nose, a rocky promontory in the port, 358 m high. The Ramakrishna Mission Beach is one of the loveliest on the east coast and Rishikonda, another beautiful beach is popular with tourists.