Primarily an industrial city of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam also attracts tourists due to its unspoiled sandy beaches, well built and maintained parks, Buddhist Remnant sites and nearby scenic areas, such as the Araku Valley. Apart from all these, Visakhapatnam, famously known as Vizag has Asia’s first Submarine Museum called ‘INS Kurusura Submarine Museum’.
The Andhra Pradesh government in a bid to place another tourist destination at Visakhapatnam, is talking to Indian Navy for help in establishing another Submarine Heritage Museum in the city. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu had a meeting with Commander in Chief of Navy, Vice-Admiral Karanbir Singh to discuss the set-up of the museum.
CM Naidu made the announcement to establish the museum during the meeting with Vice Admiral Karanbir Singh and also directed the Tourism department officials to prepare a Detailed Project Report as the government plans to promote tourism in Visakhapatnam and make it a tourist destination in India. Commander in Chief of Navy, Vice-Admiral also requested the chief minister to bring down the land prices so that they can buy lands in Bhimli for INS Kalinga.
CM Naidu also expressed his concerns over the discharge of industrial effluents in the sea water of Visakhapatnam and asked to reduce the industrial pollution at Vizag Harbour and Dock Yard.
The Andhra Pradesh government is also planning to set-up a Skydiving school to .train the adventure lovers. These new developments are expected to add a lot to Visakhapatnam’s feature and would attract huge tourism in the country.