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Sunday, February 23, 2014
Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam. When counting the largest zoos of India, this is the place which holds one of the top rankings. Indira Gandhi Zoological Park is one of the well maintained and cleanliness conscious zoological parks of India.
Zoological Park is named after The Former Prime Minister Of India, Mrs. Indira Gandhi. It was declared open to the public on 19 May 1977.It covers an area of 625 acres (253 ha). Nearly eighty species of animals numbering to about eight hundred are present in the zoo. The Zoo Park has different sections for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals, reptiles, ungulates and birds caged in their natural ambiance.
The Zoo Park is about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the Visakhapatnam railway station on the National Highway 5 near Madhurawada. It has two Entrance and Exit gates oppositely. One towards National Highway 5 and the other towards Beach road at Sagarnagar. It is open to public on all days of the week except Monday. A Biosphere learning center and a Library are present inside the Zoo Park near the Canteen.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Kailash Giri is a popular tourist destination and getaway. It offers an awe-inspiring view of the Bay of Bengal and is home to the beautiful Rushikonda Beach and RK Beach. The surrounding hills are lush and green and offer a wonderful respite from the concrete jungle of Visakhapatnam. One of the attractions of Kailash Giri is its huge park called the Floral Watch. This park is shared like a watch and covered with grass. However, the main attraction is undoubtedly the massive statues of Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati made from white marble. These statues are located on the hill, on a platform. As the base of Lord Shiva's statue, there is a stream that flows all the way to the foot of the hill. There is a ropeway service that allows visitors to access the hill and offers stunning view of the city and the Bay. There even is a scenic and panoramic road leading to the top of the hill.
Kailash Giri is one of the most popular spots for picnicking. Besides, a number of tourist locations are near the park. Some important attractions located at a vicinity to the Kailasagiri Hill Top Park at Vizag are Floral Clock, Jungle Trails, Shanti Ashram, Art Gallery, Children Play Park, Conference Hall, Shiva Parvathi Statue, 7 Wonders of Vizag, Titanic View Point, Gliding Base Point, Telescopic Point and Shanku Chakra Naama.
Best time to visit
The winter months of October to March offer pleasant climatic conditions and the best time to visit the Kailasagiri Park and Visakhapatnam.
The timings for the Kailasagiri Park are from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.