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Modern day Vizag


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Vizag is adorned with a mixed cultural set-up. One can walk on the pathways and run into Marwari's, Bengalis, Odiyas of course Keralites - just about every region has its footing here. It is a mixed flavor even when it comes to monuments. You can find Buddhist monasteries at Bavikonda, Thotlakonda and Sankaram, Famous churches include St Peters Church built by Great Sir Arthur Cotton Ishaqu Madina Temple is the oldest building of the town. If you want to prostrate before Hindu gods, then the Simhachalam temple is the most famous one. Situated 800 feet above sea level, the temple is 15 kilometers from the railway station and easily accessed through private buses and cab services.

There's plenty to unearth in Vizag. The distances are short, people are friendly, locales are picturesque, packages are pocket-friendly and then of course there is the mouth-watering Andhra cuisine.

Various dynasties that ruled the State of Andhra Pradesh, from the Ikshvakus, Pallavas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagaram kings, Qutub Shahis, Mughals, to the Asaf Jahis, all have contributed significantly to the State's rich cultural tapestry and have left behind a heritage studded with spectacular monuments, temples, mosques, palaces all vibrant with arts, crafts, dance and literature.

The state has a rich cultural heritage. The great composers of carnatic music Annamacharya, Tyagaraja and many others chose Telugu as their language of composition, thus enriching the language. Kuchipudi is the state's classical dance form.Andhrites have been movie buffs for decades, the state produces about 200 top notch movies per year.

The State is rich in natural resources, cultural heritage, history and most of all, an opportunity to explore them, created by combining the old princely state of Hyderabad with the Telugu speaking portions of the former state of Chennai, Andhra Pradesh to this day retains much of its regal glory and mystic charm.

Telugu, the official language of Andhra Pradesh, is described by C.P. Brown as the " Italian of the East ". It has been influenced by Sanskrit. The prominent poets of Telugu include Nannaya, Tikkana, Sri Krishna Devarayulu and a host of others.

The dance styles in the State are based on the standard treatises, viz. Abhinaya Darpana and Bharatanatya of Nandikeshwara, which is sub-divided into Nattuva Mala and Natya Mala. Kuchipudi, a blend of music and abhinaya, is Andhra Pradesh‘s unique contribution to dance it have flowered from a village called Kuchelapuri or Kuchelapuram in Krishna district. From its birth around 300 B. C., it has remained a continuous and living tradition of this region, performed by men of the Brahmin community
Art Forms  
Owing to the rich cultural heritage of Andhra, Vizag treasures some of the art forms as its own. Dhimsa Dance is one of the famous among a bunch. Though "Dhimsa" is almost the official Dance of the City there many other dance forms that enjoys such a support and performance like, Kuchipudi the Dance of the State, Bharatanatyam.
Classical Dance Forms
Kuchipudi and Bharatnatyam enjoy love from wide spectrum of people in here.
Bharat Natyam Kuchipudi
Folk Dance Forms
This tiny half moon shaped bay with powder sand beach is protected by high hill (Rushikonda Hill) on one side so
Dhimsa Koya Dance
Classical Music
Theatre Art
Indian calendar is one long procession of festivals. There are innumerable national, regional, local, religious, and seasonal festivities. This is not surprising considering the fact that India is the land of gods, goddesses, saints, gurus and prophets.
Andhra Pradesh the 2nd Largest Producer of Rice and Chillies. You must be prepared for hot declicasies. Cuisine is itself highly varying from region to region. So is vizag's own flavor with rich and generous portions of chilies' and fish.
Culture and Traditions  
Tradition & Etiquette
This tiny half moon shaped bay with powder sand beach is protected by high hill (Rushikonda Hill) on one side so the ambience is tranquil and excellent for sailing. The Beach is 9 km away from the town on the Marine Drive.
Vizag from many centuries is the capital or some or other sort of handcraft. It used to be the wooden furnitures then intricate ivory inlay work, then brassware, now it is the etikoppaka laquored wooden toys tha it is famous all over th world for.









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Gurajada Kalakshitra
Kairalai Samithi
Dhimsa Dance
Alluri Sitarama Raju
RK Mission


Mythological Stories
7 Wonders of Vizag
Buddhist Sites
Pusapati Dynasty
Dasapalla Legacy


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