Ramkrishna Beach

Located near the city of Vizag in the state of Andhra Pradesh, Ramkrishna Beach, or as it is popularly called, RK Beach, is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region. People from both the city as well other parts of the country throng to the beach in numbers. This makes the beach a bit crowded at times, but the beauty of it more than makes up for everything else. The Ramkrishna Mission building situated on the Beach Road is also a popular tourist attraction. It is from this structure that the beach has derived its name.

Travel Tips

The best time to visit Ramkrishna Beach is during the months between October and December. Summers are relatively hot. Winter is the best time to visit this area.

When to visit

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Things to do

If you are planning to make a trip to Ramkrishna Beach, you are going to have your hands full with things to do and places to explore. The beach here has a wide variety of things to do to keep you occupied for hours at a stretch. As a matter of fact, this is one of the most happening paces in all of Andhra Pradesh. The major attraction of the Ramkrishna Beach is the INS Kursura Submarine Museum. The museum is actually a submarine which has been used by the Indian Navy since 1970. It was transformed into a museum in 2001 and is a huge tourist attraction. The museum is one of its kind in all of Asia. Also, while you are at the beach, you can go for swimming any time of the day. The cool waters of the sea makes for a very refreshing swimming experience. You can also go for surfing. Another popular way of spending your time on the beach is trying your hand at beach volleyball. Whether you are an expert or just playing for fun, it is sure to be an amazing experience. And make sure that you visit the Kali Temple here. It was made of bamboo and coral and is very popular among the local people. The architecture of the temple is gorgeous and praised for its uniqueness.

Getting Around

The region is quite well developed and getting around is fairly easy. The public transport system is quite good. You can move about by renting a car. Car renting services are fairly numerous and comes at a reasonable price. You can also hire bikes and cycles and explore the locality on your own.

Places to Stay

As a popular tourist destination, there are a large number of hotels in Vizag where you can book your accommodations. Depending on whether you want to pamper yourself or look at the budget end of things, there are a wide variety of hotels to care to your needs.

How to Reach

  • If you prefer to travel by plane, the nearest airport is at Vishakhapatnam Airport. From there, you can either take a taxi or a bus to cover the remaining portion of the journey. Cars for hire are easily available just outside the airport. The distance between Vishakhapatnam Airport and Ramkrishna Beach is quite minimal. It is connected to the major airports all over the country.
  • The nearest important railway station is Vishakhapatnam Railway Station. The rail station at Vishakhapatnam is connected to the station in Delhi, and the other major stations across the country. The fare for interstate travel will be between Rs.1600 and Rs.3000 depending on the class you choose to travel in. If you are travelling within the state, the fare will be somewhere between Rs.150 and Rs.300. You can book your tickets from sites like irctc.in, makemytrip.com, and yatra.com.
  • Ramkrishna Beach is quite well connected by road. There are direct routes between Vizag and other parts of the state. You can get up on a bus from any of the important towns or cities and take a bus which will take you to Vizag. From there you can go to the beach. Alternately, you can also rent a taxi or a car for the trip.

Surrounding Attractions

There are several other places that you can visit here. Vishakha Museum is quite nearby and well worth visiting. You can also go to Indira Gandhi zoological Park. The park is quite beautiful and has a large number of animals.

Important Numbers

Police: 100

Fire brigade: 101

Hospital: 102