As our days of returning back home were drawing near, I didn’t want to miss out the renowned tourist spot of Visakhapatnam, the Kailasagiri hills. Kailasagiri Hill Top Park was by the Visakhapatnam Urban Development
Authority (VUDA). It stretches over an area of 380 acres or 150 hectares of land. Covered with a variety of flora that mainly comprises of tropical trees this hill top park is located at a height
of 110meters above sea level.
The view from this spot is breathtaking which overlooks lush green forests, beaches and the entire city of Visakhapatnam. Due to its immense beauty the Kailasagiri hills attract huge volume of tourists from all around the world every year. Owing to its serenity and popularity this park was awarded as the “Best Tourist Spot” in 2003 by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. This spot witnesses an average of around 3 lakh tourists from India as well as abroad on yearly basis. In order to promote ecotourism VUDA has declared the Kailasagiri hills as a plastic free zone, where use of any plastic bags is prohibited.
The main attraction of this hill top park is the rope way. The rope way features a cable car route that carries tourists to the top of the hill. This rope way is first of its kind in the state of
Andhra Pradesh. Another striking feature of the Kailasagiri hills is the majestic idols of lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati. This site is one of the most preferred locations for Indian filmmakers.
The floral clock with a diameter of 10 feet is the biggest in India. Other attractions include titanic view point, gliding point and delicious eateries.
The Ghat road facing the city and the sea keeps the hill top well connected by all modes of transport. This is the perfect location for holidaying as the weather remains pleasant all through the year at this altitude. The Shanti Ashram located on the top of the Kailasagiri hills is a perfect place to earn mental and spiritual peace and relaxation. The entry fee for this tourist spot is very nominal and affordable.