Visakhapatnam, the District Head Quarters of the District, the revenue Division and the Mandal of the same name is situated on the Madras-Howrah broad gauge line.
Breif Description Of The Program : Visakhapatnam, the District Head Quarters of the District, the revenue Division and the Mandal of the same name is situated on the Madras-Howrah broad gauge line. The name Visakhapatnam is named after “VAISAKHA’ or ‘KARTIKEYA’ the lord of Valour. The city is built along the seashore of the Bay of Bengal and it is bounded and broken by the Bald headland called the ‘Dolphin’s Nose’. This place is also known as Black Mores hill. It is a bustling Industrial and commercial centre surrounded by hills, beautiful beaches and lush green nature. The undulating terrain within the city is emphasized by three hills – the Ross Hill housing a Roman Catholic Church, the path way leading to which is strewn with Catholic icons. The Second hillock Dargakonda has a mosque and the tomb of Muslim saint who was revered for his prophecies and the third hill is called Sri Venkateswara Konda with a temple built by Captain Blackmoor in 1886. It has its own importance educationally because it is the seat of Andhra University. The places of interest in the city include the Dolphin’s Nose, Light House with 7 Million Candle power covering 64 Kms range harbour, BHPV, Hindustan Shipyard, HPCL, Coramondal Fertilizers Factory, KGH, Circuit House on the Hill, a beautiful beach near Ramakrishna Mission and an airport etc.,
Simhachalam is a place of pilgrimage in Visakhapatnam mandal. It is situated on the Simhachalam range of hills about 16 km. from Visakhapatnam connected by both rail and road. The Simhachalam temple, the man lion incarnation of Vishnu is the most famous, the richest and the best sculptured shrine. The word Simhachalam etymologically means the hill of lion.
The temple of Varaha Lakshminarasimha is situated on the hill which is 244 meters above the sea level. The way up to the temple runs through the glen covered with pineapple fields besides mango, jack and other fruit trees. Architecturally this ancient temple deserves high praise. It contains a square shrine surmounted by a high tower, a portico in front with a small tower, a square sixteen pillared mandapam facing the portico and an enclosed verandah, all made of dark granite. All these are richly and delicately carved with conventional and floral ornaments and scenes from the Vaishnavite puranas. One of the pillars locally known as the Kappa stambam is believed to possess great curative powers. There is a stone car with stone wheels and prancing stone horses.
Kailasagiri is a picturesque hill over looking the sea is a natural gift with 350 acres available has been developed into a lush green park has a panoramic sea view with a serene atmosphere with water Sprinklers, Microwave Repeater Station, beautiful garden locations and recent flower clock titanic view point making it an outstanding tourist spot. On the top of the hill a giant statue of Sivaparvatulu which is recently illuminated and Sanku Chakra and Namalu of lord Venkateswara are established. Hitherto a road is being formed on the hill from Simhachalam gives much attraction to the pilgrims. Further, recently a beautiful rope way from Foot hill to the picturesque mountains has been erected for the benefit of pilgrims.
Kurusura and originally decommissioned submarine is located on the sands of the R.K.Beach is developed into a museum. This project is jointly taken up by the NSDRC and Eastern Naval Command. The estimated cost is around 2.55 crore and it is the first of its kind in Asia and second in the world and is opened for public.
The Visakha Museum was opened in 1991 to preserve the house collections from the cultural and social heritage of the city of the Visakhapatnam.
Schedule Of Programme :
Day – 1 : Report at Youth Hotel, Beside YMCA, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam
Training, Orientation & Instructions , Evening after Tea and Snacks Group will Visit to RK Beach , Beach walk, Visit to War Memorial, Kali Maa Temple, Visakha Museum and Night halt at Youth Hostel.
Day – 2 : Visit to Araku Tourism places and back to vizag: 250 Km-Night Halt at Youth Hostel
Bed Tea at 5:30 AM , Departure at 06:00 Hrs from Youth Hostel, Breakfast at enroute to Araku
Visit to Borra Caves, Sapurai Water Falls, Coffee Plantation, View point, Coffee Museum, Tribal Museum, Padmapuram Botanical Garden, Ranajalleda waterfalls/Thatiguda waterfalls, Dhimsa Dance (depends on feasibility) and return back to vizag, Night Halt at Youth Hostel Vizag
Day – 3 : Bed Tea at 6:00 Hrs, Breakfast at 08:00 Hrs , Group will visit Sri Varaha Laksmi Narasimha Swamy Temple (Simhachalam), Kailasagiri (ropeway), Tenneti Park, Rushikonda Beach, Thotla Konda (Budhist Monuments), Red Sand Dunes, Bheemili Beach, 175 Years Old Church at Bheemili After lunch Visit to Visakha Museum, Kursura Submarine Museum, TU 142 Air craft museum..etc , Camp fire and Night Halt at Youth Hostel, Vizag,
Day – 4 : Bed Tea at 6:00 Hrs, Breakfast at 08:00 Hrs, Certificate Distribution and Group will Disperse.
Who can Participate : Any member of the Association who is physically fit can join the program.
Reporting Place : Youth Hostel, Beside YMCA, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam
From Visakhapatnam Railway Station / Visakhapatnam Airport/ RTC Bus Stand ….RTC Buses, Taxis, Autos Transportation is available
Name Of The Program Coordinator : Mr. B Uma Maheswara Rao, AP State Branch
Contact Number : 9866320272
Name Of The Prog Director : Mr. Chandra Sekhar Panda, AP State Branch
Contact Number : 9703360044
Email Address : firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete Postal Address : Md, Mazhar Ibrahim, State Secretary-Yhai, AP State Branch,
D.No 39-33-108/9, Plot No 297, Phase 1 Extension, Madhavadhara VUDA Colony, Visakhapatnam -530018 AP,
Contact No. 9550860049
How to Join : Online through YHAI, New Delhi web site /Offline through AP state branch A/c no .-Members desirous of joining this program may apply on the prescribed registration form duly supported by a latest passport size Photo, Duly filled Registration form, Aadhar card and Deposit the Registration fees to our State Bank Of India Bank, Ukkunagaram Branch, Visakhapatnam, Current A/c No: 35195966786 , IFSC Code:SBIN0008054 send the counterfoil along with the registration form to us at the following address.
Md, Mazhar Ibrahim, State Secretary-Yhai, AP State Branch,
D.No 39-33-108/9, Plot No 297, Phase 1 Extension,
Madhavadhara VUDA Colony, Visakhapatnam -530018 AP
What Participants Should Bring Along : Bed Sheet ? Trekking Shoe with Socks ? Sun Cap ? Torch Light with additional batteries? Water Bottle ? Lunch Box ? Mug ? Plate ? Spoon ?Toilet Kit ? Cold Cream ? Camera (Optional). ?Regular Medicines if you are using.. ?Rucksack
Note: participants must come with fewer luggages
Accommodation Facilities : Sharing basis at Youth Hostel, Visakhapatnam
Fee includes : Good Vegetarian Food, Accommodation (Sharing basis at Youth Hostel ), Expert Guidance, Group Insurance,Supervision, Bus Fare, Parking Fees.
Fee Excludes : Entry Tickets/Fees for all Tourism spots in VIzag and Araku
How To Reach The Base Camp: Youth Hostel, Beside YMCA, Beach Road, Visakhapatnam
From Visakhapatnam Railway Station distance -6 kms / Visakhapatnam Airport -16 kms / RTC Bus Stand – 04 kms ….RTC Buses, Taxis, Autos Transportation facility are available
Safety And Security : Extensive and pain taking preparation has gone into the planning of the Trek route. Our experienced field staff and camp leaders have been visiting the area to check all the details. While every care has been taken to ensure your safety & health, the YHAI, AP State Branch cannot be held responsible for any accident, illness and such other unforeseen eventualities.
Additional Notes : The program schedule and routes are subject to change without prior notice
Cancellation Rules :
In case you are unable to join the Expedition after paying the participation fee, you will get Rs.3,400/- as refund of participation fee, provided your request is received directly to the Secretary, AP State branch-YHAI, by email, 15 days before the date of reporting. Whatsapp messages, mobile messages, oral conversations will not be entertained.