Vishakhapatnam, sometimes referred to as Vizag, is an important port town located along the eastern coast of India. Hailed as the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh, Visakhapatnam has earned the nickname “The Jewel of the East Coast”. A busy port, the city of Vishakhapatnam is also an educational hub and a fast developing industrial city. An ancient city, Visakhapatnam was ruled by illustrious rules like Emperor Ashoka, and other rulers like the Kings of the Vengi, Chalukya, Chola, Ganga, Pallava and Gajapathi dynasties. Later, it came under the Mughal rule as well. The British used the port here to export valuable like Ivory and spices. Often termed as the ‘Goa of the East’, Vishakhapatnam is well connected with every important cities and town nearby. This city of Destiny enjoys good road connectivity with places like Hyderabad, Warangal, Vijayawada, Chennai and Bangalore among others. Several bus services are available to travel between these cities.
Hyderabad, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh is one of the major cities of south India. A landlocked city, it is equally known for its pearls and Biriyani (an indigenous Hyderabadi cuisine). It is also one of the prominent historical cities of the country. Also called the land of Nizams, the history of Hyderabad is closely intertwined with that of the Muslim rulers of the country. A rich state in the olden times, Hyderabad attracted people from far and wide to it. Even today the remnants of its historical past are visible everywhere in the city add.