Kartika Masam is here and so is the picnic season in Vizag. Traditional and religious reasoning apart, the onset of winter is the perfect time for picnicking. With the cool wintry breeze, flowers in full bloom and lush green trees, the season and weather couldn’t be better for an outing. Picnics and group outings offer an excellent opportunity to urbanites for spending quality time with their neighbours and friends. For children, this is a welcome break from the monotony of studies. For the picnickers, Vizag offers plenty of options to plan an outing, either for a day or a fun-filled weekend with family and friends. Here are the ideal picnic spots in Vizag to make this season special for you.
The most prominent and popular attraction in Vizag is Kailasagiri, a scenic hill park developed atop a hillock providing an enchanting panoramic view of the sea, beaches, and the bustling city. The major attractions here are the 40 feet tall magnificent Shiva-Parvathi idol, the Shanku Chakra Naama, floral clock, titanic viewpoint, manicured lawns, children play park, ropeway, and toy-train.
#2 Kambalakonda Eco-tourism Park
Enveloped in a carpet of greens and located at a distance of 12 km from the city, Kambalakonda Eco-tourism Park is an ideal gateway from the concrete jungle and mad rush of modern day life. Rich in biodiversity, the place is spread across 7,139 hectares of forest cover and is a home for more than 150 bird species and a host of nocturnal animals like porcupines, civets, foxes and also panthers.
#3 Indira Gandhi Zoological Park
The Zoo in Vizag houses numerous exotic species of animals and birds amidst rolling landscapes of natural habitat. The well-planned layout includes a huge Deer park and a Crocodile Park. It houses around 80 species of birds and animals with different enclosures for primates, carnivores, lesser carnivores, small mammals and birds close to their natural habitats.
Mudasarilova Cheruvu is a large freshwater tank fed by springs from Kambalakonda and Kailasa hill ranges, which supplies water to the city. The land adjacent to this serene lake nestled amidst hills and palm trees has been developed as an extensive park, great for picnicking. There are beautiful flowers and different types of trees, fountains, birds and a small playpen for children, making it one of the popular picnic spots in Vizag.