Kailasagiri Park, Visakhapatnam
Summer: March-May (22°C - 41°C)
Winter: December-February (15°C - 30°C)
Best time to visit:
Opening Time: 10:00 a.m.
Closing Time: 08:00 p.m.
Weekly Holiday: N/A
Entry Fees for Indians
Video Camera: N/A
Entry Fees for Foreign Nationals
Nature’s canvas dotted with manmade wonders brings wholesome enjoyment for the visitors to Kailasagiri Park. Located on a hilltop about 360 ft. high, the park faces Bay of Bengal on one side and lush green forests of Eastern Ghats on the other, promising 360 degrees of completely enchanting views. The name literally translates to the abode of Lord Shiva and justifies the presence of marvellous 40 ft. high white statues of Shiva and his consort Parvati.
The park boasts of a toy train (ride costs INR 40 for adults and INR 30 for children) which takes a full round of the park and allows astounding sightseeing. Floral Clock of diameter 10 ft. and a huge conch of Lord Vishnu are other interesting attractions. Titanic Viewpoint and Telescope Point are among the popular vantage points from where one can enjoy outstanding views of the ocean, forests and the city below.
Art Gallery and Shanti Ashram are other notable attractions. Visitors get to enjoy delicious foods at various food courts located here. In addition, paragliding is a popular and exciting activity available at the park. The park is accessible by a cable car (ride costs INR 55 two-way and INR 28 one-way), though many tourists prefer to take the stairways. Each of the two routes promises wonderful views throughout.
The base of the hill top park is accessible by NH5. You can reach the base in local buses, private vehicles, taxis and auto-rickshaws. From the base, you can either climb the stairs or take the ropeway car to reach the garden.
Visakhapatnam Junction Railway Station is only about 11 km. from the base of the park. Popular and convenient modes to cover this distance include local buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws.
At the distance of about 19 km. the airport of Visakhapatnam is not far from the park. You can use modes like local buses, taxis and auto-rickshaws for the road trip.