The Rama Krishna Mission Beach is one of the most popular beach parks in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It gets its name from the Ramakrishna Mission ashrama across the Beach Road from the park. The beach is best known for the INS Kursura Submarine Museum, which preserves the Kalvari class submarine.
The Rama Krishna Beach, or RK Beach as it is commonly called, is one of the best known beaches and tourist spots in Vizag, attracting a large number of visitors. Swimming, sunbathing and beach volleyball are popular activities on the beach. An aquarium, the Kali temple, Visakha Museum, roadside restaurants offering seafood are other attractions.
The best known attraction is the INS Kursura Submarine Museum, which preserves the eponymous submarine for public display and access on the beach.
The city administration has taken additional care to make the beach a more entertaining place. R.K.beach is jointly developed by Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation(GVMC) and Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority(VUDA).
A visit to Visakhapatnam is surely incomplete without a visit to the Beach. The Rama Krishna Beach, or RK Beach as it is commonly called is the closest beach park you can reach from the heart of the city. Of course, the beach is one of the best tourist spot in Vizag.
Spreading through the edge of the sea, the R.K.Beach is a great picnic spot to spend time with your loved ones. Singles of course always get mersmerized in the dreams sitting at the beach shores. People from round the world come here to enjoy the cool breeze. Young Children spend their Sunday and Holiday evenings here playing with sand.
A visit to the beach will surely free your mind of tensions and bring in new energy. Sipping a soft drink or biting corn, you can walk on the beach sands or just lie down and de-stress your mind experiencing the cool breeze, looking at the waves and the ships that appear to be moving as slow as a snail.
Attractions at the Beach
The city administration has taken additional care to make the beach a more entertaining place to be in. RK Beach is jointly developed by the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) and the Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority (VUDA). The VUDA Park, the Matsya Darshini (Acquarium), the Submarine Museum, Visakha Museum, Swimming Pool, Yoga Village all will temp you spend more time here.
Visakha Utsav, the annual festival of the district always gives a greater importance to the RK Beach. Andhra University conducts special research projects at the beach to save the Sea Tortoises during their breeding seasons.
The Temple of Vaisakeswara
History says that the RK Beach has a lot to do for the city to get its name. Many believe that there is a temple of Vaisakeswara, the presiding deity, in the beach just outside the present East Coast Battery. The temple is believed to have been built between the 11th and 12th Century by the Chola Kings. The temple even had a mandapam built by Sabjarayya Chetty, a shipping merchant.
Of course, the temple is no longer there but grand fathers who stayed in the city often say that their great grand fathers few generations ago often used to visit the temple as a pilgrimage!
Reaching the beach
You can catch up a bus run by the APSRTC to reach the beach. You can also ring for a Tourist Cab or a pre-paid cab so you can start from the place you stay.