Vizag to Kakinada pleasure cruiser soon

Now, the Andhra Pradesh tourism plans to present a panoramic beauty of Bay of Bengal with a pleasure cruise from Visakhapatnam to Kakinada. Abundance of beaches, green-capped hillocks, Buddhist sites, and tribal locations would make the cruise across Visakhapatnam one of the best tourist destinations in the country.

The cruiser through the shores of Konaseema and Eastern Ghats may become a reality with the State government deciding to introduce cruise service between Visakhapatnam and Kakinada now that the government has made arrangements for anchoring the cruiser with a cruise terminal either at Bhimili or at Yarada, where 12-metre draft is required for docking the vessel. Earlier plans for such a terminal after shifting the fishing harbour to Mulakuddu near Bhimili have been dropped.
Presently, Shipping Corporation of India operates an 1100-nautical mile 56-hour passenger service from Visakhapatnam to Port Blair once a month through its agents.
“This time we want to introduce cruise service between Visakhapatnam and Kakinada and later in Krishnapatnam area” said Neerabh Kumar Prasad, Principal Secretary, Tourism department.

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