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“Vizag,” as Visakhapatnam is called, is the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh and one of the fastest-growing cities in Asia. With a busy port and a natural harbor, it is home to a shipbuilding yard, an oil refinery, a steel plant and other major industries. Visakhapatnam is named after God Vaishaka. The city is a port city, located along the shores of Bay of Bengal and is headquarters to the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Although considered to be an industrial city, Vizag has a rich and vibrant culture and heritage. The city was part of the ancient Kalinga Empire and was ruled by renowned kings, such as Ashoka and Krishnadeva Raya. During the 18th century, the city was a Dutch colony.
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