Rushikonda Beach – Andhra Pradesh
Popularly known as “Jewel of the East Coast” and located about 8 kilometres from Visakhapatnam is the beautiful “Rushikonda Beach”. This beach is popular for its scenic and exquisite pristine beauty. It is also popular for being a “haven” for water sports lovers. Additionally, the festival of colour “Holi” is celebrated on this beach in a big way. So, if you either intend to relax in the presence of picturesque beauty or you are an adventure junkie who wants to enjoy an adrenaline rush then, this beach is a must visit.
How to get there?
- By Train:
The nearest railway station to this beach is located in Visakhapatnam. The Visakhapatnam Railway Station is well connected to major cities in the country such as Mumbai, Chennai etc.
2. By Bus:
There are a number of state operated (APSRTC) bus services available in the state that connects to Visakhapatnam.
3. By Air:
The closest airport to this beach is located in Visakhapatnam. The Visakhapatnam or Vizag Airport is well connected to major cities in the country such as Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi etc.
Climate and best time to visit Rushikonda Beach:
“Extremely hot” is the best way to describe the summers in Vizag which begins in March and ends in May. The maximum temperature recorded during this period being 45 degree Celsius. The rainfall received from June to September during the monsoon being “heavy” while, the winters which begins in October and ends in February being “pleasant” with the temperatures ranging from a maximum of 32 degree Celsius to a minimum of 18 degree Celsius. So the ideal time to enjoy the scenic beauty of this beach as well asenjoying water sports such as jet skiing is from October to February since the climate is pleasant.
- Things/activities to do
This beach is renowned for its scenic beauty and, as a result is an ideal destination for a relaxed holiday in the company of sun, sand, and water. It also is a “hotspot” for water sports lovers (especially those passionate about windsurfing and jet skiing) and,provides for the appropriate facilities. Additionally, this beach also provides for activities such as parasailing and yachting.