Bhimili Beach in Vizag, Andhra Pradesh, India

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A Mermaid at Bhimili, Vizag

The 24 Km beach road from Vizag to Bhimili is one of the longest beach roads in India. The sun-kissed beaches en route make the Car/Bike drive as enjoyable as the destination. Bhimili a sleepy little town, is the second oldest municipality in the country and is situated at the confluence of river Gosthani and the Bay of Bengal.

Bhimili Bhimeswara Swamy temple welcomes every visitor to this little town. According to history, the temple was constructed in 1226 by Salivahana saka. There are also cluster of temples along the line of sea coast.

On the way to Bhimili one can venture into "Erramattidibbalu", beautiful formation of red sand. Mostly this has place been used for filming purposes. It always has been a favorite hang out for young couples.

The important landmarks of Bhimili include, pilgrimage centers, temples, old churches, clock tower, light house, local fishermans port and more.

Once there was a Dutch settlement at Bhimili, the ruins of a fort and cemetery built by the Dutch are still seen here. Remains of a round house close to the sea throw light on the Dutch architecture.

The Bhimili beach is one of the safest for swimming. There is a tourist resort on the way to Bhimili which is well connected by road from Visakhapatnam. There are plenty of buses that ply between the Vizag city and Bhimili. Private taxis can also be arranged from Vizag.

On the beach one could spot small parks that have been developed by VUDA. Other than that one could see the local fishermen doing the fish trading or carrying their boats and other equipment used in fishing. Its a great place to observe the undisturbed beauty of village surroundings at Bhimili.

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