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Enjoy A Ride On The Vizag-Bhimli Beach Road

Bhimli is a small fishing hamlet near Visakhapatnam in the north coastal Andhra Pradesh, nearly 25 Km from the city. The local youth of Vizag take pleasure in having a bike ride on the 26 Km stretch of Vizag-Bhimli beach road. A drive in the cab on the beach road is equally enjoyable with the lush greens of the beautifully landscaped avenues on one side, view points at few places on beachfront and the beautiful sea view on the other side.

Kailasagiri, Tenneti Park, Kartikavanam, Thotlakonda and Bavikonda are the must-see attractions on the Vizag-Bhimli beach road.

The place got its name from the Hindu mythological character Bheem (one of the Pandava princes in the great epic of Mahabharata). The locals believe that Bheem visited this place and rested here for a while. Hence the place is known as Bheemunipatnam, in short Bhimli. However, the place seems to date back to 3rd century C.E (Current Era). Before the British rule in India, the Dutch were the first Europeans to visit this place who made their establishments here.

There are good number of old Dutch settlements (of course many of these had been / are being demolished and new buildings are coming up in these places). It would have been nice if those Dutch constructions were preserved at least for their historical importance.

An early morning walk in the beautiful Bhimli beach or on the beach road is a real enjoyable one.
The colorful greenery all around, cool breeze, sea view from the Marine Drive
and the sunrise from the Bay of Bengal is equally enjoyed by the morning walkers.
At Bhimli one can see the scenic view of Gosthani River joining the Bay of Bengal .

Bhimli beach is one of the important tourist attractions of Visakhapatnam. The beach is calm and lonely with ruins of 17th century C.E Dutch establishments. Before the Dutch made their settlements at this place, Bhimli was an important Buddhist centre during 2nd century C.E. Many Buddhist remains had been found during excavations in this place.

Bhimli beach is one of the must-see beaches in Andhra Pradesh.

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