Visakhapatnam (locally known also Vaishakhapuram or Vizag) is the financial capital and largest metropolis in the state of Andhra Pradesh and seventh largest in India. Visakhapatnam is one of the 100 fastest growing cities in the world, which has a GDP of $43.5 billion. Renowned for its tourists spots, industrial growth, sea trade, Vizag is the commercial capital of coastal Andhra Prdesh. Vizag Steel Plant has been the front runner for Vizag to achieve the industrial heights that it has and continues to be so. Both the ports – Vishakhapatnam Port and Gangavaram Port contribute a lot to revenue yeild and industrial strength. Hindustan Petroleum is one another Multi-billion dollar investment that took industrial growth in Vizag to record heights. The city is home to the oldest shipyard and the only natural harbour on the east coast of India. Visakhapatnam Port is the fifth-busiest cargo port in India, and the city is home to the headquarters of the Indian Navy's Eastern Command. Visakhapatnam is a major tourist destination and is particularly known for its beaches. It is referred to by many nicknames such asThe City of Destiny and The Jewel of the East Coast.
Visakhapatnam Airport is an International Airport.
Visakhapatnam is well connected to many major railway junctions of India. The city has one railway station.