Dolphins Nose

 

     There are many places that should be seen in the city and one of them is Dolphins Nose. It is one of the popular tourist attractions located in the south part of the destination. The name of this place is derived from the shape of the rock, which resembles a nose of the Dolphin. The height is about 174meters, the rocky headland is mounted on an average altitude of 358maters above the sea level. It offers a beautiful view of the entire city. The place has a Lighthouse that directs ships from the distance of around 65kilometers. It is an army base camp for Britishers in the 18th century, and also a popular tourist spot.

Before the inner channel was constructed, there was a vast stretch of the beach connecting Visakhapatnam city of Dolphin’s Nose.

The lighthouse top the hill was built in the mid-1960 and equipped with modern cyclone tracking technology. There is another old lighthouse situated on the top of the hill way back in the 19th century, which according to heritage expert Edward Paul, was constructed by the Gods family in the 1860s. “Unfortunately, it was damaged during the 1874 cyclone following which plans of building a new lighthouse there were abandoned for a long time,” By the traces of the old basement of the old lighthouse still, exists in that area.

However, pointed out that the famous naval battle between the French and the British was fought near the base of Dolphin’s Nose in the year 1804.

There was boat ride facility for the visitors. During evening prior to sunset, the view of Dolphin Nose could be enjoyable which actually a mountain lie with Lighthouse on the and below it takes the shape of the Dolphin Nose surrounding is full of fish with the huge fishing troller filled with fishes.

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