Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill - A must visit place for Brilliant views of Vizag Ports & Beaches



 Vizag is known for it's beautiful beaches, clean city, shipping ports and some of the beautiful neighborhoods in the country. One such neighborhood is on Dolphin's Nose hill which is majorly occupied by armed forces. This hill exposes you to beautiful views of Vizag city, some of the popular Vizag beaches like Yarada and the shipping ports. And for best views of all these things can be enjoyed from the top of Lighthouse in Vishakhapatanam. This post shares more about how to reach the lighthouse, what's the best time to visit Lighthouse in Vizag, some tips around planning well, precautions and other things to do around this place.



Vizag is known for it's beautiful beaches, clean city, shipping ports and some of the beautiful neighborhoods in the country. One such neighborhood is on Dolphin's Nose hill which is majorly occupied by armed forces. This hill exposes you to beautiful views of Vizag city, some of the popular Vizag beaches like Yarada and the shipping ports. And for best views of all these things can be enjoyed from the top of Lighthouse in Vishakhapatanam. This post shares more about how to reach the lighthouse, what's the best time to visit Lighthouse in Vizag, some tips around planning well, precautions and other things to do around this place.  


Before we start talking about what's so special about this lighthouse, how to reach there and what all you should explore, let's talk about timings because this Lighthouse is open for public only for 2 hours. It's open from 3pm to 5pm. And the entry tickets for this Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill are -    Entry Ticket fees -     1. 10 Rs for Indians  2. 25 Rs for foreigners  3. 3 Rs for children (3-11 years)  4. 20 Rs for still camera  5. 25 Rs for video camera.

Before we start talking about what's so special about this lighthouse, how to reach there and what all you should explore, let's talk about timings because this Lighthouse is open for public only for 2 hours. It's open from 3pm to 5pm. And the entry tickets for this Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill are -

Entry Ticket fees - 



1. 10 Rs for Indians
2. 25 Rs for foreigners
3. 3 Rs for children (3-11 years)
4. 20 Rs for still camera
5. 25 Rs for video camera. 


Let's talk about how to reach this Lighthouse. There is a bus stop 1.3 kilometer away, if you plan to come by bus and please be aware that only one bus runs to this side of the city and you need to check the frequency. After getting to the bus-stop, you need to either walk or get an auto-rickshaw. Other option is to book uber or other taxi. If you are in the city for a day or weekend tour, better is to have a taxi to commute between the place. Places like Kailashgiri is also little away from the city, although choosing toy train to reach Kailashgiri is a better option. There is a small parking area at the gate of Lighthouse.

Let's talk about how to reach this Lighthouse. There is a bus stop 1.3 kilometer away, if you plan to come by bus and please be aware that only one bus runs to this side of the city and you need to check the frequency. After getting to the bus-stop, you need to either walk or get an auto-rickshaw. Other option is to book uber or other taxi. If you are in the city for a day or weekend tour, better is to have a taxi to commute between the place. Places like Kailashgiri is also little away from the city, although choosing toy train to reach Kailashgiri is a better option. There is a small parking area at the gate of Lighthouse. 

When you reach close to the entry gate of the Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill, there is a ticket counter on the left. Grab a ticket and walk towards the lighthouse though well maintain park with flowers & trees all around. Lighthouse is approximately 400 meters walk from the gate. Above photograph shows the top of Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill in Vizag and yes, people are allowed to go till the top and click photographs of the brilliant views of the ocean, ports & beaches.

When you reach close to the entry gate of the Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill, there is a ticket counter on the left. Grab a ticket and walk towards the lighthouse though well maintain park with flowers & trees all around. Lighthouse is approximately 400 meters walk from the gate. Above photograph shows the top of Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill in Vizag and yes, people are allowed to go till the top and click photographs of the brilliant views of the ocean, ports & beaches. 

For going up to the top of the lighthouse, you need to take off the shoes. Be very careful with kids and elders in your group. The stairs to top are pretty steep and made of iron with significant gaps all around. Above photograph is clicked from the top of the Lighthouse in Vizag.

For going up to the top of the lighthouse, you need to take off the shoes. Be very careful with kids and elders in your group. The stairs to top are pretty steep and made of iron with significant gaps all around. Above photograph is clicked from the top of the Lighthouse in Vizag. 

 When we visited the Lighthouse, we had to rush to the airport immediately after so we were in a hurry. I couldn't really understand what exactly is this line with huge pile of rocks. If you know, please do comment and let us know. We shall update the post accordingly, with due credits

When we visited the Lighthouse, we had to rush to the airport immediately after so we were in a hurry. I couldn't really understand what exactly is this line with huge pile of rocks. If you know, please do comment and let us know. We shall update the post accordingly, with due credits. 

As you reach on the top of the lighthouse, here is a huge source of light. I am not sure if it's still in use, but there was certainly a note to not touch it.



As you reach on the top of the lighthouse, here is a huge source of light. I am not sure if it's still in use, but there was certainly a note to not touch it. 

On the top of the Lighthouse, you can move around in all 4 directions and 2 of the side face ocean. Other 2 sides face surrounding hills and the park in front of this Lighthouse.

On the top of the Lighthouse, you can move around in all 4 directions and 2 of the side face ocean. Other 2 sides face surrounding hills and the park in front of this Lighthouse. 

 Although our visit to the Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill was in rush but it was worth. Our driver Raju did a brilliant job in managing time and figuring out directions as we had no clue how to reach the place.

Although our visit to the Lighthouse on Dolphin's Nose hill was in rush but it was worth. Our driver Raju did a brilliant job in managing time and figuring out directions as we had no clue how to reach the place. 

 Vizag is known for it's beautiful beaches, clean city, shipping ports and some of the beautiful neighborhoods in the country. One such neighborhood is on Dolphin's Nose hill which is majorly occupied by armed forces. This hill exposes you to beautiful views of Vizag city, some of the popular Vizag beaches like Yarada and the shipping ports. And for best views of all these things can be enjoyed from the top of Lighthouse in Vishakhapatanam. This post shares more about how to reach the lighthouse, what's the best time to visit Lighthouse in Vizag, some tips around planning well, precautions and other things to do around this place.

 Vizag is known for it's beautiful beaches, clean city, shipping ports and some of the beautiful neighborhoods in the country. One such neighborhood is on Dolphin's Nose hill which is majorly occupied by armed forces. This hill exposes you to beautiful views of Vizag city, some of the popular Vizag beaches like Yarada and the shipping ports. And for best views of all these things can be enjoyed from the top of Lighthouse in Vishakhapatanam. This post shares more about how to reach the lighthouse, what's the best time to visit Lighthouse in Vizag, some tips around planning well, precautions and other things to do around this place.

If you liked this post and found it helpful, I would request you to follow these things when traveling -


  1. Manage your waste well and don’t litter
  2. Use dustbins. Tell us if you went to a place and found it hard to locate a dustbin.
  3. Avoid bottle waters in hills. Usually you get clean water in hills and water bottles create lot of mess in our ecosystem.
  4. Say big no to plastic and avoid those unhealthy snacks packed in plastic bags. Rather buy fruits.
  5. Don't play loud blaring music in forests of jungle camps. You are a guest in that ecosystem and disturbing the locals (humans and animals) is not polite

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