On the opposite side of the country from Rajkot; about halfway down the coast; is the eastern port city of Visakhapatnam (or called Vizag for short) in the state of Andhra Pradesh. My main reason for visiting here was again cricket watching, this time the 2nd test match of India vs. England, this time there was quite a few more locals attending with a crowd of over 20000 people over the weekend.
Apart from watching the cricket, I walked along the quiet local beaches north of the city, stopping for street food, shown below, of noodles fried in an interestingly shaped wok. The local food is more in the southern indian style, and I ate a lot of the southern style parathas that are definitely one of my favourites, they are crispy on the outside yet stretchy on the inside. After the cricket has finished I will be getting the train across back to the west coast to retreat to Goa for a good amount of time.
Labels: andhra predesh, beach, coast, Cricket, India, paratha, street food, visakhapatnam, vizag