Vizianagaram Fort is an imposing structure situated at Vizianagaram
, about 64 km north-east of Visakhapatnam
, in Andhra Pradesh
. Vizianagaram was the erstwhile capital of the Gajapati chiefs in the 17th century. This magnificent fort stands as a testimony for the glorious past of these Kings. The town has grown around the fort, on the west of which is the former cantonment.
Vizianagaram Fort can be reached by bus from Visakhapatnam, Tuni and Kakinada. Vizianagaram Railway Station, on the Vijayawada-Howrah line, is the nearest railhead.