About the Summit

The Andhra Pradesh Cybersecurity Summit is a two-day global summit taking place in Vizag – at the heart of India’s Fintech Valley in Andhra Pradesh. The objective of the summit is to bring together government and stakeholders from across India and international jurisdictions to share their experiences on the various issues which they have faced and contextualising them for future responses.

The Summit is being hosted by the State Government of Andhra Pradesh, in association with MasterCard.

The event is located at the Novotel Visakhapatnam Varun Beach hotel on 27-28 April 2018. Click here for more information on location and accommodations.

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Visakhapatnam, which is popularly referred to as Vizag, is named after God Vaishaka. The city is a port city, located along the shores of Bay of Bengal and is headquarters to the Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Although considered to be an industrial city, Vizag has a rich and vibrant culture and heritage. The city was part of the ancient Kalinga Empire and was ruled by renowned kings, such as Ashoka and Krishnadeva Raya. During the 18th century, the city was a Dutch colony. Today, Vizag embraces its past and present seamlessly, making it an interesting and attractive city to spend holidays.

Vizag is blessed with natural beauty, with hill ranges, pristine beaches along its coastline and lush, natural valleys. The city is surrounded by three hills, Sri Venkateswara Konda, Ross Hill and Dargah Konda. Each hill is home to a shrine, dedicated to three different religions. The Venkateswara Konda is home to the Venkateswara Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva; Ross Hill houses the Church of Virgin Mary; and the Dargah Konda is home to the tomb of a Muslim saint called Baba Ishaq Madina Dargah.

Vizag Attractions

Rushikonda Beach

21km from city center

Rushikonda beach is one of the best beaches of Andhra Pradesh. Besides enjoying the serenity of the beach, tourists can try out water sports such as wind surfing and skiing. There are many dhabas(highway restaurants) that serves the local Andhra delicacies.

Araku Valley

80km from city center

Araku valley is a hill station near Vizag that has beautiful waterfalls and a beautiful picturesque route on the hills. It is located 3200 square feet above sea level. There are a few tribes that live in this valley who have kept their culture alive up to this day.

Simhachalam Temple

9km from city center

The temple is situated among hills covered with cashew trees, shrubs, and mango groves. Many pilgrims undertake a journey to the hill on important and auspicious days. Neighbourhoods near the pilgrimage include Srinivasanagar, Prahladapuram, Sainagar colony, Simhapuri colony, and Simhapuri Layout.

Borra Caves

69km from city center

With stalactite and stalagmite formations and natural enigma overflowing, Borra Caves are located at 1400 meter above sea level in the Anantagiri area of Visakhapatnam. The million year old caves were discovered by William King George from the Geological Survey of India in 1807. Borra Caves are the biggest amongst the caves found in India. The spectacular formation of rocks offers great views.


15km from city center

Kailasagiri is located on a hilltop and is 360 feet above sea level thereby providing a glorious view of the beaches and hills. It is one of the prominent hill top parks with panoramic sea view on the East Coast. It is famous for the 40 feet Lord Shiva Parvati statue. It has seven different beautiful viewpoints to enjoy the serene atmosphere and scenic beauty.

Submarine Museum

12km from city center

The Submarine Museum is situated on the famous RK Beach Road. It is a war submarine that was captured by the Indian Navy years ago. A lot of street food stalls stand across the RK Beach that serve local food items.