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A tiny humble little fishing village was transformed into a major port and industrial centre by a quirk of fate. The village became a part of the powerful Kalinga Empire that was conquered by the Emperor Ashoka in 260 BC. The decline of the Mauryan Empire saw it pass into the hands of the Andhra kings. In the 15th century, Vishakhapatnam became a part of the grand Hindu kingdom of Vijayanagar. But it was the British who realised its true potential and developed it into the bustling, busy harbour and port city that it is today. Modern Vizag has India’s largest shipbuilding yard, India’s most powerful lighthouse, a really long length of tarred road snaking along the eastern coast of India and what is claimed to be the world’s highest broad gauge railway track. While no great shakes as a purely tourist destination, it does attract business visitors
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