Vizianagaram is the main city of the Vizianagaram District of North Eastern Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. An important centre for commerce and education, the city is located 18 km inland from the Bay of Bengal and 42 km to the northeast of Visakhapatnam. The climate of Vizianagaram is characterized by high humidity nearly all the year round, with oppressive summers and good seasonal rainfall. 500 Years of glorious past and rich cultural heritage made Vizianagaram the cultural capital of Andhra Pradesh. Many eminent personalities have added new dimensions of glory to Vizianagaram. The social reformer , Sri Gurajada, the Poet singer Sri Adibhatla Narayana Das, the great wrestler Kodi Rma Murthy, the imaginative poet Sri Devulapalli Krishna Sastry were associated, the divine singers Gantasala and Suseela who were the proud students of Maharaja College of Music added indescribable grace to the art of singing. The nearest airport is in Visakhapatnam which is about 62km from Vizianagaram.