Vizag or Vishakhapatnam is not only a popular tourist destination but also the largest and one of the most popular cities in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Vizag has a natural harbor and the oldest shipyard in the country. The cargo port at Visakhapatnam is one of the busiest in India. This Port city is considered as a jewel on the eastern coast of India and it is a prized territory of the Andhra Pradesh government. The financial capital of the state is located in Vishakhapatnam, thus increasing the importance of the city. Vizag offers a rich and ancient culture and the lip-smacking dishes of authentic Andhra cuisine alongside a feel of a modern developing city. Vishakhapatnam is a harmonious amalgam of the enchanting past and the bustling present, along with a breathtaking panoramic view of beautiful golden beaches, lofty hills with cliffs, lush green fields, verdurous valleys and splendid monuments. Vizag has some of the most beautiful beaches in the country that offer scenic beauty of a picturesque landscape. The Ramakrishna beach and the Rushikonda beach get visitors from all over the nation. This city has witnessed waves of development after the separation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh as the AP government is working hard to transform the city into a smart city.
the State Bank of Travancore (SBT) was a premier Indian bank based in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The SBT was a sister concern of the State Bank Group, but it also had private shareholders. SBT was the leading bank of Kerala. It had a network of 1,157 branches and 1,602 ATMs across India, as of 31 March 2015. The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of combining SBT and four other associate banks with SBI, on 15 February 2017. On 31 March 2017, It finally merged with its parent SBI bank. It was founded on 12 September 1945 as the Travancore Bank Ltd, an initiative by Travancore Diwan C. P. Ramaswami Iyer. Due to widespread resentment against his dictatorial rule, the bank never gave him the credit of his role. Instead, Sri Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma, the Maharaja of Travancore was considered as the founder of the bank, though the king had little to do with the founding of the SBT bank. Although the contribution of the Travancore government was 25% only in the bank capital, apart from its general banking business, the bank undertook government treasury work and foreign exchange business. Its head office was located at Thiruvananthapuram. It became a subordinate of State Bank of India under the SBI Subsidiary Banks Act, 1959, in 1960, enacted by the Parliament of India, and thus achieved the name state Bank of Travancore.Ms. Arundhatti Bhattacharya is the ex-officio chairman, and Mr. CR Sasikumar is the managing director of the SBT.