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About Machilipatnam

Machilipatnam, also known as Masulipatnam or Bandar or Masula, is a fishing port and a special grade municipality in the Bandar revenue division of Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh..Situated on the mouth of the River Krishna in the Bay of Bengal, Telugu, Urdu and English are the languages used in this region.During the 3rd century BC, at the time of the Satavahana dynasty (200 BC – 250 AD), Machilipatnam was a flourishing port town along the east coast and it was referred to as Maisolos by Ptolemy.

Machilipatnam came under the Kingdom of Golconda. In the 17th century it became a centre of French, British, and Dutch trade. Machilipatnam was also one of the first colonial settlements by the British along the Coromandel Coast in the Indian Subcontinent.After the exile of the British, during the Carnatic wars, the French took over this port town. In 1759, Colonel Forde of the British East India Company acquired Machilipatnam port town from the French with the help of Northern Circars, a former division of the Madras Presidency of British India.

Places To Be Visited In Machilipatnam

Sai Baba Temple

    In Machilipatnam the major attraction is Sai Baba Temple, and here biggest Sai Baba statue is 44 feet and width is 45 feet The name of the statue is mentioned in the India Book of Records as the biggest statue of Sai Baba.

Bandar Kota

    Bandar Kota can be categorised under Historical Place in Machilipatnam. It was one of the oldest ports in India itself. It was called in 16th century as Masulipatnam port as the masulipatnam came after the name of city was Masauli pattanam. The Dautch people came to India by this port on 1602 AD and they named this port as masulipatnam port that time it was natural port.

Panduranga Swamy Temple

    The temple of Sri Panduranga Swami, who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, is located at Chilakalapudi near the suburbs of Machilipatnam in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh. It is the only temple in the state which is dedicated to Lord Panduranga Vithal. The temple is built in line of the famous temple of Vithoba at Pandharpur in the state of Maharashtra.

Manginapudi Beach

    It is a natural beach situated at 11km from Machilipatnam, located in the Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh. In fact, Manginapudi is a small fishing village that is closely situated on the shores of sea (Bay of Bengal).

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