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14 Attractions to Explore Near Kalingapatnam Light House

Kalingapatnam Light House
Kalingapatnam Light HouseKalingapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 532406, India

A lighthouse, 31m high Hexagonal Masonry Tower red and white, is located near Thansahebpeta village. Kalingapatnam is known in the history as the Capital of Gang Dynasty who ruled the region, spread over the entire coastal belt from Godavari to Ganges (Hooghly) during 8th to 15th century. Kalingapatnam was a flourishing port and trade centre during the ancient times-Vessels from here sailed to Srilanka, Java, Sumatra and Singapore.

Nearby Attractions

Salihundam Buddhist Heritage Site
Salihundam Buddhist Heritage Site8.32 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

Salihundam, a historically important Buddhist monument and a major tourist attraction. There are numerous Buddhist stupas, idols and etc at the archaeological museum. Salihundam is one of the main Buddhist excavation sites, due to its status as showing evidence that Buddhism thrived in the local area during the 2nd and 3rd centuries.

Sri Kurmanatha Swamy Temple
Sri Kurmanatha Swamy Temple14.40 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

This is a Hindu temple located in Srikakulam district which is dedicated to Kurmavathar of Mahavishnu. Srikurmam is the only Indian temple in the world where Vishnu is worshiped in his Kurma avatar.

Sri Sri Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple
Sri Sri Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple22.74 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

This is a 7th century AD sun temple. It is believed that the temple was built by king Devendra Varma. The temple is still being visited today and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the town. This temple is considered as one of the oldest sun temples in India

Dantapuram prehistoric rock shelters
Dantapuram prehistoric rock shelters26.61 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

Ancient Buddha stupa are present in this place. It is believed to be a place of Buddha religion and a shiddhardas living place. It is an important archeological place, called Boudha Gynana dantha puri, where the archeological department found some bricks, pots, nabed wear, terracotta articles, bangles, beads, stone and iron articles. It is elevated in the BC 261 after Kalinga battle by Ashoka Chakravarthi.

Sri Mukhalingam Mukhalingeswara Swami Temple
Sri Mukhalingam Mukhalingeswara Swami Temple32.88 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

This was a Shiva temple in the Srimukahlingam village. which was built by Kamarnava–II in 8th century AD of the Eastern Ganga Dynasty. Every year famous Chakratirtha snanam(holy bath) is taken by pilgrims . Lakhs of pilgrims visit from Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on the auspicious day to take the holy bath and take blessings of Lord Shiva.

NTR Adventure Park
NTR Adventure Park51.05 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

This is an adventure park located in the Srikalulam district of Andhra pradesh. Mainly based on watersports. located in a serene surrounding and is a developing tourist spot of this area.

Mandasa Vasudeva Perumal Temple.
Mandasa Vasudeva Perumal Temple.69.78 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

This is a historical temple located in the Srikakulam district. which is believed to have been constructed by Raja Harihara Mani Deo, one of the landlords of Mandasa. The idol of the presiding deity is carved from a red sand rock. Tourists also visit the other prominent religious attraction, the Varahaswamy temple.

Late. Sri Gurajada Appa Rao Gari House A.P. State Protected Monument

Gurajada Appa Rao was a noted Indian playwright, dramatist, poet, and writer known for his works in Telugu theatre. His house is presently a protected monument and a library.

Vizianagaram Fort
Vizianagaram Fort79.23 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

This is an early 18th century fort in the City of Vizianagaram. It was built by Vijaya Rama Raju, the Maharaja of Vizianagaram in 1713. The formal ceremony, while laying the foundation for the fort, was very auspicious as it represented five signs of victory. The square-shaped fort has two main gates, of which the main entry gate (the "Nagar khana") has elaborate architectural features. There are many temples and palaces within the fort and a victory tower.

Gantastambham
Gantastambham 79.27 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

Gantastambham is an ancient place in vizianagaram. This clock tower has a big sound alarm to wake up vizianagaram. my parents said that previously for every hour it sounds to tell the time to all vizianagaram people. i think now the sound is stopped by the management. A good and must watch place in vizianagaram

Bheemili Beach
Bheemili Beach86.36 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

The beach is known for its soft golden sand, blue water and unspoiled beach front. A concrete pathway too has been laid along the beach to hold statues of Buddha, Five Pandavas and a dinosaur. The beach is considered to be safe for swimming. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventurers. The beach is famous for several water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and water-skiing. Boating facility is also available here.

Bheemunipatnam
Bheemunipatnam86.56 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

This is a suburb in the city if Vishakapatnam which shares its boundary with the ocean. Historical evidence of Buddhist Culture have been noticed at Bheemunipatnam dating back to 3rd century BCE on the hillock Pavurallakonda.

Thotlakonda Ancient Buddhist Monastery
Thotlakonda Ancient Buddhist Monastery94.37 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

Thotlakonda buddhist complex is situated near Bheeemunipatanam. this was well within the influence of ancient Kalinga, which was an important source of dissemination of buddhism to Sri Lanka and various parts of Southeast Asia. It provides an insight into the process of transoceanic diffusion of Indic culture, especially Buddhism.

Rushikonda Beach
Rushikonda Beach99.56 KMs away from Kalingapatnam Light House

With a backdrop of green hills, this beautiful beach is a quieter and cleaner alternative to Ramakrishna Beach. It’s also a good stretch for swimming, and water sports such as wind surfing and jet skiing. There are pony rides on the beachfront in the morning and evening. The Yachting Association of Vizag organises sailing in the sea, and also conducts week-long courses on sailing for beginners.