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Salihundam Buddhist Heritage Site
8.32km 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 Sri Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple
22.74km 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
26.61km 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
32.88km 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.
Mandasa Vasudeva Perumal Temple.
69.78km 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
79.13km from Kalingapatnam Light House
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.
79.23km 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.
79.27km 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
86.36km 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.
Thotlakonda Ancient Buddhist Monastery
94.37km 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.
99.56km 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.
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Kalingapatnam Light House
Kalingapatnam, 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.