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Top 8 attractions to explore in Srikakulam

The boundaries of this district are Bay of Bengal in the East, Vijayanagaram district in the South and Orissa state borders in the West and North direction. Srikakulam district has the longest coastline in the state of Andhra Pradesh

Attractions in Srikakulam

Dantapuram prehistoric rock sheltersDantapuram, Andhra Pradesh 532190, India

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.

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.

Mandasa Vasudeva Perumal Temple.Sri Vasudeva Street, Mandasa, Andhra Pradesh 532242, India

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.

NTR Adventure ParkITDA Rd, Andhra Pradesh 532443, India

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.

Salihundam Buddhist Heritage SiteSalihundam Hill, अम्बलावालासा, आंध्र प्रदेश 532405, India

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 TempleTemple Rd, Srikurmam, Andhra Pradesh 532404, India

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 Mukhalingam Mukhalingeswara Swami TempleSrikakulam, Andhra Pradesh 532427, India

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.

Sri Sri Sri Suryanarayana Swamy TempleArasavilli, Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh 532001, India

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

Map of attractions in Srikakulam