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Machilipatnam

Krishna , Andhra Pradesh

Machilipatnam is one of the oldest cities in India and is located in Andhra Pradesh in the Krishna district. This is a place which has been important for many years and was mentioned in some of the oldest texts giving it its due diligence. Existing from the 3rd century BCE, it was always one of the main port cities in the country and a centre for trade and interactions with other cultures all over the world. This port city is situated on the Coromandel coast overlooking the wonderful Bay of Bengal and is today a huge fishing port. In fact the East India company built their first factory right here in this city. everyone throughout the ages recognised the importance of this place. This is a very traditional place with a great cultural diversity. It is also a place that has a very secular nature with many faiths living here peacefully. One of the interesting businesses here is that of Fashion Gold and many beautiful ornaments can be found here. Kuchipudi, a very famous dance form well known all over India also originated somewhere very close to this port city. The other thing that it is toady so important for is the kalamkari clothes that originated here. One of the most famous design fabrics, this is a place that you can shop your heart out in. A place that is filled with the many temples that attract many people here throughout the year, this is also a place which has some beautiful beaches. Apart from Manginapudi beach, Palletalapalem is a beach side fishing hamlet 11 km from Machilipatnam, is well known for its scenic beauty and also as a historic port city. One a gateway to India, Machilipatnam till today is one of the most important places in the land and is definitely worth a visit.

Distance / Time Current Temperature Mean Rainfall Altitude Population Best Times Min Hotel tariff
km / Hrs 30.0°C /85.0°F 93 mm 34feet 6875.0 /km2 Jan-Apr,Oct-Dec Coming Soon

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