Place of Interest : Tourism
Srikakulam is the head-quaraters of the District. It is located on the left bank
of river Nagavali. Srikakulam was formerly known as “ Chicacole”. Being the head quaraters of
the District this place is connected by road to all important places in the District. Train
facilities are available from Amadalavalasa at a distance of 13 Kms. There is one famous mosque
known as Jamia Masjid . Two important temples viz. Sri Koteswara Swamy Temple and Sri
Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple are located in this town.
6. Calingapatnam: It is situated at a distance of 25 Kms, fromSrikakulam.
It is an important coastal village. Dargha Shariff(Tomb of religious persons)
Shaik Madeena Acquiline is situated at this place. Once it was a minor port
and some Europeon merchants resided during East India Company regime.
There is one light house functioning here focusing to a distance of 23Kms.
The river vamsadhara joins the Bay of Bengal in this village.
7. Kaviti: Kaviti village is located at a distance of 130 Kms.
from District head quarters in between two towns Viz Sompeta and
Ichapuram, towards East. The area constituting Kaviti Mandal is
populary known as Uddanam (Udyanavanam). The coastal belt at this
place presents a pleasant appearance, covered with large extents of
Coconut, Cashewnut, Jack and other fruit trees. The Uddanam area is a
scenic spot for the visitors. Two famous temples Chintamani Ammavaru
and Sri Sitharamaswamy temple are situated in this Village.
8. Baruva: Baruva in Sompeta Mandal is situated at a distance of
109 Kms from Srikakulam town. The famous Sri Kotilingeswara Swamy and
Janardhana Swamy temple are located at this place. Further, there is
a coconut nursery and a Coir Industry located here. The river Mahendra
Tanaya Merges into sea at this place. Thousands of people take
seabath during festivals. Baruva was once an important seaport. Two
obelisks, one of black and the other of white, of fifty feet height
above the sea level, mark the seaport. Large grown up Coconut Trees
and the green paddy fields make the place picturesque
Rajam is situated at a distance of 40 Kms. from Srikakulam town.
The place has nostalgic association with Tandra Paparayudu, the
valiant Sardar of Bobbili.
12. Ponduru: Ponduru is situated at a distance of 21 Kms. from Srikakulam
town. The village is famous for the production of fine quality of
Khadi which is popular through out India.
13. Sangam: Sangham is in Vangara Mandal, it is 56 Kms. from
Srikakulam. Here three rivers viz. Nagavali, Suvarnamukhi and
Vegavathi merge together. The Sangameswara temple located here
is one of the five linga kshetras, thousands of people congregate
here on Mahasivaratri