Location of Kalingapatnam Beach
The beach is situated in Kalingapatnam of the Srikakulam district in Andhra Pradesh. The beach is 30 kms from Srikakulam.
Attractions of Kalingapatnam Beach
Kalingapatnam beach has various things to be explored starting from scenic beauty to water sports to architectural beauty. The beautiful blend of view created by sand, sea and the sky looks charming and fascinating. It ensures safe water so that people can indulge into water games and go for a swim in the waters without any fret. In terms of architectural beauty, a light house and the Buddhist Stupa are the main attractions of this beach.
In the ancient times, the Kalingapatnam beach served as an important sea port and was the harbour town for exporting cloth and perfumes. It was frequently visited by many European traders and merchants during the regime of the East India Company. Ships from Malaysia and Singapore also sailed to this place. Later the port was closed during the British rule in India.
Development of Kalingapatnam Beach
Kalingapatnam beach has been recognized by the State Government as an important site for promoting tourism in Andhra Pradesh. It is one of best beach tourism destination with construction of beach resorts. This beach is more popular for weekend vacations and sea food. Thus, many private entrepreneurs are being encouraged to invest here.
Connectivity of Kalingapatnam Beach
The best time to visit the Kalingapatnam beach is from December to February. It is ideal to reach the beach by a private car or by own vehicles as there are less number of buses that ply from Srikakulam but the good point is Srikakulam is well connected with road to other metro cities with national highways. It also has a major railway station and trains are available to all places including Kolkata, Chennai and Vishakapatnam.