Places To Visit In Machelipatnam

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Here are the top 10 tourist attractions to see in Machilipatnam:

1. Manginapudi Beach

Must visit 3.4 /5

14 km
from city center
1 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

Once served as major port, Manginapudi is currently a fishing village located on the shores of a beach nearly 11 km from Machelipatnam. This beautiful natural beach is unique for its black soil and also a natural bay comprising shallow water level.

2. Panduranga Swamy Temple

Must visit 3.5 /5

4 km
from city center
2 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

This beautiful ancient temple spread across an area of six acres is dedicated to Lord Panduranga Vithal. Panduranga Swamy Temple houses a statue of the lord that measures 3 feet in height and resembles a lot of the childhood appearance of Lord Krishna.

3. The Lighthouse

Must visit 3.4 /5

14 km
from city center
3 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

A 50 m high lighthouse on Machilipatnam Beach is a sight of pure grace and beauty. Coloured in the bands of black and white, this light house was renovated to the present form in 1982 and as completed in year 1984.

4. Temples of Lord Shiva

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
4 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

Five ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva can be spotted in the town of Machelipatnam. These age old temples situated at Amravati, Chebrolu, Samalkot, Bhimavaram and Draksharama reflects the rich cultural heritage of the town.

5. Shopping in Machelipatnam

3.0 /5

1 km
from city center
5 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

Machelipatnam is a beach town which is renowned for its unique and exquisite handicraft. Kalamkari fabric with beautiful floral and vegetal designs is specialty of the town along with the Kalahasti wall hangings. Do not forget to buy them as a souvenir.

6. Dattashram

3.1 /5

1 km
from city center
6 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

Dattashram is a holy site nestled along the sea housing an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Another temple built recently is situated nearby is Datta Temple.

7. Machilipatnam Church

3.1 /5

2 km
from city center
7 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

Another important shrine in Machelipatnam, Machilipatnam Church is quite popular among tourists and devotees. The church built in 19th century comprises of prayer halls that were crafted by an English man.

8. Sai Maharaj Devalayam

3.1 /5

3 km
from city center
8 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

Lying at the district court center of Machilipatnam, Sai Maharaj Devalayam is a popular shrine located in the town. It is dedicated to Sri Saibaba of Shirdi housing hid idol and attracts devotees in large number.

9. Swimming in Machelipatnam

3.1 /5

14 km
from city center
9 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

Manginapudi Beach is an ideal place to relax and unwind while either sitting on the shore or swimming amid the shallow water of this natural bay.

10. Hamsaladeevi

20 km
from city center
10 out of 10
places to visit in Machilipatnam

Located in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Hamsaladeevi is a tiny village near Machilipatnam town. The village is situated at the confluence where River Krishna merges into the Bay of Bengal. This point is known as Sagara Sangamam and is an important tourist attraction. Here the water can be seen in three different shades. Besides, the highlight of the village is the Hamsaladeevi beach where you can sit and relax and enjoy the gorgeous sunsets.

FAQs on Machilipatnam

Can you suggest an itinerary for Machelipatnam?

Begin your trip in Machelipatnam with an early rise and heartwarming breakfast. Now all set for a one-day excursion, you first stop of the day is an ancient Panduranga Swamy Temple built over a huge area of six acres. Next, try and cover the three more popular shrines of Sai Maharaj Devalayam, the famous temple of Lord Shiva at Dattashram and lastly Machelipatnam Church. Break for lunch in between to enjoy the lip smacking food in the town. Last stop should be Manginapudi Beach where beneath the mesmerising view of the sunset, unwind yourself with swimming and relaxing. Also, visit the lighthouse on the coast of the beach. Conclude your amazing trip to this captivating beach town with warm dinner at hotel and star gazing at night.

How can I commute within Machelipatnam?

When it comes to moving in and around the beach town, Machelipatnam offers many options. Bus is the cheapest option which is run by a private operator called "city bus". Auto rickshaws are another option to commute within the area. Although faster than bus, but the vehicle is devoid of any meter in which case the rates are set by the drivers only. Make sure to bargain to get a good deal. If you are travelling only short distance, manually pulled rickshaws are also there in the town, although a bit slow. The last option of commutation available in the Machelipatnam is taxi. The taxis are not metered but charge fixed prices plus the driver's commission. It is a bit expensive but the fastest and the most convenient option for tourists. Lastly try and avoid visiting the place during peak summers and monsoon as your trip might be spoilt due to the weather conditions.
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What are the top sightseeing places in Machelipatnam?

The top sightseeing places in Machelipatnam are Manginapudi Beach, Panduranga Swamy Temple, The Lighthouse, Temples of Lord Shiva, Shopping in Machelipatnam, Dattashram.
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