Machilipatnam was also known ‘Masulipatnam’ during the British Raj in India. Machilipatnam is famous for its sweetmeat called ‘Bandar Ladoo’, hence earning the moniker ‘Bandar city’. Machilipatnam is located near the Bay of Bengal and is vulnerable to the storm surges caused by frequent cyclones in this area. Machilipatnam is a beautiful town and is situated in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh.
Places to Stay
There are several good budget hotels in Machilipatnam. Some of them are Vijaya Raghava Residency (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Prasanth Lodge (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Apsara Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 1000), and Eswar Residency (Tariff – Rs. 500).
The official language of Machilipatnam is Telugu. Other languages spoken here are English and Tamil in some parts of this area.
The important festivals celebrated in Machilipatnam are Kartika Poornima celebrated in the month of February and Kartika Suddha Dasami in the month of October.
Places of Interest
Some places of tourist attractions here are the Palletummalapalem Beach (11 km), Agastheeswara Temple (36 km), Sree Ramalam temple (2 km), and Dattashram (7 km).
How to Get There
There is no airport at Machilipatnam. Vijayawada Airport (58 km) is the closest major airport.
There are direct trains to Machilipatnam and make a stop at Machilipatnam Railway Station. Vijayawada Junction Railway Station (74 km) is the closest major railway junction.
Machilipatnam APSRTC Bus Station is the major bus deport here. All local buses which commute from Machilipatnam to all the major city of Pedana (10 km) or Gudiwada (34 km) start from here. Online booking of bus tickets have made ticket booking very convenient.