Kalingapatnam has a history, which dates back to the advent of western invaders into India. European merchants disembarked from their ships and made it their port. Until 1958, huge ships from Malaysia and Singapore arrived at this port wherein perfumes, clothes and many other things were exported. There was a huge coco plantation spread across the local beaches that were also exported. During British rule, the port was closed to avoid other invaders to enter the country. However the light house constructed during the British times still exists near the port.
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.
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 #336600 paddy fields make the place picturesque.
Telineelapuram is a village located 65 kilometers from SRIKAKULAM & 7 kms from Tekkali in Tekkali mandal, while Telukunchi is at a distance of 115 kilometers from SRIKAKULAM in Ichchapuram mandal. Every year, over 3,000 pelicans and painted storks visit from Siberia to these villages during September and stay on till March. It is a paradise for bird observers. Researchers at Andhra University said the birds had been following this aerial route since 15 years. The migratory movement was first noticed over 15 years ago. At that time the number of birds exceeded 10,000. Today, the figure has been reduced to about 3,000. The Tekkali creek and the villages in its vicinity like Telineelapuram, Ijjuvaram and Naupada in the district have become a seasonal resort for the winged tourists coming from as far as Siberia in Russia, Malaysia, Hungary, Singapore and Germany apart from 113 different species of inland birds, a majority of which are migrants from other states.
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