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Kalingapatnam lighthouse (Andra Pradesh-NE India)

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Kalingapatnam lighthouse (Andra Pradesh-NE India)

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Description

Kalingapatnam lies close S of the mouth of the Vamsadhara River and about 1.5 miles NNW of Sandy Point. There are no berthing facilities.

Kalingapatnam is known in the history as the Capital of Gang Dynasty who ruled the region, spread over the entire coastal belt from Godavari to Ganges (Hooghly) during 8th to 15th century. Kalingapatnam was a flourishing port and trade centre during the ancient times-Vessels from here sailed to Srilanka, Java, Sumatra and Singapore. In the later part of the 19th century the British introduced a regular steamer service between Rangoon and Kalingapatnam.

A lighthouse, 31m high Hexagonal Masonry Tower red and white, is located near Thansahebpeta village.

15/04/2012
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Kalingapatnam lighthouse (Andra Pradesh-NE India)
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