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Srinivas Palthya

Srinivas Palthya5.0/5

14 reviews

Beautiful place & good destination for travel

Yanam is a small town situated on the near by beaches with cold wheather beautiful climate conditions. Naer by beach is visible and we can lean there for resting. There the food provided is cheap but quality is nice serving with great respect. I visited the beach and am busy in playing in the water and I forgot to what the time is actually going on. Its a nice place for resting in cool climate especially during summer due to hot sun, there the boating systems are available. I request you to travel for once and see the beautiful location and enjopy there. One should carry safety items such as clothes for protection from cold water and do not go deep inside the water level it may harm your life. We can go there by road.

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Mukesh Samantaray

Mukesh Samantaray1.8/5

5 reviews

A small town were only boating is available

Yanam is a place situated near godavari riverbank. A small town. But only boating is available. Not so crowd. Only you can sit in cement chair and enjoy the green water. Even bathing is restricted. We went in a hope to enjoy a lot but nothing so amazing. But one thing you can have beers with less price comparing to normal price.
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Yanam Overview

Yanam is a small town located in the Yanam District in the union territory of Puducherry (Pondicherry). Parts of it also fall under Andhra Pradesh. It was a French colony during the British Raj; and although it was returned to India in 1954, it is still known as French Yanam.

Originally a Dutch colony, the French took over Yanam (then called Yanaon) in 1720 and established a trading post along with a warehouse. In 1723, Yanam was the third French colony in India. Though, the British took the colony from the French a couple of times, it was returned to the French in 1816; and from then, it was continuously under French control until 1954 in which, it was given back to India.

French influence is very evident in the local culture, which is a mix of French and Telugu. People of Yanam are also reputed to be polite, respectable, very generous and well cultured.

Dotted with beaches and many other picturesque locations, Yanam attracts numerous tourists throughout the year. The small town also hosts numerous temples, both in and around it. The most famous is Annavaram, at a distance of 80 km towards the east of Yanam.

Considered to be the second most important temple in Andhra Pradesh after TirupatI, it is famous for performing Vrathams, especially for newly married couples, for the blessings of Lord Satyanarayana Swamy, the resident deity.

Other tourist attractions include temples like Draksharamam, Pithapuram, Venkanna Babu Temple, the Grand Mosque and St.Ann's Catholic Church. Yanam is also famous for its celebrations and various festivities like Rathotsavam, Catholic Festival, Fête de Pondichéry, Brahmotsavam etc.

By road, Yanam is connected with to the major nearby towns like Kakinada, Rajamundry, Vishakhapatnam and Chennai. The nearest railway station is at Kakinada, which is 26 km away and is well connected to most southern cities.

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