Machilipatnam City Guide
The city of Machilipatanam is the district headquarters of Krishna district, located in the coastal Andhra region of the state of Andhra Pradesh. This coastal city is said to be the first trade settlement of the British as it was located strategically on the coast of Bay of Bengal. The Portuguese are said to be earliest people to settle here, followed by the Dutch and the English settlements came next. During the English settlement, this city was also known as Masulipatnam or Masula and as Bandar to the locals. Today, it is located at a distance of 72 kilometers from Vijayawada. The city is currently the administrative headquarters of Krishna District. Come and explore Machilipatanam with Machilipatanamonline City-Guide!