Machilipatnam (Bandar), a port city located in the South-Eastern part of Andhra Pradesh, which is situated at a distance of 65 Kms. from Vijayawada, is a magical pot porrie of all things wonderful. It is a town with a rich history of foreign conquests, business and trade starting with the early Arab traders, then the French, followed by the Dutch and the British History still lives in Machilipatnam. Machilipatnam is head-quarters of Krishna District having Buddhist pilgrimage at Ghantasala, origin of Kuchipudi dance, Venugopalaswamy temple at Movva, Goddess Kanka Durga blessing from the top of the hill at Vijayawada, toys of Kondapalli, handloom textiles of Challapalli, kalankari textiles and paintings of Pedana, Manginapudi beach, gold plated jewellery and Panduranga Swamy temple of Chilakalapudi which is also known as Keera Pandaripuram. Keera Pandaripuram means Pandaripuram of South which is having huge number of Parrots are famous tourism