This place was established as early as 1861 AD and is one of the oldest Municipalities. In the 17th century AD, this place was an important settlement for the Dutch who built a fort and a factory. The ruins of the fort and the cemetery are still found in this region. The beach here is known as Bheemli and is matchless for its beauty. There is also a well equipped bungalow with a striking view of the sea, which it is said was originally the Vizianagaram Raja s resort. There is also a light house and a mini port, which is infrequently used. This place makes a perfect holiday destination.