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Pillar at Baruva, constructed to commemorate a 1917 shipping accident
Pillar at Baruva, constructed to commemorate a 1917 shipping accident
Baruva is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Baruva is located in India
Baruva (India)
Coordinates: 18°52′59″N 84°34′57″E / 18.882953°N 84.582419°E / 18.882953; 84.582419Coordinates: 18°52′59″N 84°34′57″E / 18.882953°N 84.582419°E / 18.882953; 84.582419
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
10 m (30 ft)
 • Total5,795
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle RegistrationAP30 (Former)
AP39 (from 30 January 2019)[1]

Baruva is a village and a beach resort located near Sompeta in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at 18.53N 84.35E.,[2] at an average elevation of 10 m (33 ft). The Mahendratanaya River merges into the Bay of Bengal at this place. This village is situated at a distance of 109 KM from Srikakulam town, the district headquarters.

Baruva was used as a seaport in the era of British colonial rule in India up to 1948. In July, 1917, a ship carrying goods sank in the sea. To commemorate this incident a pillar was constructed.[3] The harbor is closed, but the old lighthouse stood until 2000.


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  • The swampy sea shore, locally called "beela", is well known for duck shooting and fishing.
  • The famous Sri Kotilingeswara Swamy and Janardhana Swamy temples are here.
  • The river Mahendra Tanya merges into sea at this place. Thousands of people take sea bath during festival days, especially in "Karthikam" (November-December) every year.
  • Baruva was once a seaport. Two obelisks, one white and the other black, of fifty feet height above the sea level, mark the seaport.
  • The large grooves of coconut trees and green paddy fields make the place picturesque.


Baruva railway station is located on Howrah-Chennai mainline. Passenger trains that run from Palasa towards Khurda Road station halt at Baruva station.


  1. ^ "New 'AP 39' code to register vehicles in Andhra Pradesh launched". The New Indian Express. Vijayawada. 31 January 2019. Retrieved 9 June 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Baruva
  3. ^ A.P.Tourism.Baruva Beach Archived 30 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine
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