Pillar at Baruva, constructed to commemorate a 1917 shipping accident
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
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., at an average elevation of 10 m (33 ft). The Mahendratanaya river merges into the Bay of Bengal at this place.
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. The harbor is closed, but the old lighthouse stood until 2000. A light house has been constructed next to the beach resort. Baruva's beach is one of the oldest in Andhra Pradesh.
For promoting tourism in Baruva in Srikakulam District, The Govt of Andhra Pradesh gave work to Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) to develop the new lighthouse & rebuild Baruva as a tourism hub in the Andhra Pradesh. In 2014 APTDC build the Haritha Beach Resort in Baruva. Baruva Beach is a solitary beach with the sole staying property of APTDC Haritha Beach Resort.
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