Krishna River Lighthouse
The Lighthouse is in Estuary of Krishna Wildlife Sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh. It is approachable by motor Boat from Avanigadda 15km in Krishna dist and Raju kalwa 7km in Guntur dist.There is a masonry retaining wall provided around the station, which also serves as lighthouse jetty.
The Lighthouse was built during 1898-1901 by using heavy lime concrete blocks. The Lighthouse was then know as Kistna(Havelock Point)Lighthouse and was an important aid for Rangoon ship service.This light functioned up to 1940 when Rangoon ship service was decommissioned due to war. The station withstood a devastating cyclone in 1977 which affected the lighthouse. The light could be re-exhibited only after two nights.
There is a unique traditional practice of fishermen community, in which wives accompany their husbands on fishing assignments on river Krishna during the night(In Moon light fun) and the practice of the island villages of Diviseema.
There are a few safe locations that have been explored by the Fisher Man on the Krishna, close to the confluence point of the river with Bay of Bengal. The popular locations adjacent to the dense mangrove forest, bordering both Krishna and Guntur districts, are Penumudi, Eelachetladibba, Lankivennudibba, Edurumondi, Jinkapalem.
Nagayalanka town is having plenty of fishing Markets having verities of fishes.
Crabs Special Yanadi tribe hunt a large number of soft shell crabs or mud crabs along the coast of Bay of Bengal. Yanadi tribes catch crabs along the coastline in island villages in Krishna district.
There are several types of crabs including common shore crab, red crab, purple and blue crab found in the sea and along the coast. In the local market, crabs weighing 200 grams to 300 grams each cost Rs.300, while big crabs weighing about 800 grams and above fetch Rs.800 go up to Rs.3,000 and above in the export market. like Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia where they are in great demand
Repalle or Avanigadda.