Yanam is almost a conclave in AP. It is part of Pondicherry.
Yanam was once a French colony and is presently a part of the Union Territory of Pondicherry. The French presence is seen in the stained glass work of the local church dating back to 1769 and at the French cemetery. Yanam has its share of fascinating stories about French ghosts haunting the French colony.
To Reach Yanam, there are different ways. 1) When coming from Vijaywada/Eluru side, turn off NH5 at Alamaru (165 kms from Vijaywada, 100 kms from Eluru), and go via Mandapetya and Ramachandrapuram to Yanam (approximately 50 kms).
2) If you come from Rajahmundry, come south on NH5 (towards Vijaywada/Eluru), and turn off at Dowlaiswaram and go to Ramachandrapuram (approximately 60 kms).