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About Yanam

Yanam is a town in Yanam district of the Indian Union Territory of Puducherry. The government of Tamil Nadu has partial rights in administration here. It belongs to Andhra region. Kakinada, Ramachandrapuram and Amalapuram are some of the nearby cities from here.

 
Profile of Yanam

Geography of Yanam

Yanam is located at geographical coordinates of 16°44'00'North and 82°15'00'East with an average elevation of 10 meters above sea level. The town is located very near to the Bay of Bengal where Godavari River meets its tributary, the Koringa River. The town is well connected to different nearby cities with different means of transport. There are frequent bus services operating here on different routes. Kakinada railway station is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 26 KM. Rajahmundry Airport in Andhra Pradesh is the nearest one from here located at a distance of 75 KM.

History and Culture of Yanam

Before independence Yanam was a French colony. In 1954 it got united with India. It is still sometimes known as 'French Yanam'. Prior to French takeover in 1720s, it used to be a Dutch colony. French and Telugu are the popular local languages spoken here. French is also the official language here. The different festivals celebrated here include Sri Rajarajeswara Kalya?otsavalu, Venkanna Babu Kalya?otsavalu, Catholic Festival, Fête de Pondichéry and Brahmotsavam. As per the census of 2011, city has a population of 55,626. The city has a literacy rate of 79.47% .

Tourism in Yanam

Yanam is a beautiful place that attracts tourists and offers numerous options to indulge in tourism. There are many popular places of worship here that are frequently visited by people.

Sivalayam: This is a popular temple on the bank of Atreya Godavari and is dedicated to Lord Sri Rajarajeswara. Built by the Chalukya kings of Rajamahendravaram in the 15th century, Kalya?otsavam and Rathostavam have been performed here since old times. Kalya?otsavam Festival is celebrated here in the months of Jan-Feb.

Venkanna Babu Temple: This is a Lord Vishnu temple here named as Alivelu Manga Sametha Shri Venkateswara Alayam. The God here is known as "Venkanna Babu", hence the name of the temple.

Grand Mosque: It is a big mosque in Yanam where 200 people can pray at the same time. Ramzan, Bakrid and Milad un Nabi are celebrated here every year with a lot of enthusiasm.

Catholic church: This is a popular church here that was built by French missionaries in 1846. While the church is built in European style, the furniture and decoration articles have been imported here from France.

Yanam River Beach and Yanam Tower are other places of tourist attraction that can be visited here. Few hotels in this region helps tourists in providing decent accommodation while their stay in the city. There are also few restaurants serving delicious food to the residents and tourists alike in Yanam.

Hotels in Yanam

Pondicherry Government Guest House
Address: Yanam, Puducherry 533463

The Regency Hotel
Address: D. No 9-2-244, Kanakalapeta, National Highway 214, Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 084999 88888

G.V.S.Residency
Address: Yanam, Puducherry 533463
Phone: 0884 232 4010

Godavari Guest House
Address: Yanam, Puducherry 533463

Restaurants in Yanam

Sri Lakshmi Biryani Center
Address: Near Toll Gate, NH 214, Bypass Rd, Yanam, Puducherry, 533464
Phone: 095025 21299

Shanmukha Family Restaurant
Address: Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 0884 232 1679

Nallam Restaurant
Address: National Highway 214, Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 070136 86721

Yanon Restaurant
Address: KANAKALAPETA, Yanam, Andhra Pradesh 533464
Phone: 073374 28822

Durga Bar & Restaurant
Address: Yanam, Andhra Pradesh 533464

Spice N Ice Restaurant
Address: Yanam, Puducherry, 533464
Phone: 090630 65555

Priyanka Restaurant
Address: Yanam, Andhra Pradesh 533464
Phone: 0884 232 1831

The Regency Hotel
Address: D. No 9-2-244, Kanakalapeta, National Highway 214, Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 084999 88888

New Punjabi Dhaba
Address: Draksharama - Yanam Rd, Yanam, Puducherry 533463
Phone: 096521 79034

Youth Square Restaurant
Address: Yanam, Andhra Pradesh 533464

Supriyanka Restaurant
Address: Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 0884 232 1831

Healthcare in Yanam

Healthcare services can be found in this part of Puducherry. One can find presence of hospitals, pathlabs, chemist shops and more here in Yanam. Both government hospitals and private clinics are present in Yanam. Some of them are listed below for reference.

Hospitals in Yanam

Government General Hospital
Address: Chinta Vari St, Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 0884 232 1424

Farampeta Government General Hospital
Address: New Rajeev Nagar Colony, Yanam, Puducherry 533463

Renuka Nursing Home
Address: Golala Line, Yanam, Andhra Pradesh 533464
Phone: 0884 232 1105

Reliance Health Centre
Address: Yanam, Puducherry 533463
Phone: 1800 3009

Rama Nature Cure Hospital
Address: Tyagaraja Street, Yanam, Andhra Pradesh 533464
Phone: 096766 34706

V.R. Dental Care
Address: Vishnalayam St, Teachers Colony, Yanam, Andhra Pradesh 533464
Phone: 0884 232 3969

Jabilli Childrens Clinic
Address: 6th cross road, anyam gardens, Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 098489 74567

Sri Rama Medical store
Address: Yanam, Andhra Pradesh 533464

Chemists in Yanam

Apollo Pharmacy
Address: Yanam, Puducherry 533464

E S I Dispensary
Address: Yanam Sub Jail, Dhraksharama Road, Near, Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 0884 232 1943

Jan Aushadhi Store
Address: D.No.8-8-026, Opposite T O Pwd Office, Yanam, TA-Mun-Yanam, Yanam, Puducherry 533464
Phone: 077309 85203


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