Sai maharaj devalayam at district court centre Machilipatnam is the main attraction of the town. It has the biggest statue of sri saibaba of shirdi. Dattashram is a pilgrimage site on the coast. Dattashram has an ancient Shiva temple and a recently built Datta temple. Manginapudi is popularly known as "Datta Rameswaram" due to the consecration of 12 wells for bathing (recalling those at Rameswaram). Panduranga Swamy temple at Chilakalapudi near the city, is a famous piligrimage site. It is a temple of Lord Vishnu, said to be similar to the temple at Pandaripur. Sivaganga Temple is a historical temple maintained by Challapalli jameendars rather than the Government. It is one of the oldest temples in the area. Located on the Avanigadda road, it attracts tourists and devotees all through the year. On Shivaratri major celebrations are carried out by the temple trustees. Anjaneya Swami Temple, in Paraspet, was built by Samarth Ramdas, the guru of Chatrapathi Sivaji. Ghantasala, 21 km from Machilipatnam, has the remains of an old Buddhist stupa. Agastheeswara Temple, 36 km from Machilipatnam, is a temple of Lord Shiva and piligrimage site. At this temple Lord Shiva is called by the name Ekaratri Mallikarjunaswamy. An annual festival is celebrated here and the deities are taken out in procession. At Gudivada, North west of Machilipatnam, visitors are attracted by the old ruins of the stupas. Further up the coast of Machilipatnam there are five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. These ancient temples are located at Amravati, Samalkot, Bhimavaram, Draksharama and Chebrolu. Prasanna Anjaneya Swamy temple located at Godugupet has a history of over hundred years.
Machilipatnam is a city with a rich history of foreign conquests, business and trade. The relics of Bandar Kota (Machilipatnam Fort) can be visited. The old light house is still standing.
The beaches in Machilipatnam are long, broad, pristine, with pale blonde sands. Manginapudi Beach, a beach side fishing hamlet 11 km from Machilipatnam, is well known for its scenic beauty and also as a historic port city. During its heyday this port served as a gateway to India. The beach has a natural bay with shallow waters.
S.N.H.A Primary School,established in 1972 is located at Chinnavullingipalem,Founder Nalluri Moses Mohan ( First National Award winner for Best Teacher in Andhra Pradesh)
Vemuri Ramjee Government High School, started on 4 December,1918 for Harijans, with free hostel facility.
Sri Sai Public School is a reputed school located very nearer to By-pass road established in the year 1992 which provides very good education from Kindergarden to 10th Standard with well experienced teachers.
Saint Francis High School, Paraspet, is both Telugu & English Medium School both State Syllabus and ICSE Syllabus
SDA Mission High School, Edepalli, founded by Esther Rani Saggurthi, offers education from kindergarten to 12th standard.
HYNY High School and Elementary School are aided schools run by missionaries from Finland. Miss A.E. Hyny founded the school.
Sri Venkateswara Public School, affiliated with the Hindu College, Machilipatnam, was the only Central Board of Secondary Education following school in the city before the Kendriya Vidyalaya was instituted. The school follows the NCERT (central) syllabus.
Sharon High School provides education from kindergarten to the higher secondary level, Mrs Indira Deenabandu founded the school.
Nirmala High School, a Christian missionary run school provides education from kindergarten to the higher secondary level.
Jaihind Hind High school, founded in 1947 is situated near Inugudurupet with two campuses.
JaiHind Montessori English Medium School, Is run by JaiHind High School.
St. Mary's Adi Andhra Madana Mohana High school (also known as Ratna High School) is one of the oldest schools. It is located in the Machavaram area.
Gandhi Vidyalaya school is situated in Balaramunipet and is a government aided public school.
Noble high School. it is one of the oldest schools here and is located between Noble College and Government hospital.
Sharkey girls high School. It is one of the oldest schools here and is located in Sharkey copound adjacent to Noble college
Viswabharati vidyalaya is the oldest Telugu school, established in 1969.
Anniebesant Sisu Vidya Mandiram is a Telugu language school situated at Edepally.
English medium schools
Sri Sai Public School is a reputed school located very nearer to By-pass road established in the year 1992 which provides very good education with well experienced teachers.
Sharon High School is a reputed institute in Machilipatnam established by Indira Dheenabandu in the year 1984. Sharon High School located at Noble colony provides education from Kinder garden to higher seconday level.
Amaleswari Vidya Niketan (English medium)is one of the reputed school situated in Rustumbad and is one of the oldest schools in the area.
St. Francis English Medium High School is a Christian missionary run school providing education from kindergarten to the higher secondary level. It is affiliated to the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education.
Nirmala High school(English medium) is a Christian missionary school provides education from kintergarten to the higher secondary level in state syllabus.
Rustumbada Municipal High School
Kendriya Vidyalaya is also in Machilipatnam. It is near Bypass road. it concentrates not only on Academic developmaent but also on co-culcural activities
Sri Balaji Vidyalayam is an English medium school located near REVATHI talkies is also an pretty OLD schhol with new facilities, sports and cultural activities.Its Tradiation promoting school.
Dakshinamurthy Vidyalayam is a upcoming institution in Machilipatnam with all the good facilities.
Gandhi Vidyalaya established in 1975 is located at Balaramunipet opposite to pump house gate.
Little flower high school established in 1980 is located at rajpet opposite rajpet post office.
Gayathree Public school is an very High Professional School Running by the Engineers "Bye-pass road H.B-colony Machilipatnam Contact Principal : Mrs.Latha nancharaiah Director : Mr.Nancharaiah Phone: 9849430301,9247404599,9966623323.
little flower the leader,which is located in naidubadii center:founder and directed by borra chalamayya
Noble College, founded in 1843, is University Grants Commission (UGC) approved and offers graduate studies.Rt. Rev. Dr. Govada Dyvasirvadam, the Bishop-in-Krishna Godavari heads the management of the Noble College.
Andhra Jaateeya Kalasala, founded in 1910 by local freedom fighters, is also UGC approved and offers graduate studies.
The Hindu College was established in 1928. It is affiliated to Krishna University and offers graduation studies. It is a UGC approved college.
Sri Venkateswara Hindu College Of Engineering was established in 1980. It offers engineering degrees in civil, electrical and electronics, electronics and communication, computer science and mechanical engineering divisions as well as business studies.
R.K.Junior College was established in 2009.It is affiliated to Board of Intermediate, it offers M.P.C, BI.P.C, M.E.C, C.P.T.(COMMON PROFISSIONAL TEST).
Sri Varalakshmi Polytechnic is Machilipatnam's only private polytechnic college, established in 1983. It offers engineering diplomas.Government polytechnic college started this year.
Andhra Jateeya Kalasala (National College) is affiliated to Krishna University. This college was established in 1910 under the management of Andhra Jatheeya Vidyaa Parishat estasblished by Sri Kopalle Hanumantha Rao, Sri Pattabhi Sitharamaiah and Sri Mutnuri Krishna rao.It started Andhra Jatheeya college of education also in 1967 to offer B.Ed.and M.Ed. courses. (ramsri)A.J.K.ITC and one oriental highschool are also running under this management.
Rao Bhadhur Thota Perayya Naidu, founder Director of Andhra Bank and Executive Engineer, also a founder member of the Andhra Jatheeya Kalaasaala (National College). Advisor of Andhra Scientific Company (taken over by BHARAT ELECTRONICS LIMITED). Hails for this port town. Lived for 99 years.
Pingali Venkayya, the designer of the Indian national flag. (near Machilipatnam in a town called Bhatlapenamarru)
Dr Pattabhi Sitaramayya, 1880-1959, a freedom fighter and historian of the Indian National Congress and founder of Andhra Bank,Krishna central Bank and Andhra Insurance Company.
Pitcheswara Rao Atluri, a famous writer did his schooling at the Hindu College.
C. K. Nayudu, the first Indian cricket captain hailed from this port town.
RaoBahadhur KV RAMANAYYA NAIDU garu, was from this Town. He is a Top notch Advocate, Philanthropist. He served as MLA, Municipal Chairman, Public prosecutor, Director Krishna Club, Director AndhraBank, Director Krishna Co-op Bank, Syndicate Member Andhra University, Syndicate Member Madras Layola College etc.
Kopalle Hanumantharao, the founder of Andhra Jatheeya Kalaasaala (National College)
Raghupathi Venkayya considered the father of Telugu cinema hailed from this town.
Mutnuri Krishna Rao - Founder of "Krishna Patrika", a literary magazine.
Adavi Bapi Raju - A renowned writer and painter.
Ayyagari Ramamoorthy Panthulu - Founder of Andhra Scientific Company (taken over by BHARAT ELECTRONICS LIMITED).
Nalluri Moses Mohan - He is First National Award winner in Andhra Pradesh.(For Best Teacher).
Foamous Personalitys in filim industry
S.V. Ranga Rao - Famous Telugu Film Actor lived and worked in Machilipatnam before joining Film Industry
Sutti Velu - Noted comedian.
Nirmalamma - Telugu film character artiste,
Nalluri Sudheer Kumar - Famous Music Director in Telugu T.V Industry
Mani Sharma - Famous Music Director in Telugu Industry hails from Machilipatnam.
Achuth famous TV cerial actor and film actor
ASWIN SIYADRI Editor in telugu industry from Machilipatnam.