|Author:Laxman Burdak, IFS (R)|
It is located near Yanam on the sea cost.
Yanam (French: Yanaon) is a town located in Yanam district, Puducherry, India, which forms a 30 km² enclave in the district of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. Yanaon was a Dutch colony prior to French takeover in the 1720s. Indigo wells (Neelikundilu) are still found in the west of Yanam. The Dutch built a fort, which they used to store their currency, minted at nearby Neelapalli. The location of the fort is today referred to by locals as the Saali Kota or Saalivandru, meaning "shawl-hut", since after the demise of the Dutch, the building was taken over by cloth weavers.