Remains from factory towns in coastal Andhra: The Machilipatnam (Bandar) Fort
Machilipatnam was the site of both Dutch and British administrative apparati. For over 100 years it was the main center for interactions between Europeans and textile middlemen and for the collection and storage of fabrics awaiting export. It became eclipsed in importance in the nineteenth century by other administrative centers as the revenue from the textile portion of the East India Company's revenue declined. What remains of any kind of factory or fort is negligible. A few walls here and there only hint at what once was.