Salihundam is a historically noted village.It is a famous Buddhist Remnants site situated on the south bank of River Vamsadhara at a distance of 5 kilometres west of Kalingapatnam and 18 kilometres from Srikakulam town.It was known as “Salivatika”. But many called it "Salyapetika". There are a number of Buddhist stupas and a huge monastic complex on a hillock amidst scenic surroundings.
The site was first rediscovered by Gidigu Venkata Ramana Moorthy in 1919. The site was second rediscovered by Ponnana Simhachalam in 2013. During excavations relic caskets, four stupas, a Chaityagriha, structural temples and a number of sculptures reflecting the three phases of Buddhism - Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana were found dating back to about 2nd century BC to 12th century AD.