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Nagarjunakonda near Hyderabad lies in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh which is 156 kilometers from the capital city of Hyderabad.

Nagarjunakonda a small island of South India and is a major pilgrimage center for Buddhists. Nagarjunakonda is named after a famous Buddhist monk, Nagarjuna, who imparted his preaching here in the 2nd century AD.

Nagarjunakonda is a exquisite place which is worth visiting. In Nagarjunakonda you will come across some fascinating sights such as the waterfall, a massive dam and a museum with rare antiquities in its possession. The damp near Nagarjunakonda is the tallest and biggest masonry dam in the world. The Nagarjuna Sagar is the third largest man-made lake in the world near Nagarjunakonda.

Nagarjunakonda at present is an important archaeological site where great pieces of architecture of Buddhist civilization were excavated. Numerous relics and objects, which bore religious and historical importance, have been excavated. The marvelous sculptures found from the site are preserved in the museum. There is a museum at the center of man made dam Nagarjuna Sagar near the Nagarjunakonda. The museum is a treasure house of relics of Buddha and Buddhist culture, stone images and encrypted panels. Mahachaitya is the main stupa of the museum which contains relics of Buddha. Nagarjunakonda is a home to the massive dam near Nagarjuna Sagar which is infact a great attraction to the tourists.

Other attractions near Nagarjunakonda are the Ethiopothala waterfalls. This spot is picturesque and greenery prevails at the backdrop of the waterfall. You will get good bus services for Nagarjunakonda from Hyderabad.

Last Updated on 15 July 2013