Undavalli Caves



Undavalli Caves is reputed to be one of the most renowned travel attractions in Vijayawada. The caves are located at a distance of 8 kilometers from the center of the city of Vijayawada and is easily accessible by the tourists. The local transport in Vijayawada comprising of the city buses and taxis commutes the tourists from downtown to the tourists destination.

The Undavalli Caves are situated in the village of Undavalli. The nearest rail head to the village is at Vijayawada city. The Vijayawada Airport in Gannavaram houses the closest airport to the village of Undavalli. The caves are situated by the River Krishna and houses the rock cut illustrations of Lord Buddha.

The Undavalli Caves near Vijayawada were excavated in the early 4th and 5th century. The statue of Lord Vishnu carved in granite stone reigns in the sanctum sanctorum of the caves and is sacred to the followers of the religion of Buddhism. The statue also represents the architectural brilliance of the region in the early centuries. A statue of Lord Vishnu lies within a cave in a reclining position and measures around 5 meters in length.

The Undavalli Caves rises to four storeys. The magnificence of the ancient cave is one of the primary tourists attractions of the city of Vijayawada, in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh, and attracts national and foreign tourists alike.



Last Updated on: 9/05/2013

     


     

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