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Undavalli

Undavalli

AP, South India, Architecture, Buddhist Monestery, Caves, Rock Cut Temples

Undavalli is located six kilometers away from Vijayawada and around 22 kms north-west of Guntur. . This is in the southwest direction of Vijayawada. Undavalli is in Tadepalli Mandal of Guntur district. This is one of the ancient and historical villages in Andhra Pradesh.

What to see in Undavalli

Undavalli Caves: The caves have four storeys. These caves were used as restrooms by Buddhist monks in rainy season. River Krishna appears beautifully from this hill. We can see the caves here that are believed to be built by Vishnukundina kings during the period of 420 – 620 AD. These caves are hewn out of rocks. The architecture and the sculptures of the cave temple, attract the tourists.

Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy temple is the special attraction of Undavalli Caves. There is a big statue of Ananatasayana Vishnu in reclining position made out of single block of black granite. There are temples of other deities also in the rock cut caves.

What to see around Undavalli

Guntur: Guntur is 22 kms away from Undavalli caves. There are many attractions such as temples, parks and churches in Guntur.

Amaravathi: this is 16 miles away from Guntur and is one of the popular religious places and also Buddhist destination. There is a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva here.

Bhattiprolu: this is 20 kms away from Guntur and this is also one of the popular Buddhist destinations.

Vijayawada: This is one of the largest cites of Andhra Pradesh and there are many tourist interests in this city such as Gandhi Hill, Kanaka Durga Temple, Bhavani Island, Kondapalli Fort and many more.

Getting to Undavalli: Number of buses run to Vijayawada and Guntur cities from all corners of Andhra Pradesh and from here local transport can be hired to reach Undavalli. Vijayawada is also well connected by train and aeroplane. Another way to reach Undavalli is to get into a bus from Mangalagiri.

 

Getting Around Undavalli: Local transport can be hired to look around Undavalli. Tourists also prefer to walk to enjoy the nature here. We can see large numbers of them walking on the Shore of Krishna River.

Best Time to visit Undavalli: The climate here is pleasant in winter but very hot in summer season. Best time to visit the place is between October and February.

Where to stay at Undavalli: Though Undavalli is located in Guntur district, the village is very near to Vijayawada. Vijayawada has many hotels from five star hotels to budget hotels to suit the needs of every tourist.

Where to eat at Undavalli: Tourists prefer eating at Vijayawada as Undavalli is a small village and there are not many hotels that offer decent food. Vijayawada is known for its special Andhra Cuisine including the spicy pickles and veg and non veg varieties. There are many restaurants that offer delicious food.

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