Uppalapadu Birds Sanctuary - Things to Know Before Visiting
Near, Guntur Rd, Uppalapadu, Andhra Pradesh 522509, India
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About Uppalapadu Birds Sanctuary
This is a bird sanctuary located in Uppalapadu village in Guntur district. There are so many birds that migrate from various countries and use those village tanks for nesting. The bird population in these tanks used to be around 12,000 previously, however lately only about 7000 birds roost in this dwindling habitat through the year. But some initiatives have taken place such as adding artificial trees, local awareness, proper water supply to the ponds etc.
Attractions Near Uppalapadu Birds Sanctuary
A monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture, the Undavalli Caves are located in the city of Guntur, Andhra Pradesh. Carved out of a solid sandstone on a hillside, these caves date back to the 4th to 5th centuries and is a paradise for history lovers. One of the preserved monuments of national importance, this attraction was originally the Jain caves and was later converted into a Hindu temple.
Prakasam Barrage was constructed by Sir Arthur Cotton in 1957. It is also used as road and connects the Kolkata-Chennai highway. The barrage provides water for the irrigation purpose and over 1.2 million acre of land is irrigated by the dams water.The Barrage is built in a venetian style and consists of around 160 pillars.
Earlier known as The Victoria Jubilee Museum . This is an archeological museum that was established way back in the year 1887. Even after the passage of more than a hundred years this museum has managed to retain its popularity because of its varied and unique collection of arts and artifacts. It is located on the Bandar Road in Vijayawada.
This is a hill in Vijayawada. A Gandhi Memorial, built on this hill, is the first in the country to have seven stupas. The hill is also popularly known by the name of Gandhi. The hill was formerly known as ORR hill.
The Mogalarajapuram Caves in Vijayawada is one of the prime attractions of Vijayawada. The Mogalarajapuram Caves is popular for the three cave temples in the caves. The cave temples date back to the 5th century. Most of the temples are worn out and what only traces of an unnatural architectural beauty remains.
Kondaveedu Fort is a historically significant ancient hill fortress located in Kondaveedu . Constructed during the time of Telugu Chodas and was occupied by Kakatiya Ganapati Deva during his campaign in the coastal Andhra. After the capture of Prataparudra by Tughlaq in 1323 AD, his subordinate Prolaya Vema Reddy became independent and shifted his capital from Addanki to Kondaveedu.
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The district is often referred to as the Land of Chillies. It is also a major center for agriculture, education, and learning. It exports large quantities of chilies and tobacco.