Thotlakonda Ancient Buddhist Monastery
Beach Rd, Thimmapuram, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh 530048, India
About Thotlakonda Ancient Buddhist Monastery
Thotlakonda buddhist complex is situated near Bheeemunipatanam. this was well within the influence of ancient Kalinga, which was an important source of dissemination of buddhism to Sri Lanka and various parts of Southeast Asia. It provides an insight into the process of transoceanic diffusion of Indic culture, especially Buddhism.
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With a backdrop of green hills, this beautiful beach is a quieter and cleaner alternative to Ramakrishna Beach. It’s also a good stretch for swimming, and water sports such as wind surfing and jet skiing. There are pony rides on the beachfront in the morning and evening. The Yachting Association of Vizag organises sailing in the sea, and also conducts week-long courses on sailing for beginners.
The beach is known for its soft golden sand, blue water and unspoiled beach front. A concrete pathway too has been laid along the beach to hold statues of Buddha, Five Pandavas and a dinosaur. The beach is considered to be safe for swimming. It is an ideal place for nature lovers and adventurers. The beach is famous for several water sports like snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and water-skiing. Boating facility is also available here.
This is a hilltop park in the city of Vishakapatanam which comprises 380 acres (150 ha) of land covered with flora and tropical trees. around three hundred thousand Indian and foreign tourists visit the park every year. To protect the environment, VMRDA has declared the hill a plastic-free zone. A cable car connects to the top of the hill.
This park is well maintained and this is famous for the boat ride to famous Buddha Statue located at the center of the Lake. By the side of Necklace road this park is near to other tourist attraction like Birla Mandir, NTR garden etc.
This is a suburb in the city if Vishakapatnam which shares its boundary with the ocean. Historical evidence of Buddhist Culture have been noticed at Bheemunipatnam dating back to 3rd century BCE on the hillock Pavurallakonda.
The Visakhapatnam Urban Development Authority or VUDA park, is a popular attraction in Visakhapatnam and a favorite amongst the tourists. One of its main attractions, here, is a musical waterfall. There is also skating rink and play area for children.
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