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Guntupalli Buddhist Caves - Things to Know Before Visiting

Approach Rd for Buddist Caves, Jeelakarragudem, Andhra Pradesh 534467, India


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About Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

The rock-cut part of the site has two Buddhist caves, a chaitya hall and a large group of stupas. The chaitya hall has a rare carved stone entrance replicating wooden architecture, a simpler version of that at the Lomas Rishi Cave. There are remains of structural buildings in brick and stone, including remains of two vihara made of brick, as well as excavated caves at two levels, including an unusual structural chaitya hall.

Attractions Near Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

Eluru Buddha Park
Eluru Buddha Park34.39km from Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

Gaja Vallivari Cheruvu is one of the ancient ponds in the history of Helapuri town, A magnificent Buddha statue was constructed in the middle of the pond and a painting gallery was also created to spread the Buddha’s teachings. The pedestal is decorated with famous Amaravathi sculptures along the railings of the foot bridge up to the statue.

Kolleru Bird Sanctuary
Kolleru Bird Sanctuary39.57km from Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

This is a sanctuary in Andhra Pradesh which covers 673 sq kilometers. It was established in the year 1999, under the wildlife protection act. The sanctuary protects part of the Kolleru Lake wetland, which gained Ramsar Convention for International importance in 2002.

Kolleru Lake
Kolleru Lake41.88km from Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

One of the largest freshwater lake in India. The lake is fed directly by water from the 2 nearby seasonal streams. Birds migrating point and forms the largest shallow freshwater lake in Asia.

Rajamahendra varam Godavari Arch Bridge
Rajamahendra varam Godavari Arch Bridge67.4km from Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

The Godavari Bridge or Kovvur-Rajahmundry Bridge is a truss bridge spanning Godavari river in Rajahmundry. It was commissioned by South Central Railway division of Indian Railways. Godavari Arch Bridge, adjacent to Havelock Bridge is the newest bridge built in 1997 and presently in service. Constructed by the Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), this bridge is a modern day engineering feat. The bridge is made of bow string girder arches. The bridge is fit for 350 km/h rail services.

Pushkar Ghat
Pushkar Ghat67.73km from Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

This is a ghat located in the Godavari district where the Godavari pushkaram festival is conducted. Godavari Pushkaram is a festival of River Godavari which occurs once in 12 years. The pushkaram festival last held in the year 2003.

Moghalrajpuram Caves
Moghalrajpuram Caves76.66km from Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

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.

Where is Guntupalli Buddhist Caves

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The district is located in the delta region of the Krishna and Godavari rivers.