Undavalli Caves - Tourist Places of Andhra Pradesh

About Undavalli Caves

This caves are an example of monolithic Indian rock-cut Buddhist architecture and one of the finest styles of ancient Vishwakarma sthapathis built by the Gupta dynasty, located in the Undavalli town of the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. Dating back to 4th and 5th centuries, these caves used to be rest houses of Buddhist monks. The main attractions of this caves are the 5 feet long reclining statue of Lord Vishnu, made out of a single granite block.

How to reach

By Air : Vijayawada airport is the nearest one, which is 28 kms away. From Vijayawada city, Undavalli caves is about 8 kms by cab, private cars or state buses. The nearest international airport is in Hyderabad, 272 kms away, which is connected with the rest of India by a proper network of flights. 
By Rail : The nearest railway station is at Vijayawada, about 10 kms from the caves and is directly connected with major railway networks of India like Howrah-Chennai and Delhi-Chennai route. 
By Road : APSRTC and other private travels operate regular bus services to Vijayawada from major cities of the state. After reaching there, you can take a city bus which will drop you in front of the caves.

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  • When to visit
  • In winters, the temperature is cool and pleasant. So the best time to visit these caves is during October to February.

  • What to eat
  • Vijayawada has a suitable number of restaurants that offer delicious south Indian delicacies which can satisfy the hunger of tourists.

  • Attractions
  • The nearby places to go around Undavalli caves are in Vijayawada like Prakasham barrage, built over River Krishna, Kanaka durga temple, kondapalli fort, also famous for kondapalli wooden toys carved out of wood.

  • Activities
  • - Activities around these caves include boating in river Krishna, having lunch with the locals, engaging in different water sports, recreation and relaxing, visiting temples nearby, and picnic with friends and family.

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