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Amaravati Travel Guide

Located at the banks of River Krishna in Guntur District the city plays and important role in the cultural heritage and in the history of the state.

Being a rich holy site, the city is in a central place of the state near Vijayawada and was founded in 2014 when Hyderabad became the capital of Telangana. Talking about the tourists spots if you love history and ancient creations to watch with one of the most beautiful temples, caves and forts then Amaravati is the right place to visit. Following are the best tourists places in Amaravati.

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best tourists places in Amaravati

  • Dhyana Buddha statue
  • Amaravati Stupa
  • The Amaravati Archaeological Museum
  • The Amararama temple
  • The Undavalli Caves
  • Bhavani Island
  • Kondapalli Fort
  • Prakasam Barrage
  • Kanaka Durga Temple

Dhyana Buddha statue

This is a beautiful statue of Gautama Buddha seated in a meditative posture which is 125 ft tall and is located in banks of River Krishna. The statue takes 4.5-acre site on the bank and has eight pillars on a Lotus Pandal. The statue has a three-layered museum in the base below it, where some of the marvelous sculptures of Amaravati Art showing Buddhist significance and it also has the copies of Amaravati Mahachaitya stupa as the original reliefs are present in museums’ around the world you can get a look of its copies here.

Amaravati Stupa

Well as mentioned before the ancient Buddhist monument which was built around 3rd century has many statues and stupa which are now present in museums in Chennai and London whereas some of them are also present in Andhra Pradesh that is in Amaravati. They all are maintained under the protection of Archaeological survey of India. The entire story of Buddha and Buddhism was carved here which takes us back to the history of Buddhism.

The Amaravati Archaeological Museum

This museum is handled by Andhra Pradesh tourism and tourists can visit it between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm and the museum will be closed on Fridays. It is famous for having the modal of Amaravathi Mahachaitya.

The Amararama temple

The temple is famous for the huge Shivalinga statue. They say that the statue kept on growing everyday so to stop its growth a nail has been hit onto the top of the Linga. When the nail hit the Shivalinga’s body it is said that the blood started to ooze out the statue and to date tourists can see the red blood stain on it. People of different religion visit this religious place to enjoy its glory.

The Undavalli Caves

One of the richest spots of architecture are these caves which are said to built on 7th century. However, the rock-cut Architecture found in the construction of the cave was actually followed in 4-5th century CE. Tourists will get to see many sculptures of Narasimha, Lord Vishnu and Ramayan’s stories here.

Bhavani Island

This is one of the largest river Islands in India that you will see having an area of 133 acres. This spot is famous for sporting activities, and resorts. Bazars selling local art, hand weaved clothing materials, rural museum, and Berm Park are some of the eye-catching things here.

Kondapalli Fort

Built on 14 century CE the fort still stands strong and beautiful having Tanisha Mahal or Palace at the end of it. Having many chambers in the ground floor of the fort, there is deep reservoir near it and also an English cemetery is also seen here.

Prakasam Barrage

It stretches around 1223.5 m connecting Krishna and Guntur districts. The Barrage is not only a famous road bridge but it also helps to irrigate over 1.2 million acres of land and especially looks breath-taking in Night time.

Kanaka Durga Temple

The temple is mentioned in many sacred texts and the Goddess Durga temple is highly visited by many tourists every year. In many scriptures the temple is mentioned as “Swayambhu” and thus Hindu pilgrims consider it to be very powerful.