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PLACES TO SEE


Amravati, Andhra PradeshAmravati

An important Buddhist site located near the ancient Satavahana capital, Dhanyakataka, is now called Amaravati. It was one of the four renowned Buddhist centers of learning in the country which attracted students from all over the world.

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Basar


The temple of Saraswati at Basar is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India, the other being in Kashmir. Legend has it that Sage Vyasa during his stay here used to bring daily three handfuls of sand after a bath in Godavari and kept it at a place, which transformed as the images of Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali.

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Chandavaram, Andhra pradeshChandavaram


This is a Buddhist site of great significance about 150 kms.from Vijayawada. Take a look at a unique double terraced stupa on top of a hillock known as Singarakonda (beautiful hillock).

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Guntupalli, Andhra PradeshGuntupalli


This spot, about 85kms.from Vijayawada, is considered to be the most beautiful Buddhist site in Eastern Decan.


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Salihundam, Andhra PradeshSalihundam

On the right bank of the river Vamsadhara, about 116 kms from Visakhapatnam, in the Srikakulam district, there are a number of Buddhist stupas and huge monastic complex on a hillock amidst scenic surroundings.

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Sankaram, Andhra PradeshSankaram

Discover this lovely Buddhist site located 41kms.from Visakhapatnam. The name Snakram comes from the term Sangharama.


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Vijayawada, Andhra PradeshVijayawada

Historically considered as the cultural, political, pilgrimage and educational center of the state, Vijayawada is located on the banks of the holy river Krishna. It is believed that Arjuna, of the epic Mahabharatha prayed at the Indrakeeladri Hill and won the blessings of Lord Shiva.

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Char Minar, HyderbadHyderabad

A delightful blend of the old and the new, Hyderabad presents to the onlooker an interesting skyline, with modern buildings standing shoulder-to-shoulder with fascinating 400 year old edifices - the remains of the city's Islamic roots.

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Nagarjunakonda, Andhra PradeshNagarjunakonda

Seventeen hundred years ago, Vijayapuri served as the capital of the Iakshvaku kingdom, and was home to a centre of Buddhist learning. Today, in its place flourishes Nagarjunasagar, a modern township named after Acharya Nagarjuna, the founder and father of Mahayana Buddhism.

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Tirupathi, Andhra PradeshTirupathi

Climb or drive high up to Tirumala, nestling among the seven hills in the Eastern Ghats. Catch the exquisitely carved gold gopuram of the Lord Venkateswara Temple, glinting in the sun. the Trimala shrine is a masterpiece of Dravidian architecture.

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Golconda, Andhra PradeshGolconda

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Visakhapatnam, Andhra PradeshVisakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam was named after the God of valour, Visakha. Once a small fishing village, it formed part of the Kalinga empire, under Ashoka in 260 B.C., passing successively from the Andhra kings of Vengi to the Pallavas, Cholas and Gangas.

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Warangal, Andhra PradeshWarangal

Warangal, 157 km from Hyderabad, is noted for its beautiful lakes, splendid temples and wildlife. It was once the capital of the legendary Kakatiya kingdom, and mentioned.

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