Undavalli Caves

Guntur District

Andhra Pradesh

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1 - Ground Floor

The ground floor though incomplete is planned out to be a mandapa of massive ...

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2 - First Storey

It has four separate mandapam shrines. The first mandapam shrine, at the east...

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3 - Second Storey

The second storey has the shrine of Anantasayana, which has its main cella sc...

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4 - Third Storey

The topmost storey is incomplete and comprises a projecting wall face divided...

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Location

Undavalli Caves are a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and are famous throughout the country. Undavalli Caves were carved out of solid sandstone on a hillside and they serve as one of the finest testimonials to the Vishwakarma sthapathis(temple architects and builders) leaving you in wonderment and pride about India’s advanced culture during the ancient and medieval times. These caves are under the maintenance of Archaeological Survey of India.

Located to the east of the Undavalli village on the right bank of river Krishna, 5 km southwest of Vijayawada on the Vijayawada-Guntur highway. 

How to Reach

The caves are located 6 km south west from Vijayawada (7km from Vijayawada Railway Station), 22 km north east of Guntur City and about 280 km from Hyderabad, Telangana.

 

Best time to visit

Visiting hours: 9 am to 5.30 pm. Admission fee: Indians & persons of SAARC and BIMSTEC Countries - Rs. 5/- , for Foreigners Rs. 100/- and free for children of 15 years age and below.

Amenities

Vijayawada is the nearest place where there are number of hotels are available to stay. 

Travel tips

There are several state-run buses to reach Vijayawada and Guntur. You can take local transport or private buses to reach Undavalli Caves from Vijayawada or Guntur. Vijayawada is the nearest railway station & Airport to Undavalli Caves.

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How Undavalli caves are con...

Undavalli caves before converted into Hindu temples, Buddhist monks used these caves as Buddhist Bhikkhu.

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