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Undavalli Caves

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Address: Near Prakasam Barrage, Vijayawada, India

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Glimpse of living style and architecture of1000 and more years past

En route Mangalagiri from Vijayawada via Prakasham Barriage. This is a small but beautiful piece of well kept history. The caves are carved out of the monolithic rocky... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 15, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

En route Mangalagiri from Vijayawada via Prakasham Barriage. This is a small but beautiful piece of well kept history. The caves are carved out of the monolithic rocky mountains.though they have been spoiled over the centuries still have the happy home feel. The story goes that the last dwellers were Buddhist monks the straight disciples of nagarjuna. The aptdc have... More 

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Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

If you are visiting Vijayawada/Mangalagiri and if you have some time to kill then you may consider Undavalli caves. It is on the way from Vijayawada to Amaravati (only a 5km from Vijayawada). The caves themselves form around 3 floors and it houses a huge idol of Anantapadmanabha in a reclining position. Rest of the statues on the top floor... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Everyone will feel surpried by seeing anantha padmanabha swamy idol in reclining posture.It is very near to kanakadurga temple and prakasam barriage.From this place we can have a better view of river krishna.

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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It is a Excellent archeological site carved in hill. It is being managed by Archaeological Survey of India. A entry fee of Rs. 5 is charged. Idols of different gods have been carved on the walls of the cave, which are worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Its a beautiful place its amazing and it blows your mind at how it was carved. The statue of lord Vishnu is beautiful! There is a concern... The statue of lord Vishnu needs to be preserved. People are doing Pooja which is okay but with a statue which is that old the Pooja needs to be different ... People are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting this site, had not expected to be able to walk almost everywhere through the caves. The engravings and sculptures were fantastic. The initial plaque at the entrance gave most of the basic information, but we went with a friend who knew quite a bit about the site, and gave us a deeper appreciation for the history... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Although quite close to the city, these caves are located in beautifully serene countryside. Access to several of the levels of the caves is via a series of easily negotiated steps, and these are very close to the entrance gate. The caves are surrounded by carvings, and each level has a terrace. On one terrace is a series of very... More 

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Nice place to visit in Vijayawada. This has lot of historic importance. There is Lord Vishnu Idol in the second floor of the cave. Nice location for photography.

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Vijayawada, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Finding the route and the mode of travel to reach this place is important because by the name these caves are known to many but exact location is known to few only. This place is under the control of Indian Archaeology Department and you have to buy ticket at nominal price to visit this place. Green pastures are good at... More 

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Noida, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Nice greens around, panaromic view of surroundings, old stone carvings. Overall unique experience of ancient caves. Surely worth a visit.

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