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Address: Near Prakasam Barrage, Vijayawada, India

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Well maintained national treasure being defaced

In spite of paucity of time decided to visit Undavalli as it was close to the town. The place is well maintained and seeps with history. However was pained to see people deface... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
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Patna, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

In spite of paucity of time decided to visit Undavalli as it was close to the town. The place is well maintained and seeps with history. However was pained to see people deface the walls by etching their names. Seemed to be a lovers paradise. Hats off to the artisans of the past for making a shelter which was cool... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Nice vintage site. Good for photography. Open till sunset. After 17:30 you need to request the guys to let you in. Ticket price rs5 for Indian nationals. Rs100 for foreign nationals. 30 mins are enough to check out the whole place. Best time to visit is sunset around 17:00 to see the lush greenery and orange sky. Take your camera.... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

The undavalli caves is a must visit . The caves have few steps carved out and few wooden one`s. The krishna river can be seen flowing opposite to the caves with flowering trees and greenery around. The place is quite and has padmanabha swamy temple. Also idols of other dieties and sages are intricately sculpted.

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The Undavalli Caves is just 5 kms from Vijaywada enroute towards Mangalagiri via Prakasam barrage. Its a very impressive four storey rock cut cave temple probably commenced in the 6th - 7th century AD. Out of the four storey's , the ground floor is a unfinished pillar hall where as the first floor houses the Trinity.The second floor has a... More 

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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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Chenna
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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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Address: Address: Near Prakasam Barrage, Vijayawada, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Andhra Pradesh  >  Vijayawada

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