Undavalli Caves Vijayawada | Guntur District | Andhra Pradesh Tourism
Undavalli Caves lies in the Undavalli village in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh. From the city of Vijayawada the caves are located at the distance of 8 km and 32 km from Guntur. These caves are located at the top of the high hills facing the Krishna River.
Besides, the other caves located at the site are dedicated to Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. One of the main caves depicts the Gupta architecture, as these caves initially were shaped as a Buddhist monastery. These Buddhist monasteries were designed in the style of Buddhist vihara on the first floor. This Undavalli caves age is the 4th – 5th century AD
Dedicated to Anantapadmanabha Swamy and Narisimha Swamy, these caves are also associated with the Vishnukundina Kings of 420 to 620 A.D. These caves overlook the Krishna River and several specimens of rock cut Hindu architecture from above the hill
Best time to visit
Best time to visit Undavalli Caves is between the months of October and March.
There is a legend about the caves that says that there exists a 9 kilometres long underground tunnel leading to the sacred Mangalgiri Mountain, although it has never been found.
The timings are from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. Open on all days.
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