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Undavalli Caves

Associated with the Vishnukundana Kings of the 5th- 7th century, these are excellent examples of rock- cut architecture in the Guntur district. These are monolithic caves just on the banks of the Krishna River and these date back to the 4th and 5th centuries. The largest of these caves is is a four storey one with a huge monolithic granite statue of Lord Vishnu in a reclining position. The other caves are also dedicated to the Lords Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Since, this was the time of the Gupta Empire and Buddhism was prevalent in cave arts, you will also find it out here. The caves are all in the shapes of Buddhist viharas and expert carvings are done inside each one of these.
OverviewThe Undavalli Caves, a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, is located on the banks of Krishna River in Undavalli village, Guntur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The caves are located 10km southwest of Vijayawada, and 34km northeast of Guntur City in Andhra Pradesh. This Undavalli Cave is one of the centrally protected monuments of national importance that offers a unique perspective into ancient religious practices. When viewed from the outside, it appears to be rows of cells arranged in different positions, which arouses interest. The caves are carved out of sandstone on the northern side of a hill. While there are many caves in the area, the largest is famous for its huge monolith of Lord Vishnu in a reclining position. The main cave is one of the earliest examples of the Gupta architecture style, primarily primitive rock-cut monastery cells carved into the sandstone hills. Along the back of the caves, you can see the Krishna River flowing. It's possible to take a boat ride on the river while admiring the natural beauty. A magnificent blend of architectural marvel and historical significance, you should add Undavalli Caves to your bucket list because it will swoon you with its charm and grandeur. A visit to this place would be a worthwhile idea when you are in & around Vijayawada or Guntur in Andhra Pradesh.
Undavalli caves are referred to as a collection of beautiful caves. We all know about famous caves like Ajanta, Ellora & Elephant Caves. Some Prehistoric caves with rock paintings like Bhimbetka. However, Undavalli caves are one of the lesser-known Caves in Vijaywada, Andrapradesh.
4. Four Storeyed Rock-cut Hindu Temple, Undavalli