Undavalli Caves 1/2 by Tripoto
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
historic tours, photography
Rs 5 per person
All year
Families
4 out of 25 attractions in Vijayawada
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.
Purnima Singh
Fishing and boating and other water sports, make this place hard to miss for any travelers in the region. Besides, another few kilometers away stand the testimony of time in the eroded walls and small crevices of the Undavalli cave. Better known for weekend adventurers from Guntur and Vijaywada region, these caves not only make for a great quest, but also stand to be a great example of some marvelous rock-cut architecture from India’s cultural past.
Rini Biswas
Historic destination.