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Visakhapatnam Heritage Getaway(2 Nights)

Visakhapatnam

for Inbound Traveller, Getaway Seeker, Heritage Traveller

Holiday Overview

Bavikonda - Photo Courtesy Aditya Madhav
Bavikonda - Photo Courtesy
Circular Stupas (Photo Courtesy: Adityamadhav83)
Maha Stupa (Photo Courtesy: Adityamadhav83)

Visakhapatnam Heritage getaway offers Buddhist travellers an opportunity to visit three most important Buddhist heritage sites around Visakhapatnam.

Route

Visakhapatnam(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Visakhapatnam. Visit Pavurallakonda Buddhist Complex.
  • Day-2 Visit Sankaram, Bavikonda and Thotlakonda
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Visakhapatnam - Bavikonda (15.00 kms), Thotlakonda (15.00 kms), Pavurallakonda (25.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
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Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Additional night in Visakhapatnam would allow guests to undertake a Bora Bora Caves excursion.

Route

Visakhapatnam(2)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Visakhapatnam. Visit Pavurallakonda Buddhist Complex. Arrive at Visakhapatnam. Visakhapatnam is surrounded by ancient Buddhist sites, most of which have been excavated recently and illustrate the legacy of Buddhism in the area. In the afternoon visit Pavurallakonda (25 kms), consisting a ruined hill top Buddhist Monastic Complex (3rd Century BCE to 2nd century CE). It is one of the Largest Buddhist Monasteries of North Coastal Andhra Region.

Day-2 Visit Sankaram, Bavikonda and Thotlakonda Morning visit to Sankaram (2,000-year-old Buddhist site) at 40 km South of Visakhapatnam. Afternoon visit to Bavikonda, an important Buddhist heritage site located on a hill about 15 km, Northeast from Visakhapatnam city. In the evening visit to Thotlakonda at about 16 kms from Visakhapatnam, a Buddhist complex situated on top of a hill.

Day-3 Departure Depart for onward Journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Visakhapatnam :

  • Bavikonda - Bavikonda is an important Buddhist heritage site located on a hill about 15 km, northeast from Visakhapatnam city. Here the Buddhist habitation is noticed on a 16 ha flat terraced area. The Hinayana school of Buddhism was practiced at the monastery between the 3rd century B.C. and the 3rd century A.D. Bavikonda has remains of an entire Buddhist complex, comprising 26 structures belonging to three phases. A piece of bone stored in an urn recovered here is believed to belong to the mortal remains of the Budda.

  • Thotlakonda - Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex lies about 15 kms from Visakhapatnam city having a number of a rock-cut throughs hewn in the bedrock of the hillock.

  • Pavurallakonda - Pavurallakonda consists of a ruined hill top Buddhist Monastic Complex probably witnessed human habitation from 3rd Century BCE to 2nd century CE. It is one of the Largest Buddhist Monasteries of North Coastal Andhra Region.

Destination Overview

Visakhapatnam - Visakhapatnam lies on the eastern cost and is the second largest city of Andhra Pradesh. It is known for its unspoilt beaches, nearby scenic Araku Valley and Borra caves, the 11th-century Simhachalam temple and ancient Buddhist sites like Thotlakonda and Bavikonda spread across the area.

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Visakhapatnam Heritage getaway is one for the Buddhist travellers looking to visit Buddhist heritage sites.

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