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Best Time: Oct-Mar Read More

Ideal duration: 1 day

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad Check Flights

"Buddhist Pilgrimage Site in South India"

Nagarjunakonda Tourism

A Buddhist town that flaunts age-old tools, Buddhist stupas, statues, monasteries and scriptures; Nagarjunakonda is one of the famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites in India. Located 150km from Hyderabad, near the Nagarjuna Sagar Reservoir, the town is believed to have been existed for almost 1800 years. Excavations have revealed ancient artefacts that are proof of Buddhist civilisation.

It is also said that the famous Buddhist monk Nagarjuna after whom this place is named, lived here and preached during the 2nd century AD. Owing to this, Nagarjunakonda was discovered around 1926 and is revered as an important historic site, for Buddhism scholars and followers this is a pilgrim spot. For regular tourists, this place happens to be a great weekend getaway.

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What's Great?

Quaint Buddhist town. Archaeological site. Picturesque and beautiful.

What's Not So Great?

Can get sweltering during the summers. Can be crowded during the peak season.

For Whom?

It is an ideal spot to go back in time. It is a site of archaeological importance and has caves that will leave adults and kids equally mesmerised. It is the perfect spot to sit back and relax. It is also rich in flora and fauna. It is an ideal place for families, history enthusiasts, and also adventure lovers.

How To Reach Nagarjunakonda

Vijayawada is the nearest airport situated at a distance of around 65 km. It is well connected to the major cities via a proper network of roadways. Macherla is the closest train station only 20 km from Nagarajunakonda. 

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Kovid Kapoor 1 year ago
- Summers are extremely hot here so make sure you check the weather before you plan a trip.
- Be sure to make advanced bookings at the hotels especially if you're going for the weekend.
- Carry torches, good shoes and a backpack to use while exploring the caves, they involve a bit of a climb.
- Even if you're not staying for the night, carry an extra change of clothes in case you get wet while exploring the dam and the waterfall.
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