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"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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Nagarjunakonda, Andhra Pradesh
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam - One of the Largest Reservoir in India
Statue of Buddha in Nagarjunasagar Cave
Ruins of the Historic Buddhist Site in Nagarjunakonda

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What is famous about Nagarjunakonda?

Quaint Buddhist town. Archaeological site. Picturesque and beautiful.

What is not so good about Nagarjunakonda?

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

Who should visit Nagarjunakonda?

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.

What is the best time to visit Nagarjunakonda?

It has a tropical climate, and hence it is very hot during the summers and receives moderate rainfall during the monsoon. The best season to visit Nagarajunakonda is the winter season. The temperature remains comfortable and is apt for sightseeing. The best months to visit are from October to March.

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What is the local food in Nagarjunakonda?

The local cuisine here is predominated by rich spices. Owing to it's history of Persian rulers and it's own traditions, the food found here is an efficient mix of different cultures. Telugu, Persian and Hyderabadi style of cooking all find a delicious blend in the local cuisine.
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What is the best way 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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How much does a package cost for Nagarjunakonda?

The packages for Nagarjunakonda start at INR 5000 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the places near Nagarjunakonda?

The top places near to Nagarjunakonda are Nagarjunsagar which is 10 km from Nagarjunakonda, Srisailam which is located 63 km from Nagarjunakonda, Hyderabad which is located 125 km from Nagarjunakonda, Nalgonda which is located 74 km from Nagarjunakonda, Kurnool which is located 149 km from Nagarjunakonda

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Kovid Kapoor

4 years 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 (Read More) 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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