Undavalli CavesCurrently Closed
- Address: Near Prakasam barrage, District- Guntur, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Ticket Price: 5 INR
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Cave, View Point, Historical Site, Tourist Center, Family And Kids, Architecture
The Undavalli caves are an excellent example of ancient rock cut architecture. These are located in the Guntur district of Vijayawada and in the region of Tadepalle Mandal. These are a few kilometers east of Guntur and a few kilometers west of Vijayawada. These are also on the banks of the Krishna River.
The caves date back to the 4th and 5th centuries and are built of solid sandstone. It is not one cave but a collection of beautiful caves. The largest and the most important are dedicated to Lord Vishnu in a sleeping posture. These are of 4-storeys and are made of one single granite rock each. All these caves were initially dedicated to Lord Buddha and were all Buddhist shrines that were later converted into caves dedicated to Hindu Gods and Goddesses. In between this conversion period these were Jain caves inspired from the Udayagiri and the Khandagiri caves of Bhubaneshwar, Orissa.
The main cave is large and is immensely attractive. It is one of the earliest examples of Gupta style of architecture. These monastery cells were later converted to rock cut caves. In the main cave you will still find the Jain style of architecture retained in the first floor. In the shrine there are remnants of Jain saints and also sculptures of Teerthankaras. In the next level you will find the art work depicting the Buddhist style. The site was known as the ‘Bhikkhu’ monastic complex in the ancient times. The walls of the cave are the canvas of expert art work. The actual credit of the art here should be given to the Jain kings of the 5th century.
The caves are also surrounded by lush greenery and an amazing cover of the surrounding hills. As you stand on the peak here where the caves are located you will be able to spot many other such rock cut artifacts and cave type remnants on the slopes and peaks of the surrounding ranges. The view of the lovely Krishna River flowing with all its strength is also just mind blowing.
- This is an amazing place to get some nice clicks.
- It is preferable that you visit this place during the daytime due to lack of proper lighting facilities here.
- It is a moderate climb so prepared for a little exercise here.
- The nearest railway station is the Kakinada Port Railway Station Junction.
- The nearest airport is the Rajahmundry Airport.
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95% of people who visit Vijayawada include Undavalli Caves in their plan
45.05% of people start their Undavalli Caves visit around 09 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Undavalli Caves
94.37% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Undavalli Caves
Historical location, international tourist attraction. Undavalli caves believed to be existing from AD 6. It has beautiful rock caves and mini cave. The staircase to the first floor of the cave and the staircase which leads to small cave are fully rocks. Maintenance is very good, green and clean. Toilet, drinking water available. Lots of monkeys are there, so carful with your belongings.
Undavalli caves is the one of greatest historic place. Here the climate is so good. And it is one of the most popular place. Which is located at higher altitude. It is having good maintenance around the hill. For visitors it is one of the best place. The environment is quite good. Make sure that you trip to Undavalli caves. During evening time this place is very good. Not only for visitors, family members , friends, and others who are looking for the next-door. Here you can feel the nature. Get back into your home. Have a nice day... Don't forget to check out this morning but you will find out more about this place around the world and then your own... :-)
Unfinished construction done by Chola kings in the ancient times. Government made it a tourist spot. 3 storey building with cave like construction. Built on a carving of a mountain stone. Caves include precise carvings of dieties and Hindu God's. There are stairs which allow only one person to go upstairs. Through 3 floor we can see the nearby city Vijayawada. Leaving that apart there are lots of monkeys around. They won't disturb unless you have something to eat. Government should take certain action before they attack someone. Good place to go and rejuvenate your mind. Entry ticket is 25rs. A small park is arranged by the government to relax your calves.
Excellent. From outside nobody can imagine inside the caves there are so many surprises and thrills. It was made of cutting the stones & it is four storied. Superb view of surrounding nature from top.
Nice place to hangout with friends. You can actually complete the sight seeing in 1 hour. Ticket cost is 25rupees for adult. 300 per foreign tourist. Video cam extra 25rs.