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Hills of Nagarjunkonda with ancient remains

Hills of Nagarjunkonda with ancient remains


Hills of Nagarjunkonda with ancient remains | 20 Onwards

Nagarjunakonda, Macherla, Andhra Pradesh

Nagarjunakonda is one of the most famous Buddhist sites of Andhra hallowed by its association with the celebrated Acharya Nagarjuna, the founder of the Madhyamika School of Mahayanism and abounds in Buddhist antiquities. Excavations have brought to light a number of stupas, chaityas and monasteries and inscriptions, besides beautiful sculptures belonging to the early centuries of the Christian era. The city which once stood in the valley is called Vijayapuri and it was the capital of the southern line of the Ikshvaku Kings (210-260 A.D) who rose into prominence after the fall of the imperial Satavahanas and under their patronage Buddhism flourished in this part of the country.

All the sculptures and other antiquities found during the excavation are now preserved in the site museum. some of the outstanding structures like Asvamedha Complex, Bathing Ghat, Bodhisiri Chaitya, Chamtasiri Chaitya Griha, Maha Stupa, Megalithic Burial, Swastika Stupa and Simhala Vihara in the Nagarjunakonda Valley was transplanted and reconstructed on the hill-top Nagarjunakonda Island during the years 1954 to the year 1960 to avoid total submergence.

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • Visitor shall be required to show an original photo identity proof at the entry to the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
  • This monument is a Non Smoking zone.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Refund policy later for any transaction is not permitted as per the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey Of India so refund for any transaction under any circumstances won't be possible.