Undavalli Caves (Four Storeyed Rock-Cut Hindu Temples), Vijaywada

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Four Storeyed Rock-Cut Hindu Temples
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About

The four-storeyed temple complex at Undavalli is actually a magnificent cave structure! Built by the Vishwakudina dynasty in around 420 - 620 AD, it's quite a work of engineering. It's also a beautiful symbol of diversity, with different faiths all in the same space. Initially, it was used as a Buddhist monastery, and later the caves were lived in by Jain monks. Finally, the complex acquired a Hindu temple look under the reign of the Vishwakudina dynasty.

Things to see

  • The 5-metre long statue of a reclining Vishnu carved out of a single granite block! 
  • The faces sculpted into the entrance of the caves!
  • The pillars into which scenes from the Ramayana are carved.
  • Don't miss out on the frequent elephant and lion motifs!

How to get there?

  • You can take a cab from Vijayawada Airport, which is the nearest airport to the site.
  • If you are commuting by train, you can get down at the Vijayawada Junction railway station which is just 7 km away from the caves.
  • You can also take buses to the Undavalli Bus Stop, which is about 30 mins away from the caves.

Venue

Four Storeyed Rock-Cut Hindu Temples

Undavalli Caves (Four Storeyed Rock-Cut Hindu Temples), Vijaywada, Penumaka - Vijayawada Road, Undavalli, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, 522501

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