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Chandavaram Buddhist Site in Andhra Pradesh


Chandavaram is located on the right bank of the river Gundla Kamma in Pakasam district.There's a quite fascinating stupa constructed on elevated terrace which will be the 1st of its sort in Andhra Pradesh and stands subsequent to Sanchi Stupa, in elegance.

The excavations have uncovered 24 superbly decorated Buddhist slabs, some of which had been also inscibed. Excavations also unearthed viharas, votive stupas, satavahana coins, brahmi label inscriptions and other early historic cultural materials datable to 2nd BC to 2nd Advert. The Buddhist establishment is located on a hillock referred to as Singarayakonda. The establishment consists of continues to be of Stupas, Chaityagrihas and Vihara complexes. The opposite minor antiquities are coins,and pottery especially black and red .

Places to see around Chandavaram
Doddavaram Village : This village is located inside the Praksam district and was called Veera Narasimha Puri Agraharam for the duration of the rule of Addanki Reddy rulers. A number of temples dot this place, prominent among them are Sivalayam, SriRamalayam, Sri Narasimha Swami Alayam, Ankamma gudi, Chinna Ankamma gudi, Poleramma gudi, Veera Brahmendra Swami gudi, etc. Every year in the last week of March, the Ankamma thirunaala is celebrated which attracts a big number of villagers from close by area. In Could, a state level competition of Bulls referred to as "Rashtra Sthaayi eddula pandem" attracts participants from all through the state of Andhra Pradesh.

Markapur : The significance of this city lies in it becoming India's primary slates production city. Aside from it, the historic temple of god Chennakesava is another attraction of this location.

Ongole : The district headquarters of Prakasam, Ongole is properly identified for a breed of oxen which are considered virile and of superior stock. They're amongst the significant Zebu cattle breeds in the world.

How to Reach
By Road : A 75 km from Ongole,150 kms from Vijayawada. Chandavaram is nicely linked by bus with regular buses from Ongole. Private transport is offered from Donakonda.
By Rail : Chandavaram is nicely linked by bus with regular buses from Ongole. Non-public transport is offered from Donakonda.
By Air : 150 kms from Vijayawada Airports.