Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments

About Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments:

The Guntupalle or Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments is located near Kamavarapukota, West Godavari district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is around 40 km away from Eluru.  The rock-cut part of the site has two Buddhist caves, a chaitya hall and a large group of stupas. The chaitya hall has a rare carved stone entrance replicating wooden architecture, a simpler version of that at the Lomas Rishi Cave.

They mostly date to 200-0 BCE, with some sculptures added later. The main building above ground is in brick, around a stone stupa, with over 30 smaller stupas on a terrace in front of it. There are ruins of two other buildings.

The chaitya hall has a rare carved stone entrance replicating wooden architecture, a simpler version of that at the Lomas Rishi Cave. There are remains of structural buildings in brick and stone, including remains of two vihara made of brick, as well as excavated caves at two levels, including an unusual structural chaitya hall.

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Activity:

Art gallery along with culture
Best Time to Visit: December, January, Winter, February, March, Spring, April, May, June, Summer, July, August, September, Monsoon, October, November, Autumn
Location: Eluru, Andhra Pradesh, India

How to Reach There:

Airport: Vijayawada Airport

The nearest Airport Vijayawada Airport . We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Vijayawada Airport to Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments is 82.7Kms

Railway Station: Eluru Railway Station

The nearest Railway station Eluru Railway Station. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Eluru Railway Station to Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments is 42.2Kms

Bus Stand: Eluru Bus Stand

The nearest Bus Stand is Eluru Bus Stand. We need to take an private vehicle the distance between Eluru Bus Stand to Guntupalli Group of Buddhist Monuments is 41.3Kms

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