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Bavikonda

Historical

Photo Credit: Flickr

Distance (From Vizag Railway Station): 15 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1-2 Hours

Place Location: On Bheemili Beach Road (after Rishikonda)

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto / Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 20 Kms from Vizag Railway Station & 618 Kms from Hyderabad, Bavikonda is historical Buddhist site near Kapula Uppadu village in Bheemili beach road (after Rishikonda).

The hill acquired the name Bavikonda due to the existence of wells on the hill to collect rain water for drinking purpose. The artifacts recovered here include Roman coins and satavahana coins apart from pottery dating back to 3rd century BC and 2nd Century AD. Excavations on the hill-top brought to light an extensive Buddhist establishment consisting of a Mahachaitya, stupas, chaityagrihas, a congregation hall, platforms, viharas, kitchen-cum-store complex, pottery, relic caskets, tiles, stuccos, iron objects, moulded bricks, coins etc