Pavuralakonda, Vizag - Timings, History, Best Time to Visit

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Distance (From Vizag Railway Station): 29 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 1 Hour

Place Location: Near Bheemili

Transportation Options: Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 29 Kms from Vizag Railway Station, Pavuralakonda or Narasimhaswamy Konda is a historical place famous for Buddhist excavations situated to the west of Bheemli (5 Kms from Bheemili).

This hillock also called 'hill of pigeons', covering an area of 10 to 12 acres, is at a height of 168 meters above sea level. Excavations of the site believed to be dated between 3rd century BC and 2nd century AD, revealed nearly 14-16 rock-cut troughs or cisterns used for collecting rainwater, foundations of viharas, with cells and common verandah, circular chaityagrihas, votive stupas, halls etc. The river Gosthani which flows nearby Pavuralakonda served as navigation canal for inland trade in the early centuries.