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

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Distance (From Vizag Railway Station): 16 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours

Place Location: On Bheemili Beach Road (after Rishikonda)

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab / Auto

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 22 Kms from Vizag Railway Station & 620 Kms from Hyderabad, the Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex is situated on a hilltop in Chepala Uppadu village on Bheemili beach road (after Rishikonda).

Also known as 'the Hill of Eagles', the complex has a number of stupas, Chaityas, Viharas, a congregation hall and a refectory belonging to the Hinayana school, mostly excavated during1982-92. These remains are classifieds as religious, secular and civil. Excavations at Thotlakonda comprise pottery, beads, bangle pieces, tiles, stuccos, iron objects, sculptural remains, moulded bricks, inscriptions, coins, etc.