Sankara Cave

Nature | Pilgrimage

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Distance (From Yaganti Bus Stand): 0.3 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Transportation Options: Walk/Trek

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 300 meters from Yaganti Bus Stand and 100 meters from Pushkarini, Sankara Guha is wonderful site on the hillock of Yerramala. With a small shrine dedicated to Lord Shiva, the entrance to Sankara Guha can be seen towards the northern side of Pushkarni.

This place is associated with several saints who performance meditation here. The great Telugu saint and astrologer Potuluri Veera Brahmam Garu meditated here for several years. The cave has a narrow entrance following by a small enclosure which houses a Shivalinga. The height of the inner cave is very low and pilgrims have to be careful entering the cave.

Sanakra Guha has a well laid steps (about 100 steps) from the bottom with a wonderfully built Mandapa on the edge of the hill that offers panoramic view of Yaganti and Yerramala Hills. There is also a stone arch welcoming the piligrims.

You find several monkeys in this area and they often grab food and water bottles from the pilgrims. It is advised to be careful and hide any food in the bag.

Timings: 6 AM - 1 PM and 3 PM - 6:30 PM