Nagarjuna Konda lies in the Guntur district of Adhra Pradesh state.
The state lies a little towards the south in the Indian sub
continent. The distance from Hyderabad city, which is also the state
capital, to Nagarjuna Konda is about 156 kms.
Nagarjuna Konda is essentially a small island and a pilgrimage
place for Buddhists. The region got its name from a Buddhist monk,
Nagarjuna, who used to preach here somewhat near the end of second
century A.D. The excavations carried out here reveal a civilization
that used to prevail here. Nagarjuna Konda is a beautiful place and
worth visiting. There are some fascinating sights found here which
include waterfall, a massive dam and a museum with rare antiquities
in its possession.
Nagarjuna Konda is the site from where some great pieces of
architecture have been excavated. The excavations have led to the
discovery of an ancient civilization who were followers of Buddhism.
Many relics and objects bearing religious and historical importance
have been excavated. The sculptures that are preserved in the museum
are marvellous, fantastic. The museum is located in the center of
man made dam Nagarjuna Sagar. The museum features some of the relics
of Buddha, stone images and encrypted panels. The massive dam is in
itself a great attraction.
Ethiopothala waterfalls situated here is quite a price for an eye.
The sheer drop of 70 metres fills the air with real thrill and
chill. The spot landscape is more like a bright painting with the
color green and white dominating in the back ground.
Accessibility There are bus services available for Nagarjuna
Konda from nearby cities including Hyderabad. By bus it takes less
than 4 hrs from Hyderabad to reach the place. The nearest rail head
to the place is the one at Macherla. It is about 20 kms from