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Nagarjunakonda

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Nagarjunasagar Dam and Nagarjunakonda  ate the site of an ancient Buddhist university town 3rd Century A.D.

It is named after the Buddhist Saint Acharya Nagarjuna and reveals one of the most outstanding Buddhist civilizations of the 3rd Century A.D.

A replica of the excavated site has been created and carefully preserved on an island known as Nagarjuna Konda. The excavations have brought to light the Mahachaitya, the most sacred of the Stupas. 

An inscription in Brahmi characters states that the relics of Buddha lie within the Mahachaitya while others have revealed the existence of a Vihara and also an Aswamedha tools from the paleolithic and neolithic ages.  

Today, in its place flourishes Nagarjunasagar, a modern township a man-made Nagarjunasagar Lake .During the construction of the Nagarjunasagar Dam, the ruins of an ancient Buddhist University were unearthed here. These have been reconstructed at Anupu, 4kms.away from the right bank of the reservoir.

The museum in the shape of a Buddhist vihara and houses a stupendous collection of relics of Buddha, Buddhist art and culture. The main stupa called the Mahachaitya contains the sacred relics of Buddha
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Other places to visit . . .
The site has a 14th-century fort, medieval temples and a museum constructed like a Buddhist vihara. 

The best time to visit :-  The best time to visit is between October to March

How To Get There
By Air  
Hyderabad is the nearest airport.
By Train 
Nearest rail head Hyderabad.
By Road 
Nagarjuna Konda is 150 Km Hyderabad

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