Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Andhra Pradesh

Tourism


Amaravati

It is 35km away from Nagarjunkonda. 

The Great Stupa

It has 32 meters height and 32 meters diameter, larger than one at Sanchi, Bhopal in Madhaya Pradesh.  The dome  is intricately carved marble slabs. The origins of the stupa  go back to the 3rd or 2nd centuries BC.  The excavations by Col. Colin Mackenzie in 1797 recovered the magnificent railings, sculptured friezes. Almost all these excavated items are placed at the museum of  Madras.  

The Archaeological Museum

It opens from 0900 to 1700 except Friday, Entry is free.  The site of  this museum contains the panel, chakras and caskets containing relics, broken railings and sculptures of the Bodhi tree.  Galleries containing pottery, coins, bangles and terracotta.

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