It is a town 77km northwest of Vijayawada on NH9. It was once an important
Buddhist centre. Numerous excavations have brought to light a rich Buddhist
heritage which include stupas made completely out of bricks and earth.
Maha Chaitya is what the stupa is referred to in the 3C-4C inscriptions
and consists of a ruined pillared hall immediately south-east, and a few
inconspicuous mounds in the vicinity. Some of the finds of the excavation
have found their way to Government Museum, Madras. There are frequent
buses from Vijayawada to Jaggayapetta and one can also avail private transport.