Bavikonda, on the North west of Timmapuram,
is about 16 km from Vishakhapatnam along the beach road leading to Bheemunipatnam.
The hill acquired the name Bavikonda due to the existence of wells on
the hill to collect rain water for drinking purpose. The artifacts recovered
here include Roman coins and satavahana coins apart from pottery dating
back to 3rd century BC and 2nd Century A.D. Excavations on the hill-top
brought to light an extensive Buddhist establishment consisting of a Mahachaitya,
stupas, chaityagrihas, a congregation hall, platforms, viharas, kitchen-cum-store
complex, pottery, relic caskets, tiles, stuccos, iron objects, moulded
bricks, coins etc.