Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple Undavalli Caves is a four-storeyed rock-cut cave located in Tadepalle Mandal. Lord Siva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma shrines are located here. It is believed that there is an underground passage between Undavalli Caves and Mangalagiri Temple which is 8 km in length. In the first floor, images of Lord Vishnu, Lord Siva and Lord Brahma were carved on the rocks. In the second floor, there is an idol of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy in the recumbent posture was sculptured out of a single rock which is 20 ft long. In the third floor, an unfinished triple shrine of Vishnu, Siva and Brahma is located. Currently, this site is under the maintenance of the Archaeological department of India.
Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple Undavalli Caves History
This rock-cut cave dates back to 6th -7th century A.D. The King Vishnu Kundina promoted Buddhism, during his times this caves used to be the rest homes for Buddist monks. Later this region came under the control of Hindu rulers who promoted Hinduism. Chalukyan Kings contributed to building this rock-cut caves.
Undavalli Caves Entry Fees
For Indian Citizens – Rs.5
For Foreigners – Rs.100
Videography – Rs.25
Undavalli Caves Timings: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
How to reach Ananta Padmanabha Swamy Temple Undavalli Caves?
- The nearest International airport is at Vijayawada which is 25.7 km away.
- The nearest Railway station is at Vijayawada which is 7.2 km away.
- Guntur Railway station is 32.9 km away.
- Direct Train to Vijayawada and Guntur is available from all parts of India.
- Vijayawada bus station is 6.5 km from these Caves
- Undavalli Caves is 31 km from Guntur Bus station.