Undavalli Caves Overview

Ranked 6 of 27 sightseeing in Vijayawada

Undavalli Caves, located 6 km south-west from Vijayawada, are the caves cut-out in the sandstone hill in the 4th to 5th centuries A.D.  Of all the caves, the largest one comprises of four stories and is enshrined with a huge statue of Lord Vishnu. The statue of Lord Vishnu is sculpted in a reclining posture from a single block of granite.

Besides, the other caves located at the site are dedicated to Lord Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. One of the main caves depicts the Gupta architecture, as these caves initially were shaped as a Buddhist monastery. These Buddhist monasteries were designed in the style of Buddhist vihara on the first floor.

Dedicated to Anantapadmanabha Swamy and Narisimha Swamy, these caves are also associated with the Vishnukundina Kings of 420 to 620 A.D. These caves overlook the Krishna River and several specimens of rock cut Hindu architecture from above the hill.
 

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What travellers are saying about Undavalli Caves

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: 2-3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Sunday:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
9:00 AM -6:00 PM
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Reviews and Ratings

A thirlogachaudar

A thirlogachaudar3.9/5

3 reviews

Rich in architect

Undavalli caves simple and the best cave in BZA. Inside the cave a giant statue Lord of Vishnu in a reclining posture which was very impressive. The great Indian architect Rock cutting work.

Mandira Prakash

Mandira Prakash4.6/5

26 reviews

Awesome Undavaali caves

These old Jain caves which were then taken over by Buddhists and then Hindus are a must visit. Specially mesmerising is the huge Vishnu statue lying down on Shesh Shayya which is cut out from a single block of granite. But carry your own food, nothing available (not even water).

Suresh Mutluri

Suresh Mutluri4.3/5

1 review

A very nice place & best for family hangout

Really its fascinating time to seeing that caves. Really enjoyed lot. Its the best place to visit with family and friends. Now Vijayawada is the capital. So it will become one of the best tourism place. Thank you! Enjoyed lot in caves. Water falls is the additional attract.

Shaik mahaboob

Shaik mahaboob5.0/5

2 reviews

Well-maintained historical place

Very well-maintained. Excellent historical place to be visited whoever goes to Vijayawada.

Vijay kumar

Vijay kumar3.6/5

3 reviews

Knowledge of history

Everybody has to visit atleast once in a life time to have some knowledge about the history.

Krishna Machiraju

Krishna Machiraju3.9/5

4 reviews

Late Visit.

The cab driver was happy to show the place even at that late an hour in the evening.

Salman

Salman4.3/5

4 reviews

Good view

We had a good time visiting the caves. Good view of the nature.

Photos of Undavalli Caves

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

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Ankita Roy

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada
Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

Photo by

Ankita Roy

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada
Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

Photo by

Ankita Roy

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada
Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

Photo by

Ankita Roy

Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada