Maha stupa, the largest stupa in India is located in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The stupa is said about 2000 years old and is regarded as one of the main Buddhist pilgrimages in India. Andhra Pradesh features more than 140 Buddhist sites. These sites are significant and are evident of Buddhism history from 3rd century BC to 14th century AD. For booking related information contact The Land of Buddha now.
Duration: 5 Nights/ 6 Days
Destinations covered: Hyderabad – Nagarjuna Sagar – Vijayawada
Day 1: Arrive Hyderabad
On arrival at Hyderabad our representative will escort you to the hotel and after resting for a while our city tour will commence. Our first day tour includes a visit to Alukuma Palace, Salar Jung Museum and Charminar. In the afternoon, we visit Anandha Vihara. Anandha Vihara is a beautiful temple devoted to Lord Buddha and was opened by Dalai Lama. After dinner at hotel, night spent in Hyderabad.
Day 2: Hyderabad – Nagarjuna Sagar
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Nagarjuna Sagar which is at a distance of 155 Km from Hyderabad. After 3 hours’ drive, we reach Nagarjuna Sagar and check in hotel. After resting a while, we commence our sight-seeing in Nagarjuna sagar. This includes visit to Anupu ruins and Amphi Theatre. Viharas and Chaityas are other prominent Buddhist destinations in Nagarjuna sagar. After dinner, night spent in Nagarjuna sagar.
Day 3: Nagarjuna Sagar
After breakfast at the hotel, our next day sight-seeing in Nagarjuna Sagar will begin. We visit Nagarjunkonda Island museum with the help of boat ride. The museum features the remains of first Buddhist civilization from 3rd century AD. The remains are brilliantly preserved with the museum. Return to hotel in the evening and after dinner, night spent in Nagarjuna Sagar.
Day 4: Nagarjuna Sagar – Vijayawada
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel. We proceed to Vijayawada. It is situated at a distance of 200 Kms from Nagarjuna Sagar, en-route visit to Amravati museum and Stupa. After 4 hours’ drive we reach Vijayawada and check-in hotel. After dinner at the hotel, night spent in Vijayawada.
Day 5: Vijayawada
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel, we commence our full day excursion in Vijayawada. Our tour includes visit to famous Buddhist stupas at Bhattiprolu and Ghantasala. We also visit the famous stupas of Neelamkondapalli and Jagayapeta which features inscriptions from Maurayan Empire. Later the day visit Undavalli caves. After dinner at hotel, night spent in Vijayawada.
Day 6: Vijayawada (Departure)
In the morning after breakfast at the hotel, guests will be transferred to airport to board flight back home or further destinations.