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Nelakondapalli Buddha Stupa: Khammam,Telangana

Nelakondapalli Buddha Stupa:

Nelakondapalli is famous for its Buddhist excavation dated back to the ages of Mahabharata.It is a town in Khammam district of Telangana, India. Placed at a distance 21 kilometers from Khammam.  The ancient Buddha Stupak at Nelakondapally is composed to get a facelift, what with modernization work init.

Nelakondapally Buddha Stupa
                                                                               Nelakondapalli Buddha Stupa

History of Buddha Stupa:

The historic site of the Nelakondapalli reserved by mud wall covering 100 acres of area. The hallow conducted in 1977, has unraveled some brick built viharas wells, cisterns, wells and Buddha Stupak. Terracotta statues, limestone carved miniature Stupak and a bronze idol of Buddha has also been revealing during this excavation. These findings date back the 3rd and 4th century.


Apart from the Buddhist site, the Nelakondapalli village the home to many ancient various temples, like three Shiva temples and two Vaishnava temples. One of the most attractive festivals here is desert celebrated with pomp and grandeur in the village.

Popular Culture:

Nelakondapalli is featured in Telugu movie Rajanna, the character rolled by hero Nagarjuna.The movie about fights for Nation’s freedom from British rule.

 Buddhist Archeological Place :

Archeological sites are known as Virataraju Dibba and Okechuku Gundam claiming importance from the days of Mahabharata are located one mile (1.6 km) from Nelakondapally. Historical object unearthed at these places strengthen the belief that this place was noted as for back as the days of Mahabharata.

How To Reach Nelakondapalli :

Nelakondapally was 197 kilometers from Hyderabad which was capital of Telangana and journey hold 3 hours from Hyderabad to Nelakondapally.

The distance between Khammam to Nelakondapally was 20 kilometers or 12.4 miles. It takes 24 minutes to travel from Khammam Bus station to Nelakondapally.Travel time refer to the time taken the distance covered by car.

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