Undavalli Caves, Vijayawada

Undavalli Caves

The Undavalli Caves, a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient viswakarma sthapathis, are located in Undavalli of Guntur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The caves are located 6 km south west from Vijayawada, 22 km north east of Guntur City of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the centrally protected monuments of national importance.
History :
These caves are said to be found in 7th century. They are associated with the Vishnukundi kings of 420-620 A.D.These caves are dedicated to Anantha Padmanadha and Lord Narashimha. Buddhist monks used these as Rest Houses.