Thotla Konda


Thotla Konda

Thotlakonda Buddhist Complex lies about 15 km from Visakhapatnam city on the way to Bheemili town on a hill about 128 mts. Above Mean Sea Level overlooking the sea. The Telugu name Thotlakonda derived from the presence of a number of a rock-cut throughs hewn in the bedrock of the hillock (cisterns).

Thotlakonda was well within the influence of ancient Kalinga region which was an important source of dissemination of Buddhist culture to Sri Lanka and various parts of south-east Asia. It provides an insight into the process of Trans Oceanic diffusion of Indian culture, especially Buddhism.



How to Go

Distance

Nearly 17 Kms from Visakhapatnam Bus Complex and 18 Kms from Railway Station.

By Bus

Buses are avaialable from complex and Railway Station. City Bus nos. 17

By Auto

Autos are available from Bus Complex. Service autos are available on the way to Bheemili.

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