Named after renowned Buddhist monk, Nagarjuna, this is one of the oldest known cities that used to be a major learning centre of Buddhism. A paradise for history and archaeology enthusiasts, Nagarjunakonda served as an important settlement during the 1st and 2nd Century BC. The rich flora and fauna of the region accompanied by remains of stone age tools, Buddhist stupas, ancient monasteries, caves and majestic waterfalls make it an amazing travel destination for all. Head to the Nagarjunakonda Museum and delve deeper into the history of the archaeological site. The museum displays Buddhist, Palaeolithic and Neolithic artefacts and ruins that were discovered in archaeological excavations. Some of the stone-age tools displayed are said to have been collected by Lord Buddha himself. Nature lovers must visit the Ethipothala Waterfalls that serve as a popular picnic spot. Nagarjunakonda can be easily reached by a three-and-a-half hour ride from Amaravati.

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