Chandavaram Buddhist Site


The town of Chandavaram is located in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh on the banks of the River Gundla Kamma. The Chandavaram Buddist Site is located on a hill called Singarayakonda. It was first discovered by the eminent archeologist and historian Dr. VeluriVenkata Krishna Sastry. An outstanding stupa with double terraces that was built on a high platform is the main monument that is of interest. The archeological site is treasure trove of buildings and objects from the Buddhist period between 2nd Century BC and 2nd Century AD. The Chandavaram Stupa is only next to the Sanchi Stupa in significance and elegance and resembles the famous DharajakaStupa at Taxila.