On the banks of the river Sarada, lays a small village of Sankaram. Deriving its name from the term sangrama meaning a monastery, the place is known for its votive stupas, brick-built structural edifices, rock-cut caves, early historic pottery and coins dating back to the early Christian era. In close proximity to Sankaram lies Bojjannakonda, where several images of Buddha carved in caves of the hill have been found. Similarly, at Lingaalametta, a great number of rows of rock and monolithic stupas are spread all over the hill.