Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Guntupalli - Bhuddist Temple Caves

After Yanam, we turned inland towards Vijaywada, taking a long detour to take in the Buddhist Temple Caves at Guntupalli. These 2nd Century rock-cut temples are not terribly well known outside Andhra Pradesh (at least, I'd never heard or read of them before). We arrived there after hours of biking through country roads. Here was our first view of the caves, nestled in the hills...
This is a general shot of the terrain...


This is a section of the main temple, cut into the rocks

A series of minor stupas...leading up to the main stupa in the background.
A side temple...
The main stupa...


Looking back at the main temple, from the main stupa
More pics of the rock-cut temple...


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