Last weekend was fun and fruitful. We made a road trip: Hyderabad-Vijayawada- Eluru- Guntupally- Eluru- Hanuman Junction- Machilipatnam- Eluru- Vijayawada- Hyderabad. We covered about 1000 kms (986 to be specific on trip meter).
Trip included a movie: Pista, a visit to Buddhist site in Guntupally and beach fun in Manginapudi, Machilipatnam.
Special thanks to Sun for co-operating so well on Saturday. Friday was too hot in Eluru. I guess it was 44 degrees C. We were expecting the worst on Saturday, our visit to this Buddhist site. Surprisingly, it rained for an hour early in the morning and we had no Sun all through the visit. It was cloudy and pleasant. Otherwise, we couldn’t have explored it so well. AND, we wanted Sun in the evening to play in the beach and click some pics. He did show up as soon as we parked our car and stepped in waters. Thanks buddy! 🙂
Said to be one of the most beautiful Buddhist sites, it is near Kamavarapukota in West Godavari district. Guntupalli is 85 km from Vijayawada city and the Buddhist site is located atop a hill. The beauty of the spot is enhanced by caves cut into the rocky portion of the hill, a circular Chaityagriha and several images of the Buddha.
View the photos we clicked here.