Visakhapatnam, AP - 530048

Type: Landmarks
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Thotlakonda, located near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, is an ancient Buddhist complex that dates back to the 2nd century BCE. This archaeological site offers a glimpse into the Buddhist heritage and maritime activities of the region during ancient times.

The Thotlakonda complex is situated on a hilltop overlooking the Bay of Bengal, providing not only historical significance but also scenic views of the coastline. The site includes remnants of stupas, chaityas, and viharas, indicating its use as a Buddhist monastic complex. The architectural features and artifacts found at Thotlakonda suggest a connection to trade and maritime activities, showcasing the cultural exchanges that occurred along the ancient trade routes.

Visitors to Thotlakonda can explore the excavated structures, appreciate the architectural remnants, and gain insights into the Buddhist influence in the region. The site stands as a testimony to the rich history and cultural interactions that shaped the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh in antiquity.

Besides this landmark, there are nine more landmarks listed in Visakhapatnam. There's also thirty-five attractions listed in this city in other categories. You will find the exact location of Thotlakonda on the map above.

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