Mahachaitya or Mahastupa at Amaravati

The Amaravati Archaeological Museum has a large number of ancient artifacts. All the artifacts in the museum were discovered during excavations. The artifacts exhibited in this museum reveal the wealth of ancient Amaravati dating back to 200 B.C. The museum has been divided into three different galleries. In the first gallery, prehistoric artistic heritage such as Purnakumbha designs, Lotus designs have been displayed. This gallery also includes the standing Buddha dating back to 700 B.C., Agni Skanda, the dome and a throne under a Bodhi tree. In the second gallery, a life-like image of Buddha, some currency and artifacts belonging to that period can be found. The third gallery comprises sculptures dating back to 100 B.C. such as Yakshi, Dharma Chakra and Bodhisatvas. The most attractive piece of art in the museum is the Nandishwara, which is a life-like sculpture of a bull. In order to preserve the delicate artifacts of the museum, the gallery has been de-humidified and is always properly air-conditioned.

About Mahachaitya or Mahastupa at Amaravati

The Amaravati Archaeological Museum has a large number of ancient artifacts. All the artifacts in the museum were discovered during excavations. The artifacts exhibited in this museum reveal the wealth of ancient Amaravati dating back to 200 B.C. The museum has been divided into three different galleries. In the first gallery, prehistoric artistic heritage such as Purnakumbha designs, Lotus designs have been displayed. This gallery also includes the standing Buddha dating back to 700 B.C., Agni Skanda, the dome and a throne under a Bodhi tree. In the second gallery, a life-like image of Buddha, some currency and artifacts belonging to that period can be found. The third gallery comprises sculptures dating back to 100 B.C. such as Yakshi, Dharma Chakra and Bodhisatvas. The most attractive piece of art in the museum is the Nandishwara, which is a life-like sculpture of a bull. In order to preserve the delicate artifacts of the museum, the gallery has been de-humidified and is always properly air-conditioned.

Monument Information

Address

Amaravathi Road, Ravulapalem, Amaravathi, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh 522020

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Vijayawada International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Vijayawada Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : $data.nearestBusStation.name

Opening Hours

  • Opening Time : 06:00:00 am
  • Closing Time :06:00:00 pm

Weather

  • Monsoon : Maximum: 34 °C Minimum: 23 °C.

    Summer : Maximum: 40 °C Minimum: 22 °C.

    Winter : Maximum: 31 °C Minimum: 18 °C.

    Recommended Season to Visit : October - February

Facilities available At the Monument

Ticket Information

Terms & Conditions

  • The e-ticket is not transferable.
  • Entry Fee is not refundable.
  • E-ticket cancellations are not permitted.
  • The Monument is open for visitors between sunrise and sunset.
  • Visitor shall be required to show photo identity proof in original at the entry to the monument.
  • Edibles are not allowed inside the monument.
  • Inflammable/dangerous/explosive articles are not allowed.
INDIAN Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 300
₹ 300 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 25
₹ 25 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax