Amaravati Archaeological Museum

The Amaravati Archaeological Museum has a large number of ancient artifacts. All the artifacts in the museum have been discovered during excavations. The artifacts exhibited in this museum reveal the wealth of ancient Amaravati that dates 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 are exhibited. The third gallery comprises of sculptures dating back to 100 B.C such as Yakshi, Dharma Chakra and Budhisatvas. The most attractive piece of art in the museum is the Nandishwara, which is a life-like sculpture of a bull. The museum also includes a restructured Stupa which comprises of re-arranged sculptures having a height of 15 feet. In order to preserve the delicate artifacts of the museum, the gallery has been de-humidified and is always kept properly air-conditioned.

About Amaravati Archaeological Museum

The Amaravati Archaeological Museum has a large number of ancient artifacts. All the artifacts in the museum have been discovered during excavations. The artifacts exhibited in this museum reveal the wealth of ancient Amaravati that dates 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 are exhibited. The third gallery comprises of sculptures dating back to 100 B.C such as Yakshi, Dharma Chakra and Budhisatvas. The most attractive piece of art in the museum is the Nandishwara, which is a life-like sculpture of a bull. The museum also includes a restructured Stupa which comprises of re-arranged sculptures having a height of 15 feet. In order to preserve the delicate artifacts of the museum, the gallery has been de-humidified and is always kept properly air-conditioned.

Outstanding Universal Value

The Amaravati Archaeological Museum was built by the Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation. It was renamed by the government as Kalachakra Museum and Interpretation Centre, as it was inaugurated during a Kalachakra event. The purpose of building this museum was to put ancient pieces of art on public display and create an interpretation center for the ones interested in gathering knowledge about the Amaravati School of Art. This museum was inaugurated by the 14th Dalai Lama in January 2006. The museum is located 35 km away from Guntur Junction railway station on the banks of the Krishna River.

Monument Information

Address

Main road, opposite Ambedkar Statue, Amaravati, Andhra Pradesh 522020

How To Reach

  • Nearest Airport :Vijayawada Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station :Vijayawada Junction Railway Station
  • Nearest Bus Station : Pandit Nehru bus station, NTR bus station

Opening Hours

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

Weather

  • Monsoon : Max: 33 °C, Min: 31 °C

    Summer : Max: 37 °C, Min: 31 °C

    Winter : Max: 31 °C, Min: 28 °C

    Recommended Season to Visit : Winter Season (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 ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
FOREIGNER Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
SAARC Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax
BIMSTEC Visitor:
Total ₹ 5
₹ 5 - by ASI as Entry fee & ₹ 0 - by ADI as Toll tax