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Places Near Nagarjunakonda

Some of the places near Nagarjunakonda that you can visit are mentioned below Nagarjunasagar Dam - For a breath of fresh air and some stupendous views visit the aptly named Viewpoint near the Dam.

Ethipothala Waterfalls lies 21 kms east of Nagarjunakonda and is named after a priest (ethi) who meditated in the caves above. Enjoy a picnic here and fell the spray of the cool water as they cascade 22 mts into a blue lagoon that is a crocodile-breeding centre.

Anupu lies 8 kms from here and is a recently excavated Buddhist site. The excavation has been done to perfection and is worth seeing. Among the reconstructed archaeological sites are stupas, monastries and even a university.

While at Nagarjunakonda, make a trip to Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary, a Project Tiger reserve and refuge for diverse reptiles, birds and animals. Srisailam, on the banks of the Krishna in the Nallamalai Hills is a hallowed spot with immense historical and religious significance, including a Shiva temple that is one of the 12 sacred Jyotirlingas.

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