After morning pickup at your accommodation in Hyderabad, relax as your driver navigates the scenic 3-hour drive to Nagarjuna Sagar, which is located about 90 miles (150km) from Hyderabad.
There, your guide accompanies you on a 1-hour cruise on the sacred Krishna River to Nagarjunakonda Island. Upon arrival, learn about one of the Buddhist civilization that flourished there in the third and fourth centuries AD, making it one of India’s top Buddhist sites.
Your guide points out archaeological excavations from the prehistoric, early stone age, and late medieval periods. Go inside the Mahachaitya, the most sacred stupa, to see memorial pillars, ancient relics, and limestone sculptures with Brahmi inscriptions.
Learn about the university that flourished under Acharya Nagarjuna, an early Buddhist saint, scholar, and philosopher who came from Amravati to Nagarjunakonda.
Visit the Archaeological Museum to see fine Buddhist sculptures, panels and more from the Nagarjunakonda excavations. Then return to Hyderabad via boat and car to end your full-day tour with hotel drop-off.