Nagarjunasagar, known as Vijayapuri in ancient times, is an important Buddhist site located 155 km from Hyderabad. Here in the shadows of the tallest masonry dam in the world are the excavated ruins of a lost center of Buddhist learning and culture.

The remains of the excavations at the site of the dam were reconstructed and carefully preserved at Nagarjunakonda, an island in the middle of the man-made lake. Constructed in the shape of a monastery, the museum (closed on Friday) houses a stupendous collection of relics of Buddhist art and culture. Located a few km away from the dam, Anupu is a site of Buddhist excavations reconstructed to perfection with painstaking effort.

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