Sankaram has numerous monolithic votive stupas, rock-cut caves buildings and
images of Buddha and non-tantric form of Hariti. The Buddhist ruins are located
on the contiguous hills locally known as Bojjanakonda and Lingalametta consist
of numerous monolithic stupas, caves and structural buildings.
Monuments & Antiquities of Sankaram
During excavation several antiquities like the seals, inscribed tablets,
pots, copper coins mostly of seventh century AD were found. A gold coin of
Samudragupta of the 4th century AD is a significant find. A seated image of
Buddha termed as Buddhanna or Bojjana is found in one of the caves on the hill.
There are a few plain and small caves on the same hillock, which formed the
Viharas for the monks and students. On facade of the cave is a life size statue
of Buddha in meditation.
How to Reach Sankaram
- Road: 40 km from Visakhapatnam
- Rail: 40 km from Visakhapatnam & 3 km. to the north of Anakapalle