Pavuralakonda (the hill of Pigeons) is a local name of the hillock lying to the west of Bhimli. It is located about 24 kms. from Visakhapatnam. This Buddhist settlement was noticed by the Department of Archaeology, Government of Andhra Pradesh, in the year 1991. Based on the pottery and Brahmilable inscriptions encountered at the site, they have assigned the settlements as originating from the 1st century B.C to the 2nd century A.D.

Situated at a height of 168 mts., above sea level, it covers an area of 10 to 12 acres in extent. It is situated at a very imposing position and commands a panoramic view of the curved linear coast line with a crescent shaped valley and is flanked by a chain of hills on the South-West and North-West. Nearly 16 rock cut cisterns that impound rain water are found over the hillock.


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