The Buddhist circuit has a lot of prominent places that spell their glory. One such prominent places of the Buddhists takes nestling in Telangana, in the Karimnagar in a small town called Dhulikatta. The village is only 25 kilometers away from the Karimnagar city. The Buddhist Mahastupa or the great stupa and vihar in Dhulikatta village were established at the end of the 2nd century BC, which is more than 2000 years ago. During that period, the region played a greater role and thus was protected with numerous fortifications. According to many historians, the description of this fortified town which is situated on the banks of a river that has been conceptualized by the Greek emissary Megasthenes, matches with that of this town. The remains and ruins of this ancient stupa that has been built on an elevated place are still discernible. The constructions of platforms make the Mahastupa look larger. The lime-stone blocks that are elegantly carved are decorated with many Buddhist symbols like the Muchalindanaga (a snake from the Buddhist mythology). Several other remnants such as the punched coins from Roman Kingdom and Satvahana dynasty, beads, combs made of ivory, bangles and authentic silver jewellery have been brought to light in the excavations around the Mahastupa in Dhulikatta.
- How to Reach
- Where to eat
- Where to stay
Dhulikatta is accessible by road from Karimnagar, located at a distance of 30 km. The nearest railway station to Dulikatta is Peddapalli which is located at a distance of 13 kilometer approximately..
Karimnagar town has good hotels for food, which can be ideal for tourists.
Tourists can buy booklets here associated with the region’s rich history and some locally made handicrafts.
Tourists can stay at Karimnagar town where many hotels offer accommodation facilities.