Scenic drive to a quaint location — weekend getaway so perfect, you'd make this a regular. Four hours away from the city, Dhulikatta village is a beautiful Buddhist site. If you're a history buff who enjoys stumbling upon lesser-known structures, the Buddha Mahastupa here will interest you.
History class time! Dating back to 2nd century BC (which is more than 2,000 years old, guys), this hidden gem of a village standing on the banks of Hussaini Vagu has been mentioned by the Greek ambassador to the court of Chandragupta Maurya, Megasthenes in his list of 30 walled cities. That's a lot for now, phew! The Buddhist Stupa is built on a brick mound that's sculpted with carved limestone slabs and gives it an elevated look. Very architecturally pleasing.
Whether or not you know about Buddhism, you will notice many Buddhist symbols like the Muchalindanaga (a snake from the Buddhist mythology) adorned on the limestone slabs. Interestingly, traces of the Roman Kingdom have been discovered here in the form of punched coins, silver jewellery, and other artefacts from the Satavahana Dynasty, too. Fascinating, isn't it? Allow us to be your tour guide and drive down to this village.
How to reach: Dhulikatta village is located 25KM ahead of Karimnagar. The nearest railway station to this village is Peddapalli which is approximately 15KM away.