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Salihundam is a historically noted village.It is a famous Buddhist Remnants site situated on the south bank of River Vamsadhara at a distance of 5 kilometres west of Kalingapatnam and 18 kilometres from Srikakulam town.It was known as “Salivatika”. But many called it "Salyapetika". There are a number of Buddhist stupas and a huge monastic complex on a hillock amidst scenic surroundings.

History
The site was first rediscovered by Gidigu Venkata Ramana Moorthy in 1919. The site was second rediscovered by Ponnana Simhachalam in 2013. During excavations relic caskets, four stupas, a Chaityagriha, structural temples and a number of sculptures reflecting the three phases of Buddhism - Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana were found dating back to about 2nd century BC to 12th century AD.
how can you reach this temple
By Surface Transport
Srikakulam is the Nearest Town to Salihundam. Srikakulam is 17 km from Salihundam. Road connectivity is there from Srikakulam to Salihundam.Narasannapeta APSRTC Bus Station, Srikakulam APSRTC Bus Station, Tekkali APSRTC Bus Station are nearby by Bus Stations to Salihundam.APSRTC runs Number of busses from major cities to here.
There is no railway station near to Salihundam in less than 10 km. How ever Vishakapatnam Rail Way Station is major railway station 117 KM near to Salihundam
By Air
The nearest Airport is Vishakapatnam.

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