Have you ever seen a place that has the replicas of all the other places that you wish to see in this world? Have you ever seen anything that has thousands of replicas just in an open field? Well, you should definitely see this one. Surendrapuri, also known to be a Mythological Awareness Center is one such place. Built on large grounds and open air, this place is known to be the largest area with replicas of all the temples present in India in their exact size and shape. As the name indicates, it was established to create an awareness of Indian mythology or more specifically Hindu mythology. It was established by Kunda Satyanarayana in memory of his son Surendra. It is also known locally as Kunda Satyanarayana Kala Dhamam, in his honor. It means that Kunda Satyanarayana has used artistry extensively to depict mythology.
Surendrapuri is a unique one-stop destination where you can see epitome of cultural, artistic and sculptural excellence. Kunda Satyanarayana Kaladhamam, one-of-its-kind mythological theme park. The other major attractions of this place are Nagakoti (101-feet Shiva Linga) and a temple of Panchamukhi Hanuman with Panchmukha Shiva and Lord Venkateswara. A 60-feet double-sided Panchamukhi Hanuman and Shiva statue at the entrance catches the attention of visitors. A unique Navgraha Temple places different navagrahas in the relative positions. Astounding Vedic knowledge has been put into building this temple.
There are sculptures and paintings depicting stories from major Hindu epics like Ramayan, Mahabharat, and Bhagavat. Various mythological scenes of war between Rama and Ravana in Ramayana, including Padmavyuha in Kurukshetra between Kauravas and Pandavas in Mahabharat, are carved beautifully and portrayed in great detail. For the religious minded, it provides satisfaction of having visited all the Hindu holy places in India in one short trip of about 3-4 hours. For the curious minded, it provides a good visual background of what Hindu mythology is all about. One does not have to be religious to visit this place. You just need to enter the place to know how much beauty India holds and how perfectly chiseled are the sculptures.
Where is this place located? Well, it is located 55km away from Hyderabad in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district. So if you are a foreigner visiting India, then we insist you book cheap flights to India as early as possible because we are sure you will be amused with this work of artifice. Search for cheap flight tickets to Hyderabad because it is the city that is nearer to Surendrapuri. Get down at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport and take a cab or a bus to reach your destination. It will be so much fun. Come on, we think you need to give it a chance like a true wanderer. Bon Voyage!