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Thotlakonda - How the name originated? by dreamVizag at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India

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Ever wondered how the name Thotlakonda originated? The historic Buddhist Complex has many rock cut troughs hewn in the bedrock of the hillock. Thotti in Telugu stands for Tub/Trough and Konda stands for Hill, hence Thotlakonda referred to Hill of Troughs. For more information refer-

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This is an overview of Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, also known as Vizag, is the second largest city in Andhra Pradesh, after the state capital Hyderabad. It is the industrial capital of the state with major industries such as Steel Plant, HPCL, Hindustan Shipyard, NTPC, etc. It is blessed with a natural harbour and houses the Headquarters of Eastern Naval Command of the Indian Navy. Popularly known as the City of Destiny is a jewel on the east coast of India. It has some breathtaking beaches, thronged by the Eastern Ghats. Naturally formed red sand dunes(reminiscents of rivers), Buddhist monuments, etc., add to the beauty of the city.

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