It is located at a height of about 150 meters above mean sea level.
Hinayana Buddhism must have flourished at this hill-top site.
Initial Excavation of this site yielded many relics.
Excavations and Restoration Program are under progress at Pavurallakonda.
The Gosthani River which flows close by this site, also offers a panoramic view of the coastline.
The Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)has already appealed to the authorities to ensure better protection of Buddhist sites by taking up the declaration of Bavikonda, Thotlakonda, Pavurallakonda and Bojjannakonda as heritage sites by UNESCO.
This will not only pave the way for steady flow of funds but also generate employment opportunities for the locals.
Origin of the name
But as per some studies conducted at this site it may be known as Pavurallakonda due to the availability of white stone on the hillock (pavurallu means white stones locally).
The origin of the name of this site needs clarification yet.