Pavuralakonda or 'The Hill of the Pigeons' is a hillock lying to the west of Bhimli, at a distance of about 24 kilometers from Vizag. This ancient Buddhist settlement found here is estimated to have witnessed human habitation between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD. Sixteen rock cut cisterns for impounding rain water are found on this hillock, which also offers a panoramic view of the coastline. Spread over a 10-12 acre area, Pavuralakonda is located at a height of about 168 meters above mean sea level. The Gosthani River which flows close by this site, served as a navigational canal for inland trade during the early centuries of the Christian era.