Kurnool city is the Gateway to Rayalaseema and the 5th most populous city of Andhra Pradesh, known for number of tourist attractions such as Srisailam Dam,Srisailam ropeway and Srisailam jyothirlingas, Nallamala Hills. The city of Kurnool lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and Nallamalas mountain hill range run parallel, Famous tourist spots include Nallamala Forest, Ahobilam, Belum Caves, Mahanandi, Mantralayam, Orvakal, Sangameshwaram, Kethavaram and Kalva Bugga.
Hyderabad to Kunrool Route Map:
By Rail: Kurnool is well connected to Hyderabad and all other cities by rail. Therefore, you can take a direct train from Hyderabad to Kurnool. The journey will take an average time of 4 h.
By Road: Being one of the largest cities in Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool has a well-maintained road system. Hence, it is easily accessible by road.
Route: Hyderabad – Mahbubnagar – Kurnool
Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple
Srisailam Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is one of the twelve Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva situated at Srisailam and one of the 18 Maha Sakti Peetha. Mallikarjuna Swamy is situated in the Nallamala Hills of Kurnool district on the banks of the Krishna River.
Ahobilam is a major pilgrimage center located in the Kurnool and the place where the Lord Narasimha killed the demon Hiranyakashipu and blessed Prahlada. There are nine Narasimhas temples around the Nallamala Forest range and there are two temple houses, lower Ahobilam and upper Ahobilam.
Yaganti is famous for the Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple, Dedicatd to Lord Shiva and one of the few temples patronized by one of the great dynasties of India. Famous place in Yaganti are Agastya Cave,Veera Brahmam Cave and the most interesting Growing Nandi, Yaganti Nandi Statue is believed to be growing in size.
Mahanandi Temple is one of the most beautiful temple in a picturesque village surrounded by thick forest of the Nallamala Hills. The temple is famous for its fresh water pools,Worlds biggest Nandi statue,Nallamalla hill forest and nine Nandi shrines known as Nava nandulu.
The summer palace of the Kurnool also known as Nawab’s summer palace is Tipu Sultan’s Summer Palace, situated in Banganapalle town. Banganapalle lies in Kurnool district and famous for its mangoes and has a cultivar and Sree Veerappayya Swamy temple.
The Kurnool Fort is located in the heart of Kurnool and is one of the prominent landmarks of the town. Konda Reddy Buruju is a part of Kurnool Fort and also the only part left out of the magnificent fort.
Mantralayam is a village in Kurnool lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra river and known for the holy presence of the Vrindavana of Guru Raghavendra Swami. Village of Mantralayam is located on the left of the banks of River Tunghabadra and border with neighbouring Karnataka.
Belum Caves are the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent and the second largest cave in India, located at Belum Village in Kolimigundla Mandal of Kurnool. The caves are geologically and historically important caves for Jains and Buddhists.
Oravakallu Rock Garden
Orvakal Rock Garden is located on NH-18 highway about 20 kilometres from Kurnool, The park is famous as for boating, cave museum and picnic areas on the site. Oravakallu Rock park has igneous rock formations between pools of water.
Nallamalas Hills is the part of the Eastern Ghats and runs parallel to the Coromandel Coast over Kurnool. The rocks of the Nallamala ranges has many tourist attractions such as River Krishna,Srisailam Dam,Mallela Theertham waterfall,Cumbum Lake and ancient Lord Shiva Temples of Mahanandi,Ahobilam and Mallikarjuna Temple.
Alampur Navabrahma Temples
Alampur temple-town is situated 27 km From Kurnool at the meeting point of the sacred rivers of Tungabhadra and Krishna, also known as Dakshina Kashi. Angameshwar temple,Jogulamba temple and Yogamba devi shrine temple is regarded as a Shakti Peetha.
The Sangameswara Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located at the confluence of the Krishna and Bhavanasi rivers. Sangameswara temple is famous for wooden Lingam and the temple is submerged and surfaced from the backwaters of Srisailam reservoir.