Kurnool

SRISAILAM TEMPLE CARVING

Kurnool is located on the banks of Tungabhadra river. It was once the capital of new Andhra State for a short period. The tomb of Abdul Wahad, Birla Mandir, Koda Reddy, Buruz are some of the major attractions of the city.

Adoni: The fort, once a strong hold of the Vijayanagar empire, stands in ruins upon the hills. The Jama Masjid in this town is a classic example of Islamic architecture.

Madhavaram: This village has an ancient gateway, which has a striking resemblence to the gateway of India, in Bombay.

Srisailam: Located 80km away from Kurnool, 232 km south of Hyderabad, Srisailam is situated on Rishabgiri Hills. On the south bank of the river, on a 457 metre high hill, is the Bhramarambha Mallikarjunaswamy Temple. The presiding deity, Sri Mallikarjunaswamy, is one of the 12th Jyotirlingams' in India. A massive fort, with walls 6 metre high encloses the temple.

SRISAILAM

A cluster of minor shrines within the temple enclosures include the Sahasra Linga, Panchapandava Temples and Vata Vriksha.

At Sikharam, the highest of the Srisailam hills, is Sikhareswara Swamy, a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Sri Ganapati Temple, dedicated to Lord Ganesh.

Access
Air : The nearest airport to Srisailam is Hyderabad at a distance of 237 km.
Rail : The nearest rail head is Nandyal on Guntur-Hubli road at a distance of 158 km.
Bus : Srisailam is well connected by State buses from all the important towns in A.P.

Andhra Pradesh