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  • General Information

    District: Kurnool, State: Andhra Pradesh, India
    Area: 17658 Sq. Km.
    Languages Spoken: Telgu, Hindi
    Long Distance Code: +91-8518
    Best Time to Visit: October to March
  • Description

    Of historical interest are the ruins of a royal fort dating back to the medieval kingdom of Vijayanagar, which flourished from the 14th to the 16th century. Several Persian and Arabic inscriptions, which throw light on various aspects of historical interests, are noted at the place.<br />Kurnool does not have much to offer to the tourists there are only few places, which are worth watching. The Kondareddy Buruz protected under the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act. The Tomb of Abdul Wahab on the bank of Hindri, Built in AD 1618, the remains of the palace of Gopal Raju, the last Hindu rulers of Kurnool. Few important temples are of 'Nagareswarasawami', 'Peta Anjaneyaswami', 'Venugoplaswami', 'Iswaraswami', 'Saibab', and 'Birla Mandir' or 'Stayanarayaswami'.<br />
  • Location

    Kurnool lies in the west-central part of Andhra Pradesh State, southern banks of the Tungabhadra and Handri rivers.
AdoniAdoni is located on western part of Andhra Pradesh State at a distance of 103-km from Kurnool and 225-km southwest of Hyderabad. It is the second biggest town in the Kurnool district and the oldest municipality, constituted as early as AD 1865. It was known in the past as "Yadavagiri" and "Adavani". Adoni was once the stronghold of the rulers of Vijayanagar. Muslims later controlled it until 1792, when a war between the British East India Company and Tipu Sultan resulted in its cession to the Nizam of Hyderabad.\r\nAdoni Fort: The fort at the place standing on the rocky granite hills was founded some 300 years ago. Jumma Masjid: A fine piece of Muslim architecture built in 1680 AD by Madu Qadiri, the Adil Shahi Governor. Kaman Bavi:It is of size 50' X 50' constructed by Siddi Masud Khan, the Governor of Adoni.The Venkanna Bavi: An astoundingly large well built by Venkanna Pant, Diwan of Siddi Masud Khan.\r\n
MadhavaramAnother important place of tourist attraction is a village called Madhavaram, which has an ancient gateway in ruins. The resemblance of the gateway of India in Mumbai is however noticeable.
SangameswaramSangameswaram also known as Sapta Nandi Sangam is located 55-km from Kurnool. It is this the sacred confluence of the Bhavanasi and Krishna Rivers. This scenic spot has a temple with a wooden Lingam. Thousands of pilgrims congregate here on Maha Shivaratri day.
AhobilamAhobilam, is a great religious centre of considerable antiquity, it is located 74-km from Nandyal and 26-km from Allagaddal. It is a reputed Hindu pilgrim centre, especially for Vishnavites. The temple is divided into two parts- the lower 'Ahobilam' and the upper Ahobilam. The upper Ahobilam is a plateau 2,800' above sea level.\r\nThe two crests of the hill are being called "Vedadri" and "Garudadri", through which the sacred 'Bhavanasani Teertham' flows. The Teertham divides into two and joins Kumadavati and Pennar. The Teertham is said to be and Antarvahini' i.e., a river that flows inside during part of its course. This place is known as "Singavel Kundram". This temple lies in the Centre of three 'Prakara', which are built in the Vijayanagar style.\r\n
A great scenic spot owing to its location to the east of Nallamala hill ranges in a natural gorge of ravishing beauty surrounded on all sides by thick forests. The shrine of 'Mahanandiswara' and the surrounding temples attract pilgrims and admires of architectural beauty. The annual temple festival is in February-March.
MahanandiMahanandi is located 16-km from Nandyal. It is a reputed religious centre in the State and a scenic spot owing to its location to the east of the Nallamalla hill ranges in a natural gorge of ravishing beauty surrounded on all sides by thick forests. It is famous for the Mahanandishwara temple, which dates back to the early Chalukyan period. Mahanandishwara temple is dedicated to Sri Mahanandishwara (Lord Shiva). Mahanandi has very interesting historical and legendary associations. Within a radius of about 15-km from Mahanandi lie nine Nandis known as "Navanandis". Mahanandi is one of the Nava Nandis. The main shrine of Mahanandiswara is unique in many aspects. The shrine as well as other temples exhibits architectural splendour.
Belum Caves is the second largest cave in Indian subcontinent and the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent, known for its stalactite and stalagmite formations. Belum Caves have long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons. It is a natural underground cave formed by the constant flow of underground water. The caves reach its deepest point (150 feet from entrance level) at the point known as Pataalaganga. [1] In Telugu language, it is called బెల్లము గుహలుBelum Guhalu. Belum Caves has a length of 3229 metres, making it the second largest natural caves in Indian Subcontinent.

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