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Interesting Facts About Kurnool :

Kurnool is a city in Andhra Pradesh, situated at a distance of about 200 km from Hyderabad. Also known as Kandenapalli or Kandena (meaning ‘grease’ in Telugu), Kurnool is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra river and has an elevation of 273 metres from sea level. At one time the capital of the state of Andhra, from October 1953 to October 1956, this city is also referred to as ‘The Gateway of Rayalaseema’. Kurnool has a tropical climate, with hot summers and pleasant winters from November to February, making the latter period the best time to visit the city.

Kurnool is immersed in history and has a rich heritage and multicultural society. With information available from the 11th century, it was discovered that Kurnool was ruled by the Cholas, the Kakatiya Kings, Gopal Raja, the Pathan general Abdul Wahab and several Mughal rulers including Aurangzeb. This destination has many historical monuments, ancient temples and interesting tourist attractions.

How to reach :

By Air: The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad, which is very well connected with many other cities across India. There are no regular flights to Kurnool.
By Train: Kurnool has a good rail network with many other cities across India.
By bus: The bus station at Kosgi has regular buses coming in from various other major cities of India.

Some must-visit attractions of Kurnool :

Ahobilam Temple  -  Located at a distance of 137 kms from Kurnool, Ahobilam is the holy abode of Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Built in the Vijayanagara style of architecture, this is the only temple which contains all 9 forms of Lord Narasimha and where all 9 forms of the deity are worshipped.

Timings: 6.30 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 8 pm.

Belum Caves  -  The Belum Caves in Kurnool district are the largest and longest cave system in India, which is open to visitors. These caves with several pathways, have intricate patterns of water stream on limestone and are centrally protected and of great national importance. The beauty and nature of these magnificent caves leave tourists spellbound.

Timings: 10 am to 5 pm

Mahanandi Temple  -  This beautiful temple is located 15 km from the picturesque Mahanandi village which is  surrounded by the dense forest of the Nallamalla Hills. One can find nine Nandi shrines known as Nava Nandulu at this location and Mahanandi is one of the nava nandis. The festival of Shivaratri is celebrated here with great pomp and fervour.

Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary  -  Situated at a distance of 40 kms from Kurnool, the Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary is known to be one of the best sanctuaries in the state. Home to the Great Indian Bustard, a rare and critically endangered bird species, this sanctuary with dry grassland and a large lake called the Alaganuru Reservoir, also attracts several other migratory birds and many species of wildlife which consider this lake their base site.

Adoni Fort  -  This historic monument, built in the 15th century, served as a fort town during the reign of the Vijayanagara empire and is located in Adoni city in Kurnool district at a distance of approx. 100 kms from Kurnool. Adoni was a military base for the Vijayanagara dynasty and the Adoni Fort is one of the largest in the country with its fortification walls running more than 50 km in length. This location is also excellent for trekking along the rocks and ruins of the fort.

Oravakallu Rock Garden  -  This wonderful location, situated at a distance of 23 km from Kurnool, is blessed with an unusual natural beauty of rock formations. The rare silica and quartz rock formations around a natural lake in the middle of the site with beautiful surroundings, makes this a very charming and attractive site. Well maintained by AP Tourism, tourists can enjoy the restaurant, boating facilities, small ponds, the metal animal garden and children’s play area available there.

Timings: Morning to Sunset

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Interesting Facts About Kurnool :

Kurnool is a city in Andhra Pradesh, situated at a distance of about 200 km from Hyderabad. Also known as Kandenapalli or Kandena (meaning ‘grease’ in Telugu), Kurnool is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra river and has an elevation of 273 metres from sea level. At one time the capital of the state of Andhra, from October 1953 to October 1956, this city is also referred to as ‘The Gateway of Rayalaseema’. Kurnool has a tropical climate, with hot summers and pleasant winters from November to February, making the latter period the best time to visit the city.

Kurnool is immersed in history and has a rich heritage and multicultural society. With information available from the 11th century, it was discovered that Kurnool was ruled by the Cholas, the Kakatiya Kings, Gopal Raja, the Pathan general Abdul Wahab and several Mughal rulers including Aurangzeb. This destination has many historical monuments, ......Read More


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