Kurnool is situated on the southern shore of river Handri and Tungabhadra in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This beautiful town is the gateway to famous Hindu pilgrimage such as Peta Anjaneyaswami, Shrine of Srisailam, Birla Mandir, Iswaraswami, Nagareswarasawami, Venugoplaswami and some other famous temples in the city.
It is a unique tourist destination which offer great sites for both religious devotees and history enthusiasts
At a distance of 235 kms from Hyderabad, Kurnool is a popular weekend destination for tourists from all over India. The nearby areas of Kurnool also present opportunity to visit palaces like wildlife parks and ancient caves. People interested in archaeology and ancient history must visit this place. Savaari.com. is a reputed cabs provider in Hyderabad. Here you can book cabs from Hyderabad to Kurnool cabs which is the best and most affordable options for Hyderabad to Kurnool taxi.
The name of this getaway is derived from the Telugu word ‘Kandanvolu’. This name is given in the ancient inscriptions and literature. With thousands years old history, Kurnool is an ancient town. Several Archeologists claim that the rock painting found in the region of Ketavaram near Kurnool, belongs to the Paleolithic era. The rocks art found in Jurreru Valley and Yaganti dates back to 40,000 years.
King Sri Krishnadevaraya was the ruler of Kurnool region which later ruled by Sultanate of Bijapur in the seventh century. In 1687, Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb conquered Kurnool who allowed Nizams of Andhra to control it. Nizams fought against the Britishers in the 18th century.
This peculiar place brings a nice feeling of old world charm among the travelers. While it’s rich history on display, Kurnool makes a great tourist destination.
Kurnool is listed down in top attractions for every travel itinerary:
Located in the Belum village in the Kolimigundla Mandal part of Kurnool, Belum Caves are a set of natural caves which are formed by the constant flow of underground water. Also Belum Caves are the second largest caves in India and historically important for Jains and Buddhists. Belum Caves have large spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and passages, beautifully formed in Black Limestone.
Ahobilam is a major pilgrimage site in Kurnool which is believed to be the place where Lord Narasimha killed the Hiranyakashipu and blessed Prahlada. There are several other prominent temples in this area.
It is famous for Lord Shiva’s temple called the Sri Yaganti Uma Maheswara Swamy Temple. It was maintained and patronized by various dynasties that ruled Kurnool. The area also houses Agastya Cave and Veera Brahmam cave which are popular tourist attractions.
It is one of the most picturesque temples which is surrounded by thick forests of Nallamala Hills. Also it has world’s largest statue of Nandi.
Situated in the Adoni city, this grand Adoni fort is one of the famous tourist spots of Kurnool. Adoni city was once the capital of the Vijayanagara Kingdom.
During old times, Tipu Sultan used this magically built fort as summer palace. Banganapalle is also famous for its mangoes and Sree Veerappayya Swamy temple.
Nallamalas hills are part of the Eastern Ghats and run parallel to the Coromandel Coast. These lush green hills have few ancient rocks which showcase interesting ancient artwork.