Travel to Kurnool
Kurnool lies in the west-central part of Andhra Pradesh State, southern
banks of the Tungabhadra and Handri rivers. It was the capital of Andhra
Pradesh from 1953 until 1956. It is the headquarters of the district.
In 12th century AD, the Odders, who carted stones for the construction
of the temple Alampur, used the site on which the town now stands as a
halting place before crossing the Tungabhadra and greased their cart
wheels with oil locally supplied by some of the oil mongers, and called
the place 'Kandanavolu' which in course of time came to be known as
Historical Significance of Kurnool District
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.
Prime Attractions of Kurnool India(Kurnool Tourism)
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'.
Excursions of Kurnool (Places to see around Kurnool)
Kurnool is a gateway to many splendid tourist spots, which you may enjoy during your Kurnool tour.
§ Ahobilam :
Ahobilam, is a great religious
centre of considerable antiquity, it is located 74-km from
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.
§ Adoni :
It has a fort, once a stronghold of Vijayanagar Empire stands in ruins
upon five rocky granite hills. There are two of hills are each about
800ft in height. Jamma Masjid is a fine piece of Muslim architecture
located in Adoni.
§ Srisailam :
Srisailam is situated in the thick and inaccessible forests of the
Nallamalai hills, in the northeastern portion of the Nandikotkur Taluk
of Kurnool District. It is one of the most ancient and sacred places in
South India, and this important religious shrine stands on the
Rishabhagiri hill, on the southern bank of the sacred river Krishna.
Srisailam is referred to as 'Sri Giri', 'Sriparvata', 'Rudra Parvata'
and 'Seshachalam' in several texts and Puranas.
§ Mahanandi :
Mahanandi is located 16-km from
Nandyal. It is a reputed pilgrim 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
§ Kadapa :
Surrounded by Nallamala and Palakonda hills, the historical district of Kadapa is located near Penna River in the state of Andhara Pradesh. The place is quite famous for its temples, mosques, monuments and exotic flora and fauna.
Fair & Festivals of Kurnool
Kurnool in South India is renowned for the car festival of Sri Ajaneyaswami, celebrated for eight days from
Margasira Suddha Triodasi during November-December is most important and
Places to stay in Kurnool
Hotels in Kurnool
The Mourya Inn
Hotel Rajavihar Delux
Nearby Cities of Kurnool
» Sangameswaram: 55 km
» Rolapadu Reserve Forest: 45 km
» Srisailam: 178 km
So travel to historical district of Kurnool to make your holidays worth while.
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad at a
distance of 219-km from Kurnool.
It is a railway station on the
Secunderabad-Bangalore railway line.
Kurnool is well connected by bus with all the
important places in the district as well as Cuddapah, Anantapur,
Chittoor, and Hyderabad. Tourists can take autos, rickshaws and taxis
for local transportation.
General Information about Kurnool
» Climate: Tropical
» Temperature Range
» Summer: Max 44°C and Min 31°C
» Winter: Max 32°C and Min 19°C
» Rainfall: Seasonal
» Clothing: Light Cottons
» STD Code: 08518