A Marriage of History and Spirituality

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Srisailam Tourism

Srisailam is a holy town of Lord Shiva on the banks of River Krishna in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in the Nallamala forest and is nearly 212 km from Hyderabad at 1354 ft above sea level. It is one of the twelve and second Jyotirlinga temples in India. Also, it is one of the most important pilgrimage centers of Lord Shiva. Srisailam is the only place in India where both a Jyotirlinga temple and a Shakti Pitham is in the same temple, which makes this place unique and powerful. The temple is very serene, where the architectural craft of man and scenic blessings of nature blends together beautifully.

Srisailam is one of the best places to soothe your mind. Nestled in the greenery of nature this pilgrim town refreshes your inner self. This temple city is more than what is seen outside. The entire region has been historically engraved into the myths and legends of Hinduism, with reference in many major Hindu texts and is considered a sacred place for attaining moksh or eternal peace. According to Agni Puranam, in the Krithayuga the Demon King Hiranyakasyapa did penance at the Kshetram and worshipped God Mallikarjuna Swamy. 

There are many famous and beautiful viewpoints in Srisailam and few of them are Srisailam dam, Mallikarjuna Swamy temple, Akkamahadevi Caves, Bhramaramba Devi Temple, Pathala Ganga, Sakshi Ganapathi Temple, Shikarevara Temple, and Mallela Theertham.

Attractions

Patala Ganga

1.Patala Ganga

1 kilometres from city centre

It is the sacred place in River Krishna and is near to Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple.  People visit here to take a dip in the holy water of River. ...

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Hemareddy Mallamma Temple

2.Hemareddy Mallamma Temple

1 kilometres from city centre

Located close to the Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple the temple is dedicated to Hemareddy, the devotee who devoted her entire life to Sri Saila Mallikarj...

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Bhramaramba Devi Temple

3.Bhramaramba Devi Temple

0 kilometres from city centre

Built on the southern banks of River Krishna, over the Nallamala hills the temple is dedicated to  Devi Bhramaramba (an incarnation of Goddess Parv...

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Sakshi Ganapati Temple

4.Sakshi Ganapati Temple

0 kilometres from city centre

Located about 3 km from Srisailam is rather a small temple yet a very important place of worship. This is the first temple one should visit in Sris...

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Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

5.Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

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Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is reputed to be one of the most ancient kshetras in India. The shrine is one among the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples located in...

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Srisailam Dam

6.Srisailam Dam

3 kilometres from city centre

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Srisailam Tiger Reserve

7.Srisailam Tiger Reserve

3 kilometres from city centre

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Shikaresvara Temple

8.Shikaresvara Temple

0 kilometres from city centre

You can see the whole Srisailam at Shikaram. This place is known for the panoramic view of the natural beauty of downhill It is said that pleased ...

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Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum

9.Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum

1 kilometres from city centre

This is a  museum is built exclusively to exhibit the tribal lifestyle. Based on the Chenchu tribe of Andhra Pradesh, the museum interests historia...

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Hathakesvara Temple

10.Hathakesvara Temple

3 kilometres from city centre

This shrine of Lord Shiva, is located in the foothills of Nallamala Hills, 5km away from Srisailam town. Lord Shiva is worshipped as “Shiv Ling” in...

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City Shopping

11.City Shopping

380 kilometres from city centre

There aren’t many options for shopping here. However, People can buy pure honey collected by the tribes and packaged by the state government. This ...

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Akkamahadevi Caves

12.Akkamahadevi Caves

93 kilometres from city centre

Named after Akka Mahadevi, a 12th-century philosopher in Karnataka, the Akkamahadevi caves are around 10 kilometers away from Srisailam.  Located a...

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The habitational history of Srisailam goes back to about 30,000-40,000 years. Stone tools dating to this period are abundantly found at this location. The history of Srisailam begins with the first empire builder in South India and also the earliest rulers of Andhradesa, the Satavahanas. The period from AD 1325-1448 is the Golden Age of Srisailam when the city was ruled by the Reddy kings. The major renovations and constructions were taken up by Vijayanagara Rules. After the Moghal Emperors conquest, this region was given as Jagir to Nawabs of Kurnool and then passed on to Nawab of Hyderabad.

 

 

 

How to reach

There are various means of transportation to reach Srisailam. It is well connected by roads, train, and air 

 

How to Reach by Flight

Nearest Airport is Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport 202 Kms and one can easily book a cab or bus from Hyderabad

 

 

 

 

How to Reach by Train

There is no railway station in Srisailam. Nearest Station is Markapur Road Railway Station and Nandyal Railway Station from there you can book a cab.

 

 

How to Reach by Bus

There are many buses connecting the town with cities like Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur and Kurnool. The visits to Srisailam by buses are easy and fast.

 

 

 

How to Reach by Road

Srisailam is connected to many small cities and towns and traveling to Srisailam by car is smooth and quick. You will also get a shared cab or taxi.

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Drink and Dine

Visitors are expected to respect religious sentiments observe ancient custom and traditions while in Srisailam.

As a temple town, only vegetarian food is available. Delicious South Indian foods are available at restaurants along with street food. Foods are also served in the temple run.

Smoking and Drinking alcohols not allowed.

 

Srisailam Itinerary

Trip duration: 2 days

Day 1:

  • Visit Sakshi Ganapathi Temple
  • Visit Brahmarambha Mallikarjunaswamy Temple
  • Visit Sikharam temple

Day 2:

  • Visit Srisailam Dam on Krishna River
  • Visit Akamahadevi Caves

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