One of the most significant and historic Shiva kshetras in Andhra Pradesh is Rikalahasti, often referred to as Kalahasti, and is situated in the Chittoor district. The Srikalahasteeswara Temple, also known as Srikalahasti Temple, was constructed in the 10th century and is the main attraction in Srikalahasti. A sizable stone hill's side was used to cut out the temple in its entirety.

Places to visit

  • Veyilingala Kona Waterfall : The Veyilingala Kona Waterfall, which means "the valley of the thousand lingas" in literal terms, is a popular destination for both residents and tourists. It is thought that taking a plunge in this pure water can bring about salvation because it is said to have medicinal qualities that help treat skin conditions. These waterfalls are one of Srikalahasti's most picturesque locations and a must-see attraction.
  • Distance: Veyilingala Kona Waterfall is 8 kilometres away from srikalahasti

  • Srikalahasti Temple : Hindus place a great deal of religious significance on the Kalahasti Temple, which is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built in 1516 by Krishnadevraya, a ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire. The intricate design of the Sri Kalahasti temple complex is impressive from the moment you enter. One can study the complex carvings of countless mythological images while surrounded by beautiful beauty. Many people refer to this majestic temple as the Kailasa or Kashi of the south. Air or vayu, one of the five elements (Pancha Bhoota), is symbolized by the temple.With its elaborate shrines and alluring beauty, the location is filled with a wealth of vivacious, holy spirit. An outstanding example of South Indian temple architecture is Srikalahasti, which features elaborate gopurams and large.
  • Distance: Srikalahasti Temple is 1.7 kilometres away from srikalahasti

  • Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple: There is a major Lord Murugan temple in the middle of the city. To reach the Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple, which is flanked by expansive courtyards with attractive views of everything nearby, you must only ascend a modest 150 steps. The eight-day Aadi Krithika festival brings a lot of celebration and glitz to the temple. During this period, Lord Subrahmanya Swamy and his consorts, Sri Valli and Devasena, are led out in a procession on several vahanams.
  • Distance: Sri Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is 54 kilometres away from srikalahasti.

  • Bharadwaja Tirtham: The Bharadwaja Tirtham is a sacred location with some of the most stunning scenery, with hills and streams all around. The location is made even more magical by the statue of Vinayaka and the surrounding water. This is a must-see location while you're here and one of the town's most well-liked attractions.
  • Distance: Bharadwaja thirtham is 2.5 kilometres away from srikalahasti

How to Reach

  • By Air: Airport closest to the city, Tirupati Airport-Renigunta (26 Kms) flights direct to Tirupati.
  • By Train: There are direct trains to Srikalahassti from the closest train station, Srikalahasthi Railway Station.
  • By Bus: There are direct buses to Srikalahasti from the closest bus station, which is Srikalahasthi.

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