Srisailam is a census town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh's Nandyal district. Srisailam Temple is an old and revered site in South India. The place's presiding deity is Brahmaramba Mallikarjuna Swamy, who resides in natural stone formations in the shape of a lingam and is one of the country's twelve Jyotirlingams.

Places to visit

  • Patala Ganga : There is a particular spirituality in the air as the River Krishna curves downward. Enjoy the surroundings and take a bath in these holy waters, which are said to have therapeutic powers for skin conditions. Another option is to take a relaxing ropeway vehicle ride, which offers views of the gorgeous river and the surrounding area's rich greenery.
  • Distance: Patala Gangais 2.0 kilometres away from srisailam

  • Srisailam Tiger Reserve : This tiger reserve has a total area of 3568 acres, making it one of India's largest tiger reserves. The reserve also includes the Srisailam and Nagarjunasagar dams. Leopards, sloth bears, dhol, the Indian pangolin, Chital, Sambar deer, Chevrotain, Blackbuck, Chinkara, and Chowsingha can also be spotted. Crocodiles, Indian Pythons, Kind Cobras, and Indian Peafowl are among the various reptiles and amphibians found in this area.A number of crocodiles can also be found in the lower waters of Srisailam Dam, where a breeding program backed by the local government is underway.
  • Distance: Srisailam Tiger Reserve is 9.2 kilometres away from srisailam

  • Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple: Srisailam is well-known for its temple on the southern bank of the Krishna River. The Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is the most famous temple in town, having roots reaching back six centuries to King Harihara Raya of Vijayanagar.According to the temple's tradition, Goddess Parvati cursed sage Bringi to stand since he solely adored Lord Shiva. After comforting the goddess, Lord Shiva gave him a third leg so he could stand more comfortably. There is an idol of the guru Bringi standing on three legs here, as well as idols of Nandi, Sahasralinga, and Nataraja.Beautiful carvings and sculptures cover the temple walls and pillars. This is one of the most magnificent temples in town, and it is located on the Nallamala hills.
  • Distance: Mallikarjuna Swamy Templeis 550 metre away from srisailam.

  • Akkamahadevi Caves: The caverns, which are located directly across the perennial Krishna River, are a natural feature that has existed for over a million years. The caverns are located in the Eastern Ghats, which span wide swaths of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The caves present an intimidating impression to the visitor with their naturally formed arch at the entrance, which stands without any kind of support. Although the main attraction is the deep-lying Shivalinga among the huge maze of passageways, it is also an adventurer's haven. The lingam is a prominent religious temple dedicated to Lord Shiva that has drawn visitors and pilgrims for generations. The hills of the Nallamala range over the ghat part are a sight to behold, affording tranquil, gorgeous views of the surrounding scenery and way to the Akkamahadevi Caves.
  • Distance: Akkamahadevi Cavesis 45 kilometres away from srisailam.

How to Reach

  • The nearest airport to Srisailam is in Hyderabad, about 195 kilometers away. There are buses that run between the town and Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur, and Kurnool. If you hire a private cab, make sure the driver has prior expertise driving in ghat portions. Nearby railway stations include Marakpur (62 kilometers), Vinukonda (120 kilometers), and Kurnool (190 km).

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