Located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Kurnool is a place that treads the fine line between the contemporary and the old world. The town has served the capital of Andhra Pradesh from the year 1953 to 1956. The city is located on the banks of the river Handri and river Tungabhandra. The place can bring a warm feeling among travelers with its small town charm and the hospitable environment. Some of the important places to visit in Kurnool include the Kurnool Fort, the Kurnool Museum, Nallamala Forest, the Nagareswarswami temple, the Venugopalsawami temple, the new Shirdi Sai Baba temple and the Peta Anjanyeswami temple.
How to Reach Kurnool from Hyderabad
Kurnool is well-connected to Hyderabad via regular trains. Taxis ply between railway station and the city center.
The nearest airport to Kurnool is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. One can reach Hyderabad Airport from Kurnool through a 3.5 hour drive. The airport is well-connected to all local and major international cities in Hyderabad
The National Highway 7 connects Hyderabad and Kurnool. The road journey from Hyderabad to Kurnool will approximately take around 3 hours. There are buses from Hyderabad to Guntur that operate on a daily basis. A/C and Non A/C Volvo buses ply between Hyderabad and Kurnool.
Tourist Attractions in Kurnool
Located at Belum Village, Belum Caves is quite famous for its stalactite and stalagmite formations. It is the second largest caves in the Indian subcontinent. These caves were first mentioned by British geologist H. B. Foote in his record and later mapped in early 1980’s by German Daniel Gebauer. It was opened to the public in 2002.
Oravakallu Rock Garden
Located in Oravakallu village, around 60 kilometers away from Kurnool, Oravakallu Rock Garden is a long stretch of peculiar rock formations snuggled between water bodies. It is the perfect site for guests to laze around and treat their eyes with natural greens. It is also a perfect destination for picnicking.
Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary
Located at a distance of 45 kilometers away from Kurnool near Nandikotkur, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary, spanned across an area of 614 square kilometers, is home to a wide variety of animals and birds. It is an ideal place for the lovers of fauna and avifauna. Some popular and endangered animals found in this sanctuary include Indian Bustard, Indian Roller, Sparrows, Jackal, Wolf, Indian Fox, Indian Cobra, Black Buck and Bonnet Macaque.