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Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh, India

Famous for

  • Pilgrim and Jyotirlingas

Weather

Summer 22 to 41°C

Winter 15 to 30°C

Distance / Traveling Time

From Hyderabad: 213 kilometers / 3 h ,53 m

Best Time To Visit

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Overview

Located in the Narmada Hills of Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, Srisailam is quite famous for its ancient temples, a wildlife sanctuary and a dam. These hills are quite rich in terms of many ancient temples, a wildlife sanctuary and a dam.

Sikharam is the highest spot in the hill town of Srisailam. It offers majestic views of scenic scenarios and a charming temple. Some famous temples in Srisailam include Sikhareswara Temple, Shikareswara Temple, Sakshi Ganapati Temple, Mallikarjunaswamy Temple and Hathakesvara Temple.

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How to Reach Srisailam

By Train

Marakpur Road is the nearest railhead to Srisailam. It is located in the Guntur-Hubli meter gauge. The main broad-gauge railway station is located in Hyderabad at a distance of 232 kilometers. Taxi cabs ply between Hyderabad & Marakpur road station and Srisailam.

By Air

The closest airport to Srisailam is located at Hyderabad. It is located at a distance of 232 kilometers away from Hyderabad. Taxi cabs ply between Hyderabad Airport and Srisailam.

By Road

The State Highway 5 connects Hyderabad and Srisailam. The road journey from Hyderabad to Srisailam will approximately take around 4 hours. State owned APSRTC buses and Devasthanam buses ply between Hyderabad and Srisailam.


Attractions in Srisailam

Srisailam Dam

Located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Srisailam Dam is a major attraction in the hilly areas of Srisailam. It is constructed across the Krishna River and is positioned in a deep gorge in the densely wooded Nallamala hill range. Perched at an altitude of 300 meters, Srisailam Dam is one of the 12 largest hydroelectric power projects in India. It is a hot-shot tourist spot for those looking forward to some natural views.

 

Shikareswara Temple

Shikareswara Temple is located on the highest point of Srisailam known as Sikharam.  The region is well-known for its natural views, eye-catching scenarios and beautiful views of the downhill. The temple is dedicated to Sikhareswara Swamy, one of the forms of Lord Shiva. Legend has it that this form of Lord Shiva possesses divine powers to wipe out the sins of the devotees.

 

Bhramaramba Devi Temple

Perched atop of the Nallamala hills, on the southern bank of Krishna River, Bhramaramba Devi Temple is a renowned temple in the hill town of Srisailam. It is nestled at a height of 457 meters above sea level. The temple is dedicated to Devi Bhramaramba, the divine consort of Lord Mallikarjuna.

 

Hathakesvara Temple

Situated on the downhill of Srisailam in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, Hathakesvara Temple is an exquisite edifice which enshrines a beautiful Shiva Linga. The temple is highly revered by the local populace. It is believed to have many curable diseases. It is believed that the temple is located at a spot where the renowned and most popular saint Sankracharya wrote his philosophical treaties.

 

Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

Perched at a height of 457 meters above sea level, Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is a major pilgrim spot in the Srisailam town. The sanctum of the Mallikarjuna temple has a shell like structure and it enshrines Lord Mallikarjuna. The Mallikarjuna Temple looks like a large fort and appears like a large fort for the rich and beautiful structures.