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About Kurnool District


Kurnool, popularly known as "The Gateway of Rayalaseema", has many ancient unique temples and tourist sites that attract many pilgrims throughout the year.

Kurnool is one among the 4 districts of Rayalaseema region. The other three regions include Kadapa, Chittoor and Anantapur.

Some of the famous historical places of tourism importance in the Kurnool district include: Konda Reddy Fort, Orvakal Rock Garden, Rollapadu Bird Sanctuary and Belum Caves.

Some of the popular and important religious centers present in this district are Srisailam, Mahanandi, Yaganti, Ahobilam and Mantralayam.

Take a look at some of the best temples you can visit in Kurnool District in this post.

1. Mahanandi - Sri Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple


Mahanandi - Sri Mahanandiswara Swamy temple
Mahanandi Temple Entrance

Mahanandi Sri Mahanandiswara Swamy temple is one among the Nava Nandis present near Nandyal city in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh.

About Rangaswamy Temple:


Sri Nemaligundla Ranganayaka Swamy Temple is a famous temple located in the middle of the thick Nallamala forest and is known for its waterfalls called 'Rangaswamy Gundam'.

This beautiful tourist spot is present at a distance of about 6 km away from Jallivani Pullalacheruvu village under Racherla Mandal near Giddalur town in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh state.

Nemali Gundla Rangaswamy Temple Images
Rangaswamy Gundam

It is one of the best Eco-tourism and picnic spot destination in Prakasam district.

Sri Ranganayaka Swamy is the brother of Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Tirupati.

Temple Location:





Nemaligundam (Peacock Pool) Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Kshetram is around 22 km from Giddalur town.

The temple is located in the middle of Nallamala hills on the banks of Gundlakamma rivulet which flows from the top of a hillock surrounded by steep mountains.

Gundlakamma is a seasonal river that originates in the deep hills of Nallamala. It enters the plains near Cumbum.

Sri Rangaswamy Temple Giddalur pics

Tourist Attractions:



Ranganayaka Swamy Temple:



Ranganayaka Swamy is the preceding God of this temple who, is seen in a reclining position in this temple.

Rangaswamy Gundam:




Rangaswamy Gundam
Rangaswamy Gundam Waterfall

Gundlakamma stream originating in the deep Nallamala forest mountains look like a small waterfall near Rangaswamy Gundam. There are many waterfalls in the nearby Nallamala forest, but they are inaccessible.

About Kadapa:


Kadapa city in the region of Rayalaseema is the administrative headquarters of the YSR Kadapa district.

Kadapa derived its name from "Gadapa" (Threshold/Door sill - in Telugu), is considered a starting point for all pilgrims visiting the holy Balaji Temple in Tirumala.

Jool Sri Mukhya Prana Hanuman Temple
Kadapa Temples - Hanuman Temple

The sacred Penna River is located south of the city.

About Devuni Kadapa Temple


Devuni Kadapa Temple is famous for the holy and historic Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh State.

Devuni Kadapa Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple
Devuni Kadapa Temple

Devuni Kadapa also known as "Pata Kadapa/Old Kadapa - Tirumala Toli Gadapa" is a part of Kadapa city and is considered the doorstep of Tirumala, the holy abode of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy.

In the past, Pilgrims first visited the Devuni Kadapa Temple before going to Tirumala Balaji Temple.

Devuni Kadapa Temple Information:


Primary Deity Lord Balaji (Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy)
Architecture Vijayanagara Style
Place Devuni Kadapa
Division Kadapa
District Kadapa
State Andhra Pradesh
Country India
Pin Code 516001
Official Language Telugu

Temple Attractions:


The presiding deity of this ancient temple is Lord Venkateswara Swamy idol who has an image of Lord Hanuman on his back in the Sanctum Sanctorum.


Tenali, also known as "Andhra Paris" is a small town and a Mandal in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh in South India. Tenali is best known for its great historical, literary, art and cultural heritage.

Tenali, is one of the sacred places of Panchavati with many ancient temples in the delta area of Krishna River.

Popular Temples in Tenali:


1. Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple

Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Parameshwari Temple

2. Vykuntapuram Venkateswara Swamy Temple

Sri Lakshmi Padmavathi Sametha Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, popularly known as Vykuntapuram Temple is one of the most visited temples dedicated to Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Tenali.

About Chintapally Sai Sannidhi Temple:


Sri Sai Sannidhi Temple in Chintapally village is present on the halfway to Hyderabad on the Nagarjuna Sagar Highway in Telangana.

Chintapally Sai Sannidhi Temple on Sagar Highway

I visited this temple with my family while I returned from Nagarjuna Sagar Dam in May 2017.


It is one of the best picturesque temples present away from the city loud noises and pollution.

Chintapally Shirdi Saibaba Temple

The peaceful atmosphere and good facilities at the temple premises makes it a perfect destination to visit with the family.

The village got its name from Tamarind trees because this place was once full of Tamarind trees. Telugu is the local Language spoken here at this place.

Sri Sai Sannidhi Temple at Chintapally

Chintapally Sai Baba Temple History:


About Yadagirigutta Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple


Yadagirigutta, popularly known as Yadadri is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

Lord Narasimha Swamy is also called as Yadagiri by the devotees, hence the name Yadagirigutta.

The temple is located in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of Telangana state in India.

Since, Yadagirigutta is at a distance of roughly 63 KM from Hyderabad city, it is perfect for a day trip along with Bhongir Fort. The best way to reach Yadagirigutta temple is to drive there and it's a joyride driving on the highway.

Yadagirigutta Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy

Temple Information:


Primary Deity:Lord Narasimha Swamy
District:Yadadri Bhuvanagiri
Architecture:Dravidian Architecture
State:Telangana
Country:India

About Ashtalakshmi Temple:


Sri Ashtalakshmi Temple is a famous Hindu temple dedicated to Goddess Ashtalakshmi in Vasavi Colony, Hyderabad. The temple is close to Dilsukhnagar, Kothapet and L.B. Nagar areas in Hyderabad, the Capital city of Telangana.

Goddess Ashtalakshmi, also spelled as Ashta Lakshmi is a group of eight Lakshmis. Ashta represents "Eight" and Lakshmi represents "Goddess of wealth".

Goddess Lakshmi is the source of various types of wealth such as health, power, fame, knowledge, victory, children, strength, prosperity and many more.

Ashta Lakshmi - Eight forms of Mother Lakshmi present in this temple are: