Places of Interest

Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority, Kurnool District

Important Tourism places in Kurnool District

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  • Achyutha Devarayala Buruzu(Konda Reddy Buruzu):

Kondareddy Burzu Kurnool

Kondareddy Burzu Kurnool

Achyutha Devarayala Buruzu(Konda Reddy Buruzu) is located in the heart of Kurnool & believed to be built by Achyutha Devaraya brother of Sri Krishnadevaraya the Raja’s of Vijayanagaram in between 1529-1542 AD. It was a part of Kurnool fort & was used as a prison. One revolutionary Konda Reddy attained martyrdom in this prison. Since then the place is known as KondaReddy Buruju.



  • Mahanandi:

Mahanandi Temple


Mahanandiswara temple in Mahanandi mandal is a reputed pilgrim center and that dates back to the 7th century A.D.  It is Located at a distance of 14 Kms from Nandyal and 80 Kms from Kurnool.  It is a scenic spot having its location to the east of the Nallamalas hill range in a natural set up of ravishing beauty surrounded by thick forest.   The remarkable feature here is the crystal clear water which flows throughout the year from perennial springs. The festival of Mahanandiswara is celebrated during February- March. Pilgrims and Tourists from all parts of India particularly South Indians visit this place throughout the year. Apart from the above there are other places like Pushkarani, a pond with water so clear and pure that even a pin at the bottom can be seen, KodandaRamalayam and Kameswari Devi temple are the visiting places.


  • Manthralayam:

Mantralayam Temple

Mantralayam Temple

Mantralayam is situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra and Lying 90 kms from Kurnool.  It derived its importance form the Jeevasamadhi of Madhva Saint Sri Raghavendra Swamy. The Choultries and Sanskrit School are the real attracting of these places and draws thousands of devotees from South India particularly Madhvas. On there the places to see including Raghavendra Swamy Brindavan, the tomb that Swamy entered alive, Panchamuki Anjaneya Swamy Temple and Venkateswara Swamy Temple are the important visiting spots.

  • Orvakallu Rock Garden: A Magical Place – Amidst the Wonder of Nature:

Orvakallu Rock Gardens

Rock Gardens

Orvakallu is an adventure destination unlike any other. Andhra Pradesh Tourism has identified the grandeur of these formations and has set up a 1000 acre park with the fabulous igneous rock formations as the centre of attraction. And it is not too far away from town. Head out 20 kms from Kurnool and one come across this spot, right on National Highway 18. The adventure enthusiast can trek through the serpentine paths here and bask in nature’s unleashed splendor. These hiking paths have been developed by Andhra Pradesh Tourism to enhance the experience. The park is also a favorite film shooting locale.


  • Kethavaram Rock Paintings:

Along a stretch of rocks at Kethavaram near Orvakallu, paintings dating from Paleolithic age have been found and these sets of drawings have been dated down the ages, from realistic drawings of large deer by hunter gathers, through symbolic humans of the Iron Age and to the handprints of more recent pilgrims. This can be called one of the world’s longest sequences of rock art.