Places of Interest
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority, Kurnool District
Important Tourism places in Kurnool District
Achyutha Devarayala Buruzu(Konda Reddy Buruzu):
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.
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 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.