Places to see in Kurnool, Seemandhara

When the vacations bells are ringing, the best way is to rejuvenate yourself is to take a vacation at exploring the hidden gems in India. This festive season travel across the nation and understand their cultural heritage. In this article, we have put together the facts about the must-visit destination.  We assure you that this destination will offer you more than nature sightseeing. Though considered as an off-beat place, Kurnool is gaining momentum because of several reasons. Here’s a look at the geography of Kurnool.

A sneak peek about the Kurnool city

Kurnool city is located in a newly formed state of Seemandhara. The place has several tourists’ attractions that attract visitors from different background. The city lies on the banks of the famous Tungabhadra River and mountain hill. Here we have enlisted the famous travelling spots that need an entry into your travelogue:-

Ahobilam- Ahobilam is a famous sanctified temple situated in the Kurnool area. This temple owes special attention among the tourists because it is believed that at this place Lord Narasimha killed the demon father Hiranyakashipu.

Yaganti- Yaganti Temple is devoted to spiritual guru Lord Shiva. The temple has many stories associated with it. According to one story, here one disciple after a long penance shows Shiva and shouted with a joy. According to another story, sage Agastya wanted to construct the temple devoted to Lord Venkateshwara, but somehow he was not able to do that. And there, Lord Shiva appeared and conveyed that this place belongs to Lord Shiva as it resembles Kailash. Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati came here to bless their devotees. The occasion of Mahashivratri is celebrated with great pomp and pleasure. The temple was built by the Sangama dynasty in the 15th century. Its architecture reflects their ideologies and philosophies.

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Mahanandi Temple– Mahanandi is a small village located near to Kurnool District. The temple is surrounded by lush green forests and within its proximity around 9 Nandi shrines are located known as Nava nandulu. This temple dates back to 1500 years ago. The inscriptions speak a volume about how this temple has changed since the dawn of 10 century. There are 9 temples located in this district. The festival of Maha Shivaratri is celebrated with great enthusiasm. The place is around 21kms away from Nandyal. The best way to reach to this place is to buy airplane tickets for Hyderabad. The temple is famous for freshwater pools.

Thus, Kurnool is a place that entices historical buffs, nature lovers and people alike. Come and have a look at this unexplored must-visit destination.

Jyoti Bhatia

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