Location: Kurnool district
Attractions: Srisailam Temple, Konda Reddy Burz, etc
Best Time to Visit: October to February
Srisailam Temple KurnoolSituated on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Kurnool is a beautiful city of Andhra Pradesh. Initially, it was the part of Madras state and later, served as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Being the administrative centre of Kurnool district, the city deserves a special mention. The car festival of Sri Ajaneyaswami is the major event of the region that is celebrated for eight days, during November- December, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Earlier Kurnool was known as Kandanavolu, which literally means 'lubricating village'. During the control of the Vijayanagar kings, Kurnool served as the major fort for them. Konda Reddy Burz is the standing testimony to the glorious times, when the erstwhile royalty used to reside here. The city, with its magnificent monuments, ancient temples and rich vegetation, has numerous prospects for travel and tourism.
In the midst of picturesque surroundings, Kurnool is a city of historical importance. The prehistoric structures, in conjunction with hills and waterfalls, leave this city totally mesmerizing. It also has the remnants of the palace of Gopal Raju, who was the last Hindu ruler of the region. Take a trip to Kurnool and see for yourself the former capital of Andhra, which has imperial evidences of the times of yore.