Srisailam Tourism
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Srisailam Tourism

Srisailam Info

  • State: Andhra Pradesh
  • Famous for/as: Pilgrimage
  • Altitude: 409 m
  • Pincode: 518002
  • District: Kurnool
  • Language: Telugu
  • STD code: 08512
  • Weather: Summer 22 to 41°C, Winter 15 to 30°C
Srisailam is situated in the Nallamalai Hills of Kurnool district. Srisailam is a popular weekend getaway owing to the presence of a forest sanctuary and a Shiva shrine. Srisailam is well connected to all the major cities and it is located at a distance of about 220 km from Hyderabad, 230 km from Vijayawada and 175 km from Kurnool.

Located on the southern banks of the River Krishna at an altitude of 1500 ft. above sea level, Srisailam is known for the Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple which is dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy.

Srisailam, initially known as Mantharaparvata, is also called by the name Sriparvata or Srigiri. The Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple of Srisailam is one among the twelve Jyothirlingas of Lord Shiva or Dwadasa Jyothirlingas.

Skandhapurana, one of the eighteen puranas compiled by Vyasa, has a chapter called Srisailakhanda, under the caption Sanatkumara Samhita, in which the holiness of the Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple of Srisailam has been explained in detail. In Mahabharata, Srisailam is referred to as Sri Parvata, the blessed hill.

Srisailam has spiritual significance attached to it since it is also a seat of the Ashtadasa Mahasakthi Pithas or the eighteen Sakthi-peethas. As per Bharathakanda, Devi Bhramramba of Srisailam is the first Sakthi of the eighteen Sakthis.

Though an ancient shrine, Srisailam reached its glory during the 12th century by the Sharana Movement and Vachana Sahitya, which were headed by Basavanna. As per legends, ancient saints like Adi Sankara visited this temple and Akka Mahadevi, the acclaimed social reformer and poet, gained salvation in the caves of Srisailam.

The pilgrimage town of Srisailam is also a famous forest sanctuary which is home to India’s largest tiger reserve.  Srisailam Wildlife Sanctuary, which spreads to the five adjoining states, is the natural habitat of diverse species of flora and fauna.

Tigers, panthers, spotted deer, giant squirrels, pangolins, crocodiles, civets and different species of snakes are spotted here. The lush and dense Nallamalai forest ranges is a popular destination for trekking, hill climbing, forest exploration and research, to which Srisailam town acts as a base camp.

The ancient pilgrim destination of Srisailam is a popular weekend getaway from Hyderabad and other cities of Andhra Pradesh. Besides the Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple, clusters of minor shrines and Wildlife Sanctuary, there is the 512 m long Srisailam Dam on the River Krishna, which offers views of the Ghats, cliffs and forests.

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Shubhabrato Ganguly

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  • Shubhabrato Ganguly
  • Lives in Bankura
  • 3 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
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"Nice place from Hyderabad for weekend outing"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Apr 23, 2017
4 places I should mention here1. Mallela Theertham Falls2. Ghat Road 3. Srisailam Dam 4. Akka Mahadevi caves.
Mallela Theertham falls will come on your way to Srisailam from Hyderabad. It's almost 1 hour from Srisailam.
After Mallela Theertham, the reserved forest come, it will accompany you for almost 1 hour. And if you are lucky, you can able to find deer, monkey and even tiger. Then you need to cross Ghat road. It will take 30 minutes.
Srisailam is basically a shiv temple oriented holy place on top of a hill. So, be careful bachelors, you are not going find any paan shop there.
Next day, you should go to Akka Mahadevi Caves. For that you need to take boat(cost 300 per head) and after 1 hour of water riding, and roapway, you will reach Akka Mahadevi Cave. This is the best journey among all.
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Abhinav Kumar

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  • Abhinav Kumar
  • Lives in Delhi
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"Lord Shiva's Hill Station"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Jan 13, 2017
So this was my 7th Jyotirlinga darshan and I was totally overwhelmed to visit here. The small town of Srisailam is full of natural beauty. The Srisailam dam will leave you amazed, Patel ganga and main temple darshan are the main attractions of being here. Srisailam is situated in the lap of Nallimala forest range, so you will be crossing through hilly forest area for 1 and one and half hour where Mobile networks don't work, the quite tranquille forest road looks like Jungle Safari.
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Prasad Bhuvanagiri

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  • Prasad Bhuvanagiri
  • Lives in Guntur
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"Very nice religious Place, with natural bounty."

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Oct 27, 2016
Srisailam is the nice religious place with srisailam dam, there are site seeing places like Rope way, boat trip in back waters of srisailam dam, temples Sakshiganapathi, Hatakeswaram, Pancha Aramas, Paladhara, Sisharam, Tribal museum. You can stay here for 3 days. There are lot of choices for stay and food. Caste wide choltries with food facility are available, for picnic rope way boating is available. Government can develop wild life parks for visit
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  • 10 votes

Bollampallli

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  •  5 helpful votes
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"Excellent place to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2016
I will give five stars for Srisailam. Temple, boating, Sightseeing are superb. Good to go in winter must see mallanna temple and do boating... Food not bad. I stayed in tourism department guest house. Rent is little bit high Must go by road from Hyderabad on day time only. Don't travel at night. Because vehicles are not allowed in Nallamala forest.
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Smriti Das

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"A Holy Town IS " Srisailam""

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 13, 2016
Srisailam is a holy town famous for the shrine of Lord Mallikarjuna. It is located on the bank of Krishna River about 212 km far from Hyderabad. At this place the river Krishna flows through a deep narrow valley. Some famous view points are there such as Srisailam Dam, Mallikarjuna Temple, Pathalganga, Ganesh Temple, Shree Sai Temple, Shivaji palace etc. It's very enjoyable when the bus passes Amrabad Tiger Reserve Forest.
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  • 6 votes

Achyutharamarao Chitturu

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  • Achyutharamarao Chitturu
  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Unforgettable bliss"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 2, 2016
Myself and my wife had recently been to Srisailam, to have the Darshan of Jyotirlinga & Mata Shakti Peeth. There, we also had the fortune to have the Darshan of 5 Shiv Lingas laid by Panch Pandavas, each on their own to worship the Lord. It is really very rare to have such wonder in other places. On our way from Hyderabad to Srisailam, we had to pass through a stretch of 80 KMs of forest land. There we saw the inhabitat deers, monkeys, forest hens etc. In a nutshell, the trip was a blissful one for us.
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Lavanya Ale

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  • Lavanya Ale
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 4 Reviews
  •  12 helpful votes
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"Holy place to go!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Jan 31, 2016
This is a good holy place. We can find more places in Srisailam. Such as Srisailam dam, paladara panchadara, pathala ganga, mallela thirtham, etc. It is not only holy place also we can enjoy a lot, we can go for boating and nice dam was nice. Enjoyed a lot there.
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  • 8 votes

Mani Kanta

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"Awesome experience with my family"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 30, 2016
It was awesome experience with my family. Very good place, but drive safely and worship the god. There are many places around Srisailam. Try to visit all of them. Travelling with family is different from friends. However, both has their own importance.
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Bharathkumar Elluri

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"Perfect for natural lovers"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 24, 2016
I will visit each and every temple as I love to travel. This time I went to Srisailam alone and I took a room in one of the Satram located near to the temple. Arya vysya satram their maintenance was very good and they have provided me breakfast there itself and the temple looks beautiful in the morning times don't miss it. At 10 am I went in queue line and after 2 hours I came outside and went to temple free food destination and the food was very good. Then I went to some other place like Sakshi Ganapathi, paladhara and panchadara, srisailam sikaram and srisailaam dam and enjoyed a lot. It was a very good trip for me and I advice to travellers as it was forest area you should have to drive carefully.
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Satish Dharnipathi

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  • Satish Dharnipathi
  • Lives in Secunderabad
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"Best religious spot"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 25, 2015
This is the best Shaive Shetram which is is one of the dwadasa jyotirlinga in Andhrapradesh. Located in Kurnool district with full of natural green belt around the temple. The temple is very rich with its culture and the rituals completely different from what you find in the north Indian temples.
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