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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Smriti Das

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"A Holy Town IS " Srisailam"" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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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"A Holy Town IS " Srisailam"" new review

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
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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Achyutharamarao Chitturu

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"Unforgettable bliss"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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"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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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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"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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Rajendra Billuri

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"Srisailam is always an awesome destination to visit"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 16, 2015
The Very first impressive thing that I would like to visit is, Srisialam is both Jyotirlinga and Sakthipeeta, we can have a darshan of Maa Bramaramba and Lord Siva at once, To stay you can find number of lodges in Srisailam or else you can take some private lodges near by Srisailam, we stayed in Akkamahadevi Hotel which is really good maintained and with good service.

We enjoyed trip after completing darshan of Lord Shiva and Maa Bramarambha, we had a boat trip to Akka Mahadevi Caves, we also had Speed Boat ride in the river Krishna we visited a small Sanitorium of birds near Srisailam, one visiting place near Srisailam is Mallela theeram where you can have lot of fun and enjoyment. Overall it was really very good and awesome experience of travelling to Srisailam.
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"Nice place but crowded"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 12, 2015
Nice temple & very crowded on weekend's. Srisailam dam is very beautiful. Nice boating was available. Overall nice weather & road has a lot of curves. Photographers are available on boat who click pictures immediately and give you, it costs 20 rs per picture.
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Harshad Jagtap

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"It was an awesome Srisailam trip"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 11, 2015
Very good place to visit in monsoon specially Srisailam DaM, Temple of shiva & the jungle. Very good atmosphere for all type of people pleasant view for eye & waters port and cable car is also there, must visit place on the Andhra Pradesh.
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