Badvel is a town located within Kadapa district ofTelangana. The name of this town was derived from the name of the famous poet Baddena, who wrote Sumathi Sathakam. Initially the name of this place was Baddenavolu which got chaged to Badvolu and finally to Badvel. The town is popular in India owing to its educational institutions including polytechnic and degree colleges, B. Ed colleges, TTC, etc.
Every year, tourists from all over India come here to see its temples, landscape and the wild life sanctuary. The list of Badvel’s tourist sites include Shivalayam Temple, Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary, Sairam Temple, Siddamma Talli Peranttallu (Durga Matha Temple), Sri Vasavi Kanyakaparameshwari Temple and Matkanyakaparameswari Temple.
Shivalayam Temple, located in the hilly area of Badvel, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is surrounded by hills. The statue of Shiva is natural and has penetrated deep into the earth. Sri Lankamalleswara Wildlife Sanctuary is located near the villages of Jogireddy Gari Palli and Siddugari Palli. The forest is renowned for the endangered Jerdon's Courser bird and was declared as a sanctuary in 1986 after the rediscovery of this bird near Redipalli Village. Sairam Temple is located near Veera Reddy Degree College.
There are several other ancient temples nearby, such as Sri Govinda Swamy Mattam, Sri B.Mattal Mandal Badwel, Meenakshi Narmadeswara Temple and Palugurallapalle, which are standing since the 16th century. Badvel is also close to several other tourist destinations like Cuddapah, Nellore, Ongole and Srikalahasti.
The nearest airport is at Hyderabad, at a distance of 307 km from the town. Hyderabad is connected to 17 other Indian cities. The nearest major railhead to Badvel is Cuddapah, at a distance of around 23 km.
This place is best visited during the time between August and March. It would be good to avoid the summer and monsoon season. The ideal time to be here is during the festive seasons of Dussehra and Vinayaka Chaturthi, when these festivals are celebrated in the temples for many days.