State: Andhra Pradesh
Coordinates: 15.827600 78.033798
Kurnool- Experience the small town lifestyle
The administrative unit named Kurnool is located in the Andhra Pradesh state. Kurnool is one of the biggest cities of Andhra Pradesh state and is even the seventh most densely populated city here. Back in the year 1953, Kurnool was the capital of Andhra Pradesh and continued to serve as the capital till the year 1956. Kurnool is situated beside the southern bank of the renowned River Handri and River Tugabhandra. One needs to undertake a journey of 250 km from Hyderabad to reach Kurnool.
Kurnool is known by the title “Gateway to Rayalaseema” due to the fact that travelers going to Anantapur or Kadapa Chittor from Hyderabad need to pass through Kurnool. Kurnool is a small town and local folks are very generous towards each other as well as towards the tourists. It has a rich cultural and traditional heritage and is an ideal holiday destination to explore the lifestyle of a small town.
The fort built by the Vijaynagar kings now stands in ruins. The fort was constructed back in the medieval era and flaunts inscriptions written in Arabic and Persian language. This fort is a must visit to make your trip to Kurnool complete. Other places of interest from historical point of view are Konda Reddy Buruju and Abdul Wahab’s tomb. Temples worth a visit include Peta Anjanyeswami temple, a temple dedicated to Shirdi Sai Baba, Nagareswarswami temple and temple of Venugopalaswami. This place is also known for the eight days long car festival celebrated here. This festival is celebrated as a tribute to Sri Ajaneyaswami.