Kurnool is one of the leading towns in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It was the primary capital of confluent Andhra Pradesh between 1 October 1953 to 31 October 1956. The town is based on the banks of Tungabhadra River. Kurnool is known as the entryway to the Rayalaseema region. It was before known as Kandenavolu, as it was a tourist place on the southern banks of the Tungabhadra River and portray as a smooth place for the wagons.
It was ruled by Cholas and later by Kakatiya rulers in the 12th and 13th Centuries. Later it went under the authority of Vijayanagar Kings and Achyuta Raya constructed the Kurnool Fort in 16th Century. It was quickly controlled by neighborhood rulers in the 16th – 17th centuries. The town went under the Century of Mughal ruler Aurangzeb in 1686. Later the town was controlled by Nawabs from Dawood Khan to Gulam Rasool Khan. In 1839 the British Government took control of the realm.
The place can bring an upbeat spirit among the voyagers with its small-town enchantment and the courteous atmosphere. With a rich history of culture and customs, the place makes a phenomenal vacationer destination.
Attractions: Konda Reddy Buruju / Konda Reddy Fort, Orvakal Rock Garden, Rollapadu Wildlife Sanctuary, Alampur, Yaganti, Ahobilam, Mahanandi, Mantralayam, Srisailam, Belum Caves – Near Yaganti, etc…
Nearby places: Mantralayam, Mahabubnagar, Mahanandi, Yaganti, Ahobilam, Srisailam.
Best Time to visit: October to March.
Peak Season: October to March.
How to Reach
- By Air: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad is the nearest airport which is situated at a distance of 199 km.
- By Road: Tourist can easily get regular buses to Kurnool from major cities of the state and country as well.