Places to visit in Kurnool
Area : 17,658 sq.km
The Boundaries of Kurnool district are Guntur and Nellore districts in the East, Ballary district in the West, Mahaboobnagar district in the North, Cuddapah and Anantapur districts in the South directions.
Rivers : Krishna, Tungabhadra, Pennar.
Major Places :
Kurnool, Nandyala, Adhoni, Athmakur and Emmiganur.
Textile Industry at Emmiganur, Panyam and Suvarna Cements, Rayalaseema Paper mill.
Tourist Places :
Gundla Brahmeswaram Sanctuary, Adoni fort, Hydropower Project on river Krishna at Srisailam, Madhavaram, Rollapadu Sanctuary and Nagarjuna sagar – Srisailam Sanctuary.
Pilgrimage Centers :
Sri Brahmarambika Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple at Srisailam, Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Sajeeva samadhi at Mantralayam, Mantralayam Panchamuki Anjaneya swamy temple, Yerukalamma temple, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple at Ahobilam, Sangameswaram temple, Sri Sai Baba Temple, Mahanandi and Thimmapuram.
Kurnool is well connected by rail and road with other parts of the state.
This district has Historic importance. Once this district is called as Kandhanaole and later it is named as Kurnool. This place was under the rule of Telugu Chola, kakathiya and Vijayanagara Kings, Delhi Sultans and Nizam Nawabs. The king Polamavema Reddy developed Pilgrimage places for the convenience of the pilgrims during his period. The river Krishna at Srikalahasti is called as Pathala Ganga.
Forest area caters quality timber. District hosts one of the biggest wildlife sanctuary by project name “Operation Tiger”. Iron ore and some amount of copper deposits are present in these lands. The clays used as the drilling mud and white clay is also found in these areas. Handloom Industry is picking up its pace in this district for the past decade. Groundnut oil mills are to be seen in many parts of the district. With financial aid from Netherlands and Switzerland, Silk industry and Self-employment schemes for women are being taken up swiftly in the district. Delicious Mangoes of Banginapally are from this district. Ladies finger is the main Vegetable Crop in this district. Kurnool – Cuddapah canal abbreviated as KC canal, Thungabhadra and Krishna Rivers are the water sources to the district. Srisailam Hydro Power Project on the River Krishna is a major power project of the state. The power supply to this district is mainly through Humpi power project on river Thungabadra and Srisailam Hydro power project. All colleges in this district are affiliated to Sri Krishna Devaraya University.