Wondering where to spend your weekend to relax and rejuvenate your soul? Srisailam can be the best option to spend a weekend with family as it is well known for its religious importance and scenic beauty. Srisailam is in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh, 229 km away from Hyderabad. What’s better than a road trip from Hyderabad to Srisailam if you want to experience the lush green forests and the cold wind caressing your hair when you look out of the car window?
Particularly known for its rich cultural heritage, Srisailam also has dense forests, exotic wildlife, and huge dams that enhance the beauty of the place.
The mesmerizing temples, waterfall, wildlife along the way
The winding roads towards Srisailam from Hyderabad are sure to give you an adrenaline rush, and the beauty of the lush green Nalamalla forests will leave you completely awestruck. Do pack something for munching along the way as you won’t find any restaurants or food outlets.
The Maisamma temple in Maisigandi village along the Srisailam highway has an idol of Maisamma, roughly 20 ft in size, and the temple has beautiful carvings depicting the culture of the local people.
Do visit Munnamar bird sanctuary where you will get to see different species of birds in varied colors and sizes. A truly exhilarating experience to watch the birds thrive!
Mallela Terthram along the highway is a tourist attraction that captivates you in the beauty of its waterfall, leaving you enthralled.
Srisailam a perfect combination of sanctity and leisure
Visit Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam wildlife sanctuary which is India’s largest tiger reserve. If you are lucky enough, you may spot a tiger or two. You can also get glimpses of crocodiles, leopards, and species of deer.
Take a dip at Patalaganga river part of Krishna river, to wash off your sins. It is also known for its medicinal properties that cure skin diseases. Enjoy the sights of the dense forests and the mighty River Krishna from above as you move through a ropeway care ride.
Visit Mallikarjuna temple located on Nalamalla hills to seek the blessings of Lord Shiva. The temple has antique wall carvings and sculptures built in the Dravidian style. The huge towers touching the sky and the courtyards of the temple are the finest example of the Vijaynagara architecture.
Take a boat ride through Krishna River to reach Akkhamahadevi caves where you will find a Shiva Linga. Do not forget to carry a torch with you as it is quite dark inside. A fascinating expedition inside the caves with the typical fragrance and the water dripping from the scarred ceiling is sure to make you feel awestruck at the beauty of nature.
Chenchu Laxmi tribal museum
hosts the instances of livelihood and cultures of the tribes of Andhra Pradesh. You can also purchase the artifacts prepared by the tribal people from the museum. Fresh honey collected by them is on sale as well.
one of the largest dam in South India which hosts hydroelectric projects, is a must see place in Srisailam. You will be astonished to see the gushing water flow of the dam from the top. Behold the beauty of this dam on your camera forever.
Ready for gorging on?
You can enjoy South Indian or North Indian cuisine at the Trishul Restaurant that offers amazing ambience and fast service. Enrich your taste buds with the best quality food served here. You can also savor the delectable street food.
The breathtaking beauty of the place and its cultural heritage will make your trip not only satisfying but also rejuvenating so that you can return to your work life with renewed energy and vigor.