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Kritika Maurya Jul 02 2013

Apart from the Kurnool fort, what else is there to explore in Kurnool?

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Belum Caves is the second largest cave in Indian subcontinent and the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent, known for its stalactite and stalagmite formations. It is located at distance of 110km from kurnool. Belum Caves have long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons. The caves reach its deepest point (120 feet from entrance level) at the point known as Patalaganga. Belum Caves has a length of 3229 meters, making it the second largest natural caves in Indian Subcontinent.

Sri Yagantiswamy Temple in Banaganapalle mandal of Kurnool district, is a popular Lord Shiva Temple, which is located 17 km away from Banagapalle. An amazing feature at this temple is its Pushkarini. No one knows how the water flows out from the bottom of hill to the Pushkarini in all the seasons. According to Potuluri Veera Brahmam, the Basavanna of Yaganti will come out and shout when Kaliyuga ends. People believe that the stone Nandiswara (Basavanna) is increasing in its size. This place is also famous for the thre caves Agasya caves, Venkateswara caves, Veera Brahmam Caves.

There are two other temples Ahobilam and Mahanandi which are few km from Nandhyal(70km from kurnool) which are also worth visiting. On the way from Nandhyal to kurnool, we can vist Rock Garden @ Orvakal, spread over approximately 1000 acres.

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