Kurnool, a city and district headquarter of Andhra Pradesh. is known as the “Gateway to Rayalaseema”. This city got its name from Kandenavolu, and was also known as the city of Kandena, which means grease in Telugu, as this was the area where the cartwheels used to get greased. The Ketavaram rock paintings, dating back to the Paleolithic Era are a major tourist attraction in this district. Tungabhadra River and Handri River flow through this area.
Places to Stay
Kurnool offer budget hotels to travellers visiting its city. Some of these are Hotel Raga Sudha (Tariff – Rs.497), Woodlands Lodge (Tariff – Rs.664), Hotel Durga (Tariff – Rs.218) and Lodge Prasuna (Tariff – Rs.365).
The official language spoken in Kurnool is Telugu. The other language spoken here is Urdu.
The important festivals celebrated in Kurnool are Makar Sankranti in January, Maha Shivratri in February, Ugadi in March, Vinayaka Chaviti in August, Dussehra in September-October, Navratri in September-October and Diwali in October-November.
Places of Interest
Kurnool is famous for its tourist attractions in and around the area. They include Jogulamba Temple (26 km), Sitaramapuram Reservoir (17 km), Chinna Tekuru (15 km) and Kodumur 33 km away from Kurnool.
How to Get There
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad, which is 200 km away from Kurnool, is the nearest airport.
Kurnool Railway Station is located just 2 km away from the city centre.
Kurnool is well connected through state-run and private buses from various towns and states. Private bus operators such as Meghana Travels, Reddy Express Tours & Travels, Kallada Travels and Kesineni Tours & Travels run daily Volvo buses from Hyderabad to Kurnool. Avail of bus ticket booking coupon when you book your tickets online.