Kurnool a city that is part of the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra River and is the seventh most populated city in the state. The other rivers that flow through the city are Hundri and Neeva. Historically and architecturally rich, the place has a number of ancient temples, churches and mosque that attracts hordes of tourists.
Places to Stay
As the city attracts tourists across the year there are a wide variety of accommodation options available for tourists. Some of the places to stay are the Haritha Srisailam, Hotel Rajavihar Deluxe and The Mourya Inn, which offer rooms forRs.700 onwards.
All festivals are celebrated in this city.
Telugu is the language that is spoken predominantly; while Hindi and English is also common.
Places to Visit
Rich is history, Kurnool has a lot to offer tourists. Places to visit include the Ketavaram rock paintings, Jurreru Valley, Katavani Kunta and Yaganti, which dates back to 35,000 to 40,000 years. Fort Konda Reddy, Belum Caves, Orvakal Rock Formations, Naganandilingam-Nandyal, several ancient Hindu temples and 52 Dargahs are some of the places that lures tourists to this city every year. All these places are located at a distance of about 10-15kms from the bus stand.
How to Get There
The nearest airport to Kurnool city is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, at Hyderabad, which is about three and half hours’ drive from the city.
Kurnool district has four railway stations; they are Kurnool city, Adoni, Nandyal and Dhone junction.
Kurnool has the third largest bus station in Andhra Pradesh after Hyderabad and Vijayawada. There are also many private bus operators such as Reddy Express Tours & Travels, Meghana Travels, Omer Travels, Geepee Travels that offers travel options to different destintaions in and out of Kurnool. Online bus ticket booking facility can save you a lot of time and energy.
Chitvel is small village in the Cudappah district in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It has been declared a mandal by the state government. The River Penna passes through the village of Chitvel. It is well known for its rock paintings from the Paleolithic age. It is a part of the Rayalaseema region of the state which is one of three major regions of the state besides Telangana and Seemaandhra.
Places to stay
The closest place to find accommodation near Chitvel is the major town of Cuddapah (69 km). Hotels like Hotel Hari Priya (Tariff - Rs. 800), Haritha Budget Hotel (Tariff - Rs. 700), Hotel Blue Diamond (Tariff - Rs. 400) and Hotel Shiva Sai Residency (Tariff - Rs. 1300) provide good budget accommodation here.
Telugu is the official language that is spoken here while Urdu is the other major language that is spoken in the areas nearby.
The Avu Devatha Festival, Baba Fakiruddin Saheb Urs, Nancharamma Festival, is some of the major festivals celebrated here. The other important festivals include Diwali, Dusshera, and Holi.
Places of Interest
Bhagwan Mahavir Government Museum, Gandikota Fort, Ameen Peer Dargah, and the Bramhagiri Mata Temple are some of the major places of interest around Chitvel.
How to get there
The airport closest to Chitvel is the Tirupati Airport (72 km).
Reddipalle (16 km) is the closest railway station to Chitvel and the closest major junction is Cuddapah or Kadapa (69 km).
Rapur is the closest bus station to Chitvel which is well connected by buses. Operators like Sri Saiyana Travels provide their services here. These buses also ply to Hyderabad, Mysore as well as Vishakhapatnam. Avail of bus ticket offer when you book your tickets through Ticketgoose.com.