A town in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh,Mantralayamalso known as Manchale is located on the banks of the Tungabhadra River on the borders of the statenear Karnataka. Mantralayam is well-known for the Vrindavanaof Guru Raghavendra Swami, a Madhwa saint.Every year Lakhs of devotees come here to have a glimpse of the Vrindavana.The village is always flocked by devotees and tourists from various parts of the world.
Places to Stay
There are a good number of hotels in Mantralayam. Tourists visiting the place can stay at Pavamana Udupi Residency, Pankaja Paradise and Kalpavruksha Lodgethat offers rooms starting from Rs.600 onwards.
Ugadi and Sankranthi are celebrated here.
Telugu is the local language here. Kannada is also spoken in this town
Places to Visit
The Raghavendra Temple, Vrindavana and the Manchalamma shrine are in the heart of the town. The other religious places nearby are the SriAppanacharya shrine (20kms) and the Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple and Bikshalaya (23kms)
How to Get There
The nearest airport is at Bellary (105kms)
The town’s railway station is at Mantralaya Road (16kms)
MantralayamBus Stop runs regular bus service to neighbouring towns and villages. There are a great number of bus operators Greenline Travels that offers travellers regular bus services to and from the town. Several bus booking portals provide online bus booking offers to lure their customers.