Thursday, 26 September 2013

Udayagiri Fort Nellore District Andra pradesh

Udayagiri Fort  which is Located about 100 kms. From Nellore district Andra Pradesh.Udaygiri fort height is of 3079 feet. It boasts of great natural beauty with lush vegetation and beautiful waterfalls. Access to fort is only by steps and there is no road to the fort.The ruined fort is attracting the Tourists in a big way. However, the acccess is only by steps and there is no road to the Fort. During the rule of the Gajapathis and the Vijayanagar Rulers, this Town grew to great splendour. 


The ruins of 365 Temples found in the Town reflected the sculputure and archetecture of various periods. The structure on the hill such as the Ranganatha Temple reflects Chola culture, the Balakrishna Mandiram reflects Pallava culture and the Paruveta Mandapam reflects Vijayanagara Culture.The Hill of Udayagiri is also popularly known a Sanjeevi Hills as there are so many medicinal plants on the hill. This place can be developed on par with Golconda Fort of Hyderabad. It is possible to introduce attraction like Light and Sound Show etc.,

Kandaleru Dam Nellore Andra Pradesh

Kandeleru Dam is an irrigation project built on Kandaleru river in RAPUR MANDAL ,Nellore district, Andhra Pradesh. Kandaleru Dam is located about 60 kms away form Nellore.The destination is also well connected for State Highway from Nellore to Kadapa via Rapur & Rajampet. It was constructed across the Kandaleru river.

This river originates in Velegonda hills and it  flows across Gudur . This being one of the World’s Biggest Earth Dam with 68 TMC Water Storage spread over 11 kilometer which is supplying Drinking water to Tamilanadu is a Pictorious Spot with Hillocks and Forest around. 

Somasila Dam Nellore Andra Pradesh

shSomasila is one of the biggest Irrigation Project in the Nellore  District of Andra Pradesh.The project is envisaged to create Irrigation potential. It is constucted across River Pennar and is situated near Somasila Village of nanthasagaram Mandal, Nellore District. Since it is located in eastern ghats situated at the out skirts of the district.



The project was built in the tenure of Chief Minister N.T. Rama Rao. Penna Baddevolu is one of those villages and is located downstream of the Penna River. The Somsila reservoir serves water needs of total Penna delta and few more barrages located in the downstream across the river.Not only with the temple here, the village has so many attractions regarding water falls, some adventurous trekking and ashramam. . It is one of the most beautiful place in Nellore District and the winter is the best time to visit

Talpagiri Ranganadhaswami Temple Nellore Andhar Pradsh

Sri Ranganthaswami Temple in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, India is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Ranganatha a resting form of Lord Vishnu.This temple, also called Talpagiri Ranganathaswami temple or 


Ranganayakulu is one of the oldest temples in Nelloredistrict of Andra Pradesh . Sri Ranganthaswami Temple is located on the banks of the Penna River.RanganadaSwamy Temple in Nellore is more than 550years old.There are seven kalisams, which brings beauty to the temple. Every year during the month of March-April (varies according to Hindu calendar) grand festival is celebrated. These are called Brahmotsavam. 

Friday, 13 September 2013

Medak Fort Medak Andra Pradesh

Medak Fort is in Medak district about 100 kilometres from the state capital, Hyderabad.It is a citadel built on a hillock that provided as a vantage point for the Kakatiyan rulers in ancient India.The fort was built sometime around the 12th century and during the reign of the Kakatiyan ruler, Pratapa Rudra and was called Methuku durgam, meaning cooked rice in Telugu.


 It was a command post of the Kakatians and later for Qutub Shahis. The fort has great historical and architectural importance in Andhra Pradesh. Within the fort is a 17th-century Mosque built by the Qutub Shahis, granaries and remains of grand houses.The fort is famous for its architectural brilliance. Strategically located, the fort provided pre emptive advantage over invaders.

Medak Cathedral Church Medak Andhra Pradesh

Medak Cathedral at Medak in Andhra Pradesh, India.The cathedral church of the Diocese of Medak for the Church of South India (formerly Anglican) since 1947. Originally built by Methodist Christians, it was consecrated on 25 December 1924. It is the largest church in Andhra Pradesh. The cathedral controls the Diocese of Medak, which is the second largest in the world and the single largest diocese in Asia.As the number of Christians increased, Charles Posnett raised a moderate structure in the Mission Compound in the shape of a church, but thought it unworthy, and early in 1914 laid the foundations of the present cathedral church, on 1,000 acres (4.0 km2) of land in Ghusnabad area.


 When the people of Medak district were suffering from famine between 1919 and 1921, Charles Posnett helped them by employing them in the construction of the church instead of running a free kitchen. Construction went on for 10 years. Charles Posnett consecrated the church in 1924, thanking God for mitigating the sufferings of the people. When several Christian groups became re-united as the Church of South India, the church became the cathedral church of the diocese of Medak in October 1947.The cathedral is 100 ft (30 m) wide and 200 ft (61 m) long, and conforms to the Gothic Revival style. It can accommodate about 5,000 people at a time. The mosaic tiles were imported from Britain and are of six different colours.

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary Medak Andra Pradesh

Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary is located 15 km (9.3 mi) from Medak and 115 km (71 mi) from Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India. This sanctuary can be reached by private transport from Medak. Pocharam Forest was the favourite hunting ground of the Nizam and he declared it as a wild life sanctuary in the early part of 20th century.Named after the Pocharam lake formed from damming of the All air in the year 1916 - 1922, it is spread over 130 km2 (50 sq mi). Surrounded by lush green forest, it is rich in flora and fauna and attracts a lot of winged visitors, like the Bar-Headed Goose, Brahminy Bucks and Open Billed Stork.

Flora and Fauna :  There is a center for Eco-tourism where visitors can see five species of Antelopes and Deer. Summer temperature goes up to 46 C & in winter it drops to 6 C. The sanctuary is home to animals like Leopard, Forest Cat, Wild Dog, Wolf, Jackal, Sloth Bear, Sambar, Nilgai, Chinkara, Chital, and Four horned Antelope.


Best time to visit - The best time to visit this sanctuary is between the months of November and January.

Monday, 2 September 2013

Panagal Hill Fort Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Panagal Fort is one of the Famous Hill Forts district of Mahaboobnagar in Andhra Pradesh. It was built by Kalyani Chalukya Kings during 11th and 12th Centuries A.D..It is located about 30 Kms away from Wanaparthy towards Kollapur. The fort is spread in hundreds of acres with Seven Gateways / Entrances. The Main entrance is called as Mundlagavini and is a Special attraction of this fort. It was built with huge granite rocks. We can find small ponds, bushes, Uyyala Mandapam, etc., with beautiful architecture in side of the fort. Many deadly wars took place among the dynasties like Bahamani, Vijayanagara, Padmanayaka and Qutub Shahis etc at this fort. The Very famous stories like Balanagamma, Mayalapakir of stage and cinema are having connection with this place.

Gadwal Fort Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Gadwal is a town, Mandal and a municipality in Mahbubnagar district in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located 188 km from Hyderabad, the state's capital.The Gadwal rulers Peda Soma Bhupaludu (Somanadri) has built this fort during 17th Century. The Fort was constructed with huge walls and moats around the fort have made the Gadwala Fort very strong and impregnable. Even after completion of 300 years, the strength of the Fort is not lost. Their main deity Sri Chennakesava SwamyTemple, Sri Venugopala Swamy temple, Sri Ramalayam and Water Body (Koneru) are located inside the Fort. Sri Pedda Soma Bhupala has defeated the Nawab of kurnool and brought 32 feet long Cannon which was the biggest in the country is still in the fort. Gadwala is also famous for silk Sarees. The weavers can weave a Silk Saree which can be kept in a match Box.

Sarala Sagar Dam Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Sarala Sagar Dam is located about 6 Kms away from Kothakota Mandal Head quarters on National Highway No. 7 from Hyderabad to Kurnool. Sarala Sagar Dam is the proof for the development of Science and Technology in Mahaboobnagar District. The Dam has been implemented by a rare and wonderful automatic Siphons System. This is only one of its kinds in Asian Continent and Second in the World. Wanaparthy Ruler Raja Rameshwara Rao had built this Dam on the name of his mother. The Technology for this project was brought from California In USA . In this Dam 17 hood Siphons, 4 priming siphons were used. Whenever the Water level of the tank exceeds its capacity the siphons System automatically opens. 


This is the speciality of these siphons. The military Governor of Hyderabad Major General Sri J.N. Chowdary has laid the foundation on 15th September, 1949. This Dam was started in the year 1959. Approximately 4000 Acres of Agricultural land has been brought under irrigation through this project.

Koil Sagar Dam Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Koilsagar Dam is located at Koilsagar Village of Deverakadra Mandal in Mahabubnagar District. Koilsagar Dam is one of the famous tourist attractions of Mahabubnagar District. It is a medium size irrigation project constructed at a cost of Rs.80 crores during Nizam government period during 1945-48.Beside Koilsagar there is Veerabadhra Temple called Koil Konda. Every year there is a celebration (Jathara) held by nearby villagers.



This project was constructed to meet the irrigation needs about 12 thousands acres. It is a beautiful project and was constructed in a picturesque location between two mountains on Peddavagu River. There is a guest house near the project from there you can have a beautiful look of the project.

Priyadarshini Jurala Dam Mahaboobnagar Andhar Pradesh

Priyadarshini Jurala Dam is located about 60 Kms away from Mahaboobnagar District Headquarters in between Athmakur and Gadwal. Rail Transport facility is available up to Gadwal and from there one has to travel 20 Kms to reach the project. River Krishna enters the state of Andhra Pradesh through Mahaboobnagar District. There are many irrigation and hydro electric projects, which were constructed across River Krishna in the state of Andhra Pradesh but Jurala Dam is first one among them. Mr. Tanguturi Anjaiah, the then Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh has laid the foundation stone and named it as Priyadarshini Dam. In 1996, the then Chief Minister Sri Nara Chandrababu Naidu devoted this project to the Nation. This project was constructed near Nandi Malla Village of Atmakur Mandal. The length of this project is one kilometer. The height of this project is 27.80 meters. The left and right canals of this project are supplying water to thousands of acres of Agriculture lands and also drinking water to many villages and towns. Presently, power is being generated through "Priyadarshini Jurala Hydro ElectricDam" with the cooperation of Karnataka state. This is only Hydro ElectricDam in the state, which would have water throughout the year.


Road: The pilgrims, who travel from Hyderabad to Tirupati can get down at through Yerravalli X Road on NH-7. The distance from Gadwal to the destination is 14 km (via Peddapadu). The pilgrims can also visit the destination via Chinna Chintharevula and the distance from Gadwal via Chinna Chintharevula is 13 km. The distance from Mahabubnagar via Amarachintha Atmakur is about 70 km and the distance from Raichur via Dharoor & Mannapur to the destination is about 44 km.

Rail: The nearest Railway Station is located at Gadwal, which is about 14 km away from the destination

Air: The nearest Airport located at Shamshabad (Hyderabad), which is about 140 km from the destination.