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Kurnool District (Andhra Pradesh)
Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009 Posted By: Tony John Member Level: Gold Points: 0
|Author: Shobha Manasa 07 Dec 2009 Member Level: Gold Points: 15 (Rs 10)|
|Kurnool was the former capital when the Andhra Pradesh was ruled by 'Nawabs'. Kurnool District comprises 3 Revenue Divisions, 54 Revenue Mandals 53 Mandal Parishads, One Municipal Corporation, 3 Municipalities, 899 Gram Panchayats (Notified – 7, Non notified – 862 ), 920 Revenue Villages and 615 Hamlet Villages. Nallamalas and Erramalas are the two important mountain ranges in the Kurnool district which arun parallel from North to South. The ranges divide the district into two tracts crossed by the Krishna and Pennar rivers. The North Pagidyala mandal is about 1000 above sea level.|
Here is the District map of Kurnool
The local bodies in the Kurnool district are
Kurnool : 38.30 %
Nandyal : 41.25 %
Adoni : 38.36 %
Yemmiganur : 65.24 %
Dhone : 38.11 %
The percentages are slum populations in that respective local bodies.
The total geographical area of the Kurnool district is 17600 Square kilometers. The Erramalas divide the district into two well defined tracts from East to West.
Kurnool has freedom fighters like Vuyyalawada Narsimha Reddy, Gadicharla Harisarvothama Rao. Zilla Grandhalaya Samstha (ZGS ) and the District Central Libray (DCL), Kurnool, building near the old Bus stand is named 'GADICHARLA HARISARVOTHAMA RAO SMARAKA BHAVANAMU". It is the second district, apart from Nellore (Bejawada Gopal Reddy 'Andhra state' & Nedurumalli Janardhan Reddy), which has contributed two Chief Ministers to Andhra Pradesh
1. Damodaram Sanjeevaiah (1st dalit Chief Minister of India and A.P),
2. Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy
3. 10th Indian Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha rao was elected as member of parliament from Nandyal constituency with over 6 lakh (600,000) majority, a world record.
There are many things implemented by the former Chief Minister Mr.Y.S.Rajashekar Reddy like
Rajiv Yuva Shakthi
Rajiv Nagara Bata
Kurnool is a simple town with some interesting places to visit.
1. The ruins of a royal fort dating back to the medieval kingdom of Vijayanagar, which flourished from the 14th to the 16th century. Several Persian and Arabic inscriptions which throw light on various aspects of historical interests are found here.
2. The Kondareddy Buruz protected under the Ancient Monuments Preservation Act. The Tomb of Abdul Wahab on the bank of Hindri, Built in AD 1618. The remains of the palace of Gopal Raju, the last Hindu rulers of Kurnool.
3.Summer Palace of the Rulers of Kurnool, the Flood Protection Wall along the River Thungabhadra, forming the nucleus of the Fort Wall, constructed by Sri Krishna Devaraya between 1525 and 1527.
Mantralayam - Raghavendra Swamy Temple.
Ahobilam - Narasimhaswamy Temple.
Srisailam - Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple
Mahanandi- Lord Mahanandeeswara
Yaganti- Lord Siva Temple
Adoni - Mahayogi Lakshmamma Avva Temple
Belum Caves - Under ground caves extending to Sri Sailam.
Urukunda Eranna - Kouthalam Mandalam, Adoni.
Maddilety Swamy, Rangapuram, Behtamcheral
Choudeswari Ammavaru/ Devi. Nandavaram, Banaganapalli.
Peddamma Ammavaru. Tangutur, Banaganapalli.
Sri Gospadu Peddamma Thalli Temple, Gospadu, Nandyal.
Pothaluri Veerabrahmendra Swamy Matham/Brahmamgari Matham, Banaganapalli.
Kolanu Bharaathi, Kothapalli, Athmakur.
Ranamandala Hanumantha, Adoni
Gadelingappa Samadhi, Gulyam, Halaharvi Mandalam.
Peravali Sri Ranganatha Swamy Temple
Ayyappa Swamy temple near KC canal, central plaza back
Sri Dattasai Baba temple Nandikotkur road, Saraswathi nagar, near checkpost
Sri Rangayya Tata & Kadhar linganna darga at Kowtalam
Sri Koulutla Chenna Kesava Temple in Reservered Forest of Kappatrala.
How to Reach
By Air : The nearest airport is located in Hyderabad.
By Rail : Kurnool is well connected by railway lines to all the major cities and states in south India.
By Road : Kurnool is well connected by road to all the major cities and states in south India.
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