Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh

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Kurnool District (Andhra Pradesh)

Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009      Posted By: Tony John    Member Level: Diamond  Points: 0

Local Representative for Kurnool district

State: Andhra Pradesh
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Taluks in Kurnool district:

  • Kurnool
  • Nandyal
  • Allagadda
  • Banaganapalle
  • Adoni
  • Koilkuntla
  • Sirvel
  • Bugganipalle
  • Alur
  • Aspari
  • Bandi Atmakur
  • Bethamcherla
  • C.Belagal
  • Chagalamarri
  • Chippagiri
  • Devanakonda
  • Dhone
  • Dornipadu
  • Gadivemula
  • Gonegandla
  • Gospadu
  • Halaharvi
  • Holagunda
  • Jupadu Bungalow
  • Kallur
  • Kodumur
  • Kolimigundla
  • Kosigi
  • Kothapalle
  • Kowthalam
  • Krishnagiri
  • Maddikera East
  • Mahanandi
  • Mantralayam
  • Midthur
  • Nandavaram
  • Nandi Kotkur
  • Orvakal
  • Owk
  • Pagidyala
  • Pamulapadu
  • Panyam
  • Pattikanda
  • Peapally
  • Pedda Kadubur
  • Rudravaram
  • Sanjamala
  • Srisailam
  • Tuggali
  • Uyyalawada
  • Velgodu
  • Yemmiganur

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    Updates & Comments:

    Posted By: Shobha Manasa    Posted Date: 07 Dec 2009   
    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

    Tousrist locations

    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.

    Piligrimage centers

    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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