A small village in Kurnool District of Andhra Pradesh, Mahanandi is located in the east of Nallamala Hills. The village has amazing scenic beauty to welcome you. surrounded by thick forests, it creates an interesting and adventurous setting for tourists. The place has high religious significance, especially for those following Hinduism way of living.
It is at a distance of 320 km from the metropolitan city of Hyderabad and approximately 16 km from Nandyal.
If you are looking for a place rich naturally along with mythological, Basara is the right place for you to visit. The place has important significance in the Hindu religion. The Saraswati temple located at Basara is one of the two famous Saraswati temples in India with the other one n the state of Jammu & Kashmir. The temple has rich legend behind its making.
It is popularly said that the Sage Vyasa, during his stay at Basara, used to bring three handfuls of sand after bathing in Godavari and would keep it that on a same place everyday. This sand later transformed into images of Goddesses- Saraswati, Lakshmi and Kali. However there are some other saying as well. Acoording to Brahmandapuranam, Adikavi Valmiki installed Saraswati and wrote Ramayana at this place. You will find a mrable image of Valmiki and his samadhi near the temple. Some also say that ‘Bijialudu’ a Karnataka king, who ruled the province of Nandagiri in the sixth century, constructed this temple at Basara.
Looking from a short break from the hustle bustle of day to day life? Visiting Nagarjuna Sagar can provide you with the break you are looking for.
One of the largest dams built in India, Nagarjuna Sagar Dam is located between Guntur and Nalagonda districts of Andhra Pradesh. This multi-purpose damis built on the river Krishna. One of the earliest hydro-electric projects of India, its initial name was “Nandikonda Project” on the village “Nandikonda” that was completely submerged in the water.
A hill town Srisailam is located on the banks of the River Krishna. This small town in the state of Andhra Pradesh has amazing natural setting to greet you with. Along with breath taking scenic beauty of the nature and wild life sanctuary, Srisailam is also known for many ancient temples and a dam.
The place is nothing less than a paradise for nature lovers with its mesmerising natural setting, and lush forests. The breath taking view from the hill makes the experience all the more special. At a distance of about 223 km from the Hyderabad city, Srisailam offers a refreshing break from the normal lifestyles. The place provides a treat for your religious self as well.