How to reach Srisailam from Hyderabad
Srisailam is located in a picturesque environment of Nallamalai hills,Kurnool. It’s 210Km from Hyderabad.Hyderabad is well connected to all cities in India through airways and railways.It is 4-5 hrs journey from Hyderabad.To enjoy nature prefer car or bike.From outer ring road take exit-14 to Srisailam road. As we regularly visit here I have share my travel experience.
The main god Mallikarjuna swamy is second jyothirlinga of 12&Goddess Bhramaramba devi is sixth sakthi peeta of 18.Neck part of Satidevi fell down here according to Devibhagavatham.Both siva&sakthi are self manifested and are in one temple complex hence is rare of its kind.so it is identified as ILA-KAILASA,called as kailasa on earth.The temple has its own importance hence in our regular rituals we specify place and location of our existence with reference to Srisailam(Like Srisailasya… vayavya… pradeshe).
Book tickets online from www.srisailamonline.com.
Free darshan,Rs.100 ticket is common here.People prefer Abhishekam seva for Mallikarjuna swamy&kumkumarchana to srichakra at Bhramaramba devi.
we booked rooms from temple website.Pathala Sadanam which is besides rope way is our stay. Rooms are good but Food we have to arrange from outside.
HOW TO COVER 5 ACTIVITIES IN 2 DAYS
Planning:weekend-2 days,one night recommended.
We started morning,On Hyderabad-Srisailam ghat road mallela theertham is 54Km before Srisailam.Take a left diversion at Vatvarla palli,a small village. Travel through jungle 10km on kacha road,then you reach steps leading to MallelaTheertham.After 2 Km trekking,around 250 steps leads to Nature’s beautiful waterfall.
From 100ft high cliff,water directly falls on a Shiva Linga named Malleswara Swamy.so fall is named after shivlinga.In monsoon season fall will be awesome so go with season.Enjoy&have fun with family&friends.Listen to fall,observe medicinal plants.We spent up to afternoon,moved to Srisailam-dam.
On the way,by evening reach dam enjoy panoramic views of dam.Also you can do boating at Pathala ganga bathing ghats,or have dip in river krishna.Small round rowing boats look beautiful on river.Boating is great at sunset.
Shopping:WeHad snacks&shopping is reasonable here.
As they are hair pin curve roads,before dark we reached hotel.
3.ROPE WAY-Pathalaganga ghat
In the morning around 7.30-8 we went for rope way,had Karthikamasm holy bath at Pathala ganga river,morning there will be no rush.Enjoy sunrise in valley.It’s of 3-4 min,not a long ride,but hill valley view is good.A to&fro ticket will be there,after getting down,a walk of 5 min to reach steps for bathing ghats.changing rooms are there.You can do boating.
4.Mallikarjuna Jyothirlinga visit
We booked online ticket for Abhishekam at Vruddha Maliikarjuna temple in the morning,on that ticket we had darshan of lord Mallikarjuna swamy& Bhramaramba Devi.visited sub shrines in the complex.
All these you can cover in a half day in return journey to Hyderabad.Happy Yatra.
places to visit around:
Istakameswari temple,Bheemuni kolanu,Bhairava Sela,Akkamahadevi caves
Nagalooty,Saleswaram,Siddha Ramappa kolanu,Bhramaramba cheruvu,
Kadalivanam,Guptha Mallikarjunam.If you have time visit these,as each place has it’s own importance.