Srisailam is located in a beautiful environment of Nallamalai hills. It’s 210Km from Hyderabad(4-5 hrs). Hyderabad is well connected to all cities in India through airways and railways. To enjoy nature prefer car or bike. From outer ring road exit-14 leads to destination. As we regularly visit here I have share my travel experience.
Lord 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.
People prefer Abhishekam seva for Mallikarjuna swamy & kumkumarchana to srichakra at Bhramaramba devi.
Srisailam temple Accommodation online booking
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.
srisailam tour-How to cover top 5 activities in 2 days
Planning: weekend-2 days,one night recommended.
On Hyderabad-Srisailam ghat road mallela theertham is 54 Km before destination. A left diversion at Vatvarla palli village & journey in forest 10 km on kacha road ,leads you to steps of MallelaTheertham. After 2 Km down trek (250 steps) Nature’s beautiful waterfall appears.
From 100ft high cliff, water directly falls on Malleswara Swamy Shiva Linga .so fall is named after shivlinga. In monsoon season fall will be awesome so go with season. Listen to fall, observe medicinal plants. Take diversion for Tiger safari if you love wild life. We spent up to afternoon, moved to dam.
Evening we reached dam, enjoyed panoramic views. Boating at Pathala ganga is good idea. Small round rowing boats look beautiful on river. Boating is great at sunset.
Shopping: Snacks&shopping is reasonable here.
As they are hair pin curve roads, before dark we reached hotel.
3.ROPE WAY-Pathalaganga ghat
Morning around 7 a.m. rope way is free. We had Karthika masam holy bath at Pathala ganga river. Enjoy sunrise in valley. It’s of 3-4 min ride with to&fro ticket. After getting down, 5 min to reach bathing ghats. Dress changing rooms are there.
4.Mallikarjuna Jyothirling-Brahmaramba Shaktipeet
We booked online ticket for Abhishekam at Vruddha Maliikarjuna temple in the morning,on that ticket we had main deity darshan. visited sub shrines in the complex.
All these you can cover in a half day in return journey to Hyderabad.
places to visit around:
Siddha Ramappa kolanu
If you have time visit these,as each place has it’s own importance.