Srisailam Getaways

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Rope Way

In front of the serene Patala Ganga Guest house, you will find the Ropeway Station which takes you down to Patala Ganga, where You can take up boating in the dam hold up area of the river, or take a holy dip in the fresh waters of the holy river Krishna or taking a long trip to Akkamahadevi caves which is scheduled to take 3-4 hrs. This is all about 1500m of hill climb down before you hit the boating station from the ropeway station and this experience lasts for about 4 – 5 minutes.

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Rope way in Srisailam is one of the best rope way in India and offers most beautiful view of mountain,river and dense green Nallamalai forest around. Surely this ropeway drive is an unforgettable experience for all.

Akka Mahadevi Caves

Srisailam is home to many adventurous caves, which are formed naturally , many of which date back to pre-historic times. The Nallamalai hill ranges give scope for such beautifully formed natural caves, one among those prominent ones is the famous Akkamahadevi Caves. Although the history of these caves dates back long, the present name and the aura is in persistence because of a famous women embodiment, Akkamahadevi.

The entrance of the cave of Akkamahadevi, to which there is an approximate of 150 meter trek into the cave to visit the sanctum. However, tourists should take a boat ride through the river Krishna upstream to reach the place. It is located approximately 10 kms from the Srisailam temple town.
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Akkamahadevi is a famous ascetic, lyricist and a philosopher who lived during the 12th century A.D. She hailed from Karnataka and is believed to have did Tapasya in this cave, which today is a famous tourist destination. Akka Mahadevi is a staunch Siva devotee who worshipped Sivalinga that is believed to have existed in the deep caverns of the dark cave.
The Akkamahadevi caves, primarily offer an adventurous thrill for the adventure tourist in you.
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Rudra Gardens

The Devasthanam has developed Rudraksha vanam ( Rudra Gardens) in an area of 6 acres at the northern side of temple and from which most beautiful scenery view of River Krishna can be seen. A monolithic Statue of God Rudra is placed here. In this park landscaping, embedding of flower plants has been taken up.

Phaladhara Pancha Dhara

This most beautiful scene spot in surroundings of Srisailam is located about 4 Km from the main temple. Tradition records that Bhagavan Adisankara performed Tapasya at this place and composed the famous Sivanandalahari here. His Holiness Kanchi Paramacharya confirmed this and marble statues of Sarada Devi and Sankaracharya installed here to which, pujas are offered daily.

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According to local folk the streams here are known as Phaladhara Panchadhara and these two signify their origin from the fore head of God Siva the Phaladhara (Phala = fore head, dhara = Stream) and denote the five aspects of Siva, the Panchadhara (Pancha = five, dhara = Stream). The water from this stream flows un interrupted at all seasons. Skanda Purana describes the flow as ‘Bhogavathi’ and it joins in the river Krishna.
One of the most scenic places that Srisailam offers to either devotees or nature lovers is the Phaladhara Panchadhara. The water stream can be approached by a flight of steps down into the valley. There are scenic views of the valley covered in tress. There would be local shared transport or auto-rikshaws that take you to the this valley.
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Srisailam Dam

The Srisailam Dam is marvelous peace of civil engineering and is a dam constructed across the Krishna River in the border of Mahabubnagar District, Telangana (Left bank) and Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh (Right bank) in India and is the 3rd largest capacity hydroelectric project in the country.

The dam was constructed in a deep gorge in the Nallamala Hills in between Mahabubnagar and Kurnool districts, 300 m above sea level. It is 512 m long, 269.748 metres high and has 12 radial crest gates. It has a reservoir of 800 square kilometres. Project has an estimated live capacity to hold 178.74 billion cubic feet. The left bank power station houses 6 × 150 megawatts reversible turbines and the right bank contains 7 × 110 megawatts turbine generators.

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The Srisailam project began in 1960, initially as a power project, across the Krishna, near Srisailam. After several delays, the main dam was finally completed twenty years later in 1980 July 26. In the meantime the project was converted into a multipurpose facility with a generating capacity of 770 megawatts in first phase and another 900 megawatts in second phase.

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