Srikalahasti Tourism & Travel Guide

Srikalahasti in the Chitoor district is a holy town and is popularly known as ‘Kalahasti’. The Srikalahasti temple, which is an important old ‘Shiva Kshetra of Southern India’ and a part of the ‘Saiva’ pilgrimage, is located here. The temple stands out owing to the magnificent hundred pillared ‘mantapam’, built by the ancient kings of the Vijayanagara dynasty. Tourists come here from all parts of the country to pay their respects to this alluring temple. Located on the banks of Swarnamukhi River in Andhra Pradesh, this holy city finds a significant place in ancient Tamil and Telugu poetry and literature. The city is a complex of several temples, of which Gudimallam Temple, Bhakta Kannappa Temple, along with the famous Srikalahasti Temple are the most significant. The fascinating architecture of these temples embroiled in a spiritual essence attracts tourists every year. The beautiful Talakona Waterfalls in the vicinity adds to the beauty of this antique city and is a must visit if you'd like to spend a quiet evening amidst nature.

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Srikalahasti temple is also associated with Rahu and Ketu, (of the nine grahams or celestial bodies in the Indian astrological scheme)....

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Srikalahasthi Temple, Srikalahasti 517644
Located in a town with the same name as that of the temple, it is one of the prime temple dedicated to Lord Shiva in southern India. Trhis is the same place where Kannappa became ready to sacrifice both his eyes to stop the Shoiva idol from bleeding. In the final moment Lord Shiva himself appeared and stopped the incident and granted Kannappa mukti. This is one of the Panchabhootha Sthalams and is known for the Vayulinga oresent out here. The place is a few kilometers away from Tirupathi and was constructed in the 5th century. The outer temple was a 12th century addition by the Chola and the Vijayanagara kings. The temple is also known as "The Kailash of the South" and is famous for the Rahu and Ketu pujas performed here. The initial part of the Kalahasthi Temple which was constructed during the time of the Pallavas was built in their style of architecture but the later part is a fine blend of the Chola and Vijayanagara styles. This style diversity is another reason which makes this temple even more attractive.
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Srikalahasti, Andhra Pradesh 517644, India

Weekend Getaways from Srikalahasti  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,October,November,December
Bangalore or Bengaluru, also known as the Silicon valley of India, will greet you with dreamy weather, Carnatic fusion melodies, a signature breakfast of masala dosa and filter coffee, and notorious traffic. Bangalore serves as a comfortable cohabitation of tradition and modernisation that can be seen throughout the places to visit in the city, with throngs of vibrant Kannada temples coexisting with budding start-ups. Travel to Bangalore city for the lively cafes, quirky shops and a fascinating contemporary culture. Visit classic attractions such as the Bangalore castle known for its Tudor-style architecture and Tipu Sultan’s summer palace that dates back to the 17th century. To get your art fix in Bengaluru, you could head to the fascinating Venkatappa Art Gallery. One of the more popular things to do in Bangalore city is to take a walk through the green spaces of the 19th century old Cubbon Park, that were once the reason why Bangalore was known as the Garden City. Bengaluru’s Vidhana Soudha, the Neo-Dravidian granite palace is also must visit places for the architecture aficionados. Tourists can head to Bengaluru’s much revered Mavalli Tiffin Rooms (MTR), for authentic south Indian food and Toit’s, the brick-walled microbrewery for a cold beer.


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