Srisailam Knowledge Guide



Srisailam is one of the popular tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh and considered as one of the most important pilgrimage centres of Lord Shiva. Srisailam Dam which was built over Krishna river is one of the largest dams in South India. Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve, India's largest tiger reserve is spread over 3500 Sq. km. This Sanctuary is a natural habitat of diverse species of flora and fauna. The lush and dense Nallamala Forest range is a popular destination for trekking, hill climbing, forest exploration and research, to which Srisailam town acts as a base camp. Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga enshrines Lord Mallikarjuna and is an ancient temple built in a Dravidian style with specimens showcasing the Vijayanagara architecture. Akka Mahadevi Caves, Pathalaganga, Shikareshwara Temple are few other attractions in this place.