Located in Kurnool district of the state Andhra Pradesh. Famous Jyotirlinga and Ashtadasa shaktipeetam. This place is abode of Brahmarambha Mallikarjuna swamy. It is situated on the banks of the river krishna. The place is endowed with nature and picturesque view from all sides and hydel power project is another feather in the srisailam tour. Srisailam Dam is 512 m long and constructed across the river Krishna.
Lord Shiva worshipped as a self created God in the form of a LINGA. Temple is surrounded by the boundary of 6 m high wall. Maha Shivaratri festival is famous. According to the legend Throat of the sati fell here and top of the hill is aboded by Brahmarambha.
The river Krishna is flowing at a very low level from the temple, so the name Patala ganga became famous. Sakshi Ganapati temple is almost 3 km away from Srisailam. Pilgrims tell their names to the God in order to keep him as a witness of their Srisailam Darshan.
Srisaila shikharam is almost 2800 ft high and from here one could see the Mallikarjuna swamy gopurams.
Srisailam-Nagarjuna Sagar Tiger Reserve is the largest Tiger Reserve in India with an area of 3568 sqkm.
How to Reach Srisailam: Srisailam is well connected by the Buses from most of the important places in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka. Buses ply from Hyderabad ( Mahatma Gandhi Bus Stand –Imlibun) frequently and it will take almost 6 hr to reach Srisailam. Dornala is a place where buses from various routes will join and proceed to Srisailam. One could use personal commutation to reach Srisailam. Vehicles wont be allowed during the night after 11 P.M to avoid animal and human confrontation as it falls under Tiger Reserve.