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11 Best Places to Visit in Srisailam

Srisailam is a town in the Nandyal district of Andhra Pradesh. It is a holy place and a place for nature lovers. This place is famous for Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga and many such holy places. It is surrounded by forest areas. It is a popular place in Andhra Pradesh.

Srisailam is very old; however, there is no historical data related to its beginnings. However, according to Hindu mythology, Srisailam was discovered before Satyayuga.

Places to Visit in Srisailam

1. Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

According to Hindu mythology, the reigning deity in the shape of Linga (an iconic form of Shiva) was worshipped with jasmine (locally known in Telugu as Mallika), giving him the name Mallikarjuna.

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple

Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple Timings

Here, we provided the latest timings of the Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple. You must read these timings before visiting this temple.

Timings: 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

  • Hindu temple in Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh.
  • In honor of Shiva and Parvati.
  • Considered one of Shiva’s twelve Jyotirlingas.
  • One of the eighteen Shakti Pithas, 
  • The lingam represents Shiva as Mallikarjuna
  • Bhramaramba represents Mallikarjuna’s wife, Parvati.

Shiva and Parvati decided to find appropriate spouses for their sons. Buddhi (intellect), Siddhi (spiritual force) and Riddhi (prosperity) were married to Ganesha.

Sri Bhramaramba Mallikarjuna Temple

After returning, a furious Kartikeya left to reside by himself on Mount Krauncha in Palani, adopting the identity of Kumara Brahmachari. He attempted to relocate after noticing his father coming to console him, but he stayed nearby at the deva’s request. The name Srisailam comes from the site where Shiva and Parvati stayed.

The biggest festival that took place at Srisailam Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple is Mahashivaratri.

2. Bhramaramba Devi Temple

Bhramaramba Devi Temple

Bhramaramba Devi Temple is one of the 18 shakti pethas in India. It is a very popular place in Srisailam. Goddess Parvati is worshipped in this temple. Goddess Parvati is worshipped in the form of Brahman Shakti. In this temple, the goddess is with eight arms.

The best time to visit this temple is during Navratri.

Timings: 4.30 AM to 10:00 PM

3. Ishtakameshwari Devi Temple

Ishtakameshwari Devi Temple

Ishtakameshwari Devi Temple is an ancient temple which is located inside the caves. This temple is 20 km away from Srisailam. This temple is devoted to Goddess Parvati. It is also said that the forehead of the goddess is as natural as human skin. It is a beautiful temple surrounded by the forest.

Timings: 5.00 AM to 9.00 PM

4. Pathala Ganga

Pathala Ganga is a holy site in the Krishna backwaters, located 1 km from Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple.

This is where devotees can take a holy bath in the Krishna River. Steps and iron chains are supplied for devotees to grip to protect themselves from the river’s powerful flow.

Pathala Ganga

From here, you can see a large reservoir and the gorgeous mountains covered in the lush green Nallamala Forest. It is one of the most popular places in Srisailam for its amazing views of the Krishna River. 

It is situated behind the Srisailam Dam and the floodgates can be viewed from here. Pathala Ganga also serves as a boating facility for relaxation rides and tours.

Ropeway Timings6:00 AM to 5:30 PM
CostAdult: Rs. 50 (two ways) Child: Rs. 35 (two ways)
Boating Timings9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
CostAdult: Rs. 50 and Child: Rs. 35

5. Akkamahadevi Caves

Akkamahadevi Caves

The Akkamahadevi caves are around 10 km away from Srisailam in Telangana. It is located right across the perennial Krishna River. The caves are located in the eastern ghats of Andhra Pradesh. It is an adventurous place.

Boat TimingsBoat Ride starts from 10.30 am
Entry feeRs. 350 per person (Boat Ride)


1. To carry enough water and a pair of flashlights or candles while entering the caves.

2. You can get tickets for boating from Pathala Ganga.

6. Srisailam Tiger Reserve

Srisailam Tiger Reserve

The total area of the tiger reserve is 3568 acres, making it one of the largest tiger reserves in India. Srisailam Tiger Reserve is also referred to as Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve. It is the best place for people who love adventure. you must visit the place.

There is also a facility of jeep ride for passengers. there is 6 person jeep ride.

Timing7:00 AM to 5:00 PM
PriceRs. 800 (for 6 Jeep passengers)

7. Srisailam Dam

Srisailam Dam

One of the main centers of attraction for the town. It is located in Telangana and it is also one of the 12 largest hydroelectric projects in India. One of the best things to do there is to spend some quality time with friends and family. you can see the gurgling water of River Krishna. It is the best place for the nature lover.

Timings6:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Time required1 to 2 hours
Entry feefree
Transportation optionBus, Cab or Auto

8. Octopus Viewpoint

Octopus Viewpoint

Octopus Viewpoint is a site that sees a place with an amazing view. It is around 30 km away from the Srisailam temple. It is called an octopus viewpoint because of the river flowing, which seems to be an octopus.

Timings: 8.30 PM to 5.00 PM

It is a trendy place for visitors to visit in Srisailam.

9. Sri Sakshi Ganapathi Swamy Temple

Sri Sakshi Ganapathi Swamy Temple

Sri Sakshi Ganapathi Swamy Temple Timings

Timings: 06:00 AM to 09:00 PM

  • Located 2 km east of the main temple.
  • Sakshi Ganapathi is a sculpted black stone figure that holds proof of each devotee’s visit to Srisailam.
  • Devotees visit Sakshi Ganapathi and share their Gotra names.
  • Sakshi Ganapathi Represents time, the observer of all and holds proof of each second.
  • He holds proof of our good acts and delivers the good and bad that we deserve.
  • In the Aagamas, Sakshi Ganapathi represents the world filled with Shiva-Shakti, the world’s mother and father.
  • The idol placed three and a half decades ago, is placed in a sanctum with depictions of Natya Ganapathi and Shivarchana.
  • Devasthanam organizes Paroksha seva facilities for devotees to participate in Ganapathi homam.
  • Daily prayers and rituals are offered and all devotees are requested to abide by the Devasthanam regulations.

10. Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum

Located close to Srisailam, the Chenchu Lakshmi Museum provides a view into the way of life of the native tribes living in the Srisailam jungles. This museum is named after Chenchu Lakshmi, the wife of Narasimha Swamy.

Chenchu Lakshmi Tribal Museum

The museum has two floors and it contains different items from different communities, including musical instruments, weapons, routine items and god idols. It also includes a park with dinosaur images, tribal huts, a playground for children and shops for honey-selling.

Time8:30 AM to 8 PM
Entry FeeRs. 10 per person
AddressPatalaganga Trail, Srisailam

11. Hatakeswaram

Hatakeswaram is an amazing spot to visit in Srisailam. HatakeswaraKshetram is located 5 km from the western edge of the Srisailam hills.

Skanda Purana mentions this location in excellent detail. People in the region relate a mysterious tale about Hatakeshwara. This story represents the value of dedication over a real incident.


Hatakeswaram Temple Timings

Timings: 06:00 AM to 09:00 PM

Hatakeswaram, located 3km from the main temple, is a popular entry point for devotees from Karnataka and Rayalaseema. Many rishis, siddhis and gurus have visited Srisailam and all devotees are encouraged to follow Devasthanam regulations, worship the golden lingam and receive Lord Shiva’s blessings.

Places to Stay in Srisailam

If you are looking for a stay in Srisailam then here you can choose budget-friendly hotels for a stay according to your needs and budget.


1. What are places to visit in Srisailam?

Mallikarjun Swamy temple, Jyotirlinga templeS, Srisailam dam, Pathala Ganga, octopus viewpoint, Akka Mahadevi caves, Ista Kameswari temple and many more places to visit.

2. What are the rules and regulations in Srisailam?

No Western clothes are allowed in the temple premises because It is a holy place with pilgrimage sites. People have to wear traditional clothes while visiting the temple.

3. How many days are needed to visit Srisailam?

To visit places in Srisailam 1-2 days are needed to be in Srisailam.

4. Which month is good for Srisailam?

The best month to visit Srisailam is November, December, January, February and March. During these months the atmosphere is cool and people enjoy it more during that time.

5. Is Srisailam a hilly area?

yes, the most sacred spot is located 8 km away from the main temple at a height of 2830 feet.

6. What are the four gateways of Srisailam?

Tripurantakam, siddavatam, Alampura and umamaheswaram.

7. What is the forest timing in Srisailam?

From 7:00 am to 5:00 pm people can visit the forest after that no vehicles are allowed to visit because it is a forest place.


Srisailam is the best place to visit in India. It is a holy place and the temple at Srisailam is an ancient and sacred place in south India. 1 to 2 days trip Srisailam will be a memorable trip due to its nature and beautiful view. It is a must-visit place.

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