This district derives its name from its chief town Kurnool the capital of former Nawabs, Capital of Andhra Pradesh State from 1st October 1953 to 1st November, 1956 and at present the headquarters of the district. The name Kurnool is said to have been derived form “Kandanavolu”.
Kurnool is on NH7 and is well connected to major towns and cities. Kurnool is 210 km from Hyderabad, 365 km from Bangalore and 487 km from Chennai. By bus, it takes 5 hours from Hyderabad, 8-9 hours from Bangalore and 12 hours from Chennai to reach Kurnool. There are few trains to Kurnool from both Bangalore and Hyderabad.
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Alampur - jogulamba temple one of shakthi peet
Yaganti -near banaganapalli
Belum caves near Banagana-palle (125 km)
Srisailam - Shiva temple
Mantralayam - Raghavendra swamy temple on the banks of tungabadhra river
Rollapadu - sanctuary for the Great Indian Bustard - the largest flying bird (60 km)
Konda Reddy Fort - in the center of Kurnool
Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy (Ex C.M. of A.P.) -Ghat on the banks of Hundri River in Kurnool Town.
Nallamala forest - (Srisailam, Mahanandi and Ahobilam are all located within the forest region)
Jagannatha Hill - outskirts of Kurnool (5km)
Ranamandala Hill in Adoni.
Nayanalappa - near Nossam 130 km from Kurnool
Velgode reservoir - Velgode,
Konda Reddy Fort
Ayyappa Swamy Temple
SriSailam is about 110 km.
Mahanandi, near Nandyal
Swimming in Mahanandi Kolanu.
Gold, jawar (white jonnalu), and sonamasuri rice.
Natikodi pulusu and jonna rotte
Uggani made with muramaralu (atukulu)
Ragi mudda with Natikodi
Ponganalu at Dyanapriya Hotel
Kandi (red gram) kudumulu
Nannari is a drink consumed cold made from a local herb with medicinal properties.