region of Andhra Pradesh

The Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh in India consists of the districts of Annamayya, Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nandyal, Sri Sathya Sai and Tirupati.


Map of Rayalaseema
  • 1 Anantapur — a city well connected by road and rail with city and nearby attractions
  • 2 Aragonda — a village in the Chittoor district
  • 3 Banaganapalli — a village in an area famous for diamond deposits
  • 4 Chittoor — close to the revered temple of lord Balaji and Horsley Hills
  • 5 Cuddapah (Kadapa) — picturesque city with several important temples
  • 6 Kanipakam — Famous temple of lord vinayaka
  • 7 Kurnool — the proposed judicial capital of Andhra Pradesh and the site of Konda Reddy Fort
  • 8 Nagalapuram — a templetown in Tirupati district with ancient temple of lord Vedanarayana
  • 9 Nandyal — a town surrounded by nine temples
  • 10 Puttaparthi — place of Satya Saibaba (Shantinilayam)
  • 11 Sri City (Sricity) — a commercial (business) city
  • 12 Srikalahasti — one of the ancient places of Hindu pilgrimage and the site of the ancient Lord Shiva temple
  • 13 Sriharikota— is a barrier island and famous as the home of Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC)
  • 14 Tirupati — has a sacred temple situated on the Tirumala Hills

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 Belum Caves — a network of natural underground caves in shale/slate rock partly explored
  • 2 Gandikota — village within the Gandikota Fort complex
  • 3 Horsley Hills — a hill station and summer residence of British governors
  • 4 Kadiri — famous for its Sri Khadri Laxmi Nara Simha Swamy temple
  • 5 Kalikiri — several temples and wonderful area for trekking
  • 6 Mahanandi — known as 'Majestic Cow', this village is famous for its temple's freshwater pools
  • 7 Mantralayam — a temple of Sri Raghavendra Swamy
  • 8 Pulicat lake   — the second largest brackish water lagoon in India after Chilika Lake
  • 9 Srisailam — home to one of the Jyotirlinga temples
  • 10 Tada Falls — also called Ubbalamadugu Falls


Tirumala Sri Venkateshwara Swami temple front view
Belum Caves


The major language is Telugu. Some educated people can understand Hindi and English. At Ahobilam, people can understand and talk in Kannada/Tamil.

Get inEdit

Tirupati Airport (TIR IATA)

Get aroundEdit




Mostly rice, pappu, and also famous for ugani bajji in Kurnool.


Stay safeEdit

Be careful while traveling at night. Many roads in this area are isolated and dark during night. B.S.N.L mobile network is available at many places.

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