region of Andhra Pradesh

The Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh in India consists of the districts of Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa and Kurnool.


Map of Rayalaseema

Here are nine of the most important cities:

  • 1 Anantapur — a city well connected by road and rail with city and nearby attractions
  • 2 Chittoor — close to the revered temple of lord Balaji and Horsley Hills
  • 3 Cuddapah (Kadapa) — picturesque city with several important temples
  • 4 Kurnool — the proposed judicial capital of Andhra Pradesh and the site of Konda Reddy Fort
  • 5 Nandyal — a town surrounded by nine temples
  • 6 Puttaparthi — place of Satya Saibaba (Shantinilayam)
  • 7 Sri City (Sricity) — a commercial (business) city
  • 8 Srikalahasti — one of the ancient places of Hindu pilgrimage and the site of the ancient Lord Shiva temple
  • 9 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
  • 5 Kalikiri — several temples and wonderful area for trekking
  • 6 Mahanandi — known as 'Majestic Cow' this village is famous for its temple's fresh water pools
  • 7 Mantralayam — a temple of Sri Raghavendra Swamy
  • 8 Srisailam — one of the Jyothir Linga Temples (Lord Shiva)


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





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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