Kadapa

Kadapa is a city in the Rayalseema region of the south-central part of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is the district headquarters of Kadapa district.. It is located 8 kilometres south of the Penna River. Kadapa is also famous for its stone called 'kadapa stone' used in building construction and for slabs especially in south India.

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Ameen Peer Dargah, Kadapa
Within Kadapa city limits
History

Ameenpeer Dargah is situated at a distance of 4 km from the Kadapa city. The dargah is known for preaching communal harmony.

Ameen Peer Dargah, also known as Asthana-e-Magdoom Ilahi Dargah complex in Kadapa City is an example of the communal harmony preached by great saints and sages in ancient days. On every Thursday and Friday, scores of pilgrims cutting across religious faiths, throng the 300-year-old shrine seeking blessings of saints Peerullah Hussaini and Arifullah Hussaini II who lie buried here. A large number of Hindus, Muslims and people of different faiths are disciples o...

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Bhagwan Mahavir Government Museum is a Government run museum situated at Kadapa. The museum specializes is showcasing artifacts and antiques from around the Kadapa region.

Established in the year 1982 by the Andhra Pradesh government, the museum is a place where artifacts of the primeval age are stored. The priceless collection in the museum includes Antediluvian stone sculptures, bronze icons and primitive inscriptions. The artifacts give a glimpse in to the ancient civilization of Kadapa. All the idols in the museum date back to some period between 5th and the 18th century AD. The...

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Brahmamgari Matham, Kadapa
61 kms from Kadapa city limits

Brahmamgari Matham is one of the most prominent temples of Andhra Pradesh. This temple is also celebrated by its other name, Sri Madvirat Pothuluri Beerabrahmendra Swamy Vari Matham. It lies at a distance of 61 kms from the city of Kadapa in a serene village of Kandivallaypalle.

Brahmamgari Matham was constructed in the year 1693 for the renowned great saint, Sri Veerabrahmendra Swamy, who was a popular predictor across the country. He is also known by the name "Nostradamus of India" and his prophecies "Kala Gnyanam" (The Knowledge of Time) has earned the worldwide fame. His tea...

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Devuni, Kadapa
9.5 kms from Kadapa city limits
History

Devuni Kadapa is a part of the Kadapa City and a historical site. It is also known as Patha Kadapa, meaning Old Kadapa. It is located at a distance of 9. 5 kms from Kadapa city center

Devuni Kadap is famous for its temple of Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swami. Kadapa is named after the word Gadapa which is originated from the words "Devuni Gadapa" means "Threshold of the entrance for The Lord Venkateswara Swamy". The Idol of the Lord Venkateswara has been established by Kripacharya, hence the ancient name of Devuni kadapa is also mentioned in puranas as "Kripavathi Kshetram". Sri Lakshmi...

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Gandikota Fort
77 kms from Kadapa city limits
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Gandikota is a small village in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh that is known for its spectacular gorge formed by river Pennar that cuts through the Erramala hills. Gandikota is located 77 kms away from Kadapa.

Gandikota may be famous for the hidden Grand Canyon of India, but this stunning gorge is only one of the many attractions of Gandikota. The magnificent Gandikota fort sits majestically on top of a gorge. Spread over miles, the massive fort was built in the 13th century. The fort, made in red sandstone, comprises of gorgeous palaces with intricate carvings, perennial spr...

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Kathula Koneru is a red colored pond situated inside the premises of Gandikota Fort, Andhra Pradesh. This ancient fort was built around 15-16th C during Vijayanagara period. It lies in a small village of Gandikota. It is 77 kms away from Kadapa district.

Kathula Koneru literally means "a pond of swords". It is believed that the red color of the fort is due to the fact that in ancient time, when kings or rulers used to come back from wars then, they used to wash their swords in this pond. That is why it has red colored water. The actual reason, however, is due to the presence of ...

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Kodandarama Temple, Vontimitta
24.4 kms from Kadapa city limits
Architecture

Kodandarama Temple is a religious site in the Vontimitta town of Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The place is located at a distance of 24. 4 kms from the Kadapa city.

According to legend the Kondandarama Temple was built by the robbers Vontudu and Mittudu who turned into devotees of Lord Rama. The temple, along with neighbouring structures, has been declared a monument of national importance and is protected centrally. The architectural style of the temple dates back to the Vijayanagara era. It has three gopurams or gateway towers, a mandapam with 32 pillars, and a garbha griham or sanctum...

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Madhavaraya Swamy Temple is one of the popular tourist spots of Andhra Pradesh. The historic temple is located in the village Gandikota on the Pennar banks. It is 80 kms from the city of Kadapa. It can be conveniently accessed from personal vehicles.

Madhavaraya Swamy Temple lies within the premises of Gandikota Fort. Although, there are no more idols as they have been to another place a long time ago. Gandikota fort is also generally known as the Grand Canyon of India, which was established in Vijayanagara period around 15th C. Its walls are illustrated by fish and tortoise car...

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Nallamala Forest
195 kms from Kadapa city limits
WildlifeNatureAdventure

Nallamala Forest is a large forested area in the Eastern Ghats, part of which lies in the district of Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The place can be approached in several ways, and is located at a distance of over 195 kms from the Kadapa railway station.

The Nallamala Forest is spread over the Nallamala hill range, and expands across five districts of Andhra Pradesh. The forest is dense, and a lot of indigenous plants and wildlife can be found in it throughout the year. Tourists can often spot spotted deer, sambar deer, nilgai, antelopes, monkeys, and porcupines. There are also the occas...

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Nandalur Excavation
46 kms from Kadapa city limits
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Nandalur Excavation is site of historic ruin in the district of Kadapa. The historic Buddha stupa's at Nandalur are located in the village of Adapur in Andra Pradesh, around 46 kms from Kadapa city center.

Nandalur Excavation site is a Buddhist site was found in Adapur village of Nandalur. It is situated on a hillock termed as 'Lanja Kanuma Gutta' locally. This site is on the left bank of the Cheyyeru River which flows beneath the foot of this hillock. This site has been found for the first time in 1912 - 1913. Several historical remains Maha Stupa, 21 Votive Stupas, a Vihara, an A...

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Nityapuja Konda Waterfalls
34 kms from Kadapa city limits
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Nityapuja Konda waterfalls is one of the prominent tourist attraction in Kadapa. It is located at a distance of 34 kms from Kadapa.

The waterfall is Mediterranean - blue and magical. The atmosphere on the way to waterfalls is filled with the aroma of various plantations that are on every traveller's wish list like arecanut, pepper, ginger and spices. A group of amazonian ferns, edged with saw's teeth and statue still, add a tropical flavour. One can even bath just beneath the falling water as the bottom is filled with sand and shingle. The stretch is rocky formed of basaltic rocks....

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Palakondalu Waterfall is one of the most visited tourist spots of Kadapa, located near Penna banks. The waterfall is situated in the area Puttampalli amid dense forests. It offers picturesque view with Palkonda hills and Nallama hills alonside. It is located at a distance of 8. 1 kms from Kadapa city.

Palakondalu waterfall is a beautiful waterfall located amidst dense forests. It is a natural waterfall placed among rolling hills. Visitors have to trek a few kilometers so as to reach there. Being surrounded with greenery on all sides, it provides a perfect escape from the city li...

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Pushpagiri Temple Complex
11.6 kms from Kadapa city limits
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Pushpagiri Temple Complex is a historic religious site located in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. The place is situated at a distance of about 11. 6 kms from the Kadapa airport.

The town and temple complex of Pushpagiri lie on the banks of the Pinakini or Pennar river. The collection of temples in the Pushpagiri Temple Complex dates back to ancient times, and has been mentioned even in the Puranas. It has been called the 'second Hampi' of the South and is the only Advaita Mutt in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The site is a amalgamation of holy shrines, as well as, architectural ...

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Sangameswara Swamy temple is one of the prominent Hindu temples in Kadapa. It is located in Animela, Veerapunayanipalle Mandle, Kadapa district, around 50 kms from Kadapa city center.

The historic Sangameswara Swamy temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. The temple located on the banks of Papagni river, at the confluence of Papagni and Mogamooru rivers. A large collection of tools, coins, pots and other antiques belonging to Sathavahana and Chola period were unearthed near this temple.

The temple is adorned with wonderful sculptures of of Siva, Anesha, Nataraja, Rama, Anjan...

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Sidhout Fort located in Kadapa is a famous archaeological site. This fort is famous for being the gateway to Dakshina Kashi which remodelled as Rock Fort from Mud Fort in ancient days. The Fort is located at a distance of about 25 kms from the centre of the city Kadapa.

Sidhout Fort was built by Matti Raja's in the year 1303 AD of Tuluva Dynasty. Fort is built on the banks of Pennar river and extends over 30 acres in land. After the victory of Ootukuru war, the fort was gifted by Vijaynagar Emperor Araveeti Venkatapathi Rayulu in 1605 to Yellamaraju. Later, Nizams of Hyderabad took...

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Sri Lanka Malleshawara Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the prominent tourist attraction in Kadapa. It is located at a distance of 24 kms from Kadapa city center.

Sri Lanka Malleshawara Wildlife Sanctuary is the only habitat in the world which provides home for the Jerdon's courser, a highly endangered bird species. In addition to that it is also a home to nearly 176 families of vegetation and living organisms. These forests boast of hilly region with gorges and sharp slopes. A special class of flora, known by the name of "rd sanders" is also found here. Adequate measures are taken to ...

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Sri Venkateshwara Temple is a prominent Hindu temple situated at a distance of 5 km from the Kadapa city.

Sri Venkateswara Temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara and is visited by thousands of devotees round the year. Before visiting this temple, devotees are required to pay homage to the temple at Tirupati. Devuni Kadapa, a place in the city of Kadapa, Andhra Prdaesh, is also known as Tirumala Tholi Gadapa Devuni Kadapa – Shri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Devasthanam. The place Kadapa is named after the word Gadapa which is originated from the word 'Devuni Gadapa' meaning 'entranc...

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Veerabhadra Swamy Temple is a prominent and sacred historical temple located approximately 48 kms from the centre of the city Kadapa.

Veerabhadra Swamy Temple is a very old temple and carries a lot of historical significance. Architectural brilliance is notable in this temple. The temple complex is approximately thousand years old. Daksha Prajapati appears in worshipping form near the lord in the sanctum sanctorum. The Siva Linga is located to the right of Lord Veerabhadra. During morning hours, Veerabhadra appears in Bala Rupam and in evening hours in Ugra Rupam with moustache. Be...

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