Hyderabad to Srisailam

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Hyderabad to Srisailam

Postby Srihari on Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:00 pm

Hyderabad to Srisailam journey includes very interesting places and gives joy for both Pilgrims and normal visitors. This post covers all important places between Hyderabad and Srisailam.

Hyderabad Srisailam travel map
Sightseeing in Srisailam

Hyderabad Srisailam travel options:

There is no Air-port or Railway station near by Srisailam. The only way is to travel by Road. The distance between Hyderabad and Srisailam is about 220 k.m.

1. APSRTC maintains all types of Buses to Srisailam. If you want to go directly to Srisailam, it is better to get tickets by prior reservation. If you want to visit all important places explained in this post, you have chose step-by -step Bus journey, which is very hard.

2. Every week, on Saturday and Sunday, AP Tourism dept. operates a two day trip to Srisailam from Hyderabad. It takes you directly to Srisailam, provides residence and shows some tourist attractions there. Though convenient, by this method, you can not see the places listed bellow.

3. The best way to cover all important places and enjoy the trip is to chose a rented or own vehicle. You can plan your special Hyderabad Srisailam trip based on the availability of time.

Maisigandi Maisamma:

Maisigandi is a small village in the Srisailam highway. The temple of Maisamma (Local name for Godess Mahakali) comes before Maisigandi village. It is a must see temple, resembles the cultural and mythological feelings of local people. The idol of Maisamma is very big in size.

Uma maheswaram:

According to Upa Skanda Purana, Uma maheswaram is the Northern entrance of Srisailam. You have to travel 12 k.m off the highway to reach this place. The forest around this has a lot of Natural beauty. A temple of Lord Shiva is present here. Umamaheswaram is a tourist attraction.

Munnanur bird Sanctuary:

Munnanur forest Check-post comes in the main route. No vehicles are allowed between 9.00 P.M and 6.00 A.M to travel in this route. So it is better to plan your travel accordingly. There is a Bird Sanctuary at Munnanur, maintaining all verities of birds which live in Nallamala forests of Srisailam.

Mallela teertham:

It comes 60 k.m before Srisailam. You have to take diversion from the highway and travel 7 k.m from Vativellu palli village in a muddy road. It is a Natural water-falls in the deep forest. A nice place to visit.

Srisailam Dam:

Major tourist attraction near Srisailam is Srisailam Dam. It is constructed across Krishna river. It is 791 metres height and 512 meters long with 12 radial crest gates. This is the main source of water to Karnool and Kadapa districts. There are view points in the right and left sides of this Dam.

Patala ganga:

The river Krishna in Srisailam is called Patala ganga. Pilgrims will take holy bath in it.

ITDA museum:

It is present in Sunnipenta, a village near Srisailam. It has information on the animals living in Srisailam forest.


Spiritually, the most important place near Srisailam. There is a saying telling the importance of it. "Srisaila Sikharam drishtvaa Punarjanma na vidyatee", which means that one can attain Mukti by just seeing this Mountain peak.


Hatakeswaram is a very small village present at a distance of 3 k.m from Srisailam. It includes a temple of Lord Shiva by name Hatakeswara. (A form of Lord Shiva present in Vithala, One of the Under-ground worlds described in spiritual texts).

Phaladhara - Panchadhara:

Phala dhara - Pancha dhara / Paladara - panchadara are two torrents present side by side near Hatakeswara. This is a very beautiful location. Adi Shankaracharya performed Tapasya and wrote the famous Sivananda lahari here.

Bhimuni kolanu:

This is a pond present in the Srisailam forest. You can reach this by travelling 8 k.m in a muddy road opposite to Phaladhara-Panchadhara. It is a very beautiful place. The water of this pond is believed to be having medicinal properties. A temple of Lord Shiva by nae, Bhimeswara is present here.

Sakshi Ganapati:

A must see place at Srisailam. The temple of Sakshi Ganapati comes after Hatakeswaram. It is believed that he records the names of pilgrims who come to Srisailam and shows the list to Lord Shiva so that they will be blessed. All the pilgrims who come to Srisailam will visit him and prąy to enter their names in the list.

Tribal museum:

It comes just before entering in to Srisailam. It shows the cultural habits of local tribal people - "Chenchus".
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Hyderabad Srisailam map

Postby Siva on Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:04 pm

Central Bus stand
Mahathma Gandhi Bus Station,Hyderabad

Samshabad Airport
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport

Secunderabad railway station

First major village in the route from Hyderabad to Srisailam

Maisigandi Maisamma temple -->After crossing Kadthal

Amajor town village in the route from Hyderabad to Srisailam

Kalvakurthy Bypass road junction
you can bypass kalvakurthy by travelling in this route

second major town in the route from Hyderabad to Srisailam

Devarakonda junction
It is a junctuion of two routes from Devarakonda and Srisaialam to kalvakurthy

Nagarkunool junction
It is ajunction of two routes Srisailam to Nagarkurnool and Srisailam to Hyderabad

Nortern Entrance of Srisailam

Starting point of Srisailam forest and ghat road A Bird sanctorium is present here

A small village in Srisailam ghat road

Mallela teertham
A holy water fall , just 8km away from main road

A small village in left side of Srisailam dam

Srisailam dam view point
View point from left side

Current producing unit in left side

Pathalaganga near dam

A.P>Genco (Right) Current producing unit in right side

Srisailam dam view point (Right)
View point from right side

Village near Srisailam

Tiger Museum
Deers and peacocks are present here

Junction of two roads coming to Srisailam
1.Hyderabad to Srisailam
2.Vijayawada to Srisailam

4kms away from Veerabhadra statue

Adishankarachrya did tapasya here

A temple of lord shiva

A temple of lord Ganapathi

Bhimuni kolanu
8kms away from Hatakeswaram

A museum of tribal life style at the entrance of Srisailam

Mallikarjuna swamy and Bhramaramba devi temple

All markers were placed at most possible zoom level. You can always suggest better marking to improve map.

Samshabad AirportSecunderabad Railway StationC.B.S, HyderabadKadthal
MaisigandiAmangalKalvakurthy Bypass road junctionKalvakurthy
Devarakonda junctionNagarkurnool junctionUma maheshwaramMunnanur
VativellupalliMallela teerthamDomalapentaSri sailam dam view point
A.P.GencoPathalagangaA.P.Genco (Right)Sri sailam dam view point (Right)
SunnipentaTiger MuseumVeerabhadra StatueSikharam
Phaladhara-PanchadharaHatakeswaramSakshi GanapathiBhimuni kolanu
Tribal MuseumSri sailam

Patala ganga, Paladara Panchadara photos

Postby Admin on Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:26 am

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Patala ganga near Srisailam
Patala ganga boating
Srisailam Dam
Srisailam Dam
Phaladhara Panchadhara
Temple of Adi Shankaracharya at Phaladhara Panchadhara
Lord Hatakeswara at Hatakeswaram
Hatakeswaram temple
Hatakeswara kundam

Re: Hyderabad to Srisailam

Postby ramkmrt1 on Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:29 pm

Thanks for giving all the important information about Hyderabad. This is one of the famous city of India. It has lot of places which is famous where you can visit. I liked this place when i have visited it last year with some of my friends and we all had enjoyed it very much.

Hyderabad to Srisailam Bus timings and prices

Postby Siva on Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:42 pm

The below table gives you the information about APSRTC bus timings from Hyderabad(MGBS) to Srisailam.
Timings and fare details are subjected to change as per the government orders. So please check these details in http://www.apsrtconline.in/
Service detailsStarting timeReaching timeAdult fareChildren fare
ServiceNumber:1309 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY6:0012:00Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1244 ServiceName:JBS-SSLMSUPERLUXURY07:4513:55Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1288 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY08:3014:40Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1351 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY10:0016:00Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1250 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY12:0018:00Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1284 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY12:3018:30Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1278 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY13:3019:30Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1262 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY14:0020:00Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1266 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY17:0023:00Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1272 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY23:0008:00Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1276 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM SUPERLUXURY23:3008:00Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1286 ServiceName:KPHB-SRISAILAM SUPERLUXURY23:4508:30Rs.218.00Rs.114.00
ServiceNumber:1246 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE05:3011:30Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1240 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE07:0013:00Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1280 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE07:3013:30Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1252 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE08:0014:00Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1256 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE11:3017:30Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1260 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE15:3021:30Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1268 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE21:3003:30Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1270 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE22:3004:30Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1274 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM DELUXE23:1508:00Rs.187.00Rs.99.00
ServiceNumber:1238 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM EXPRESS05:0011:50Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:1242 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM EXPRESS06:3012:40Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:1248 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM EXPRESS09:0015:10Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:1236 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM EXPRESS09:3015:30Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:1254 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM EXPRESS10:1516:25Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:8501 ServiceName:NSPT-SSLM EXPRESS10:4517:25Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:8503 ServiceName:NSPT-SSLM EXPRESS11:3018:10Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:8505 ServiceName:NSPT-SSLM EXPRESS13:5020:30Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:63800 ServiceName:MHBD-SSLM EXPRESS14:3021:10Rs.170.00Rs.90.00
ServiceNumber:1258 ServiceName:JBS-SSLM EXPRESS15:0021:50Rs.170.00Rs.90.00

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