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Srisailam Temple

About Srisailam Temple

Serene Srisailam, 232 Km south of Hyderabad is situated on the banks of river Krishna. The 512 meter long Srisailam dam located here is surrounded by natural beauty. On the south bank of the Krishna river, in the Nallamalai forest, on a 457 meter high hill is the Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy temple, it is one of the 12 ‘Jyotirlingas’ in India. The temple is also the seat of Mahankali in the form of Bhramaramba. It is said that Vrishabha, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva performed penance here. Lord Shiva appeared before him, with his consort Parvati in the forms of Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba. A massive fort, with 6 meter high walls encloses the temple.

How to reach Srisailam Temple

  • Air : The nearest airport to Srisailam is Hyderabad at a distance of 237 km.
  • Rail : The nearest rail head is Nandyal on Guntur-Hubli broad gauge line at a distance of 158 km.
  • Bus : A.P.Tourism conducts a package tour from Hyderabad. Srisailam is well connected by State buses and Devasthanam buses with all important towns in the state.  Mahatma Gandhi Memorial bus station (Gawliguda): Reservation 040-24734158  Enquiries 040-24618685,2 4614406 Alighting Point 040-24601919; Jubilee Bus Station: 040-2 7802203
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