Situated on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Kurnool is a beautiful city of Andhra Pradesh. Initially, it was the part of Madras state and later, served as the capital of Andhra Pradesh. Being the administrative centre of Kurnool district, the city deserves a special mention. The car festival of Sri Ajaneyaswami is the major event of the region that is celebrated for eight days, during November- December, attracting thousands of visitors every year.
Earlier Kurnool was known as Kandanavolu, which literally means
'lubricating village'. During the control of the Vijayanagar kings,
Kurnool served as the major fort for them. Konda Reddy Burz is the
standing testimony to the glorious times, when the erstwhile royalty
used to reside here. The city, with its magnificent monuments, ancient
temples and rich vegetation, has numerous prospects for travel and
In the midst of picturesque surroundings, Kurnool is a city of
historical importance. The prehistoric structures, in conjunction with
hills and waterfalls, leave this city totally mesmerizing. It also has
the remnants of the palace of Gopal Raju, who was the last Hindu ruler
of the region. Take a trip to Kurnool and see for yourself the former
capital of Andhra, which has imperial evidences of the times of yore.