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The Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh in India consists of the districts of Annamayya, Anantapur, Chittoor, Kadapa, Kurnool, Nandyal, and Sri Sathya Sai.


Map of Rayalaseema

  • 1 Anantapur — a city well connected by road and rail with the city and nearby attractions
  • 2 Aragonda — a village
  • 3 Banaganapalli — a village in an area famous for diamond deposits
  • 4 Chittoor — close to the revered temple of lord Balaji and Horsley Hills
  • 5 Cuddapah (Kadapa) — picturesque city with several important temples
  • 6 Gandikota — village within the Gandikota Fort complex
  • 7 Kalikiri — several temples and wonderful area for trekking
  • 8 Kanipakam — tamous temple of Lord Vinayaka
  • 9 Kurnool — the site of Konda Reddy Fort
  • 10 Mahanandi — known as 'Majestic Cow', this village is famous for its temple's freshwater pools
  • 11 Mantralayam — a temple of Sri Raghavendra Swamy
  • 12 Nandyal — a town surrounded by nine temples
  • 13 Puttaparthi — place of Satya Saibaba (Shantinilayam)
  • 14 Srisailam — home to one of the Jyotirlinga temples

Other destinations

Belum Caves
  • 1 Belum Caves — a network of natural underground caves in shale/slate rock partly explored
  • 2 Horsley Hills — a hill station and summer residence of British governors





The major language is Telugu. Some people can understand Hindi and English. At Ahobilam, people can understand and talk in Kannada/Tamil.

Get in


Tirupati Airport (TIR IATA)

Get around








Mostly rice, pappu, and also famous for ugani bajji in Kurnool.



Stay safe


Be careful while travelling at night. Many roads in this area are isolated and dark during the night.

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