Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Kurnool pronunciation (help·info) is a city in Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh state of southern India. It is the administrative seat of Kurnool district.
It is the former capital of Andhra State (not Andhra Pradesh), which was carved out of Madras State in 1953। The present day Andhra Pradesh was formed as a result of merger of Nizam, Andhra, parts of Bombay, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa regions.
Kurnool is the gateway to rayalaseema and the largest city of rayalaseema with a population around 6.5 lakhs having many educational institutes and also major hub for banking and insurance companies. The original name of Kurnool was Kandenaolu, which literally means "lubricating village". Bullock carts that came from far-off places to dig sand in the rivers (that ran on both sides of the village), used to stop by to lubricate their wheels। The name was changed to "Kurnool" when the British took over the town.

Kurnool as a village had existed for more than 2000 years. It is the only inhabited place between two rivers. Kurnool was a major fort during the reign of the Vijayanagar emperors. There is still a grand citadel called Konda Reddy Buruju to testify the glory it enjoyed in Vijayanagar times, but it is not certain how the watchtower got its name. According to one old story the fort was built by the king Konda Reddy.
During the British Raj Kurnool expanded and schools, churches, etc। were built.

Kurnool is located at 15.83° N 78.05° E.[1] It has an average elevation of 274 metres (898 feet). Although, Kurnool lies on the banks of the Tungabhadra River, some areas in this region face severe drought। Also in between of kurnool K.C canal(Kurnool and cuddapha) is passing , it has formed for irrigation purposes by Britishers.

Colleges and schools
Government Town Model High School,Near Control Room,Kurnool
Municipal High School, Near Control Room,Kurnool.
Cattamanchi ramalinga reddy group of schools, kurnool
(cattamanchi ramalinga reddy residential high school,dinnedevarapadu,kurnool).
Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Sankal Bagh, N.R.Peta, Kurnool. (on the banks of Tungabhadra river).
S.T.B.C. College, Railway Station Road, Kurnool
Osmania Degree College for Men
Kasireddy Venkat Reddy Govt college for Women, Kurnool
[2]* Sri Krishna Devaraya University Post Graduate Center, Kurnool (S.K.U.P.G. Center).
Sri Vijaya Durga Degree College, Sree Lakshmi Nagar, Kurnool
St Joseph English Medium School, Kurnool
Everest English School, Onetown area, Kurnool.
Trinity English Medium School , Ashok Nagar , Sri Krishna Colony , Kurnool.
Kurnool Medical College, Kurnool
Silver Jubilee Government Degree College, B-Camp
[1]G.Pulla Reddy Engineering College, Nandyal Road, Kurnool.[{(GPREC)}]* .
G.Pulla reddy Dental college.* Safa College of Engineering and Technology.
Premier Jr.College, Birla campus, Railway Gate, Kurnool
Osmania College, Kurnool
St. Joseph's English School
St. Joseph's Degree College
Hussainappa High School,Sri Ramnagar,Kurnool
Vavilala Jr.college
Adharsha school
Vasavi Degree College,King Market, Kurnool.
Montessori High School,A-Camp,Kurnool.
Montessori High School, Vidya Nagar,Kurnool
Universal English High School,kurnool.
Varma English High School
Good Shepherd English School, near nadyal check post
Ravindra Vidya Nikethan, AbbasNagar, Kurnool.
Sri Krishna Junior College, AbbasNagar, Kurnool.
Little Birds School, Challa campound, Kurnool.
Infosys Institute U-Con Plaza,Kurnool.
Srilakshmi English medium school, N.R.Peta ,Kurnool.
St.John's College of Engg&tech, Yerrakota, YMGR.KURNOOL.
ICT (Image Computer Technologies),Gandhi Nager, Kurnool.9396286326
Unique English High School, Abbas Nagar, Kurnool.
Govt Degree College for men,Doctor's Colony,B-Camp,Kurnool
Nalanda Junior College
Narayana Junior College, Beside Abdulla Khan Estate, Kurnool
Bhashyam High School, Sankal Bhag, N.R.Peta, Kurnool
Neelam Sanjeeva reddy college ,velgode ,kurnool
Sri RamaKrishna Degree & PG college,Nandyal,Kurnool
Kesava reddy Public School,nandyal
Good shepard school,Nandyal.
Dr. Abdul Huq Unani Medical College, Kurnool
little Birds
St Mary's Boys High School, Near Childrens Park, Kurnool

Sai Baba Temple on banks of Tungabhadra River near District Court (famous as Dakshina Shirdi)
Sri Nagareswara Temple (Nagara + Eswara = The main god for Kurnool City. Chidambarao St.)
Rambotla Temple,kummaristreet
Sri venkateswara temple,Near Radio station,Bellaryroad
Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Temple, Venkata Ramana Colony
Sri Nimishamba Temple, Chittari Street, Near One Town Police Station
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt on banks of Tungabhadra River
Sri Vyasraj Mutt near King Market
Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Ashok Nagar
Sri Manikanta Ayyappa Swamy Temple,Near K.C.Canal
Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Late K.V.Raanga Rao Smaraka Arsha Dharma Kendra, Brahmana Saangham, Sankalbaugh,N.R.Pet
Sre Venkateswra Swamy Temple, Krishnanagar,
Uttaraadi Muth, Fort.
Rama Temple, I Town.
Neelakaantheswara Swamy, Yemmiganur
Peta Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Peta.
Naga Sai Baba Temple.
Kota Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Chidambarao St.
Sri Mahayogi laxmamaavva temple, Adoni
Anjaneya Swamy Temple, Near Bus Stand, Nandya.
Urukunda Erannad, Urukunda, Adoni,
Maddilety Swamy, Rangapuram, Bethamcherla.
Chinna Ammavari Shala, Flower बाज़ार

Major factories
Rayalaseema Paper Mill - which is producing 300 tonnes of paper daily, Asia's largest paper mill machinery.
Sree Rayalseema Alkalies and Allied Chemicals, TGV Group
Guru Raghavendra Oil Company, Bellary Road,Kurnool
Carbide factory in working stage.
Panyam Cements at Cementnager.
Priya cements at Boichervu palli near Garladinne, Peapully mandal।

The Railway station code for Karnool is 'KRNT' i.e. Karnool Town.
Kurnool is connected to most cities and towns in Andhra Pradesh and to Bangalore and Chennai by the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(APSRTC) and the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation.(KSRTC). National Highway 7 connects Kurnool to Hyderabad (210 km, 4.30 hours), Anantapur (140 km, 3.00hours) and Bangalore (360 km,depending upon the nature of service, Viz. Volvo, Super Luxury and Luxury 6.00 to 9.00 hours).NH 18,Junction with National Highway No.7 near Kurnool - Nandyal - Cuddapah - Junction with National Highway No.4 near Chittoor is 369 km. For movement within Kurnool, Car and Autorickshaw rentals are also available.
Kurnool lies on the Hyderabad – Bangalore railway line. There are also frequent passenger trains to Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Mumbai, Tirupati, Guntur, Jaipur, Madurai, (Shirdi) and Hubli. The 4 important railway stations in Kurnool District are Kurnool Town, Adoni, Nandyala and Dhone junction. Adoni is on Bengluru/Chennai - Mumbai Railway line and it has daily more than one trains to these three Metropolitan Cities and New Delhi. Nandayl being on the Humbli - Vijayawada Line, has apart from these two Junctions, daily trins to Hyderabad, Bengluru, Visshakhapatnam and Howrah. Dhone Juncion is situated on Bengluru - Secunderabad and Hubli - Vijayawda line. All the trains those pass through Nandyal and Kurnool pass through this Junction, as such it has connections with all those places.
Rajeeva Gandhi International Airport, Samshabad, Hyderabad, three and half hours drive from Kurnool is the nearest airport।

Climate: Tropical
Temperature Range
Summer: Max 43 °C and Min 26 °C
Winter: Max 31 °C and Min 12 °C
Rainfall: Seasonal around 90to 120cm
Summer season : March - June
Rainy season : July - September
Winter : Oct - फेब

Major festivals
Vinayaka Chavithi is celebrated over a period of 7 days.
Ugadi (Telugu New Year)
Dasara or Dussehra
Deepavali(in Telugu) or Diwali(in Hindi)
Sri Ramanavami
Sri Krishna Janmastami
Raksha Bhandan

Places of interest
GUMBAD. of Wahab khan on of the rulers in medival period.
Alampur - SYED SHAH ALI PAHELWAN DARGAH. 1000 years old shrine.
QHWAB GAH - House of Nawab of Kurnool.
Belum caves near Banagana-palle (125 km)
Rollapadu - sanctuary for the Great Indian Bustard - the largest flying bird (60 km)
Konda Reddy Fort - Central attraction of Kurnool in Kurnool Town (Centre of the city)
Kotla Vijaya Bhaskar Reddy (Ex C.M. of A.P.) Ghat on the banks of Hundri River in Kurnool Town.
Nallamala forest - (Srisailam, Mahanandi and Ahobilam are all located within the forest region)
Jagannatha Hill - Outskirts of Kurnool (5km)
Ranamandala Hill in Adoni.
Nayanalappa near Nossam 130 km from Kurnool
Velgode reservior, Velgode,

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