Mahanandi : Mahanandi Village in Kurnool, is
situated to the east of Nallamala Hills. The nine nandis called as 'Navanandis'
can be seen from the village. The Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple is the prime attraction
of the village, belonging to the Chalukyan period. It is devoted to Lord Mahanandiswara,
one of the forms of Lord Shiva. The festival of Magha Bhula Chaturdasi is celebrated
here in the month of February or March and lasts for seven days.
Srisailam Dam : The Srisailam Dam is constructed
across the Krishna River, at an elevation of about 300 m. The construction of the
dam started in 1960 and was completed in 1981. The dam is among the 12 largest
hydroelectric projects in India and has 12 radial crest gates.
Belum Caves : Belum Caves are situated in the
vicinity of the Belum Village. These are considered as the second largest caves in
the country, after the Meghalaya Caves. The caves have three cavities, amongst which
the central cavity serves as the entrance to the caves. These have numerous chambers,
fresh water galleries and passages. The natural artworks formed by stalagmite and
stalactite can be seen in the caves.The musical chamber, simhadwaram, patalaganga,
mandapam, meditation hall and banyan tree hall are the main sections of these caves.
Patalganga is considered as the deepest section of the Belum Caves. The Government
of India declared the Belum Caves as a 'Unique Eco-Tourism Project.
Rivers : The important rivers that flow in the
Kurnool district are Tungabhadra ,The Hundri and Neeva,Krishna and Pennar.
District Climate : The climate is tropical with
temperatures ranging from 26 °C to 45 °C in the summer and 12 °C to 31 °C in the winter.
The average annual rainfall is about 30 inches (762 mm).