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Kolleru Lake

Kolleru Lake

in Andhra Pradesh, Bird Sanctuary, South India | 0 comments

Kolleru Lake is one of the fresh water lakes in India. It is located near Eluru, West Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh, India. This lake is situated between Godavari delta and Krishna delta. Water of this lake comes from the rivers Ramileru, Yerru Kalva, Tammileru, and Budameru. Other name of this place is Peerless Fisherman’s Paradise and Bird Heaven. Under India’s wildlife Protection Act of 1972, this lake was declared as Wildlife Sanctuary. This place also got international importance in 2002. Area covered by sanctuary is 308 sq.kms   What to see at Kolleru Lake: This is the best place for natural lovers and bird lovers. Nearly 20 million resident and migratory birds can be seen here. In the lake two copper Plates of early Pallava dynasty has found here. Major attraction of this lake is Grey Pelicans. These birds come to this place for breeding from Central Asia (Siberia). Some of the birds come to this place between October to March. These birds are adjutant storks, flamingos, mallards, gargeney teals etc. Large number of wild ducks including whistling teals, flamingos, pintails, mallards also found at this place. Endangered birds of this place are Parakeet, King Fishes, Herons, Egrets, Drongos, Doves, Curles, Cormorants, Coot, Bunting, Bulbuls, Barbles, pink headed duck etc. Popular air faunas of this place are Raptors, Passerines, Cormorants, Darters, Wild Species of ducks & teals, Herons, Varois Storks, Jacanas.   What to see around Kolleru Lake: Gangeshwaralayam: It is located 19kms away from Kolleru Lake. This temple was constructed by Bhishma who was the character in the epic Mahabharata. Inside the temple, Swayambhu Gangeswar Shivalinga is situated. Another attraction near this temple is Lord Rama Temple. Dwaraka Tirumala: Other name of this place is Chinna Tirupathi. It is located 51kms away from Kolleru Lake. Lord Venkateswara is worshipped here. Temple is situated on Seshadri Hill. Saint Dwaraka, had unearthered the idol of Lord Venkateswara at this place. So this place is named after him. Eluru Ashram: It is associated with Datta Peetham. Other name of this place is Nam Datta Natha Kshetra. Inside the ashram there is a small temple. In this temple, Anagha Devi and Lord Dattatreya idols can be seen. Guru Nilayam and Prayer hall...

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Mahanandi

Mahanandi

in Andhra Pradesh, South India, Temple | 0 comments

Mahanandi is located on Nallamala Hills near Nandyal, Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Thick forest surrounds this village. Mahanandi is one of the Nava     Nandi’s.  All other Nava Nandis surrounds this place. Maha Shivaratri festival celebrates so grandly during February and March.   What to see at Mahanandi: Mahanandi Temple: This is the major attraction of this place. This temple is dates back to 1500 years old.  Other name of this temple is Mahanandiswara Swamy Temple. 10th century inscriptions can be seen on this temple. This temple was rebuilt for several times.   One legend of this place is Once Nanda one of the kings of Nandyal wants to perform Abhishekam to lord Shiva. So he asked to send cow milk to the kingdom. Every day all the people were pouring milk but only one cowherd boy is coming empty. King wants to know the reason so he followed that boy. Cow is giving milk at one ant’s hill. When boy observed that king is seeing him he disappeared and cow in its hurry trampled the ant hill. At that time hoops of the cow are deeply marked on the ant hill. Lord Shiva came in the dream of the king and asked to worshipped him at this place. Pools: Other attractiosn of this place are pools. Fresh water pools are located at Mahanandiswara Swamy temple premises. Other names of these pools are Pushkarni and Karyani. There are three pools at this place. One big pool is located inside the temple and other two small pools are located at the entrance of the temple. Water source of big pool is originates at the Garbhagruha. It is just below Swayambhu Linga. Visitors can touch the water near Shivalingam. Water source will be constant irrespective of the Change of season.   What to see around Mahanandi: Prathama Nandi: It is located very near to Nandyal railway station which is 19kms away from Mahanandi. This is situated upon a high soil base. Naga Nandi: It is located near Nandyal Bus stand. This Nandi is situated inside the Anjaneya temple which is 18kms away from Mahanandi. Soma Nandi: This is also situated in Nandyal town. It is located near Jagajanani temple. Surya Nandi:...

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Golkonda Fort

Golkonda Fort

in Andhra Pradesh, Architecture, Fort, History, Hyderabad, Mughal, Palace | 0 comments

Golkonda is the ruined city located in Hyderabad, India. This place was famous for mines. World’s most famous diamonds such as Dary-i-Noor, Koh-i-Noor, Idol’s Eye, Hope diamond produced here. This place is also famous for Golkonda Fort. Golconda is derived from the word Golla konda which means Shepherd’s hill in Telugu.   What to see at Golkonda Fort:  Major attraction of this place is 800 years old tree. Height of this tree is 80 feet. Important exhibit of the fort is Fateh Rahben Gun. It is a Canon used by Aurangzeb to demolish the blockades of Golconda Fort. Fort has 8 gates. Entry point to the fort is Fateh Darwaza which is also known as Victory Gate. It is famous for acoustic effects. In those days it is effective security measure. If any person claps here that sound can here at Bala Hissar which is located 1km away in the fort.   Inside the Fort, visitors can see 4 small forts. Those forts consist of stables, mosques, armoury, temples etc. Height of the boundary wall is 120meters. Other attractions of the fort are Whispering Walls, efficient water supply system, Royal Palaces, Ambar Khana, Durbar Hall, Ramasasa’s Kotha, Nagina Bagh, Mortuary Bath, Private Chambers, Ramadas Bandikhana, Taramati Mosque, Ashlah Khana, Abyssian Arches etc. Fort also consists of tombs of Qutub Shahi Kings. Islamic architecture can be seen on these tombs.  This fort was ruled by several dynasties namely Mughal dynasty, Qutb Shahis, Bahmani Dynasty, Kakatiya Dynasty and Yadava Dynasty.   What to see around Golkonda Fort: Mecca Masjid: This is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad. This was built with the soil bought from Holy Mecca by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. He is the fifth ruler of the Qutb shahi Dynasty. It is located 8kms away from the fort. Charminar: This was built in 1591 CE. Charminar is the global icon of Hyderabad. Charminar is built at the place where Qutb Shah made prayers for the end of the plague disease. Minaret Height is 48.7 meters. It is located 8kms away from the fort. AP State Archaeological Museum: This is best to see for the art lovers. Museum consists of art objectives and antiques. It is located 11kms away...

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Ramoji Film city

Ramoji Film city

in Andhra Pradesh, Hyderabad, Nature, South India | 0 comments

Ramoji Film city is situated in Hyderabad, India. In the world this is the largest integrated film city. It is one of the best recreation centres. Visitors of this place can enjoy with artificial as well as natural attractions. Several Oriya, Bengali, Telugu, Hindi, Tamil movies are produced here every year.   What to see at Ramoji Film City: Eureka Complex: This is the best place for entertainment, restaurants, shopping, rides, games. People can have great fun here. It is situated at the heart of the film city. Fundustan:  This is the best place for the children to enjoy. They can enjoy with different challenges, puzzles, shows, gardens, video games and play area. Back Stage Tour: Best attractions of this tour are Bhagaveatam set, Princess Street, Butterfly Park, Angles fountain, Mughal Garden, Japanese Garden, Askari Garden, Sun Fountain, Sanctuary Garden, North Town, South town. Ramoji Magic Movie: Visitors of this place can enjoy audio visual illusions through chromo screens. Other attractions of Ramoji Film City: Ramoji Towers, Filmi Duniya, Action studio.   What to see around Ramoji Film City: Mecca Masjid: This is one of the oldest mosques in Hyderabad. This was built with the soil bought from Holy Mecca by Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah. He is the fifth ruler of the Qutb shahi Dynasty. It is located 32kms away from film city. Charminar: This was built in 1591 CE. Charminar is the global icon of Hyderabad. Charminar is built at the place where Qutb Shah made prayers for the end of the plague disease. Minaret Height is 48.7 meters. It is located 32kms away from film city. Golconda Fort: This fort is famous for Qutb Shahi Kings tombs, Fateh Rahben Gun, ingenious water supply system, palaces, acoustic. It is located 72kms away from film city. AP State Archaeological Museum: This is best to see for the art lovers. Museum consists of art objectives and antiques. It is located 33kms away from film city. Public Gardens: This garden enclose of Jawaharlal Bal Bhavan, State Legislature, Jubilee hills, State Archaeological Museum, Telugu Lalitha Kala Thoranam. Telugu Lalitha Kala Thoranam is open air theatre. It is located 35kms away from film city. Nehru Zoological Park: This is main attraction to the...

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Nagarjuna Srisailam Tiger Reserve

Nagarjuna Srisailam Tiger Reserve

in Andhra Pradesh, South India, Temple, Wildlife Sanctuary | 0 comments

Nagarjuna Srisailam Tiger Reserve is the only Tiger Reserve in Andhra Pradesh. In India this is the largest Tiger Reserve. Area covered by this reserve is more than 359 Sq.KM. This Reserve was renamed in 1992 as Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary. In 1978 this reserve was declared as sanctuary. During the regime of Britishers south reserve was under the control of Britishers and North reserve was under the control of Hyderabad royal princess. This reserve was used by them for the hunting purpose. Nearest city for this reserve is Srisailam.   This reserve covers 5 districts namely Guntur, Prakasham, Kurnool, Mahboobnagar and Nalgonda. In 1983 Tiger Protection Act was introduced with the intension to protect the Tigers and to stop hunting. Due to this Protection Act, number of tigers in the reserves increased by 130 %. As per the survey in 1989 number of big cats are 94.   What to see in Nagarjuna Srisailam Tiger Reserve: Major attraction in this reserve are Tigers. In this reserve Nagarjunasagar dam and Srisailam dam are situated. This reserve is home to more than 150 bird species. Apart from these bird species tourists can also see Chinkara, Sambar Deer, Chital, Indian Pangolin, Sloth bear, Indian Leopard. Annual rainfall in this reserve is 1000 MM. Three types of forests can be found here. They are Deccan thorn scrub forests, Hardwickia Forest, Sothern tropical dry mixed deciduous Forests. Thousands of plant species is another attraction in this reserve. Major plant species are Silk Plants (Albizia Spp), Teak, Salai, Anjan Trees, Odcha, Axle wood trees.  Reserve is having threat from smugglers. They are moving timber from the reserves to the plains.   What to see around Nagarjuna Srisailam Tiger Reserve: Nagarjunakonda Museum: An island is situated in the middle of Lake Nagarjun Sagar.    Nagarjunakonda Museum is located on the island. The collections of Buddhist artifacts can be seen in this museum.   Bhramaramba Temple: This temple belongs to Goddess Bhramaramba Devi. She is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati Devi. On the banks of Krishna River this temple is situated. Lord Mallikarjuna Temple: One of the 12 Jyotirlingas of Lord Shiva is present in this place. This place is located at the banks of River Krishna...

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