Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga | Srisailam Temple

Mallikarjuna Jyotirlingas -Srisailam Temple is one of the famous Jyotirlinga of Lord Shiva. It is situated in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh. Srisailam is 229 km from Hyderabad and will take approx. 6 hours from the personal vehicle or APSRTC Governmental Bus. The Governmental Bus ticket fare is Rs. 600 per person for one side.

The best time to visit this place is during post-monsoon and winter i.e. from July to March. The weather in summer is so hot, so you will not be able to enjoy the trip. You guys can also view a real view of the Dam, and many waterfalls if you came from July to March.

Morning View of Hyderabad

We started the trip at 7 am from Hyderabad, Nizampet, and the way towards the beautiful journey of Srisailam. After traveling approx. 30 km, we entered the amazing path of Amrabad Tiger Reserve. There were many creatures in Amrabad Reserve like Deer, Snake, Sambhar Deer, Tiger, Peacock, Fox, Hyena, Leopard, and many more. According to the 2008 census of the Telangana Government, there were 12 tigers in Amrabad Tiger Reserve. There is a long way route to the tiger reserve, so on the way, you guys will get a glimpse of many wild animals, so keep eye on the roadside jungle.

Amrabad Tiger Reserve – Srisailam Pathways

Then, we moved ahead toward Srisailam Dam and Pataal Ganga. Rituals of Srisailam Jyotirlingas are to worship Lord Shiva after taking a bath in Paatal Ganga. During Monsoon or post-monsoon, all gates of the Dam will be open, and its view is so terrific. You can also enjoy boating in Paatal Ganga if you came post-monsoon because the water level was so high during post-monsoon.

Srisailam Dam

Afterward, we move towards Srisailam Mallikarjun – Jyotirlingas and stand our vehicle in the vehicle stand. If you want to stay in Hotel, please pre-booked your hotel room, because the crowd was so heavy most of the time in Srisailam. If you don’t pre-book your hotel, then it will rare chance to get accommodation in Srisailam. When we visited to the temple, the crowd was so heavy due to Ugadi Festival, so we didn’t any room in hotel. Many peoples were living inside tents in that hot summer day. The government supplied free water to them so that they could stay there for 1-2 days. We also fresh n up in tents and kept our luggage in car.

Then, we move towards the temple and queued in a general line and it took 2-3 hours to darshan. There was a special ticket too for Rs. 500 so you will darshan in 1-2 hours. We took a free prasad from Annapurna Bhawan, where you guys will eat prasad as food as much as you want. Prasad is so delicious and feels complete.

You also take a tour of the enjoyable ropeway car ride and look down at the majestic river and lush green beauty all around.

PataalGanga Ropeway

Darshan’s timings are 6 am to 3:30 pm and 6 pm to 10 pm. Mobile and leather materials are not allowed inside the temple. So, please keep your footwear and other useful personal materials in Cloak Room.

We didn’t find any vacant hotel due to heavy crowd. That’s why returned in the evening because due to the reserve area, the road will be closed from 8 pm to 5 am. So, if you guys want to return the same day, be careful with time. This road will get closed because at night animals came on the road which is so risky for animals and common people.

Evening View while returning from Srisailam

On the way we ate dinner in Santosh Family Dhaba, a pure veg dhaba and the food were also so delicious. Finally, we reached our home by 11 pm. Here, our beautiful Srisailam trip would be over. We all got so tired and feeling sleepy. Thank you readers for being my trip experience partner.

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