Kurnool is a major city situated on the banks of river Tungabhadra. It is also the seat of the Kurnool district in Andhra Pradesh. One has to cross Kurnool to get to any town or city in the Rayalseema region.

Kurnool was the capital of the erstwhile Andhra state for 3 years from 1953 to 1956.

As per the 2011 census, Kurnool city has a population of 478, 124 of which total number of males are 239,401 and females are 238,723.

Kurnool experiences tropical climate with hot temperatures ranging from 25 to 45 degrees Celsius in summers and 12 to 31 degrees Celsius in winters.

Places to See
There are sights to delight every kind of traveler in Kurnool from prehistoric caves to natural springs to temples and gardens. Here are more details on these places:-
Ketavaram Rock Paintings – 18 kms away from Kurnool, these paintings date back to the Paleolithic age. These are beautiful paintings done by early man on rocks.
Belum Caves – These caves are the second largest caves in the Indian sub-continent. Interesting stalactite and stalagmite formations have earned these caves their fame. These caves are quite big with long passage, fresh water springs and huge chambers. There are about 106 kms away from Kurnool.
Royal Fort – This fort was built between 14th to 16th centuries and is an interesting place to visit and explore
Oravakallu Rock Garden – This garden contains natural rock formations and is surrounded by water bodies.
Rollapadu – This is a bird sanctuary for the Great Indian bustard, situated about 60 kms away from Kurnool
Kalva bugga – This has natural springs.
Mahanandi – A place in Kurnool district with nine Shiva and Nandi temples
Ahobilam – Has a famous temple
Yaganti - This town of Kurnool district is famous for its Shiva temple

How to Reach
By Road
Kurnool is one of the major bus centres of Andhra Pradesh. Buses from both APSTRC and KSTRC ply from Kurnool to several places within and outside AP like Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Guntur, Anantapur, Chittoor, Nandyal, Bangalore and Chennai to name some.
By Rail
Trains ply to and from Kurnool to Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Delhi, Jaipur, Shirdi, and Tirupati. Passenger trains also ply from Kurnool to several destinations like Hyderabad and Guntur.
By Air

The nearest airport is the Hyderabad airport. It takes 3.5 hours’ drive to get to Kurnool from Hyderabad.