Serene Srisailam, 232 km south of Hyderabad is situated on the  
banks of river Krishna. The 512 metre long Srisailam dam located  
here is an amazing structure. On the south bank of the Krishna  
river, in the Nallamalai forest, on a 457 metre high hill is the  
Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy temple. It is one of the 12  
Jyotirlingas, and one among the 18 Mahashakthis in India. It is  
said that Vrishabha, the sacred bull of Lord Shiva performed  
penance here. Lord Shiva appeared before him, with his consort  
Goddess Parvati in the form of Mallikarjuna and Bhramaramba.A  
massive fort, with 6 metre high walls encloses the temple. A  
cluster of minor shrines within the temple enclosure include the  
Sahasra Linga, Panchapandava temples and Vata Vriksha. The  
most appealing feature of this temple is that anyone of any caste  
and creed can touch the deity and worship here. At Sikharam,  
the highest of the Srisailam hills, is Sikhareswara Swamy temple  
dedicated to Lord Shiva, and also a beautiful Sri Ganapathi  
temple.The nearest airport to Srisailam is Hyderabad at a  
distance of 237 km. The nearest railhead is Nandyal on Guntur-
Hubli broad gauge line, at a distance of 158 km. AP. Tourism  
conducts a package tour from Hyderabad (See center page).  
Srisailam is well connected by state buses with all important  
towns in the state.

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