Kurnool is a city located in Andhra Pradesh, and headquarters of the Kurnool district. Telgu is the prime language in the city. While in the city, one can make visit to many Hindu temples that were constructed in the era of Vijayanagar Dynasty. The various ruins of 14th and 16th century are a great treat for anybody who gets excited about knowing the history of the place. The Persian and Arabic inscriptions found in the city are also of great historical interest.
There is no dearth of temples, churches and mosques in the city. The city is home to KC canal that commences in Kurnool and culminates in Cuddapah. The 52 dargahs situated around the Thungabhadra and Hundari rivers are also visited many throughout the year. Considering the influx of travellers all year round, there is also no paucity of hotels in the city. The Kurnool district spreads on an area of 17,658 square kilometres (6,818 sq mi) and ranks 53rd population wise.
The official language of Kurnool is Telgu. One can hear other dialects such as Kannada and Urdu being spoken by the people while in Kurnool.
Climate & Geography
The city sprawls on the coasts of Tungabhadra River and is precisely situated 212 km south of Hyderabad. The two popular rivers; Hundri and Neeva also traverse the city. The temperature in city ranges from 12 °C to 31 °C (winter) and 26 °C to 45 °C (winter). The city experiences a tropical climate and receives annual rainfall of about 30 inches (762 mm).
The city is well-connected by roadways, airways and railways. Kurnool Bus Station in Kurnool is counted as the 3rd largest bus station in the state and one can reach all major cities in the Andhra Pradesh via buses.
Kurnool City Railway Station is located on the Hyderabad – Guntakal railway line and one can board the express trains to reach Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Chittoor, Tirupati, Jaipur, Madurai, Shirdi and Bengaluru. The railway station also operates many passenger trains. The four main railway stations in the Kurnool district are Dhone, Adoni, Kurnool city and Nandyal.
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is located very near to Kurnool City and almost 3 and half hour by drive. Kempegowda International Airport can also be reached by a 4-5 hours drive from Kurnool city.