Best 5 places in the beloved city of Cuddapah that is a must to visit
Cuddapah or Kadapa-The gateway of Tirumala
Located to the south of Penna river the city is has been considered as one of the most cherished tourists’ spots and is surrounded with Palkonda and Nallama hills making a centre beauty of nature. The ancient town with black and red ferrous soils, rich in spiritual places and rich in history and as some of the famous rulers have ruled the lands of Kadapa automatically the historic places here make it a beloved spot for tourism. Here are some of the best spots that you shouldn’t miss.
- Ameen Peer Dargah: The Sufi shrine constructed by saint Peerullan Hussaini is renowned for being the symbol for harmony. As per the locals in the nearby area if someone comes with a wish wit a pure heart here to the Dargah it will be fulfilled. It is in a serene location and people of different religion even from different contires visit this Holy place to experience the beauty of it.
- Bhagavan Mahaveer Museum: Built in 1982 the museum is famous for being rich in art and architecture tracing back to Jainism. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to know about the history of Kadapa as several idols of Gods from 5th century are present here including some precious excavations made from different places of Andhra Pradesh are brought to this place to give tourists a brief idea about the history of Kadapa and Andhra Pradesh.
- Gandikota Fort: Constructed in 13th century the fort is located in the banks of Penna river. Several dynasties and Kings ruled here because of the famous architecture of the fort which keep them surrounded by hills and deep valleys to remain safe and invincible from the enemies. The structure of the fort is unique in its own way making it very famous as it is mentioned in history several times.
- Sri Venkateswara National Park: The biosphere reserve with more than 100 species of birds and 1500 to 2000 varieties of plants is visited by many tourists around the globe. If you love wildlife then this is the right place to visit as the sanctuary with total park area of 353 km is just breath-taking having waterfalls and different animals.
- Vontimitta Kodandarama Swamy temple: If you ever visit Andhra Pradesh it is a must to stop by here. Constructed in 16th century the temple is an example of Vijayanagara architectural style and the Hindi gods here are carved is one single rock. The Kodandarama Swamy temple is considered to be one of the largest temples in the region. Several events of Ramayana and other historical events are displayed via the carvings present on the walls here.