About 36 kms away from Srisailam is this mother nature’s creation, just as a modern art sculpture, the octopus viewpoint is the bird-eye view of the river Krishna and the forests around. Called so, the sight of the octopus viewpoint is as if the green forests are the tentacles of an octopus. It is well liked by people as the view gives the tourists a break from the city chaos and fills it in with a wild yet beautiful image. The view point is about 6 kms away from the Domalapenta forest checkpoint. Tourists usually opt to visit the view point after their stop over at the Farahabad viewpoint Safari. It is suggested to rent a private commute as you have public services available till the Domalapenta checkpoint after which you have to drive a 6 km road way. Location: Domalapenta (+ 6 km), Srisailam, Andra Pradesh, IndiaPrice: Rs 10Timing: 8:30 am - 6 pmBest time to visit: Early morning hours of the day or post 3.30 pm when the weather starts to get cooler and the day isn’t as hot.
The Srisailam dam is built across the river Krishna in the Kurnool district close to the Srisailam temple. If you haven’t visited a dam this is your chance to catch the working of it. The Srisailam dam is the second largest working hydroelectric station in India. So, while you watch the gushing water you can also witness the dynamics and development that has taken over in today’s world.After your dam visit you can also visit the backwaters of Srisailam dam, it is a serene calm delight. Location: Srisailam Reservoir, Mahbubnagar, Telangana, IndiaTiming: 12 am - 7:30 pmBest time to visit: 9 am - 6 pm
Located at a stone's throw distance of 4 Km from Tirupati Kapila Theertham is a fascinating waterfall at the base of the Seshadri Hills. Glistening white waters plunging down a height of 100 metres to form a pool inside the premises of the Kapileshwar Temple is a spectacle to witness. Kapeela Theertham is the main temple of Lord Shiva in Tirupati in which the Shiva Lingam is made of metal. As you enter the sanctum of the temple you will be awestruck to see the massive stone effigy of Nandi- Lord Shiva’s bull. Kapila Theertham is visited by a large number of followers on special occasions like Annabhishekam, Maha Shivaratri, Vinayaga Chaturthi and Brahmotsavam. Among these festivals Kapileswara Swamy Brahmotsavam is the most significant one which is celebrated throughout the span of February. Best time to visit: During the rainy season between November- February.Timings: Timings of visit are from 5 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. everyday.Location: Srinivasa Nagar, NGO Colony, Tirupati Andhra Pradesh- 517507.
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