Kollapur – Land of Temples – Also known as ‘Mysore of Telangana’

Among the wild green trees and shrubs lined in Nallamala forest we could find the Kollapur Samasthan. It is a large area that extends the whole of Nallamala forest.

On travelling to Kollapur, one could find the beauty of the River Krishna flowing along the Nallamala forest. Certainly Kollapur is a place of beauty with Heritage value popularly known as “Mysore of Telangana“ .This place is a major tourist attractions of Telangana.

Architectural Beauty of Kollapur:
People who visit Kollapur could find many traces of their architectural excellences right from 2nd century B.C in this Samasthan. Kollapur is a place of ancient temples which were built 1500 years ago.

Major Attractions of Kollapur:
The three major attractions of Kollapur is the Somasila ,Sangameshwara , Malleshwara temples, and Madhava Swamy temple.
It is a divine experience to feel the beauty of River Krishna which freely flows along Somasila and Sangameshwaram.

Sri Madhava Swamy Temple-Kollapur

Sri Madhava Swamy Temple, Kollapur – Image Courtesy: mahabubnagar.nic.in

Somasila is a small village in nellore .It is a place of spiritual importance. This place has so many interesting tourist attractions like water falls, trekking and ashramam. And most importantly it has one of the most admired shrine in Kollapur. The temple is Someshwara temple. Presiding deity here is Lord Shiva. And it is one of the most admired temples among temples of Lord Shiva. Here Lord shiva is worshipped in form of Shivling( Idol form of Lord Shiva ).

Goddess Kanaka Durga manifested herself (Swayambhu) on a small hill known as Indrakeeladri situated on the Bank of River Krishna at Vijayawada.T his temple is known as Malleshwara temples. The shrine is said found to be during 8thcentury. The temple was constructed during the Regime of Mughalaya rulers.

Madhava Swamy temple at Kollapur is also very famous and it was was formerly built by the Rajas of Jetprole during the 16 th century A.D bank of river Krishna, at Manchalakatta. The architecture of the temple is very pleasing and all around the temple walls look splendid with detailed carvings on it. It mainly depicts the 24 aspects of Vishnu and the Dasa-Avatars of Vishnu. One could find Numerous pillars supporting the Mandapa, the Garudalaya which adds a spiritual look to the temple.Due to the Merging of Srisailam project the temple was shifted to Kollapur

Kollapur_Palace

Kollapur Palace – Image Courtesy: wikipedia.org

Interesting facts about Kollapur:
– Kollapur Mangoes are world famous.
– Kollapur has a helipad and Aerodome back from in early 1900’s.

Few Important Rulers of Kollapur in Ancient Times:
Kotla Venkatasubbaiah was the Deewan Bahadur during pre-independence period. Kotlas were the migrants from Bengal/Orissa region who came here and settled in Kollapur. They married locals of all castes in Telangana. Kotla Ranganayakamma who would have been 120 years today was very strong in Vedas . Pagidala Manoramamma , now presently living in Mahbubnagar was great administrator of her time.

Nearby Tourist Attractions:
– Singavatnam is a place which is 9 km distance from Kollapur and it has the very famous Sri Laxmi Narsimha Swamy temple and reservoir which is serving nine villages by irrigating the lands.
– Jetprole about 15 km distance from kollapur and it is also a very good tourist attraction having ancient Sri Venugopalaswamy temple and landscape near by the riverside.

Kollapur is another gemstone of Telangana Region, which has major tourist attraction.

How to reach: 
By Road:
Wanaparthy is the nearby town to Kollapur having road connectivity to Kollapur.

By Train:
There is no railway station near to Kollapur Mandal in less than 10 km. Only Hyderabad Deccan Rail Way Station is major railway station 161 KM near to Kollapur.

By Air:
Nearest Airport is located at Shamshabad (Hyderabad).

Contact Number:

Telangana Tourism Toll Free Number: 1800-425-46464

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