Floohoo Travels offer Heritage-Kurnool Tour Packages. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests and needs. Kurnool city is the headquarters of Kurnool district and is recognized as the Gateway to Rayalaseema. It was the capital of the undivided state of Andhra Pradesh from 1953 to 1956.
To explore the Rayalaseema district is to be awed by the history of the splendid Vijayanagara Empire. The Vijayanagara Empire was renowned in both ancient Rome and Greece for its vast extent and fabled wealth, and it was praised so for its administration and unique culture of human equality, as they despised the practice of slavery and bonded servitude of one man to another.
In more modern times, the district was ceded to the British in 1802 AD by a descendant of the Asif Jah of the last Turkic dynasty - the Nizam of Hyderabad. He did so in gratitude for their help during a series of wars and skirmishes.
Kethavaram in Kurnool district has been made famous by the discovery of fabulous Palaeolithic rock paintings and is only a short distance from Kurnool city.
The district has other significant spaces where similar rock paintings, estimated to be around 35,000 to 40,000 years old, draw a steady stream of visitors and archeologists. These places include Yaganti, Katavani Kunta, and the Jurreru Valley. There is also the Belum Caves, which were probably inhabited by Buddhist and Jain monks judging from the wealth of Buddhist relics unearthed during archaeological excavations. These relics are currently housed in a museum in Anantapur.