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Channakesava Swamy Temple - Things to Know Before Visiting

Sivalayam Veedhi, Markapur, Andhra Pradesh 523316, India

Hindu Temples

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About Channakesava Swamy Temple

Located at Markapur in Andhra Pradesh, Sri Lakshmi Chennakesava Swamy Temple is a famous pilgrimage center dedicated to Lord Chennakesava Swamy, a form of Lord Vishnu. Situated on the banks of the Gundlakamma river, the temple was built by the Vijayanagar rulers between 1405-1459 AD.

Attractions Near Channakesava Swamy Temple

Sri Lanka Malleswara Wildlife Sanctuary
Sri Lanka Malleswara Wildlife Sanctuary53.43km from Channakesava Swamy Temple

Sri lankamalleswara wildlife sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary headquartered in Kadapa. It is the only habitat in the world which provides home for the Jerdon's Courser a hiighy endangered bird species. In addition to that it is also a home to nearly 176 families of vegetation and living organisms.

Srisailam Dam
Srisailam Dam56.03km from Channakesava Swamy Temple

This dam is constructed across the Krishna river and is the second-largest capacity working hydroelectric station in the country. The dam was constructed in a deep gorge in the Nallamala hills

Farahabad View point
Farahabad View point86.52km from Channakesava Swamy Temple

Farhabad view point is about 9 kilometers from Farhabad entrance gate and it is part of Safari route. It is located in the dense Nallamalla Forest

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam93.3km from Channakesava Swamy Temple

This is a mansionary dam across the Krishna river at Nagarjuna Sagar which straddles the border between Guntur district and Nalgonda district. Constructed between 1955 and 1967, the dam created a water reservoir with gross storage capacity of 11.472 billion cubic metres. Nagarjuna Sagar was the earliest in a series of large infrastructure projects termed as "modern temples" initiated for achieving the Green revolution inn India.

Devarakonda Fort
Devarakonda Fort113.53km from Channakesava Swamy Temple

Devarakonda which is as Mandal Headquarters, is a tiny village situated in Nalgonda district. The fort was constructed in the 13th – 14th century. The Devarakonda fort is the emblem of prosperity established by the kingdom of Padma Nayaka Veluma Rajas. The fort was the heart of one and slave of none, as it was ruled by Padma Nayaka Veluma Raja since the year 1278 to 1482 AD.

Kondaveedu Fort
Kondaveedu Fort120.31km from Channakesava Swamy Temple

Kondaveedu Fort is a historically significant ancient hill fortress located in Kondaveedu . Constructed during the time of Telugu Chodas and was occupied by Kakatiya Ganapati Deva during his campaign in the coastal Andhra. After the capture of Prataparudra by Tughlaq in 1323 AD, his subordinate Prolaya Vema Reddy became independent and shifted his capital from Addanki to Kondaveedu.

Where is Channakesava Swamy Temple

Discover More Attractions in Prakasam, Where Channakesava Swamy Temple Is Located

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The region was named as Prakasam District in memory of Tanguturi Prakasam, also known as Andhra Kesari (Lion of Andhra).