Farahabad literally translates to ‘Mount Pleasant’. It is an area primarily utilized by the erstwhile Nizams of Hyderabad for hunting and recreation. Natural landscapes and wilderness of the place attract a lot of tourists. This hill is located at a height of 914 meters amidst extensive forests of the Nallamala hills. Best time to visit the place is from August to February. The first sight of Rushula Cheruvu from the edge of plateau is eye catching, as the perennial water pond is situated adjacent to large swathes of forests.
The octopus view point is located close to Domalapenta forest check-post. It was made by the forest department for tourists on 13th October 2017. Visitors can enjoy spectacular views of the lush green vegetation and back waters of Krishna River (Srisailam Dam) from this view point. Waters of river Krishna, flowing between the hillocks resembles an octopus with its tentacles embracing the many valleys. It is located about 42 km away from Mannanur, on the Hyderabad-Srisailam highway.
Mallela theertham is a beautiful, perennial waterfall situated in the Nallamala woods. This waterfall is a perfect gateway from the crowd and pollution of city life. The belief is that many sages performed penance near this waterfall for Lord Shiva. The water flows from a small rivulet situated about 150 feet above the base of the falls, and directly splashes on Shivalingas, ultimately meeting river Krishna through the forests. The perfect time to visit these falls is from October to February. It is located about 30 km from Mannanur.
The jungle camp located at octopus view point is close to Domalapenta forest check-post. It was made by the forest department for tourists on 13th October 2017. Visitors can star during night and enjoy spectacular views of the lush green vegetation and back waters of Krishna River (Srisailam Dam) from this view point. It is located about 42 km away from Mannanur, on the Hyderabad-Srisailam highway.
The Akkamahadevi have breathed end her last at this place. This naturally formed cave, just above the flow of river Krishna upstreams is about at a distance of 10 Kms from Srisailam. It is known that Akkamahadevi of 12th Century A. D. did penance in this cave and worshipped the Siva Linga naturally existed in the deep and dark end of the cave and names as Akkamahadevi Caves.
Saleshwaram is located 25 km away from Farahabad gate, deep in the core area of Amrabad Division. “Saleshwaram Jathara” also known popularly as “Dakshina (Telangana) Amarnath Yathra”is being conducted every year for three days in the month of April, for the past 30 years. The presence of a perennial waterfall here resembles a long serpent when splashing on the rocks adds to the beauty of this place. The height of the waterfall is about 200 feet and the source of water remains unknown. This waterfall reaches a Shivalinga revered as “Lingamayya” by the Chenchu tribes. Nearly 5 lakh people from all over the country visit Saleshwaram during the Jathara every year
Lodhi Mallana temple is a place of pilgrimage inside the Mannanur range. Lodhi Mallana is a cave situated in front of a lake, with a Shivalinga present inside the cave. The area is open to public only during Tholi Ekadashi in the month of July.
Environmental education centre was developed in Mannanur to raise awareness about Amrabad Tiger Reserve to its visitors. We achieve this through various events, film screening and interactions with the visitors, who largely comprise of students from schools and colleges.
Somasila is a well-known tourist attraction, it is situated in Amrabad Tiger Reserve of Nagarkurnool district that consists of 15 temples. These temples are dedicated to Lord Shiva and are enshrined with several Shivalingas.
Boating facilities is available at Somasila in the backwaters of Srisailam Dam.
Tourists can view the scenery around from the open deck while travelling in the boat.
Somasila also has beautiful Haritha cottages, for booking of cottages and boating, kindly look into TSTDC websites
Kollapur is at a distance of 9 kms from Somasila is also famous for several temples and can be visited together.
9 km from Kollapur
105 km from Mahabubnagar
186 km from Hyderabad