Well among the green wild forest of the Nallamala forest in Kollapur Samastham, a large area that extends the whole of Nallamala forest. While going to Kollapur you can find the beautiful river Krishna flowing along the Nallamala forest. Well, Kollapur is a place of beauty and full of heritage, the town is known as the name of Mysore of Telangana.
Among the dense green trees and shrubs in the Nallamala forest one could find the Kollapur Samastham. It is a much large area that extends the whole of Nallamala forest. And if you talk about the Architectural Beauty of Kollapur then people found it very beautiful and found many excellent architectural excellences from the 2nd century B.C. Kollapur is a place of ancient temples that were built almost 1500 years ago.
The Major Attractions of Kollapur are the Somasila, Sangameshwar, Malleshwara temples, and Madhava Swamy temple. It would be a spiritual experience to feel the beauty of River Krishna which flows along Somasila and Sangameshwar.
Sri Madhava Swamy Temple-Kollapur- Somasila is a small village located in Nellore. It is a place of spiritual importance. This place has so many amazing tourist attractions like water falls, trekking, and ashramam. And most important it has one of the most admired temples in Kollapur. The temple is Someshwara temple. The Presiding deity here is Lord Shiva. And this is one of the most admired temples among temples of Lord Shiva at this place. Here Lord shiva is worshipped in form of Shivling (the Idol form of Lord Shiva).
The Goddess Kanaka Durga manifested herself (Swayambhu) on a small hill called Indrakeeladri situated on the Bank of River Krishna at Vijayawada. This temple is known as the Malleshwara temple. The shrine is said found to be from the 8th century. The temple was built during the period of Mughalaya rulers.
The Madhava Swamy temple at Kollapur is also very famous and it was built by the Rajas of Jetprole during the 16th century A.D. bank of river Krishna, at Manchalakatta. The architecture of the temple is very attractive and around the temple, the walls look splendid with detailed carvings on them. It mainly represents the 24 phases of Vishnu and the Dasa-Avatars of Vishnu. One could find the number of pillars supporting the Mandapa, the Garudalaya which adds a spiritual look to the temple. Due to the Merging of the Srisailam project, the temple was shifted to Kollapur.
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Furthermore, Kollapur Mangoes are world famous and Kollapur has a helipad and Aerodrome back in the early 1900s.
Let’s dig into the history of Kollapur, Kotla Venkatasubbaiah was the Deewan Bahadur during the pre-independence period and Kotlas were the migrants from Bengal and Orissa regions who came to this place and settled in Kollapur. Then they got married to the locals of Telangana. 120 years ago, from the present day, the Kotla Ranganayakamma was very strong in Vedas.
Singavatnam is a place that is 9 km distance from Kollapur and there is a very famous Sri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy temple and reservoir which is serving nine villages by irrigating the farmlands.
Another place of attraction is Jetprole which is about 15 km distance from kollapur and it is a very good tourist attraction having the ancient Sri Venugopalaswamy temple and landscape near the riverside. Kollapur is another gemstone of the Telangana state, which has a great tourist attraction.
How to reach?
There are a few ways to reach the destination.
By Road- if you are looking to travel by road then Wanaparthy is the nearby town to Kollapur having road connectivity to Kollapur.
By Train- There is no railway station near Kollapur Mandal within a distance of 10 km. but the Hyderabad Deccan Railway Station is the nearest railway station 161 KM near Kollapur.
By Air- The Nearest Airport is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad.