(Last Updated on : 13-08-2010)
Besides the Umamaheshwaram temple, there are also other palaces of interest close by. In the nearby village of Rangapur, one can visit the famous Darga of Niranjanshalvali, where every year on January 17th night, one can stay witness to colossal processions. Lakhs of people partcipate in the procession, making it a colourful affair.
Fifty km from the temple, en route Srisailam, one can see the Mallela Thirtham which houses lord Shiva
. The waterfall here is a huge attraction. In order to reach here, one needs to take a diversion from Ottvarla Palli.
Eighty km from here, one can visit Maddimadugu, one more celebrated temple of Lord Anjaneya which experiences thousands of devotees every Saturday and Sunday.
Near the Umamaheshwaram temple, one can have a tour of the world's largest Tiger Sanctuary in Mannanur, the Nallamalla forest along the Krishna River
. The river cuts through a picturesque gorge of the Nallamala Hills with deep valleys on both sides. The sanctuary, with a wide area of more than 3000 sq. km. spans Mahabubnagar, Nalgonda, Kurnool and Prakasam districts.
If one wishes to stay back and enjoy even more the surroundings and mysticism of the Umamaheshwaram temple, one has the option for luxurious accommodation in the nearby town of Achampet. If one opts for budget accommodation, the temple has a guesthouse for themselves, next to the temple. One can stay there for a nominal payment of rupees fifty.