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Mantralayam - The Vrindavana Of The South


Mantralayam is a small town located in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, an Indian state that lies in the southern region of the country. The town was established on the banks of the Tungabhadra river, and the town shares its border with the state of Karnataka. The town is popularly referred to as Manchale.

The town is very popular among the Telugus because of the Vrindavana that was built by Guru Raghvendra Swami. The Guru was a holy man and followed the sect of Madhwa saints who regarded Sri Madhwacharya as their leader. According to the locals, Guru Raghvendra Swamy has been residing in this Vrindavana of the south for the last 339 years and will continue living in the place for the next 361 years as well.

It is believed that when the Guru entered Vrindavana he had proclaimed that he would continue residence in the place for 700 years. For this reason, Mantralayam is considered a holy town by the Hindus of the country.

Tourist Places In And Around Mantralayam

Some places of interest in the town of Mantralayam are Sree Guru Raghavendra Swami Temple, the Bikshalaya and the Panchamukhi Anjaneya Temple.

How To Reach Mantralayam

The town does not have an airport but is easily accessible via road and trains. The railway station in the town is about 16 km from the centre of the town. There are many state run buses as well as private buses that will take you to Mantralayam.

Mantralayam Weather

The town has a tropical climate because of its geographical location and experiences very hot and dry summers while winters are mildly cold.

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Mantralayam Weather

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How to Reach Mantralayam

  • By Road
    Mantralayam is well connected to the neighboring cities and towns via good network of roads. The state government runs many buses to the town of Mantralayam from different parts of the state. Many states like Karnataka and Tamil Nadu also run buses bound for Mantralayam because of the religious importance of the place.
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  • By Train
    The town has a railways station, the Mantralayam Road that is about 16 km from the main town. The railway station is well connected to the rest of the country and falls in the route of trains bound from Chennai, Kolkota, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Delhi. You can take a bus, a taxi or an auto from the railway station to reach the town.
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  • By Air
    There is no airport at Mantralayam. The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Shamshabad at Hyderabad. The airport at Hyderabad is well connected with flights from different cities of India as well as the world over.
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