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(Srisailam Project (RFC) Township)
Srishailam (Srisailam Project (RFC) Township) is located in Andhra Pradesh
Srishailam (Srisailam Project (RFC) Township)
(Srisailam Project (RFC) Township)
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°05′00″N 78°52′00″E / 16.0833°N 78.8667°E / 16.0833; 78.8667Coordinates: 16°05′00″N 78°52′00″E / 16.0833°N 78.8667°E / 16.0833; 78.8667
StateAndhra Pradesh
 • Total5.96 km2 (2.30 sq mi)
 • Total21,452
 • Density3,600/km2 (9,300/sq mi)
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationAP 21

Srishailam (officially known as Srisailam Project (RFC) Township) is a census town in Kurnool district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Srisailam mandal in Kurnool revenue division.[4]


As of 2001 India census,[5] Srishailam had a population of 23,257. Males constituted 54% of the population and females 46%. Srisailam Project (RFC) Township has an average literacy rate of 123%(since most of the people holds double/triple degree in this education rich area), higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 146%, and female literacy is 100%. In Srisailam Project (RFC) Township, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Srisailam is one of the popular tourist destinations in Andhra Pradesh and considered as one of the most important pilgrimage centres of Lord Shiva.

  • Srisailam dam which was built over Krishna river is one of the largest dams in South India.
  • Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Sanctuary, India's largest tiger reserve is spread over 3500 Sq. km. This Sanctuary is a natural habitat of diverse species of flora and fauna. The lush and dense Nallamala Forest range is a popular destination for trekking, hill climbing, forest exploration and research, to which Srisailam town acts as a base camp.
  • Mallikarjuna Jyotirlinga enshrines Lord Mallikarjuna and is an ancient temple built in a Dravidian style with specimens showcasing the Vijayanagara architecture.[6]
  • Akka Mahadevi Caves, Pathalaganga, Shikareshwara Temple are few other attractions in this place.


This town hosts both the offices and residences of many A.P. Government departments and its employees A.P. Irrigation Department, APGENCO, APTransco, A.P. Forest Department.


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[7][8] The medium of instruction followed by different schools are English, Telugu. A. P. T. W. R School (ST), A. P. T. W. R Junior College and A. P. T. W. R School of Excellence provide education to tribals.


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook – Kurnool" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 12, 228. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Pin Code of Srisailam in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  4. ^ "Srisailam Mandal map" (PDF). Census of India. p. 319. Retrieved 14 April 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  6. ^ "SRISAILAM - TRAVEL GUIDE". Retrieved 25 November 2017.
  7. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  8. ^ "The Department of School Education – Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.