Pathala GangaCurrently Open
- Address: Near Srisailam Mallikarjuna Temple, Srisailam, Andhra Pradesh, 518101, India
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
- Tags: Water Body, River, Family And Kids
A part of the backwaters of Krishna river, the Pathala Ganga is where devotees come to take a dip in the holy river before heading to the Srisailam Temple. You need to step down 500 steps from the ghat near a Hanuman temple to reach the river itself. The steps were built in the 14th century by King Prolaya Vema Reddy and it is from here that you can catch a boat ride to Akka Mahadevi caves. When here, don’t forget to take a boat ride of the backwaters to complete the experience.
For most, this place is a spiritual spot owing to its rich mythology, its proximity to the temples around and the fact this was for some time Lord Shiva and Paravati’s abode. However, for nature lovers, it offers a view of Krishna river unlike any other- the beautiful Nallamala hills that forms undulating pockets of lush green forests and the distant dam with its gates that are opened during monsoons, are hard to ignore. The best way to reach the Pathalaganga is by taking a Ropeway from Harita Hotel that offers panoramic views of the landscape. If you do plan on taking a dip here, make sure you hold to the chains available for safety since the current of the river can get pretty strong.
Pathala Ganga Travel Tips
- Carry bottled drinking water.
Entrance Ticket Details For Pathala Ganga
- Admission to the place is free of cost.
Ropeway and Boating Prices:
- Adult: INR 50 per activity per person
- Child: INR 35 per activity per person
Pathala Ganga Hours
- Ropeway Hours: daily from 6.00 am to 5.30 pm
- General Boating Hours: daily daily from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm
How to Reach Pathala Ganga
- By Bus: Eegalapenta Bus Stop (4.6 kilometers away)
- By renting a Cab/ Taxi for the day
- By renting a Car
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2.17% of people who visit Srisailam include Pathala Ganga in their plan
50% of people start their Pathala Ganga visit around 1 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Pathala Ganga
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Pathala Ganga