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1 - The garden
The garden is well developed by AP Tourism with a restaurant at the entrance ...Play Audio
2 - Artificial Animal Scul...
At the center of the hilltop, there is a metal animal garden with several lar...Play Audio
3 - Miniature Grand Canyon
Orvakal is also promoted as a miniature Grand Canyon. Wind weathered rock for...Play Audio
4 - Boating
Tourists can also enjoy boating in the waters around the rock formations.Play Audio
How to get there
Orvakal Rock Garden is a huge park with natural igneous rock formations surrounded by pools of water located around 20 Kms from Kurnool city. The rock formations of Orvakal are mainly Silica and Quartz rocks, that have been carved into various shapes probably by the wind and a water body nearby with beautiful surroundings. The rocks are spread across an area of 50 acres adjacent to Kurnool - Nandyal highway. On reaching the highest point, visitors are rewarded with a breathtaking view of the water body that has wide open spaces and clear blue skies as its backdrop.
Wind and water have chiselled these rocks into wondrous shapes, from plain bizarre to lookalikes of animals. It didn’t need much imagination to comprehend some of the formations, which come with names like Crocodile Rock and Elephant Trunk. A few bushes and wild plants break the monotony of the bleached brown colour. Weathering has also lent a pinkish tinge to the ochre-brown in some areas and led to large, black patches in others.
How to Reach
Kurnool is the nearest major town to Ketavaram. Road connectivity is there from Kurnool.
Best time to visit
The time from March to May as the city experiences summers is very hot and humid and preferred less by visitors. The idle time to visit Kurnool is from October to March as the weather is the most pleasant then. Some tourists also prefer visiting Kurnool during July to September just as monsoons hits and stays in the city.
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) offers a restaurant, boating facility and picnic areas as well as a cave museum. Haritha Cottages located inside the park provide overnight stay facilities.
APSRTC runs number of buses from major cities to the location.
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