Route

The Road transport is the best means of transport to reach Kuruvapur. There are two, frequently used, routes to reach Kuruvapur. One is via Atkur in Karnataka state and another one is via Makthal in Telangana state.

Either way one has to cross the Krishna river in a small elliptical boat (Butti or Theppa) to reach kuruvapur.

Butti/Thepa
Butti/Thepa
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Via Atkur, Karnataka:

Devotee has to travel from Raichur to Atkur. Atkur is about 30 kms from Raichur. From Raichur buses, autos and jeeps are available to travel Atkur. From Atkur to Kuruvapur, every devotee has to travel in Krishna river for 20 minutes in small boats or “butti”.

Via Makthal, Telangana

Makthal is about 175 Kms from Hyderabad. From Makthal devote has to travel Panchdev Pahad village which is about 18 kms. From Makthal buses, autos and jeeps are available to travel Panchdev Pahad village to reach banks of Krishna River. From here buttis and small boats are available to reach kuruvapur.

Makthal-Panchdev-Pahad

Nearest Railway Station

Raichur, Karnataka, India

Nearest Airport

Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Conveyance

Accomodation

No lodges are available in Kuruvapur. Kindly contact the temple priests (Shri Vasudev Bhatt Pujar, Shri Manjunath Bhatt Pujar, Shri Avadhoot Bhatt Pujar) for accomodation. Small rooms will be arranged for families with prior information to temple priests if available. Usually devotees sleep inside the temple premises.

Food

No hotels are available in Kuruvapur. With prior intimation to temple priests (Shri Vasudev Bhatt Pujar, Shri Manjunath Bhatt Pujar, Shri Avadhoot Bhatt Pujar), can arrange anna prasad to devotees. Kindly carry food items.

Dress code inside temple for darshan

Devotes are requested to strictly follow the dress code to get the darshan of Shree Shripad Shrivallabha petha. No western cloths are allowed inside the temple.

Men

For men the dress code is dhoti or pyjamas with upper cloth. Lungis/Maddis are available at the temple.

Women

For women the preferred dress code is saree or churidar with pyjama.