The great Lord Shiva temple
The town and its Shiva temple are situated in beautiful natural surroundings
It is 48 kilometers from Tirupathi and one can reach it easily by road from Gudur.
It is situated between two steep hills, Sripuram and Mummudicholapuram, which were said to have formed part of the celestial Mount Meru.
The town and its Shiva temple are situated in beautiful natural surroundings.
The river Suvarnamukhi flows on one side of the town and the other side bounded by high hills. The two gopuras of the temples at Kalahastiswara are quite imposing. Additions and alterations to the main shrine were carried out by the rulers of Pallava, Chola and Vijayanagar dynasties. There are a number of other smaller shrines around the main temple. The place abounds in many a legend, such as that Kannappa, the Hillman, who offered one of his eyes to the deity.