Orvakal

Orvakal is a village and a Mandal in Kurnool district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It also forms a part of Kurnool Urban Development Authority.[2]

Orvakal
Village
Orvakal Rock Formations
Orvakal is located in Andhra Pradesh
Orvakal
Orvakal
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°41′03″N 78°10′34″E / 15.68417°N 78.17611°E / 15.68417; 78.17611Coordinates: 15°41′03″N 78°10′34″E / 15.68417°N 78.17611°E / 15.68417; 78.17611
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictKurnool
TalukasOrvakal
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,869[1]
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

GeographyEdit

The village is home to the Orvakal Rock Garden, which are silica and quartz rock formations amongst pools of water.[3]

The Kethavaram Rock paintings,[4] from the Paleolithic era, are located along a stretch of the Orvakal Rock Formations.[citation needed]

TransportEdit

A four lane road of NH18 passes through this village. It is well connected to Kurnool and Nandyal through road. Kurnool Railway station is the nearest railway station. Airport at this village to serve air transport needs of people of Kurnool is under construction and is scheduled for opening in February 2019. district.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. Retrieved 17 May 2007.
  2. ^ "Constitution of Kurnool Urban Development Authority with headquarters at Kurnool" (PDF). Municipal Administration and Urban Development Department. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 9 November 2016.
  3. ^ K.V. Kurmanath. "A rocky, solid gift from nature". Hindu Business Line. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Protected monuments, Kurnool district" (PDF). Aparchaeology Museum. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2013. Retrieved 16 December 2013.
  5. ^ Correspondent, Special. "'Kurnool will emerge a industrial hub'". The Hindu. Retrieved 28 January 2017.