At a distance of 23 km from Kurnool, 53 km from Nandyal, 45 km from Alampur, 56 km from Yaganti, 70 km from Mahanandi & 237 km from Hyderabad, Orvakal Rock Garden (also known as Orvakallu) is a wonderful site with abundant natural beauty of rock formations. It is situated on Kurnool - Nandyal highway at a distance of 3 km from Orvakal village.
Orvakal Rock Garden is a rare silica and quartz rock formation site with beautiful surroundings. The rocks are formed around a natural lake in the middle of the site that enhances the beauty of the place. This is one of the must visit places in the surrounding of Kurnool. The rocks are spread across an area of 50 acres adjacent to Kurnool - Nandyal highway.
The garden is well developed by AP Tourism with a restaurant at the entrance and cottages spread across the garden. There is a walkway built through the formations which allows the tourists explore the beauty of the site. At the center of the hilltop, there is a metal animal garden with several large animal structures built with iron which is an added attraction. There is enough parking area and a children play area near the restaurant.
September to February is the best season to visit the place when the lake is filled with water that enhances the character of this beautiful place.
This place is well connected by bus from Kurnool and Nandyal as most of the buses plying between Kurnool and Nandyal stop here.
It usually takes about one hour to explore the place.
Timings: 9 AM to 6 PM