Srikalahasti temple is one of the most impressive Shiva temples in India. This temple features an enormous, ancient gopuram (entrance tower) over the main gate. The tower is 36.5 m (120 ft) high. The entire temple is carved out of the side of a huge stone hill. The initial structure of this temple was constructed by the Pallava dynasty in the 5th century. The Chola kings and the Vijayanagara kings also gave great help for the temple development. Like other great temples, the construction period of Sri Kalahasthi temple lasted centuries. Around the 10th century, the Chola kings renovated the temple and constructed the main structure.
Sri Kalahasti town is located near Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh state, India - 517644
Sri Kalahasti town is near to NH3 (29 km from Naidupet).
There is no scarcity for hotels in Srikalahasti town. AP Tourism's Haritha hotel & resort would be the best choice.
All seasons particularly Kartheeka masam (Nov to Dec)
The Sivarathri Brahmotsavam is a 12 day festival of great importance that attracts lakhs of people from various parts of the country.Maha Sivaratri, Nandi Seva, Lingodbhavam, Rathotsavam, Teppotsavam & Sri Swamy Ammavarla Kalyanotsavam are the important aspects of this festival.
Tickets for Rahu-Kethu pooja price ranges from Rs.100 to Rs.2500.Plan to start as early as possible in the morning to avoid heavy rush