Located at a distance of only 1 km away the ancient Sri Mallikarjuna Temple, Patala Ganga is another place worth visiting on a Srisailam Tour. Situated in the backwaters of River Krishna, Pathala Ganga is considered to be highly auspicious; it is also said to have medicinal properties. Many devotees can be seen taking a holy dip in the sacred waters here. It is believed that taking a dip here can cure various kinds of skin diseases.
To reach Patala Ganga, steps have been built. There are also iron chains to help devotees stand against the force of river water. They can hold these chains while taking a dip. From hanuman Temple, there are around 500 steps to reach Patala Ganga. There is also the option of travelling via rope way. The ropeway which starts from the ropeway centre near Srisailam Haritha Hotel is quite popular among visitors. The timings of ropeway are from 6 AM to 5.30 PM. The ticket price for ropeway is around Rs. 50 for adults and Rs 35 for kids. The journey via ropeway offers a panoramic view of the hills in the surrounding areas, its lush greenery and serene waters of the Srisailam Dam which is sure to make the trip memorable.
Along with the breathtaking view, one can also enjoy a boat ride here. Boat rides of around 20 minutes are available. The charges for boating, not exceeding Rs 50 per person are quite reasonable too. The timings of boating at Patala Ganga are from 9 AM to 5 PM.