Kollapur samasthan is a large area spanning most of the Nallamala forest area on the banks of the river Krishna in Mahbubnagar district, Andhra Pradesh. The Someshwara, Sangameshwara, and Malleshwara temples are located in this samasthan, along with traces of architectural treasures from the 2nd century BC. Hundreds of ancient temples are still visible, which were built over 1,500 years ago. Because of the broad roads and surrounding tree plantations, people used to refer to Kollapur as Andhra Mysore.
Attractions Somasila - There are 15 temples all housing the Sivalingas. The temples range in date between the 7th and 17th centuries A.D. Sivarathri & Karthika Pourpami are celebrated with much fervour. The temple was shifted from the old Somasila village to higher grounds to protect it from the waters of the Srisailam Reservoir.
The Madhava Swamy temple at Kollapur was originally built by the Rajas of Jetprole during the 16th century A.D. on the left bank of the river Krishna, at Manchalakatta. The architecture of the temple is amazingly beautiful. All around the temple walls are beautifully carved sculptures depicting the 24 aspects of Vishnu and the Dasa-Avatars of Vishnu. Various pillars supporting the Mandapa, the Garudalaya add beauty to the temple complex. Due to the rising water levels under the Srisailam project reservoir, this temple was shifted and rebuilt at Kollapur.
Singavatnam which is 9 km (5 miles) distance from Kollapur is home to the Sri Laxmi Narsimha Swamy temple and reservoir which is serving nine villages by irrigating the lands. Jetprole, about 15 km distance from Kollapur, is home to the ancient Sri Venugopalaswamy temple and riverside.
Miyyapuram about 26 km (15 miles) distance from Kollapur and is where the temple of the goddess Satyammathalli is located on the hill top. This is the very ancient temple and is believed to have been built by 'Nandavarikas' a few centuries ago. There are celebrations at the temple during 'Dashera' festival. From the temple, the Krishna River can be seen. Ankalamma Temple is located near Kollapur. The journey to the temple from Kollapur requires travel by land and river and ends with a hike.