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town & mandal

A lake near Dhone
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India

Coordinates: 15°25′00″N 77°53′00″E / 15.4167°N 77.8833°E / 15.4167; 77.8833Coordinates: 15°25′00″N 77°53′00″E / 15.4167°N 77.8833°E / 15.4167; 77.8833

Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kurnool
Elevation 398 m (1,306 ft)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 08516

Dhone or Dronachalam is a mandal in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India.


Dhone is located at . It has an average elevation of 398 meters (1309 feet).


The former name of Dhone was Dronachalam. Dhone is one of the biggest municipality in Kurnool district. According to local tradition, the name of the village is derived from the name of the tutor Dronacharya, a character in Mahabharatha, who meditated on the hill in village. There is now a Hanuman temple, Dargah and church on the hill. Dhone has large deposits of high quality limestone . There was an active quarry, but it is no longer in operation. IN DRONACHALAM pathabugga temple is the oldest temple ..constructed in 1943.

Political Information

  • K.E.Krishnamurthy was the four-term MLA ( Member of the Legislative Assembly (India) ) representing Dhone assembly constituency of Kurnool district from Telugu Desam Party political parties.
  • Smt.Kotla Sujathamma(Congress) was Ex.MLA(2004) of Dhone constituency.


7 movie theaters are present in Dhone. they are

  • Raja A/c dts,
  • Segu dts,
  • Srinivasa dts,
  • Srirama dts,
  • Raghavendra dts,
  • Venkateswara A/c dts.


  • State Bank of India(Main)
  • State Bank of India(Knl Road Branch)
  • State Bank of Hyderabad
  • Andhra Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Pragathi Grameen Bank
  • Kurnool Dist.Co-operative Bank.


  • Maha Lakshmi Nursing Home
  • Vaishnavi Eye Hospital
  • Praja vaidya shala
  • Navya Hospital
  • Revathi Hospital
  • Community Health Centre, Dhone
  • KVS Children's Hospital


  • Sri Vigneshwara Swamy Temple
  • Sri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple
  • Sri Durga Devi Temple (near old bustand)
  • Sri Vijayakanadurga Temple
  • Ayyappa Temple
  • Sri Kanyakaparameshwari Temple
  • Sri Rama Temple
  • Sri Raghavendra Swamy Temple
  • Sri Hanuman Temple
  • Sri Veera Brahmendra Swamy Temple
  • Sri Mukteshwara Temple


Dhone is one of the big town in education sector.There are 3 Degree Colleges, 6 Junior Colleges, 1 B.ed College, 3 TTC Colleges, 2 ITI Colleges, 4 Corporate Schools and Number of Govt and Private schools.

*Sai Sri, Vashnavi, Govt Degree Colleges
*Siddartha,Vaishnavi,Navodaya,Narayana,Abhyudaya women's,Govt. Jr.Colleges
*Siddartha,Vaishnavi,Krishna veni TTC Colleges
*Narayana,Oneiro Concept School,Goutham(krishnaveni) concept,Sanjo Corporate schools

sanjoe e.m school, sri sudha group of schools(5 branches) by raja sudhakar.

Gold Loans

  • Mutthoot Finance,
  • Mutthoot Fin Corp,
  • Manappuram Gold Loans(Knl Road),
  • Manappuram Gold Loans(Kvs clny),
  • IIFL Gold Loans,
  • Sri Ram City Gold Loans.

Lodges & Hotels

  • Ashaya Restaurant.
  • Sampoorna Hotel.
  • Ajantha Hotel.
  • Maruthi Lodge.
  • Reliance A1 Plaza
  • Sri Krishna Lodge,
  • Segu Lodge.
  • Pranav Lodge.
  • Srinivasa Lodge.
  • Lakshmi Priya Residency.
  • Lotus lodge.


  • Rail*

The railway station was Built during British Rule. Now the Govt.of India made to modification and develop it. Dhone comes under SOUTH CENTRAL RAILWAY. It is one of the biggest junction in Kurnool Dist.

  • BUS*

Bus station is situated near National Highway 7. and bus depot also......

xerox shops

  • sree rama xerox center(since 1963)




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