Somasila is a temple town in Telangana that has recently been developed as an eco-tourism project. Well-known for its 7th Century Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple, the village is home to 15 Shiva temples. Home to a number of temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, the Krishna River as well as natural beauty, the village often serves as a weekend getaway destination from Hyderabad.
By the banks of the auspicious river Krishna, pilgrims flock to Somasila in plenty, especially for purifying Pushkar Snanams. It is also a common picnic spot in this area. One of the most prominent temples here is the Sri Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple which dates back to the 7th century. The temple attracts a major influx of pilgrims during the festival of Mahashivaratri as well as Karthika Pournami which is celebrated every 12 years. It is considered auspicious to take a dip in the river during this occasion. Some other temples to visit include the Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Veerabrahmendra Swamy Temple and Sangameswara Temple. The latter, situated in the middle of the Somasila Reservoir, is usually submerged for the most part of the year, apart from April and May.
Tourists can also visit temples outside the village like the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple and Madhava Swamy Temple. The banks of the Krishna River are wonderful for a picnic and also for enjoying views of the surrounding natural beauty. Moreover, the reservoir actually offers the facility to go boating as does the river. One can also visit the museum here which is known for its displays of sculptures, idols of Gods and other historical artefacts. Telangana Tourism has also established a few cottages around the river which offer not only accommodation but also lovely views of the valley.