Best Tourist Destinations In Telangana For A Traveller In You
The state of Telangana is a newly christened state of India on the 2nd of June 2014. The region was a part of Andhra Pradesh state. It contains 10 districts, many of which are famous towns of Andhra including its very own capital, Hyderabad. The Main Language spoken here is Telugu. With the majority of historical monuments and temples, the state houses many other architectures that were once a part of Andhra Pradesh state.
One of the oldest dynasties in India the Sathavahanas were the ruling power here. The dominance was followed by the reign of prominent royal dynasties like the Vakataka, Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas but the golden age of the Telangana region came under the reign of the Kakatiya dynasty, which is attributed, for most of the ancient architecture here. In the 14th century, the city of Hyderabad came under the Delhi Sultanate and the Nizams of Hyderabad, which led to it becoming a sovereign State. Here we have a brief of different cities of the future State of Telangana.
Hyderabad, the capital and the largest city of Telangana state and also the capital of Andhra Pradesh. The place is rich with historical and urban structures. The city is also known by Ramoji Film City, which is a home to the ‘Telugu Film Industry ‘or ‘Tollywood’, the second largest producer of motion pictures in India. Attractions like Charminar, Makkah Masjid, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, Birla Mandir, Chowmahalla Palace, and other marketplaces are worth to visit once.
Located by the River Godavari, Nizamabad is one of the major cities in Telangana. The city is famous for its various temples and historical monuments. The Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is located next to the Pocharam Lake in Nizamabad contains the rich variety of flora and fauna. Nizamabad Fort, Alisagar Reservoir, Nizam Sagar Dam, Pochampad Dam, Mallaram Forest, and Kanteshwar are also great places to visit here.
The district lies not very far from the Capital city of Hyderabad and is one of the largest cities in Telangana. Warangal enshrines a huge number of ancient temples and monuments. The Pakhal lake is a must visit. The thousand pillar temple here in the location of Hanamkonda is an old marvel to behold and other sites like Ramappa Temple, Laknavaram Lake, Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, are a must note down on your bucket list for this city.
Karimnagar is located by a tributary of the Godavari River and is located at an approximate distance of 165 kilometres. The city is famous for its various historical monuments owing to it being under the Nizam’s reign. The Elgandal fort is a great place to visit due to its great location. The town is also famous for its various pilgrimage spots with some amazing temples. The city is the 4th most populated city in the State of Telangana.
The city’s name ‘Khammam’ owes to the native derivation of the name of a hill located in this area. The Godavari River covers an area of 250 kilometres in this field from the Warangal district. This is also rich in coal minerals and called the ‘Coal Town of South India’. The town is famous for its lakes, forts, temples and hot springs. The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is a great place to visit, which houses animals like tigers, pythons, jackals, etc.
Adilabad, the second largest city in Telangana is known for its handicrafts. The area is distinguished from the Karimnagar and Nizamabad districts by the River Godavari. The Kawal wildlife sanctuary is a home to wildlife including tigers, panthers, crocodiles, etc. The town is also known for its various waterfalls and parks. A great place to visit would be the Basar Saraswati Temple, which is situated on the banks of the Godavari River.
Located at a distance of around 100 kilometres from the capital Hyderabad, Mahbubnagar was the core of the Sathavahanas and the Chalukya Dynasties’ reign and was also a part of the Princely state of Hyderabad. The town is famous for various palaces and ancient temples. A major tourist attraction is the ‘Peerlamarri’ which is an 800 years old banyan tree, and its underlings are spread across 3 acres of land.
Medak is famous for its rock paintings that date back to the Neolithic era. The Narsapur Forest is a great place to visit especially for the wildlife enthusiasts. The Devnoor Village is a beautiful village which is located by the Manjira River and is a great place to visit. The Manjira Wildlife Sanctuary is also a great place to visit and is a home to a variety of migratory birds and crocodiles. The Medak Cathedral is a monolithic church of the Methodist Christian sect and the second largest Diocese in the world. The gothic styled architecture is a marvel to behold.
The city of Nalgonda is located between two hills and is known for its various hill forts. The rivers Krishna, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi and Paleru flow through the city and enrich it with different natural resources. The World’s largest masonry dam, Nagarjuna Sagar is located in this city and is a major source of irrigation in the region. The town is also famous for its old temples and monuments.
Rangareddy was formed in 1978 when it split from the Hyderabad district. The town is a rural area and is famous for its temples. Ananta Padmanabhaswamy Temple is a major tourist attraction here. The Osman Sagar Lake is also a great place to visit. The town, however, has fewer attractions than the rest of the cities in Telangana and due it being close to Hyderabad can be covered in a day.