Warangal

Warangal is a city in the south Indian state of Telangana. It was the capital of the Kakatiya dynasty from the 12th to 14th centuries, and many intricately carved monuments from this period still stand. Among them are the ruins of 13th-century Warangal Fort and the Thousand Pillar Temple, built in 1163. Set on a lake, Bhadrakali Temple dates to the 7th century and is dedicated to the Hindu goddess Kali.

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Bhadrakali Temple is one of the oldest temples for Goddess Bhadrakali, situated on a hilltop between the two cities of Hanamkonda and Warangal,by the side of Bhadrakali Lake. It is located on Bhadrakali Temple Road, Near Lal Bahadur College, Tadkamalla Village which lies within the city limits.

The Bhadrakali Temple is believed to be built in 625 A. D by the King Pulakeshin II of Chalukya dynasty to commemorate his victory over Vengi region of Andhra Desham, as per the writings on the temple wall. The main deity of the temple is a stone structure measuring about 2. 7 by 2. 7 meters...

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Bheemundi Paadam Waterfalls
55 kms from Warangal city limits
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Bheemuni Paadam waterfalls are the most hidden waterfalls and have come to light a few years ago. This is located in Seethanagaram village near Gudur mandal in Warangal. It is about 10km from Gudur and almost about 55 kms from Warangal.

The route is covered with forests on both the sides of the road and water streams which makes your arrival and return a memorable one. The name of the waterfall Bheemuni paadam which actually means Bheem's feet in English is a Telugu word describing the about the feet of Bheema (one among the Pandavas). The waterfalls from around 20 feet above from ...

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Buddha Bhawan, Hanamkonda
9 kms from Warangal city limits

Buddha Bhavan is located in Kumarapally area, Hanamkonda, Telangana. The Buddha Bhawan lies about 1 km away from the GWMC Public Garden, Hanamkonda.

The Buddha Bhavan was established by Late Shri. Bhagawan Das, a reknowned communist leader, about 60 years ago to serve as an education center for communists in the area. In about 1956, Bhagawan Das started the construction of a building meant for the upliftment and education of the dalit students who were denied education in the post-independence schools. He being a staunch follower of Dr. B R Ambedkar who in turn was a follower of Lo...

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Ekashila Lake and Children Garden
5.7 kms from Warangal city limits
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Ekashila Lake and Children Garden is a prominent hangout spot in the city of Warangal, It is located at a distance of 5. 7 kms from the city center.

Ekashila Lake and Children Garden visited on a daily basis by the locals. Activities like boating and swimming are partaken at the Ekashila Lake and Children Garden. The children garden houses various play equipments. Ekashila Lake and Children Garden are connected well through road and transport facilities are available for easy acess to these place.

Evenings make this place more beautiful than usual so it is advisable to ...

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Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary located in Eturnagaram village in Jayashankar district in Telangana, India. It is located 250 km (160 mi) away from Hyderabad, 100 km (62 mi) from Warangal. The sanctuary is located near the Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Telangana border.

It is one of the oldest sanctuaries of Telangana. In the year 1952 on 30 January the erstwhile Hyderabad Government because of its rich bio-diversity declared it as a sanctuary. The land is undulating from steep slopes to gentle slopes from west to east. Three-quarters of the area consist of a...

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Fort Warangal Park
3 kms from Warangal city limits
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A 12th Century fort in ruins but now conserved to a small park, the Fort Warangal Park is one of the spots to visit inside the Warangal Fort. It is approximately 3 kms away from the main city.

Comprising of some stone ruins, including 4 elaborately carved gates, the Fort Warangal Park is a perfect place for a family to sit back and relax. The beautiful sculptures make it worth a visit. There is also a lake nearby where parents can take their children boating and make their trip even more enjoyable. Some believe that the ruins are due to natural calamities.

The Fort W...

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Ghanpur Temples, popularly known as Kota Gudulu, are located in Ghanpur, about 75 kms from the city of Warangal. They are at a distance of 11 km from the Ramappa Lake and worth a visit due to their marvellous architectural design. It has many similarities to that of Palampet Temple. The architectural skill of Kakatiya dynasty is unveiled by visiting these temples.

ÂGhanpur Temples is a group of 22 temples, each varying in shape, size and mainly, architecture. The carvings on each of the temples is distinct and depicts a different story. The stories are predominantly from the Mah...

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ISKCON Warangal
9 kms from Warangal city limits

ISKCON expands to International Society for Krishna Consciousness and includes temples, farms, restaurants, schools,sangas and other groups. The ISKCON Warangal is a white building that is very calming to the eyes at first sight. It is 9 kms away from the city center and has been constructed in and around 2011.

The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), also known as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu religiousorganisation. ISKCON was founded in 1966 in New York City by A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. ISKCON was formed to...

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Jain Temple, Kolanupaka
83 kms from Warangal city limits
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The Jain Temple, Kolanupaka, also known as Kulpakji is a 2000 year old temple located in Kolanupaka in Nalgonda district in Telangana. It is at a distance of 83 kms from Warangal.

The Jain Temple, Kolanupaka was built in 11th Century AD by Bharata Chakravarty of the Rahtrakutas. It has been recently restored and this temple is considered to be sacred to the Shwetambaras and is quite well maintained by the community. The temple houses the idols of the three main Jain Tirthankaras : Lord Rishabha, Lord Neminath and Lord Mahavira . The idol of Lord Rishabha is carved from a single pie...

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Kakatiya Musical Garden
Within Warangal city limits

Kakatiya musical garden is one of the finest places to visit when you are at Warangal. In 10 mins of time it takes you to this amzing place from city center.

Kakatiya musical garden is located near and back side of Warangal muncipal corporation. Many transport facilities are available which makes the garden very easy to access from the Warangal city. Kakatiya Musical Garden will leave you spell bound at the greatness of Kakatiya archietecture. The cool breeze lift your soul and mind will be relaxed.

It is suggestable to visit this place during evenings to enjoy the beau...

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The 'Kakatiya Stepped Well' is an ancient step well build by the Kakatiya dynasty, it is locally known as 'metla bhavi'. It lies within the Warangal city in Telangana and is at a distance of 1. 6 km from Warangal Railway Station.

The Kakatiya Stepped Well is heavily adorned with Kakatiya architecture. The pillars of the well are constructed using granite rock pillars. The water available here is naturally filed and there is no need to make it available from outside. The actual well is approximately 12 by 12 mts in square with 2 mts platform all around. This architectural heaven is ...

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Kakatiya Zoological Park
6 kms from Warangal city limits
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Kakatiya Zoological Park located in Hanamkonda, Warangal district. Kakatiya Zoological Park is located at a distance of 6 kms from Warangal city center.

As a cherry on a cake this zoological park adds more beauty and fame to warangal city. it is situated in wide area around 50 acres . Warangal district administration has contructed this zoo to protect and to nurture the wild life and endagered species. In the year 1985 it was kept open for the public to visit. The central Zoo Authority of India has ordered to convert thye zoo into National Zoological park in 2010. Now to its fame i...

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Kush Mahal, Warangal
7 kms from Warangal city limits
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Built within the walls of Warangal Fort, Kush Mahal is one of the most famous tourist spots in Warangal. Located at a distance of about 7 kms from the main city of Warangal, this architectural marvel presents the city's ancient glory.

Said to be built during the Tughlak reign in the 14th century, this structure is considered to be made on the opulent complex of the Kakatiya Reign. The actual reason of building this fort is still unknown but many believe that it was used as an auditorium by the then Warangal Governor, Shitab Khan and hence Kush Mahal is also known as Shitab Khan ...

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Laknavaram Lake
29 kms from Warangal city limits
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Presenting mesmerizing scenic beauty, Laknavaram Lake, is one of the most beautiful lake in Warangal District. It located at a distance of 29 kms from Ramappa Temple, 76 kms from the Warangal district, and close to theEtunagaram Highway (NH 202).

Laknavaram Lake is surrounded bu the lush green forest and attractive Hilllocks. This lake is spread over an areaof 10,000 acres and holds about 2. 135 tmcft of water. It irrigates over 3,500 acres of land. The water serves to six villagesthat are situated nearby lake. This huge spread of serene water promises a perfect break from the chao...

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Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple, Inavolu is one of the ancient Lord Shiva temples to add to the glory of South India. It is popularly known as "Iloni Mallanna". Built by Ayyanna Deva of Kakati empire, the temple dates back to 11th century. It is located around 18 kms from the city of Warangal in Inavolu village of Vardhannapet mandal.

The main deity residing in the temple is of Mallikarjuna Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Shiva referred to as 'Ardhapranavattam', meaning Shivalinga with half doom. The temple is engraved with rich architectural carvings showing off the cultural elegance o...

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Madikonda is a neighbourhood of Warangal in Telangana, India. The locality is famous for its prominent temples whichis one of the finest specimens of Kakatiya arhictecture and sculpture. Mettugutta templeis one of tourist attraction. It is a famous hindu temple in madikonda. This palceis also known as Manigiri. It lies between Warangal to Hyderabad highway which islocated at a distance of 3 kms from Kazipet station. Taxies and buses are also availableat railway station. One can opt for renting a vehicle on per day basis according to theirconvience.

This temple is also known as Mett...

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Padmakshi Temple is one of the oldest temples in Hanamakonda, with Goddess Padmakshi (Padmakshamma) as the main deity built by Kakatiya kings in 12th century. Padmakshi Temple is situated on the hill of Padmakshi Gutta. She was the main Goddess for the dynasty for 900 years. It is said that Madhava Verma, the Kakatiya king was gifted a sword by the Goddess Padmakshi. It is located at a distance of aroung 6. 5 Kms from the main city which is a 15 minutes drive.

One of the oldest temples in the district, Padmakshi Temple has a very interesting history since it used to be a Jain templ...

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Pakhal Lake
50 kms from Warangal city limits
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Pakhal Lake, Warangal is a creation of Man in the sunny district of Warangal in Telangana. It is located quite close to the city at a distance of 50kms east of Warangal.

Pakhal Lake is situated among rolling hills and tropical forests. The forests boast of some of the most amazing hardwood trees such as mahogany and rosewood. The presence of so many trees make it an ideal location for nesting of birds. There are several species of birds due to the warm climate and the hospitality of the forests, both indigenous as well as of exotic origin. According to legend, in 1213 AD, King Gana...

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Pembarti Village is the most sought after tourist place by art and handicraft lovers. It is situated at a distance of about 60 kms from the city of Warangal in Telangana and is in close proximity to the Warangal Railway station. It is said to be the first village in India to make Brassware and is called the treasure trove of Brass artifacts of Telangana.

The village also gives a countryside experience. It is a clean place loved by nature admirers due to its calm and serene environment. In addition to the art, one can enjoy exploring the woods and see the flora and fauna found there...

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Public Garden, Hanamkonda
8 kms from Warangal city limits

In the beautiful neighborhood of the city of Warangal is located the Public Garden, Hanamkonda. One of the most visited tourist spots, it was developed and created by Collector S. M. Naimuddin Sahib. The garden is 8 kms away from the main city of Warangal and one would take approximately 18 minutes by road.

Public Garden, Hanamkonda was developed by the Collector on 19th occassion as per tablet found in park building. The Government has recently raised funds for the development of the garden, primarily to build a new compound wall around and a walker's track in it. A massive cle...

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Ramappa Lake
70 kms from Warangal city limits
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Ramappa Lake is a man-made lake situated in Palampet, Warangal district, Telangana. Established in 13th century by Kakati dynasty, it is another magnificent example of Kakatiyan architecture. It is at a distance of 1 km from Ramppa Temple and about 70 kms from the city of Warangal. The construction of lake is a result of the tradition of Kakati Dynasty to build a tank near each and every temple. Hence, one year after complete construction of Ramappa Temple, this lake was built.

ÂThe lake is spread over 82 sq. km. of area. It was built under the supervision of Recherla Rudra or R...

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Ramappa Temple, Warangal
77 kms from Warangal city limits
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Ramappa Temple also known as the Ramalingeswara temple is situated in Palampet village which is located 77 kms from the city WarangalAfter reaching Warangal one has to take public transport to reach Palampet village and then they can board for Ramappa Temple.

The idol of Lord Shiva who is also known as Lord Ramalingeswara is worshipped at Ramappa Temple. The temple is named after the sculptor Ramappa, who built it. It is said that it took 40 years to build this temple. The temple is magistically beautiful as it has some amazing sculptures, breath-taking carvings on the walls and pil...

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Regional Science Center Warangal
6 kms from Warangal city limits
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Regional Science Centre, Warangal is the focal point of TSCOST (Telangana State Council of Science and Technology) for various Science Communication/Popularization processes. It has been serving as a means of infotainment to the students from across the state. Telangana State Council of Science and Technology(TSCOST) launched this project with a view to evolve methods of promoting applied science and technology research among the youth of India. It is located on a hillock having an aerial extent of 15 acres on Hunter Road, Opp. Vana Vignana Kendram, Hanankonda at a central location of three to...

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Shiva Temple, Govindarajula Gutta
3 kms from Warangal city limits
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Govindarajula Gutta is a small village located close to Warangal. Govindarajula Gutta is popular for its many temples. One of the major tourist attraction of this place is a famous temple of Lord Shiva. The temple is on the hillock Govindarajula gutta. Govindarajula Gutta is located at a distance of 3 kms from Warangal city center.

Kakatiya rulers were great devotes of Lord Shiva and established many exquisite temples. Shiva, the supreme power according to the hindu religious beliefs, has played an important role in the foundation of Indian culture. Known as Thillai in south, the d...

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Shri Narasimha Swamy Temple, Warangal
132 kms from Warangal city limits
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Holy place of Hindus Shri Narasimha Swamy Temple, which is almost at the distance of 132 kms from Warangal.

Shri Narasimha Swamy Temple is a prime attraction for the 10 feet long Narasimha Swamy statue. Though the temple was contructed during the times of Kakatiya dynasty it got renovated in the year 2003. The temple is crowded throughout the year. From many decades temple priest decorate the huge statue whole hearted and many devotees take the blessings here and watch Abhishakam to Lord of 10 feet is itself like any huge falls. As a cherry on the cake it is believed that it is the...

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Siddheshwara Temple is located in Hanamkonda at a distance of about 4 kms from the city centre of Warangal. The temple is also known as Paschimdwara Mukhi(west facing gate) Temple because its entrance gate faces west. This temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. This is one of the most ancient temples of the Telangana region and holds a significant place in the hearts of people not because of its religious importance but also for its breath-taking architecture style. It is one of the most important temples for all the devotees of Lord Shiva and for all those people who share interests in architectu...

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Sri Someswara Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is also called as 'Veyi Lingala Gudi' (Thousand Lingas Temple). This temple is located in Kolanupaka village in Nalgonda District and is at a distance of 82 Kms from Warangal.

The Sri Someswara Temple has an ancient build of around 12th century by the Kakatiya Kings. It is one of those temples having Lord Shiva in the human form unlike the common Linga form. This place also consists of an archeological museum with sculptures from 11th to 14th century. The main deity of Sri Someswara Temple is Swayambu li...

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Sri Veeranarayana Temple is located in Kolanupaka village, situated 82 kms away from city Warangal. It takes almost 3 and half hours to reach the temple from Warangal. Visitors can also book a car or can use their private vehicle to reach the temple from Warangal.

Sri Veeranarayana Temple is an ancient temple which has the idol of Lord Vishnu, also known as Sri Veeranarayana, which is worshipped as the main deity in the temple. The temple architecture is so beautiful that it mesmerizes its visitors from head to toe. Sri Veeranarayana Temple is an important Vaishnav temple in Waranga...

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Sri Vidya Saraswathi Shani Temple is located in Siddipet District in Vargal Village. It has statues of Lord Shani and Goddess Sri Vidya Saraswathi Devi. The temple has 13. 5 acres of land on the east side. It is located at a distance of about 138 kms Warangal.

The foundation stone for the temple was laid in 1989 with the organisation of a bhoomi pooja. The temple has a statue measuring 3 feet in height and is one of the biggeststatues of Lord Shani in Telangana. It has various other temples like Sri Lakshmi Ganapathi Temple and Lord Shiva Temple on the same hill. The precise location...

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Thousand Pillar Temple is one of prominent example depicting kakatiya architecture. It is located in Hanamkonda part of the Warangal city. It is also known as RudreshwaraSwamy Temple and is dedicated to lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. One of the intersting fact about this temple is that here third deity is not lord Brahmawho is considered to be one of the trinity. Here lord Surya is worshipped as third diety. It is well connected by road and is quite close to the main road. Itis around 6 kms away from warangal railway station. Taxies and buses are also availableat railway station. One can opt fo...

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Waddepally Lake or Waddepally Tank is a lake situated in Hanamkonda, Telangana. Waddepally tank was constructed by the Kakatiya kings with a storage capacity of 132 mcft (0. 132 tmc). The tank has a water spread area of 600 acres now. Once it used to irrigate 868 acres with a catchment area of 75 sq. km. Now, all that ayacut and catchment area has disappeared due to urbanisation and it was converted into a summer storage tank in 1993- 1994. The tank supplies drinking water to residents of Kazipet, Hanamkonda and Warangal towns. Waddepally Tank is 10. 5 kms from Warangal or a 20 minutes drive v...

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Warangal Fort
5 kms from Warangal city limits
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Warangal fort is one of the prominent tourist attractions in warangal. It is a perfect example of architectural excellenceand historical richness. It is located in south eastern side of warangal city. It is approx5 kms from warangal city center and 2 kms railway station. . Taxies and buses are also availableat railway station. One can also opt for renting a vehicle on per day basis according to their convenience.

According to the history of warangal, the fort was constructed in 12th century by the rulerof Kakatiya dynasty - Ganapatideva. He was succeeded by his daughter Rudrama Dev...

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Warangal Museum
Within Warangal city limits
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Warangal Museum is located near the Warangal Municipal Corporation Office enroute the planetarium in the city. The Warangal Museum, also known as the District Archaeological Museum hosts an impressive display of relics and artworks from Kakatiya dynasty. The museum is located well inside the city limits.

Warangal Museum was established in the year 1991. The museum can be accessed by road and rail from Hyderabad. Warangal is about 140 Km from Hyderabad.

The museum remains open during timings 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM on all days except Fridays. The Warangal Museum stays closed ...

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