The Wonders of Telangana
Nizamabad is a city and a municipal corporation located in the Nizamabad District of Telangana, India. It was earlier known as Indur and is the headquarters of the Nizamabad district and one of the major urban centres in Telangana. The city derives its name from Nizam-ul-Mulk, the fourth Nizam of the Hyderabad state.
Located just 7 km near Nizamabad, is the forest of Mallaram, a popular eco-tourism spot with many facilities for visitors. Nizam Sagar is a large reservoir, located across the Manjira river, a tributary of the Godavari River. There are facilities here for accommodation and boarding for tourists.
Sarangpur, located 8 km from Nizamabad, is known for its Hanuman Temple, the foundation stone of which was laid by saint Samartha Ramadas, the guru of Chhatrapati Shivaji. The Alisagar Deer Park, located in Nizamabad that has several species of deer, notably among them, the golden hued deer. The Nizamabad Fort is a heritage spot, built by the Rashtrakutas, and was then taken over by Allaudin Khilji, the Bahamans, Qutub Shahis ani finally ruled by Asaf Jahis.
The Archaeological Museum here is home to several antiquities and artefacts that represent the local civilization from the Paleolithic Era to Vijayanagara Empire. The Ashok Sagar Lake located 7km from Nizamabad is a scenic spot amid dense forest cover enroute Saraswathi temple located at Basar. Alisagar Reservoir is a popular picnic spot in the region. The hillock mosque Sada Pahad Dargah, is thronged by many Muslim devotees each year.
Mahabubnagar town is located at a distance of 96km from Hyderabad city. Mahabubnagar’s border is marked by River Krishna in the south with Andhra Pradesh. Mahabubnagar is the largest district of Telangana State. It is well connected by road and rail network on Hyderabad-Bangalore section.
Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers flow through this district. Dindi River is an important tributary of the river Krishna in this district. Mahabubnagar district is home to famous temples and many religious and heritage sites of historical importance. Umamaheshwaram near Achampet in renowned for Umamaheshwaramtemple in the hills of Nallamala forests.
Jurala Dam, Alamapur’s Jogulamba temple and Gadwal fort are some of the key destinations. Kollapur is a famous tourist attraction with architectural sites dating back to 2nd century BC. Koilsagar is a key dam, which attracts tourists. Mallela Theerthamis a popular waterfall situated in Nallamala forest region. The district has an important Tiger sanctuary located near the Srisailam forest area.
Rangareddy District, formerly known as K. V. Ranga Reddy District and Hyderabad (Rural) District, is the most populous district in the state of Telangana. The district encircles the city and district and also the city of Hyderabad serving as the administrative center.
RAMOJI FILM CITY:
Situated at around 25 kilometers from Hyderabad, the manmade beauty, Ramoji Film City is spread over 2000 acres. It is a theme park created for film shootings. The place is a splendor and a popular family getaway.
OSMAN SAGAR LAKE:
Osmansagar, also called Gandipet, is an excellent picnic spot located on outskirts of Hyderabad. Osmansagar is among the two lakes located on the city’s periphery region supplying drinking water to the city. Osmansagar is a beautiful lake located 20 km west of Hyderabad.
Mkarabad is a charming place where one can derive pleasure in trekking. In fact, it is one of the favourite trekking spots for people who crave for adventure close to Hyderabad city. This place is covered with red soil, containing a mixture of rock and loose soil; therefore, it is a thrilling place for Rappelling and Rock Climbing.
Warangal, also called Orugallu or Ekasila Nagaram in earlier times is the headquarters of Warangal district in Telangana. Warangal is at a distance of 145km to the northeast of Hyderabad. In historical times, Warangal was the capital of a Shaivaite kingdom that was ruled by the Kakatiya dynasty from 12th to the 14th centuries. Its old name was Orugallu where On means one and Kallu means done. The entire city was reportedly carved in a single rock, hence the name Orukallu that means one rock.
THOUSAND PILLAR TEMPLE:
Among the most famous monuments of Telangana, the Thousand Pillar Temple in Hanamkonia, was built by the Kakatiya King Ruira Deva in 1165 AD in Chalukyan style of temple architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnuand Surya boasts of perforated stone screens, meticulously designed pillars, richly carved icon; and rock cut elephants representing the brilliance of Kakatiya architecture.