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Warangal in Andhra Pradesh



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140 kms off Hyderabad is Warrangal which is technically three towns together - Hanamkonda, Kazipet and Warrangal. The place has a wildlife sanctuary and placid lakes and is a less travelled destination treaded by enthusiasts. The largest tribal gathering (claimed) takes place here known as Medaram Jatara. Winter is the perfect time to visit the place as summers would be hot and humid. Warrangal was ruled by Kakatiya rulers and was once flourishing with intricate brasswares, handpainted story telling scrolls etc. The place remained away form tourist charts due to the much naxal activity here.




How to reach

By Air -  The nearest airport is Hyderabad (157 kms).
By Rail - Warangal is a railway junction and is well connected to important cities of India.
By Road - Well connected by roads






 

Hyderabad - Warangal  Road drive
Highway - NH 202
Time - 3.2 hrs
Distance - 144 kms



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Places to see

  • Thousand Pillar Temple This temple was built by King Rudra Deva. There are one thousand richly carved pillars which give the temple its name and a black stone statue of Nandi are definitely worth seeing.

  • The 7th century Badrakali temple traces back to the Chalukya dynasty. The Ghanpur group of temples around 60 kms away is in ruins but the mandapam is still intact. The invading forces of the Tuglaks created much damage to the temples. The small villages of Kolanupaka is considered important by Jains as there is a Jain temple more than 2100 years old. There is a archeological museum here which is worth a visit.

  • Ramappa Temple It is a famous temple located at Palampet, which is 64 km from Warangal.

  • Warrangal fort is more so in ruins today. The Keerti thoranam of the victory tower one of the four at the entry stands as the icon of Warrangal. The remains of Svayambu temple is also seen here.

  • 75 kms from Warrangal is Palampet lake in Palampet. The 13th century Ramappa temple is the star attraction here. Intricate carvings. sculptured temple pillars, dances all exhibiting scenes from Ramayana and Mahabarata. This beautiful temple, an example of brilliant Kakatiya dynasty art.

  • Around 64 kms away is a small village Pembarti which is famous for brass works of art. Here idols, figures, pitchers, gods and goddesses are made in brass. The Cherial is another small village 100 kms away and is famous for hand painted scrolls which has scenes from Mahabaratha and Ramayana painted on it.

  • Bammera is 46 kms away from Warrangal where the poet Bammera Pothana lived. His transalation of Ved Vyasa's Bhagavatham was the inspiration for Tyagaraja swamikal.

  • The Lakhnavaram lake 85 kms away and the Pakhal lake 55kms away are some destinations to sought for. The Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary has deers, pythons, boars, and a variety of birds.

  • Chandragiri Chandragiri is located on the banks of the river Swarnamukhi.

  • Horsley hills It is a small hill station.

  • Kailasakona waterfalls This waterfall is in the Nagari valley.

  • Madanapalle It is a famous health resort.

  • Nagari Hills It has a nose shaped cliff jutting out in the sky called Nagari Nose.

  • Puttur Bone setters of this village are famous and are believed to have the ability to set right any type of fracture using herbal medicines.

  • Thalakona There is a waterfall here which is worth seeing.
 
Andhra Pradesh - Kohinoor of India
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Ideal time to Visit - October - February
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Andhra Pradesh is essentially a hot and humid state. March to June is the summers where the temperature soars to 40 degrees. July-October is the monsoon season where the rains are erratic and still the climate is humid and hot. October till December is the winters when the climate is good to roam around.
Capital - Hyderabad
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