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Top 10 Places To Visit In Telangana


The state of Telangana is to be a newly christened state of India on the 2nd of June 2014. The region was a part of the Indian State of Andhra Pradesh. It contains 10 districts, many of which are important towns of Andhra Pradesh including its very own capital, Hyderabad. The Main Language spoken is Telugu, and the word Telangana itself was meant to distinguish Telugu speaking region from the Marathawada region. The state is rich with historic and cultural heritage and the climate is hot n dry. The place has a majority of historic monuments and temples which were once a part of the State of Andhra Pradesh.

One of the oldest dynasties in India the Sathavahanas were the dominant power here. The rule 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 in this State. In the 14th century the city of Hyderabad came under the Delhi sultanate and the Nizams of Hyderabad which led to it becoming a princely State. In this article we shall discuss in brief the different cities of the upcoming State of Telangana.

1. Hyderabad

Charminar
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Shopping, Heritage, Monuments, Nizam
  • Major Attractions: Old city and Charminar.
  • Nearby Places: Warangal, Bidar, Nizamabad.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 2-3 days.

Hyderabad, the capital and the largest city of the State of Telangana and also the capital of the State of Andhra Pradesh till the next capital is determined. The place is rich with historic and urban structures. The city is also a home to the ‘Telugu Film Industry ‘or ‘Tollywood’, which is the second largest producer of motion pictures in India. Monuments like Charminar, marketplaces, cuisines, the town of Hyderabad is a must visit.

  • Air
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the major airport in the city and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to any part of the city.
  • Rail
Secunderabad Junction railway station (SC) is the largest and main railway junction in the city. Being one of the oldest and busiest railway junctions in India, it is well connected to all cities in India. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city. It also acts as a commuter to Hyderabad Urban Hub. The other major stations in the city are Deccan-Nampalli (HYB) and Kachiguda Railway Station (KCG).
  • Road
Hyderabad, being an economic hub lies on three main national highways-NH7, NH9 and NH-163. Intercity, intracity and interstate buses run regularly from Mahatma Gandhi Bus Station in the city.


Places to Visit:

CharminarGolconda FortMakkah Masjid
Old City.Salarjung MuseumQutb Shahi Tombs
Hussain Sagar LakeBirla MandirChowmahalla Palace
Ramoji Film CitySpanish MosquePaigah Tombs
Chilkoor Balaji TempleNehru Zoological ParkShamirpet

2. Warangal

warangal-fort2
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Visitor Information
  • Famous for: History, Monuments.
  • Major Attractions: Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal Fort and Ramappa Temple.
  • Nearby Places: Hyderabad.
  • Ideal Visit Time: 1-2 days

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 is a historic marvel to behold and will ensure you note it down in your bucket lists for this city.

  • Air
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the major airport nearest to Warangal and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Warangal about 3 hr (145.2 km) away.
  • Rail
Kazipet Junction railway station (KZJ) is the main railway junction in the city. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city. It acts like a junction point to the trains going towards Hyderabad and therefore is connected to almost all Indian cities. Warangal railway station (Wl) is also an option.
  • Road
NH 163 passes through Warangal and its vicinity to Hyderabad, makes it well connected to all the cities in Andhra Pradesh and the nearby states.


Places to Visit:

Warangal FortThousand Pillar TemplePakhal Lake
Eturnagaram Wildlife SanctuaryKakatiya Rock GardenKakatiya Musical Garden
Bhadrakali TempleRamappa Lake

3. Nizamabad

nizamabad-temple
Photo by Sumanth Garakarajula, CC BY 2.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: History, Monuments.
  • Major Attraction: Nizamabad Fort.
  • Nearby Places: Hyderabad, Karimnagar.
  • Ideal Visit Time: less than a day.

Located by the River Godavari, Nizamabad is also a major city in the State of Telangana. The town is famous for its various temples and historical monuments. The Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary is located next to the Pocharam Lake in Nizamabad and contains a rich flora and fauna. The Nizamabad fort is also a great place to visit.

  • Air
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the major airport nearest to Nizamabad and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Nizamabad about 3 hr (176.1 km) away.
  • Rail
Nizamabad Junction railway station (NZB) is the main railway junction in the city. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city. It acts like a junction point to the trains going towards Hyderabad and therefore is connected to almost all Indian cities.
  • Road
Buses are regularly operated by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to and from Nizamabad bus station in the city. NH 44 (a major highway connecting north and south) passes through Nizamabad.


Places to Visit:

Nizamabad FortAlisagar ReservoirPocharam Wildlife Sanctuary
Archaelogical And Heritage MuseumPochampad DamNizam Sagar Dam
Mallaram ForestKanteshwar

4. Karimnagar

karimnagar
Photo by Sumanth Garakarajula, CC BY 2.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: History, Monuments.
  • Major Attraction: Elgandal Fort
  • Nearby Places: Hyderabad.
  • Ideal Visit Time: less than a day.

Karimnagar is located by a tributary of the Godavari River and is located at an approximate distance of 165 kilometers. The city is famous for its various historical forts 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 really amazing temples. The city is the 4th most populated city in the State of Telangana.

  • Air
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is the major airport nearest to Karimnagar and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Karimnagar about 4 hr (191 km) away.
  • Rail
Karimnagar railway station (KRMR) is the main railway junction in the city. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city.
  • Road
Buses are regularly operated by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to and from Karimnagar. NH 563 passes through the city.


Places to Visit:

Elgandal FortManthani TemplesJagtial Fort
Ramagiri FortUjwala ParkRajiv Deer Park
VemulawadaKaleshwaram

5. Khammam

khammam
Photo by Pavithrans, CC BY-SA 3.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: History, Monuments.
  • Major Attraction: Khammam Fort.
  • Nearby Places: Vijaywada, Warangal.
  • Ideal Visit Time: less than a day.

The city’s name ‘Khammam’ owes to the local derivation of the name of hill located in this area. The Godavari River covers an area of 250 kilometers in this area 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.

  • Air
Vijayawada International Airport is the major airport nearest to Khammam and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Khammam about 2 h 38 min (130.4 km) away.
  • Rail
Khammam railway station (KMT) is the main railway junction in the city. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city.
  • Road
Buses are regularly operated by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to and from Khammam. NH 65 passes through the city.


Places to Visit:

Khammam FortKinnerasani Wildlife SanctuaryKallur
Lakaram LakeNelakondapalliSri Venkateshwara Swamy Temple
PerantalapalliGundala

6. Adilabad

adilabad
Photo by Parth Joshi, CC BY 2.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Waterfalls, landscape, Godavari.
  • Major Attraction: Kuntala Waterfall.
  • Nearby Places: Nagpur, Nizamabad.
  • Ideal Visit Time: Less than one day.

Adilabad is the second largest city in Telangana and 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 species like the tiger, panther, 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 at the banks of the Godavari River.

  • Air
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Nagpur is the major airport nearest to Adilabad and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Adilabad about 3 hrs 30 min (189.5 km) away.
  • Rail
Adilabad railway station (ADB) is the main railway junction in the city. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city.
  • Road
Buses are regularly operated by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to and from Adilabad. NH 44 passes through the city.


Places to Visit:

Kuntala WaterfallsKawal Wildlife SanctuaryPochera Waterfalls
Pranahita Wildlife SanctuaryMahatma Gandhi ParkSivaram Wildlife Sanctuary
Kala AshramBasar Saraswathi Temple

7. Mahbubnagar

mahabubnagar
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Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Waterfalls, Forests.
  • Major Attraction: Mallela Theertham.
  • Nearby Places: Srisailam, Hyderabad.
  • Ideal Visit Time: Less than one day.

Located at a distance of around 100 kilometers from the capital Hyderabad, Mahbubnagar was the core of the Satavahanas 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 a 800 years old banyan tree and its underlings are spread across 3 acres of land.

  • Air
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is the major airport nearest to Mahbubnagar and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Mahbubnagar about 2 hrs (102.1 km) away.
  • Rail
Mahbubnagar railway station (MBNR) is the main railway junction in the city. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city.
  • Road
Buses are regularly operated by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to and from Mahbubnagar bus station. NH 164 and Srinagar - Kanyakumari Hwy pass through the city.


Places to Visit:

FarahabadPillalamarriAlampur
GadwalMallelatheertham

8. Medak

medak
Photo by Pavlica, CC BY-SA 3.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Religion, Nature, Fauna,Neolithic era.
  • Major Attractions: Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary, Medak Cathedral.
  • Nearby Places: Hyderabad, Nizamabad.
  • Ideal Visit Time: Less than one day.

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.

  • Air
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is the major airport nearest to Medak and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Medak about 2 hrs 31 min (111.3 km) away.
  • Rail
Wadiaram Railway Station (WDR) and Kamareddy Railway Station (KMC) are the nearest railway stations located at a distance of 26 and 48 kms respectively. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city.
  • Road
Buses are regularly operated by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to and from Medak. NH 161 passes through the city.


Places to Visit:

Medak FortMedak CathedralPocharam Wildlife Sanctuary
Edithanur CaveArchaeological Museum

9. Nalgonda

nalgonda-clock-town
Photo by Sudhirnlg, CC BY-SA 3.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: History, Religion.
  • Major Attractions: Lateef Saheb Dargah and Kolanupaka Temple
  • Nearby Places: Hyderabad, Mahbubnagar.
  • Ideal Visit Time: One day.

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 various 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.

  • Air
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is the major airport, nearest to Nalgonda and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Nalgonda about 2 hr 12 min (102 km) away.
  • Rail
Nalgonda railway station (NLDA) is the main railway junction in the city. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city.
  • Road
Buses are regularly operated by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to and from Nalgonda. NH 565 passes through the city.


Places to Visit:

Deverakonda FortBhongir FortRachakonda Fort
MellachervuPillalamariNagarjuna Sagar Dam
Ethipothala WaterfallsKolanupaka

10. Rangareddy

rangareddy
Photo by Adityamadhav83, CC BY-SA 3.0
Visitor Information
  • Famous for: Nature, Religion.
  • Major Attractions: Anantagiri Hills and Chilkoor Balaji Temple.
  • Nearby Place: Hyderabad.
  • Ideal Visit Time: One day.

Rangareddy was formed in 1978 when it split from the Hyderabad district. The town is basically a rural district 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 less attractions than the rest of the cities in Telangana and due it being close to Hyderabad can be covered in a day.

  • Air
Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad is the major airport, nearest to Rangareddy and is well connected to domestic and international terminals. Take a prepaid cab or bus from the airport to Rangareddy about 2 hr 12 min (102 km) away.
  • Rail
Ranga Reddy Guda Station (RRGA) is the main railway junction in the city. Visitors can take a cab, bus or a prepaid taxi from the railway station to any part of the city.
  • Road
Buses are regularly operated by Telangana State Road Transport Corporation to and from Rangareddy. NH 565 passes through the city.


Places to Visit:

Ananthagiri HillsMaheshwaramOsman Sagar Lake
Keesaragutta TempleShamirpet Lake View

Even though Telangana is a newly christened state, we might see many more additions to the huge list of tourist places to visit in the future. The cultural heritage and the historic significance of Telangana has certainly made it a must visit place in India.

One comment

  1. Kummathi Venkatesulu

    Why don’t you provide the basic information like distance from Hyderabad, hotels available there, locations etc. Once if you visit the system of Kerala tourism you will know how to attract the tourists. As per my little knowledge, there are many beautiful places in Telangana, but unfortunately either the government or other agencies of the government are not taking interest to develop the tourism. I hope soon this things will change. If really any advice is needed really I will serve for better development of Telangana tourism.

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