If you are looking for a religious place with ancient ruins, greenery of the hills and a peaceful lake view to get your thoughts together, Rangareddy is the place to be. It is a rural district in the state of Telangana named after Sri K.V. Ranga Reddy (1890-1970) who was a former Deputy Chief Minister of undivided Andhra Pradesh. The district encircles Hyderabad, which also serves as the administrative center of this R.R. district. Due to its proximity to Hyderabad, this place could be covered in a day. So let’s have a look at the top five points of interest in Rangareddy for all you explorers out there.
Set within the outskirts of Khammam district of Telangana lie the Kinnerasani wildlife sanctuary which is a part of the Dandakaranya forests of Tretayugam. Legend has it that lord Rama spent his days of exile here. Places like Parnshala, Rekapalli, Dummugudem that hold special place in Hindu mythology are evidential to this. It lies on the right bank of the river Godavari and extends over an area of 635 sq km. It is less than 15 kilometres away from Kothagudem and 25 kilometres away from the Bhadrachalam cities.
Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of approximately 130 square kilometers. This scenic sanctuary was established in 1952 and was once the hunting ground of the then Nizam. This Sanctuary is named after the Pocharam Lake, which was formed after the construction of the Pocharam Dam on Allair River between the years of 1916 to 1922. This area was declared as a wildlife sanctuary in the early years of the 20th century. The surreal beauty of the Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary beckons the avid Traveller to its many wonders.
The Pakhal wildlife sanctuary is a striking, coveted tourist spot located in the Warangal district, Telangana. Set around the shores of the Pakhal Lake, it was established in the year 1952 by Kakatiya Dynasty. It was in the 13th century that this lake was reclaimed and named after the man who excavated it.
The Nagarjunsagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve stretches across 3,568 square kilometers and encompasses five districts namely Nalgonda, Mahbubnagar, Kurnool, Prakasam and Guntur. Thus, making it the largest Tiger Reserve in India. The southern part of the reserve was initially maintained as a hunting reserve for the royalty of Hyderabad and their guests. The woody slopes of the Hills and the vast plateaus along with the dense greenery of the area make it a picturesque and breathtaking experience. This Reserve, which is situated in the scenic Nallamalai Hills, resonates with the vibrance of the wildlife found here.
Medak was part of the Nizam princely state during the pre-Independence era. A municipal town in the state of Telangana, Medak is the hub of cultural festivities, most notably the Bathukamma in the springtime. There are a myriad of tourist places to explore at Medak and here is a list of top 5 places that you cannot afford to miss.
Mahbubnagar like other places of Telangana has its own historical significance, being at the center of the Satavahana dynasty and the Chalukya dynasty. It was formerly known as Palamoor. With a number of religious places of worship and cultural centers, let’s explore the other sites of this place. Here’s a list of top 5 places in Mahbubnagar that you should definitely visit.
Situated on the banks of the Manair river, a tributary of Godavari, Karimnagar is the fourth largest city in the Indian state of Telangana. It is also nicknamed as the ‘City of Granites’. There is a lot to explore here, from its cultural beauty to its historical significance. There is more than a handful of places that should be on your list and for your convenience, this piece would be divided into five categories instead of particular places. Because when you have a lot of options, the choice is all yours!
‘Simply put, Old is Gold’
Standing atop an undulating terrain on 812 sq km of land is the oldest wildlife sanctuary in the state, the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary. The wildlife sanctuary is situated in Eturnagaram village of Warangal District in the state of Telangana. It boasts of verdant valleys that give way to the pristine waters of the Godavari River and provide shelter to an amazing range of biodiversity. The sanctuary is equipped with an ‘all-in-one’ topography comprising of plains, slopes, hills, streams and springs. As you talk a walk through the woods, you might come across tree fossils and caves that seem to give a glimpse of the bygone era in this sanctuary. The presence of embryonic species of ephemeral elements make this sanctuary a rare eco-region. Etunagaram with its awe-inspiring scenic beauty and immense historical significance is sure to amaze you! Read on to find out more.
[Also see: National Parks in India]
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