Warangal

Warangal at a glance:

Coordinates:17.9689° N, 79.5941° E

State: Telangana

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.

How to reach Warangal:

By Air :

Nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad. The nearest airport is at Hyderabad located 160 km away from Warangal.

By Train :

Warangal is connected well to major cities of India by rail

By Road :

Warangal is well connected by road.

Places to visit in Warangal

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

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Surrounded with a regal air it borrows from older times is the Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary or Eturnagaram forest wildlife refuge which is located nearby Warangal town.

Kakatiya Musical Garden

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This one of a kind, enchanting Musical garden in Warangal is located nearby the famous Bhadrakali temple. A massive garden, it covers a total of 15 acres.

Kakatiya Rock Garden

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This rock garden had been constructed keeping in mind the comfort of the locals. It is a beautiful garden which is located close to the fort temple. This garden encloses many marvelous structures in rocks which are lively, like the statues of deer, lion, giraffe, sambar, antelopes etc.

Padmakshi Temple

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A temple , dedicated to Goddess Padmakshi, dating back to early 12th century houses instance of some exquisite architecture and a pillar that gather about itself much fascination by its visitors. The Anaconda Pillar, a quadrangular pillar stands at the entrance of the structure.

Pakhal Lake

Source : Wikipedia

Pakhal Lake is an artificially created lake in a small tributary of famous Krishna River at a place, 60 km from Warangal. Beautifully located, it lies amidst undulated hilly terrains and lush green evergreen forests.

Ramappa Temple

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Ramappa Temple, was constructed in the architectural style unique to South India during the Kakatiya rule in the 12th century. This temple is revered a lot by the Hindu community and is considered to be the greatest gift to its future generations by the Kakatiya Kings.

Siddeshwara Temple

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The Siddeshwara Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and is located very close to Hanamkonda in Warangal. The temple’s architecture is stunning and bears resemblance to the Chalukyan style of architecture.

Sri Veeranarayana Temple

Sri Veeranarayana Temple, an ancient temple built around 1104 AD, is a highly revered temple located at Kolanupaka in Warangal District. This shrine encloses Shri Veeranarayana, who is considered to be an incarnation of Lord Vishnu as the main deity.

Thousand Pillar Temple

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The Thousand Pillar Temple is a fascinating tourist spot, in the slopes of the Hanamkonda hill on the Hanamkonda-Warangal highway . The temple shows intricacy that has been carved into the thousand pillars giving it the shape of a star.

Warangal Fort

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Warangal Fort, constructed during the apocryphal Kakatiya period in the 13th century, is today a wonderful tourist spot. With mammoth sized Sanchi styled gateways portraying the Southern architecture, the fort consists of two walls, the outer one being the largest of its kind in India.

What to Eat in Warangal :

The food in Warangal is characteristically spicy and the menu of this town offers one both, vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. The local specialties of the area are Laskora Unda, Hyderabadi Biryani, Jalebis, Pickles, Gram powder vegetables and more. A number of places here also serve North-North-Indian and South-Indian cuisines.

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