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September 17, 1948

  On 17 September, 1948, Indian armed forces took control of the princely state of Hyderabad in a “police action”, ending the 200-year-old Nizam rule and merging the vast Hyderabad Deccan region, which comprised present-day Telangana, parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka into India The Nizam who was a Muslim ruler—administered over the majority Hindu subjects—conferring enormous powers to feudal landlords, who in turn exploited the masses. Urdu was encouraged over native Telugu as medium of instruction and in administration, making education and jobs inaccessible to locals. The freedom movement too had an impact on the Hyderabad state as the Congress and the Communists became politically active opposing the Nizam’s rule. The Communists led a popular resistance called Telangana peasants’ armed struggle starting from 1946 against the feudal landlords and the Nizam’s rule. India gained independence from Britain on 15 August, 1947, and the Nizam, already weakened by the peasant revolt was un
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Rali Vagu

Rali Vagu is a tributary of Godavari River. Origin: Near Kurreghad village, Kasipet Mandal, Mancherial District, Telangana State, India. Length: Around 30 kms. Districts : Mancherial Outflow: Godavari River Start: Kurreghad End: Mancherial Ralivagu Project is Medium Irrigation Project across Ralivagu 2 Km North-East of Mulkalla Village and 10 Km from Mancherial Railway station, which is a tributary of Godavari River. The stream flows in a hilly and steep ground in forest area. The catchment area 50.74 Sq Miles. Reservoir capacity is 11.57 Mcum, which is having two main canals to irrigate an ayacut of 3280 acres.

Ralla Vagu River

Origin : Ralla Vagu  or Rallavagu River is a tributary of Godavari River originates near the village Dondla is located in Tiryani Mandal of Kumuram Bheem Asifabad District in the State of Telangana. Outflow : Godavari River Length : Around 40 Km Districts : Mancherial. Mandals : Kasipet, Mandamarri Start : Dondla Village End : Godavari, Mancherial Tribuaries Devapur Vagu or Salpal Vagu or Salpala Vagu stream, which originates near Devapur village, Kasipet mandal, Mancherial district, Telangana. Length : Around 25 kms Palavagu or Pala Vagu stream, which originates near Akenipalle Village, Mandamarri mandal, Mancherial district, Telangana to form the Rallavagu which drains into the Godavari after flowing for 11 km. Length: around 20 kms The Rallivagu Reservoir Project is a medium irrigation project across Ralivagu, a tributary of Godavari River. The project is located near Mulakalla village(6 Km from Mancherial Town) of Mancherial mandal in Mancherial district. The catchment area 50.74 S

Pakhal Lake

Pakhal lake is situated amidst unspoiled forest in Pakhal wildlife sanctuary near Pakhalashoknagar Village, Khanapur Mandal, Warangal District, Telangana State, India. 'Pakhal' literally means 'a large container of water' and is a Sanskrit derivative. According to the inscription set up on the bund , it was constructed during Ganapatideva by Jagadalu Mummadi, son of the minister Bayyana Nayaka and Bachana nayaka around1213 AD, Maudgalya tirtha close to the temple of Siva-Ramanatha. By the side of the tank he built a splendid city called Ganapura and granted a mansion and five martula of land to Kavichakravarti. The Pakhal Lake is an eloquent testimony to the engineering expertise of the Kakatiyas. Many artificial lakes were constructed during the Kakatiya period. The average depth of the lake is from 30 to 40 ft. The lake is a reservoir created by dam across Pakhal river, tributary of the River Musi.It was built to serve as source of water for irrigational purpose.  Shi

Gundala Waterfalls

Gundala Waterfalls is located near Gundala Village in Tiryani Mandal, Komaram Bheem Asifabad, Telangana, India. The scenic and lesser known nature wonder snuggles in the dense forests of remote Gundala village in Tiryani Mandal of Kumram Bheem Asifabad district. The spot is located around 300 kilometers from Hyderabad. A few hardcore nature lovers would tend to visit the spot by trekking treacherous rocky path for over 10 kilometers and wading flooding streams.  There are two routes to go, from Mancherial district. The route via Dandepally will lead you directly to a kilometer nearby to the waterfall. People who don't have much time and yet wanted to watch over the beauty of the waterfall has to choose this route. But the people who love to walk amidst of forest and cherish the beautiful green sceneries have to take the route to the waterfall via Thiryani. By this route, one has to stop their vehicles at rompapally village and has to walk ahead through the forest. It's an on-fo

Savatula Gundam Waterfalls

Savatula Gundam or Samthula Gundam or Samthulagundam Waterfalls is located around 3 kms from Venkatapur and Balhanpur Villages, Asifabad Mandal, Komaram Bheem Asifabad District, Telangana, India. You need to hire local guides for this trekking. Directions from Asifabad

Jodheghat Valley / Museum

Komaram Bheem memorial, Smriti Vanam and a Museum is located in Jodeghat, Kerameri Mandal, Komaram Bheem Asifabad District, Telangana, India. Bears witness to the culture of the indigenous people that live there. Legend has it that it was the same hillock where Kumram Bheem and his associates died fighting with the Nizam’s forces. This Kumram Bheem Memorial is a modern architectural structure inaugurated in October 2016. The museum exhibits photographs and paintings that show the day-to-day life of tribes. The tribal museum, part of the ₹ 25 crore complex mainly has exhibits, photographs and paintings depicting the day-to-day life of the different ethnic denominations in old Adilabad district. One can reach the museum on Kerameri highlands in Kumram Bheem Asifabad district by road through Kamareddy and Nizamabad. Along the drive that will stretch over seven and a half hours, you will find scenic valleys full of lush green trees. Apart from the museum, old waterfalls in the depths of fo

Muthyam Dhara Waterfalls

Muthyam / Mutyam / Mutyala / Muthyala Dhara or Jalapatham or Veerabadhram Waterfalls is located near Veerabadaravaram village of Venkatapuram Mandal, Jayashankar Bhupalpally District, Telangana, India, is the country's third-highest waterfall. Flowing from a height of 700 metres, the water is blown by strong winds, giving it an appearance of a long snake. Although the lack of basic facilities at the site makes it unfavourable for trekking, tourists and nature enthusiasts flock to the area, as they can take a 10-kilometre walk among nature to reach the waterfall, due to the lack of proper roads. The Bheemunipadam waterfall, meanwhile, is famous for its rainbows during sunrise and sunset. It also has a 10-kilometre-long cave that tourists can explore. The water falls from a height of around 70 feet, forming a 200-foot-deep pool in a semi-circular enclosure. As per local traditions, it is believed that bathing in the waterfall can be therapeutic as the water mixes with rare medicinal