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Perantalapalli

Perantalapalli, also known as the cloud-laced hill range, is located on the way to Papi Kondalu from Kunavaram. The confluence of the Sabari River and the Godavari River can be seen from this place. Perantalapalli is sure to give you the ultimate experience with its picturesque landscapes. Its beauty can be gauged by the fact that it is referred to as cloud-laced hill range. It is located between Kunavaram and Rajahmundry. This tribal village located on hilltop offers view of the confluence of Sabari and Godavari Rivers. View of Papi Hills and Munivaatam Falls are breathtaking. This is a remote tribal village in Velerupadu mandal of Khammam District. This village is located on Kunavaram-Rajahmundry water way. A "Sri Krishna Munivaatam" was constructed at this village by Balananda Swamiji in the year 1927.Now this Munivatam is being maintained by a tribal sect Konda Reddys and daily pooja are being performed by them. Beautiful sceneries of Papi Hills and waterfalls at

Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary

The Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary is located in  Bhadradri Kothagudem ,  district of Telangana, India. This exotic wildlife sanctuary is the natural habitat of some exotic wild life and tourists visiting the sanctuary can easily spot the wide range of animals taking shelter in their natural homes. With such a a sanctuary, the government gives these animals a scope to enjoy their life and regenerate.  The wildlife sanctuary covers an area of 635.4 square kilometers and this plentiful land serves as the native land for several endangered species. This sanctuary got its name after the river Kinnerasani.  This river divides the sanctuary and meets Godavari. The fauna found in this sanctuary are Panthers, Chinkara, Chousinghas, Sambar, Cheetal, Gaurs, Hyena, Jackals, Wild Boars, Tigers, Sloth Bear, and Black Bucks. Tourists can also spot a number of birds like Jungle Fowl, Quails, Partridges, Peafowl, Nuktas, Spoonbills, Teals, and Doves. The wildlife sanctuary is located at a d

Nelakondapalli

Nelakondapalli is a town and a mandal headquarters in Khammam district, Telangana, India, located at a distance of 21 km from Khammam. Nelakondapalli is a historic site, which includes a mud fortification wall that covers 100 acres. Excavations by archaeologists have unearthed the foundations of viharas, cisterns, wells, one Mahastupa, terracotta idols, a bronze idol of Lord Buddha and a miniature stupa carved in limestone, and other historic materials from third and fourth centuries. Archaeological sites of historical importance dating back to the days of Mahabharata such as Virataraju Dibba and Keechaka Gundam are located within one and a half kilometer from Nelakondapalli. The relics, which were found at this place, strengthen the belief that it was a prominent place right from ancient times. Nelakondapalli also has ancient temples like three Shiva temples as well as two Vaishnava temples. The Dusshera festival celebrations in Nelakondapalli attract devotees from other places. Nelak

Bhadrachalam

Bhadrachalam is a key town of Pilgrimage importance located in the  Bhadradri Kothagudem  District of Telangana.  The temple town of Bhadrachalam is situated on the banks of Godavari River. It was part of East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh till 1959. The town is synonymous for its famous temple devoted to Lord Rama.

Nizam Palaces Tour

The historical city of Hyderabad is bestowed with some of the most outstanding palaces in the world. A visit to these palaces is a must for any Hyderabad tour. However, to visit each palace, to know the timings and location, to find enough time and day for each visit is a task that often de-motivates many. A single tour package covering all the prominent Nizam palaces is the most suitable way to experience the grandeur and extravagance of Royals. Telangana Tourism offers a day tour package covering all the popular Nizam palaces in Hyderabad. The Nizam Palaces Tour Package by Telangana Tourism presents the opportunity to explore all the important monuments of the Nizam era in a planned manner, without any hassle of arrangements. It is a unique tour package promising a delightful day amid the magnificent landmarks of Hyderabad city. Telangana Tourism NIZAM PALACES Tour is usually organised on Saturdays and Sundays of the month. The timings of Nizam palace tour is from 1 PM to 9 PM,  incl

Golkonda Fort

Golkonda Fort is located at Ibrahim Bagh, Hyderabad is  also known as Golconda or Golla konda ("shepherd's hill") was the capital of the medieval sultanate of the Qutb Shahi dynasty (c.1518–1687), is situated 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) west of Hyderabad. The region is known for the mines that have produced some of the world's most famous gems, including the Koh-i-Noor, the Hope Diamond and the Nassak Diamond. Golkonda Fort was first built by the Kakatiya dynasty as part of their western defenses along the lines of the Kondapalli Fort. The city and the fortress were built on a granite hill that is 120 meters (480 ft) high, surrounded by massive battlements. The fort was rebuilt and strengthened by Rani Rudrama Devi and her successor Prataparudra. Later, the fort came under the control of the Musunuri Nayaks, who defeated the Tughlaqi army occupying Warangal. It was ceded by the Musunuri Kapaya Nayak to the Bahmani Sultanate as part of a treaty in 1364. Under the Ba

Charminar

The Charminar is a monument and mosque, located in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Constructed in 1591 CE, by the fifth ruler of the Qutb Shahi dynasty Sultan Muhammad Quli Qutb Shah The landmark has become a global icon of Hyderabad, listed among the most recognized structures of India. The Charminar is situated on the east bank of Musi river. To the west lies the Laad Bazaar, and to the southwest lies the richly ornamented granite Makkah Masjid. It is listed as an archaeological and architectural treasure on the official "List of Monuments" prepared by the Archaeological Survey of India under the The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act. The English name is a translation and combination of the Urdu words Chār and Minar or meenar, translating to "Four Towers"; the eponymous towers are ornate minarets attached and supported by four grand arches. It is widely accepted that charminar was built at the center of the city, to commemorate the eradicati

Dichpally Ramalayam

Dichpally Ramalayam or Khilla Ramalayam is a temple located in Nizamabad, Telangana.  Architectural splendour in oblivion Built in 12th century by Pratapa Rudra-II of Kakatiya dynasty, the temple is next only to the famous Khajuraho temple in Madhya Pradesh with regard to erotic art. Historians and archaeologists are of the view that it is a unique temple and there is no other temple in its form in South India. Though there is a controversy over the period of its construction and also the rulers who built it, scholars say that there is considerable evidence to argue that it is a Kakatiya temple like Ramappa temple in Warangal and Kesavanatha temple at Kesapur in Dichpally mandal itself. There are four-petal flowers engraved on stones all over the temple which was very much part of the Kakatiya art form, said Vanamamulai Venkata Krishnamacharyulu, the chief priest of the temple and a noted astrologist and Vedic scholar. The construction of the temple began in 12th century and c

Armoor Rock Formations

Armoor or Armur is a town located in Nizamabad District in Telangana State. Armoor is situated on NH-44 (Hyderabad-Nagpur section) and NH-16 (Nizamabad-Jagdalpur section). Armoor is a natural stopover for the traffic on the highway. This site boasts of hillock of boulders, resultant of natural weathering over 1.45 billion years.  Navanatha Siddeswara Temple is sited on top of the hill. According to the folklores, Navanathas or Siddhas (revered sages) still reside in the natural caves of these hillocks. A gorge nearby is believed to have curative properties in its waters. Hillocks with unusual rock formations known as Armoor Rock Formation, located on the NH-16, are the biggest draw here. The rock formations are a result of natural weathering of the rocks over millions of years. It seems as if nature is revealing its artistic expression with these unique rock formations. Also known as Navanathapuram, Armoor is known as an agricultural town. It is famous for its huge turmeric

Nirmal Arts & Crafts

Nirmal paintings and Wooden Handicrafts are named after the town of Nirmal in Telangana. The craft is practiced by a set of artisans known as naqash who by custom paint scenes from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, as well as from Mughal and Kangra miniatures. The artists work with simple or embossed designs and acquire the original colours from gum, minerals, and available herbs.  The master craftespersons of Nirmal originally made gold colour from the juices of herbs. The paintings are in gold on dark backgrounds and are remarkably attractive. Popular items include jewellery and ornament boxes made of poniki wood, food tray covers, playing cards, ganjifa boxes and many more items. A large variety of products, , wall plaques, furniture, screens, panels, , bowls, lamp stands trinket boxes, and ashtrays, are made. Nirmal toys are copies of natural forms and artists only make animals and birds. Poniki wood is used for small products and teak wood for larger items";"

Alampur Jogulamba Temple

Alampur is a temple-town situated in Mahbubnagar district,in the state of Telangana, India. Alampur is the meeting point of the sacred rivers Tungabhadra and Krishna and is referred to as Dakshina Kashi (also known as Navabrahmeshwara Theertha) and the Western Gateway of Srisailam, the famous Shaivite (Shaivism) pilgrim centre. The Sacredness of Alampur Temple is mentioned in the Skanda Purana. The principal deities at Alampur are Brahmeshwaraand Jogulamba. It is surrounded by the Nallamala hills. Alampur is situated on the left bank of the Tungabhadra river. Alampur was under the rule of Shatavahana Ishvakus of Nagarjunakonda, Badami Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Kalyani Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara Empire and Qutb Shahis of Golconda. Alampur was previously Known as Halampuram, Hamalapuram And Alampuram. Name of this place as Hatampura, mentioned in the inscription dated AD 1101 belongs to Western Chalukya Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI. The Alampur Navabhrama Temples are h

Mallela Theertham Waterfalls

Mallelatheertham is the natural water fall in Nallamala Forests.   All around highest mountains and thick forests adds to beauty of the nature.  Mallela Theertham Waterfall located about 9 Kms away from Vatuvarlapalli village,  8 kms off the Hyderabad-Srisailam highway and at a distance of nearly 140 km from Hyderabad in Nallamalla Forest.  Deep within the thick deciduous forest lays the Mallela Theertham. The bumpy road and 250 muddy steps lead you down the valley to reach the waterfalls. This place is perfect for picnicking and bathing. The water from tiny stream gushes down the falls and flows through dense forest and finally mixes with Krishna River The state of Telangana has many wildlife destinations located in pristine forests. One among them is Mallela Theertham, which is located 8 kms off the Hyderabad-Srisailam highway and at a distance of nearly 140 km from Hyderabad in Nallamalla Forest. The region is a pristine tourist spot. The Krishna River flows close by here i

Ekaveera Devi temple

The Ekaveera Devi temple located in Mogilichral,  Geesugonda  Mandal, Warangal was   greatly patronised by the Kakatiya kings, is now in state of neglect. Perhaps the only one of its kind in the region, the rulers used to offer prayers at the temple everyday, particularly the great queen Rani Rudrama, according to local lore. Located 12 kilometres from the Warangal district headquarters, the Ekaveera Devi temple is situated on the banks of a tank in Mogilicherla village. It was built during 1156-1196 AD and Kakatiya kings used to offer prayers daily till the empire collapsed. It was also said that Rani Rudrama was ambushed here at this temple by her opponents. The Kakatiyas had greatly patronised temples. They also built tanks adjacent to temples where habitations too came up sustaining on the tank. Similarly, in Mogilicherla village too, the Kakatiya kings built a sprawling tank. Adjoining to the tank grew the thick bushes of Garden Marigold or Telugu Mogili Chettu. The village derive

Mettugutta Temple

Mettu Gutta (Rocksteps Hill) is a famous Hindu temple that is located in Madikonda. This place is also Known as Manigiri. The Linga in this temple has many similarities with Varanasi Visveswara. There are two temples on Mettu gutta. One temple is for Lord Shiva and other one is for Lord Sri Ram. Local people call this temple as Mettu Rama Lingeshwara swamy temple. Siva temple is constructed during the kaktiya regime. The temple is located on a hillock, there many small water bodies located with in the area, there are various rock formation which can be found near the site, which have very important significance. There are evidences that this temple is famous as early Vengi Chalukya dynasty period. Kings of Kakathiya dynasty established a fort in this place and build many temples in this hill during 1198 AD. There are is also a historical temple for Lord Sri Rama in this hill. Here the linga has emerged from ground in 45 degree angle and still raisin. The mountain top temple has a

Kondagattu Temple

At a distance of 2 km from Kondagattu Bus Stand, 14 km from Jagityal Bus Station, 39 km from Karimnagar and 178 km from Hyderabad, Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple located in Muthyampet Village , Mallial Mandalof Jagitial district is one of the famous temples in Telangana. Situated on a Kondagattu hillock amidst beautiful hills, valleys and refreshing water springs, this is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This Temple is decorated with sculptures of Gods and Goddesses on its facades and walls. The temple besides the main deity of Anjaneya Swamy also has the idols of Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Alwaar and Sri Laxmi. Here one can see the life statue of Lord Anjaneya. Stairs have been provided to help visitors go up to view the statue from close quarters. According to local legend, about 300 years ago a farmer Singam sanjeevudu after losing one of his buffalos, came to this hillock searching for it and slept here. Lord Anjaneya came into his dream and told him the whereabouts of his buffalo. As he wo

Nampally Gutta Temple

At a distance of 2 km from Nampally Bus Stop, 4.5 km from Vemulawada Bus Stand & 32 km from Karimnagar, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is situated at Nampally Gutta.  The temple is nestled on a small hillock on the Vemulawada - Karimnagar highway. It is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The idol was carved out of the rock around which the temple was built. The visitors have to walk a few hundred steps that lead to the top from nearest the parking area at bottom. The climb is little steep may take up to 15 minutes. One the way to the Narasimha temple, there is a temple for Naga Devatha. The temple was built in a model of Snake. Visitors can enter the shrine through the snake's belly - a long, winding tunnel. There are statues depicting the story of Prahalada and Hiranyakasipu. At the end of the tunnel, the statue of Lord Narasimha killing the demon Hiranyakasipu is present. There are also a few ancient idols of Naga Devath

Bhuvanagiri or Bhongir Fort

Bhuvanagiri, popularly known as ‘ Bhongir ‘ stands tall at 609 metrs above sea level. An isolated monolithic rock which has a uniquely egg-shaped hump. There is a fort with two-entry points and protected by huge rocks. Bhongir Fort was built by the Western Chalukya ruler, Tri-bhuvana-malla Vikramaditya VI in 10th century on a single rocky hill in Bhongir with a single monolithic rock and was named as Tribhuvanagiri. But later the name was modified into Bhuvanagiri and now presently called as Bhongir. It is about 48 kilometres from Hyderabad and located in Nalgonda district. The fort is spread over 40 acres of land and is 500 feet high on a hill. Bhongir is famous for its Beetle Leaves, Pottery and textiles. Talking about the fort, it has a unique egg-shaped construction with heavy rocks covering the two entry points where the soldiers were always ready to attack when enemy invades. A moat encircles the fort and the palace itself has a huge underground chamber, an armoury, stable

Kotagullu or Ghanpur Temples

Ghanapuram in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district of Telangana is known for Kakatiya architecture and art. The temple complex is located on the north east corner of Ghanpur village in Mulugu mandal of Jayashankar Bhupalpally district. Ghanapuram village is located nearly 50 km from the district headquarters of Warangal and is accessible by road.

Ananthagiri Hills (Vikarabad)

Ananthagiri Hills are about 90 kilometers from Hyderabad and 6 kilometers from Vikarabad. It is a forest area in Rangareddy District and the starting point of the Musi River. The Ananthagiri Hills area is where Osmansagar and Himayathsagar originate and is some 100 km from Hyderabad and hardly 10 km from Vikarabad. Hundreds of families from the twin cities throng the hills on Sundays and holidays. The lush greenery in the hills is captivating and attracts many visitors, who want to escape from city life. Ananthagiri is also home to a Vishnu temple called the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple. During the weekends, devotees throng to the temple. Ananthagiri offers many trekking and camping opportunities. There are two trekking trails in the forests, one that begins from the Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple and another that begins about 0.5 kilometres from the temple, towards Kerelli. Deccan Trails is the camping site in Ananthagiri Hills and offers a wonderful opportunity to spot the wildli

Kolanupaka Jain Temple

Kulpakji or Kolanupaka Jain Temple is at a distance of 83 km from Warangal and 81 km from Hyderabad, the 2000 years old Jain Temple of Mahavira is located in Kolanupaka village (also called as Kulpak) in Nalgonda district.  The temple is decorated with beautiful images of Tirthankaras and it's one of the important Jain pilgrimage sites in the country. It is also a popular place to visit around Warangal & Hyderabad. Kulpakji is an important pilgrimage center for Swetambara Jains of South India. According to the mythological legend, the main temple of Kolanupaka is said to have been built by Emperor Bharata, son of King Dushyanta and Queen Sakuntala. Jainism was prevalent in Telangana before the 4th century and Kolanupaka was one of the prominent centers of Jainism from early times. About 20 Jain inscriptions have been found there. It is said that Kolanupaka flourished as Jain center during the Rashtrakutas period. This temple has three main idols of Gods, called as Tirth

Govindarajula Gutta

Govindarajula Gutta is a holy place for the practitioners of the Hindu faith. A popular tourist attraction, there is a temple dedicated to Lord Ram at the top of the hill (‘Gutta’ in Telugu) while a temple in the name of the Lord’s most prominent devotee, Lord Hanuman is located under it. Steps that amount to a hundred in number are to be climbed in order to reach the top of the hill, and it is advisable to take extreme care as the steps are sculpted out of rock and quite risky to maneuver. During the Sree Rama Navami festival, Govindarajula Gutta sees its most popular period and throngs of devotees can be seen in the vicinity.  A huge Ratham (or Chariot) made of precious materials rests on top of the hill, and this is believed to have been built by the Hazaris of Warangal. http://www.yatrastotemples.com/sri-rama-temple-in-govindarajula-gutta-in-warangal/

Vykuntapuram Temple (Sangareddy)

Located in Sangareddy. Pilgrims from different regions do come here for darshan of Sri Srimannarayana swamy ( Lord Venkateshwara). The Ambiance in the temple makes you to feel like you are in thirupathi temple. The Idol of Lord Venkateshwara swamy is similar to the one in thirumala with 3 muka dhwaras. Especially during Saturdays, Public holidays , and on festivals days will be fully packed with the public who come for darshan. One must visit the temple for its beautiful and peacefull ambiance when you come across this sangareddy city. JAI SRIMANARAYANA CHARITABLE TRUST Sri Vaikuntapuram Sangareddy shivaru, Medak Telangana-502001 Phone:  08455-275555, 201080 Cell:  +91 8125615558 http://svpd-srd.org/gallery/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sangareddi