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Kadem River

Origin : Dedra reserved Forest and and surpluses from Bazarhatnoor Tank in Adilabad District Outflow : Godavari near Dasturabad, Dasturabad Mandal in Adilabad District States : Telangana Districts : Adilabad, Nirmal Kadem (Kadam) River is a tributary of Godavari originates from the hills of Dedra reserved Forest and and surpluses from Bazarhatnoor Tank in Adilabad District and runs South East direction for a length of 86Kms and joins river Goadvari at Dasturabad village, Dasturabad Mandal in Nirmal District. At its 80th km is the Kaddam Project also called as Kaddam Narayana Reddy Project is a Major Reservoir across river Kadem near Kaddam Mandal, Nirmal District. After traversing a distance of 6.5km from the Dam the river joins Godavari. The Kuntala Waterfall are formed on this river at Kuntala. The waterfall originates from a confluence of several ponds that lead to the river Kadem and it cascades down as two separate waterfalls adjacent to each other.

Pochera Waterfalls

Pochera Waterfalls located near Pochera Village, Boath Mandal, Adilabad District in Telangana State, India.  It is a natural waterfall with picturesque and beautiful scenery. It is a very big, wide and deep waterfall. This beautiful waterfall is the deepest of all the waterfalls in Telangana. This is also a caution to people who wish to take a dip in it. The location is very secluded and surrounded by picturesque locations and scenic environment. The waterfall has great width and height to make it the deepest in Telangana. The fall is 20 meter high and flows down with a great force, and the falls are categorized as plunge waterfalls.  The holy river Godavari flows through the Sahyadri mountain range and on their way, the river breaks into small streams. Some of these streams escape from their path and meet at a point and become the source for the Pochera falls which falls from a 20 meters high point.  The bed is much deeper and has the capacity to hold a very huge quan

Mancherial

Revenue divisions : 2 (Mancherial and Bellampally) Mandals           : 18  Population        :  807,037 Area (km2)        :  4,056.36 Literacy          : 64% Highways          : NH 63, SH1 Rivers            : Godavari, Pranhita Collector         :  Sri R.V.Karnan, IAS (2012) M.L.A             :  Diwakar Rao Nadipelli, Durgam Chinnaiah, Ajmeera Rekha Mancherial is previously called as "GARMILLA".  Mancherial is known for its commercial activity and coal belt, the newly-carved district situated in the north bank of the Godavari. The Godavari separates Mancherial and Jagityal district The Godavari separates Mancherial and Jagityal districters are described as the lifelines of the district. The Yellampalli reservoir quenches the thirst of Mancherial, Luxettipet and Dandepalli mandals besides meeting the irrigation needs.  The quarry at Gadpu, Gandhari Garden at Mandamarri, twin streams at Bhimaram, the Godavari river flowing towards north and a series of seven tank

Pranhita River

Origin : Thumbidihatti, Kouthala Mandal, Asifabad Intersection of Wardha and the Wainganga Rivers near the border of Maharashtra and Telangana. Elevation : 146 m ( 479 ft) Length : 113 km (70 mi) Catchment : 1,09,078 km2 Outflow : Godavari River near Kaleshwaram States : Maharashtra, Telangana Entire Pranahita River acts as border between Telangana and Maharashtra. Districts : Komoram Bheem Asifabad, Mancherial, Jayshankar Bhupalpally. The Pranhita begins at the confluence of 2 extensive rivers - the Wardha and the Wainganga. This junction lies on the border between the states of Maharashtra and Telangana near Kouthala(near Sirpur kagaznagar). Right at the onset, the river enjoys a wide river bed. Pranhita is the largest tributary of Godavari River covering about 34% of its drainage basin conveying the combined waters of the Penganga River, Wardha River and Wainganga River. By virtue of its extensive network of tributaries, the river drains all of Vidharba region as w

Penganga River

Origin    :  Ajantha ranges in Aurangabad district in Maharashtra Elevation :  1067 meters Length    :  676 km (420 mi) Drainage  : 23898 km2 Outflow   : Wardha River near  wadha, Wani Tehsil, Yavatmal district States    : Maharashtra,   Telangana Telangana Start     :  Guledi, Tamsi Mandal, Adilabad district End       : Mangrool, Bela Mandal,  Adilabad district   Districts :   Adilabad The Penganga river is a part Pranhita river basin which is part of Godavari river basin. It flows through Buldhana & Washim District & flows through border of Washim & Hingoli District. Then it acts as a boundary between Yavatmal and Nanded districts of Maharashtra. The river flows along State border between Maharashtra & Telangana before converging into Wardha river near small village called wadha in Wani Tehsil of Yavatmal district. The total length of the river in 676 Km. The main tributaries of the river are Adan, Kas, Arunavati Kayadhu & Pus. The small Vidarbha river merged wit

Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary

SIVARAM Wildlife Sanctuary was set up in 1987, exclusively for the protection of marsh crocodiles. Located along the holy River Godavari which is the lifeline to the  Sivaram wildlife Sanctuary in Mancherial and Peddapalli districts of Telangana, the total area of this beautiful wildlife Sanctuary is approx. 36.29 sq kms.   Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife preserve located nearly 10 km from Manthani and 50 km from Mancherial town in Telangana and is well accessible by road. Mancherial is the nearest railway station. The deciduous vegetation of this sanctuary consisting of Timan, Terminalias, Teak, Gumpena, Kodsha. It also has some Thorny Shrubs. The wildlife sanctuary attracts a lot of tourists with its wide collection of fauna which includes Sloth bear, Nilgai, Panther, Langaur, Rhesus Monkey, Cheetal, etc.  Situated on the banks of River Godavari, this place is their natural habitat. This wild life sanctuary is a haven for nature lovers and nature photographers. The eco syst

Jannaram Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary

Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary in the Jannaram forests of Mancherial district in Telangana has been declared as the 42nd tiger reserve in the country in 2012. According to the department sources, the Kawal wildlife sanctuary has about 20 tigers as per an unofficial count. "By notifying it as a tiger reserve, we expect an increase in the number of tigers," a forest department official said. Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the important wildlife sanctuaries in Telangana. The Kawal sanctuary houses various animals and several varieties of flora and fauna are seen here. If you want to get a glimpse of wild animals in their natural habitat, then, the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is a must see place. This Wildlife Sanctuary gives you a picturesque view of retreat. Every corner of this sanctuary is filled with adventure and thrill. Thousands of tourists visit this secluded animal kingdom to experience the thrills amidst wild beasts of the region. This sanctuary is located in the Mancherial

Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary

Pranahita (Blackbuck) Wildlife Sanctuary, established in 1980, is one of the oldest protected areas of Telangana and is an ideal 'blackbuck habitat' with scrub jungle and mixed deciduous vegetation and scattered grasslands. The Envirnoment Ministry has declared an area ranging from 0.1 kilometer to 5 kilometer from the boundary of Pranahita (blackbuck) Wildlife Sanctuary in Telangana as ESZs. Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is located in Chinnur-Mancherial forest division and covered area of 136 sqkm by Pranihita River. It is in Chinnur, Mancherial  distrcit, Telangana. It is about 300 km from city of Hyderabad and 35 km away from Mancherial town This sanctuary lies exactly between the latitudes 18 °41’ N - 19° 9’ N and longitudes 79°9’E - 79°57’E. The Pranahita wildlife sanctuary covers an area of about 136sq.kms and is full of lush and dark teak forests. The river Pranahita carves its way in to this amazing sanctuary making it even more beautiful. Pranahitha River flows adjoini

Kaleshwaram

Kaleshwaram is a village in Mahadevpur Mandal in Jayashankar Bhupalpally district,  Telangana. Kaleshwaram is at the juncture of the rivers Godavari and its Pranahita tributary. Bus service is available from Hyderabad, Warangal, Parkal, Karimnagar, Manthani, Godavarikhani and Peddapalli. Access to Laksha Bilwapatri Pooja is by request to Dewasthanam officials at least one month in advance It is the site of a temple of the Hindu god Lord Shiva. The temple is significant because of the two Shiva Lingas that are found on a single pedestal. These Linga are named Lord Shiva and Lord Yama. Collectively, they known as Kaleshwara Mukteswara Swamy. Kaleshwaram is one of three Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desham, or "Land of Three Lingas." The holy place draws tourists during the Karthika Month of the Indian Calendar, 16 November – 15 December. Holy baths are held during 6-17 of December. People who bathe here first visit Lord Ganesha, then pray to Lord Yama and then to

Dharmapuri

Dharmapuri is situated at a distance of about 48kms. from Jagityal town and 51 Kms. from Peddapalle railway station Dharmapuri attained religious importance owing to the existence of the shrine dedicated to Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Lord Siva With Dakshinamurthy, Vinayaka and Sapitha Mathrukas carved on a single slab of stone and Mahishasuramardhani, the sixty pillared temple, Mahalakshmi temple, Akkapalle Rajanna.  An over five hundred year old Sri Sita Rama Swami temple are the other temples of importance that heighten the sanctity of this The Ramalingeswara Temple which is of about 1000 years old, is in the proximity of the Narsimha Swamy Temple. It is said among local inhabitants that the Shiv Lingam installed in this temple was installed by Lord Rama during his exile and on way to Lanka in search of Sitha Maatha. Dharmapuri was called so after King Dharamavarma, (Who was a staunch evotee of Lord Narasimha), it was known earlier as Dhamaraya, Dharmap

Kadam Dam

Opened : 1958 This project also called as Kaddam Narayana Reddy Project. The dam’s main purpose is to irrigate close to 25000 hectares in Nirmal district. Also known as the Godavari North Canal project, the structure was built between 1949 and 1965.  At a distance of 2 km from Kaddam & Peddur Bus Stand, 51 km from Nirmal, 110 km from Adilabad and 267 km from Hyderabad, Kadam Dam is located at Kaddam Peddur in Nirmal District of Telangana. The Project has been integrated with Sriram Sagar Project. The reservoir being supplemented through Sriram Sagar Projectby Saraswathi Canal to stabilize the localized catchment area. Rivers are the lifelines of human civilization and so are the dams built across them for irrigation and hydel power that serves as places of interest too. One such notable attraction in Adilabad distracts is Kadam dam. It is located across Kadam River, a tributary of Godavari River which enters Telangana from Maharashtra. The dam is located at the confluence of Kadam

Jainath Sri Narayana Swamy Temple

At a distance of 0.5 km from Jainath Bus Stand, 22 km from Adilabad Railway Station and 327 km from Hyderabad, Sri Narayana Swamy Temple is situated at Jainath in Adilabad District of Telangana. Sri Narayan Swamy Temple also known as Jainath Temple is an ancient temple built by Pallava chiefs. This temple is also popular for its Jain style architecture, thus, the village is called Jainath. The pillars inside the temple are extensive carved with beautiful sculptures. The outer walls of the temple and the vimana over the sanctum exhibit wonderful piece of art work. Jainath Temple is one of the ancient pilgrimage centers in Adilabad and also an important architectural monument of Pallava dynasty (4th to 9th century CE) in Telugu region. This is a small structure built on a platform which is 2 feet high. The temple is dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narayana. The idol of the deity in the sanctum sanctorum is 6 feet tall in standing position and is made of black stone. The temple has several s

Sabitham Waterfalls

The waterfall in Sabitham village in Peddapalli is drawing hundreds of people everyday Located in a thick forest and surrounded by hillocks, the waterfall in the Sabhitam village in Peddapalli mandal is drawing huge crowds this monsoon season, but crying for attention from the district authorities. This small waterfall in this tiny village located about 45 km from the district headquarters on the Peddapalli-Manthani road attracts lot of visitors from July to November when the rains lash the region. The overflowing water from the Gattusingaram hillocks turns into waterfall at the Gauri Gundala, as the locals call it. The water plummets from a height of nearly 100 feet on the rocks, attracting visitors in the rainy season. Recently, Minister for Finance and Civil Supplies Etala Rajender, Peddapalli legislator D. Manohar Reddy, Collector Neetu Prasad also visited the spot. Speaking on the occasion, the Minister assured the villagers that the waterfalls would be developed into a tourist sp

Edithanur Cave, Kondapur

Edithanur is a village nestled in Sangareddy District in Telanga which is famous for its ancient caves. The caves are adorned with ancient paintings whose origin dates back to the Neolithic age. The paintings in the Edithanur caves have their origin between 2300 BC to 900 BC. It can be a thrilling experience while exploring the paintings in the maze of tunnels and various rows of natural caves. Our history textbooks would tell us that Neolithic Era or the New Stone Age is the period when there were traces of the earliest development of human technology while also holding on to the last phase of the Old Stone Age. Well, you have to see it to believe it. Edithanur Cave is situated in the village called Edithanur with traces of rock paintings depicting the culture of the Era. So if you have a knack for digging into history, this is the place to be. Edithanur has rock paintings found earlier than Budigapalli, Ketavaram and Ongole Prakasam District but later than Bethamcherla cave paintings

Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary

Main Wildlife Attractions: Bar-Headed Goose, Brahminy Bucks,Open Billed Stork,Leopard,Sloth Bear, Sambar Coverage Area: 130 sq.kms. Established: 1952 Best Time to Visit:October to July The low hills and the water pools serve the best place for the wild animals to live in. The wildlife sanctuary is named after Pocharam Lake. The Pocharam Wildlife sanctuary was established to protect the wild animals from being extinct. Pocharam Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary covers 130 sq kms in the district of Medak and Nizamabad. The wildlife sanctuary was established in the year 1952 by the Nizam of Hyderabad. The sanctuary is the homeland of various species of animals and birds. Panther, Sloth Bear, Wild Boar, Cheetal, Sambar, Nilgai, Chowsingha, Chinkara, Hyena and Jackal are the main attractions of the sanctuary. The river Manjira is the main river that adds life to the jungle. The water body is nestling for the fish like Catla, Rahu, Murrel, Ech Paten, Karugu and Chidwa. Crocodile, fresh water t