Telangana Tourism

Tourism in Telangana has very rich potential with its ancient history, art and culture, evidence of human habitation dating back to the Neolithic era. 

Telangana’s rich cultural heritage, history and topography have endowed the state with a variety of tourist destinations, from waterfalls and hills to temples and forts. With affordable travel and stay, a unique albeit delicious blend of South-indian and Nizami cuisines, amusement and adventure parks, hospitality, lakes, historical attractions and medical tourism, Telangana has a little something for every visitor.

The State also won four National Tourism Awards in the four categories of Best State (Comprehensive Development of Tourism), Best Golf Course (Hyderabad Gold Club), Best Railway Station (Secunderabad Railway Station) and Best Medical Tourism Facility (Apollo Hospitals) in 2022.

From its ancient archaeological sites to its magnificent monuments, Telangana offers a fascinating journey through time.Telangana is home to numerous archaeological sites that provide a glimpse into its ancient past.

UNESCO world heritage site
The Rudreshwara temple also popularly known as the Ramappa temple (built during the Kakatiya period) situated in the Mulugu district of the state was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in June 2021. 

Rural Tourism
Telangana has a tremendous potential for Rural Tourism and is a fascinating canvas of myriad colours, cultures and customs. Handicrafts represent perhaps the oldest traditions of living culture and Telangana has some of the richest sources of handicrafts. The rural handicrafts provide a valuable contribution to Telangana’s tourism product. 

Rural Tourism projects identified in Telangana, by the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India are Pochampally Rural Tourism Project, Nalgonda District, Nirmal Rural Tourism project, Adilabad, Cheriyal Rural Tourism Project, Warangal and Pembarthi Rural Tourism Project Warangal.

Best world tourism villages by UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) 
 Pochampally, a village located in the Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district, best known for its beautifully woven ‘Ikat’ sarees was awarded as ‘one of the best world tourism villages’ by the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) in November 2021. 

National Best Rural Tourism Centres for 2023
Pemberthi, located in Jangaon district, is renowned for its exquisite handicrafts.
Chandlapur, situated in Siddipet district, is celebrated for producing prestigious Gollabhama sarees and its scenic charm, nestled amidst the Ranganayaka hills.

Adventure Tourism has lot of potential in Telangana, with many waterfalls and forest area with Rock Climbing, Camping and Trekking.

Rock climbing in Bhongir is quite popular near to hyderabad.

The state is known for its vibrant cultural traditions, celebrated through music, dance, and festivals. Explore the folk dances of Telangana, such as Perini Sivatandavam, Bathukamma, and Lambadi, which reflect the essence of the region. Immerse yourself in the melodious strains of Telangana’s folk music, with its unique instruments and soul-stirring lyrics.

Telangana’s Living Traditions: While exploring Telangana’s heritage, encounter its living traditions that have stood the test of time. Witness the age-old craft of Bidriware, known for its intricate silver inlay work on metalware. Explore the handloom clusters of Pochampally and Gadwal, where master weavers create exquisite silk and cotton sarees. Engage with the skilled artisans who continue to preserve and promote these traditional crafts.

Ecotourism in Telangana is increasing with its green zone and hilly areas with very old hills and caves. Hiking, birdwatching, wildlife viewing, Water adventures, caves and climbing are some of the activities.

Religious Tourism in Telangana with its diverse culture has something for everyone, with its very old Hindu Temples, Jain Temples, Buddhist Temples, Gurudwaras, Churches and Mosques 
Shopping Tourism in Telangana has not been tapped much, has very old artisans making things generation after generation. We need to market the goods. 

Culinary Tourism 
Telangana is popularly known for its variety of food. Increase in the number of food bloggers is definitely indicative of the diversity of cuisine available in the state. The state offers different kinds of street food experiences, delicacies from different districts of the state and not to mention the ‘biryani capital’ of the country, Hyderabad.

Hyderabad, known for its Biryani and its incredible range of food was designated by UNESCO as a ‘creative city of gastronomy’ in 2019. Hyderabad’s Haleem first received the Geographical Indicator (G.I) tag in 2010 which made Haleem, the first meat based dish from India to win the honour. The tag was renewed again in 2022. Haleem also won the ‘most popular G.I food’ beating out 17 other dishes in the country. These accolades are testament to the rich culinary experience the state has to offer. Other than these, Telangana has an abundant variety of foods for foodies of different kinds.

Medical Tourism
Hyderabad, the country’s healthcare capital. Hyderabad is one of the most imporatnt places for medical treatment & patients not only from India but from abroad also visit Hyderabad for treatment.

Best Medical Tourism Facility (Apollo Hospitals) in 2022.