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Kongala waterfalls

Kongala waterfalls or Puli Madugu Jalapatham is located near Kongala village, Wazeedu mandal  , Mulugu district, Telangana state, India.  The waterfall is called ‘V-fall’ by the locals. While the height of the fall is about 70 feet, the Loddimadugu Vagu (stream) fall merges into Kongala tank in the village. It is around 3 kms from Kongala village. You have to adventure through a trek for about 2 kms or 45 minutes amidst the Kongala forest or Dulapalli forest range and then reach the mighty cascade. Standing at a height of 30 m and spanning around an area of 100 m, water from the falls creates a large pool at the bottom making it a fun activity for the tourists to have fun swimming in them. The surrounding area is also considered great for bird watching as the waterfall is located in the middle of the forest. You would need to take help of local guides to get there and there is a good chance you would be on your own when you visit the place and giving you plenty of time to be in bliss.

Mashenuloddi waterfall

Mashenuloddi waterfall is located near Dulapuram village, Wajedu Mandal, Mulugu district, Telangana, India. You have around 12 major waterfalls in 50 kms radius. From Bogathafalls X road if you go right you will go to Venkatapuram, Muthyamdhara waterfalls and Bhadrachalam. if you go straight and left you will reach Jaganathapuram village and from there around 3 kms you will reach Dulapuram and from there if you take right in around 3 kms you will reach Mashenuloddi waterfall. You can drive from Dulapuram village around 2 kms and need to trek around 1 km to reach waterfall and you need a guide. You can get a guide at Dulapuram village to trek in  forest to reach Mashenuloddi waterfall. 5 kms from Bogatha Waterfalls 20 kms after crossing Mullakatta bridge from Eturnagaram 23 kms from Eturnagaram 82 kms from Mulugu 127 kms from Badrachalam 134 kms from Warangal 279 kms from Hyderabad

Jampanna Vagu

Jampanna vagu / Laknavaram River / Sampangi Vagu joins Godavari river at Eturnagaram, Mulugu District. Origin / Start : Bhupalpally Forest Range End: Godavari River near Eturnagaram, Mulugu District Length: Around 80 Kms According to history, Jampanna was a tribal warrior and the son of tribal goddess Sammakka. The Jampanna Vagu took his name as he died in a battle fighting against the Kakatiyan Army in that stream. Tribals believe that taking a holy dip in the water of Jampanna Vagu honours and reminds them of the sacrifice of their gods who saved them and also induces courage in their souls. There is a bridge constructed on top of Jampanna Vagu, known as the Jampanna Vagu Bridge. According to a 13th-century tribal legend, some tribal leaders on a hunt found a newborn girl (Sammakka) enveloped in light playing amidst tigers. They took her to the tribal chief, who adopted and raised her as a leader. She later became the savior of the tribals of the region. She was married to Pagididda

Vontimamidi or Ontimamidi lodhi waterfall

Vontimamidi lodhi or Ontimamidi lodhi waterfall is located in Mangavaigudem village, Venkatapuram mandal of Mulugu district in Telangana State. “People who want to visit this waterfall must take the help of the local tribals as they are aware of the paths in the forest. The tourists must also be prepared to walk in knee-deep slush and through the slippery boulders carefully to reach to this ‘heaven on earth’,”

Mulugu District

Mulugu is a district of Telangana formed on February 17, 2019 by bifurcating the Jayashankar Bhupalpally district. It is a newly formed district headquarters of Mulugu . It was a part of the Warangal district prior to the re-organization of districts in the state. It lies on NH 163. Mulugu district with headquarters in Mulugu, would be 3,031 square kilometers with a population of close to 3 lakh in about 335 habitations. Mulugu has one seat for state Assembly constituency. Eturu Nagaram ITDA (Integrated Tribal Development Agency) office created for tribal people is situated in Mulugu district. The majority of the villages and the hamlets including the city are the habitats of Scheduled Tribes (75%). The tribal community is Lambadi. Thus the majority of people of the city will communicate in the special tribal language, Lambadi or Banjara (60%). This language is one among the officially recognised dialects by the government of India. This language has no script and is

Devuni Gutta Temple

Devuni Gutta temple is located 2.5 km away from Kothur village, near Jangalapalli of Mulugu mandal in Mulugu district. It is only when one chats up with the villagers of Kothur that the temple is mentioned. The journey to reach this temple is as interesting as the temple itself. The temple is on a densely forested hill locally called ‘Devuni Gutta’. One has to walk from the village through a forest. About halfway up, the path becomes a water path — a stream or a rivulet that one can walk through. The watery path runs for a kilometre at least. Even as you enjoy the walk, you also get to see beautiful waterfalls at several places. Upon reaching the top of the hill, one comes upon this absolutely stunning temple with carvings on all four walls sitting snug within a lush green environ. It looks like it is made of bricks but up close one can see that the blocks are a mixture of sand and stone. Lime mortar was used for plastering. The carvings were made on these square and rectangle

SRSP Kakatiya Canal

Kakatiya Canal is a major canal in the Telangana State in India. Its full name is SRSP Kakatiya Canalas the canal originates from the Sriram Sagar dam to  to the Lower Manair Dam (LMD) Reservoir to Khammam Reservoir It feeds North Telangana by passing through the region for irrigation and as well as drinking water for major cities. Kakatiya Canal is about 284 km long with 9,700 cusecs flow capacity and passing through Nizamabad,  Jagtia, Karimnagar, Warangal, Hanumakonda, Mahabubabad. Suryapeta and Bhadradri Kothagudem Districts will benefited by inflow of Kakatiya Canal to Musi River. This canal is an inter river basin transfer link by feeding Godavari River water to Krishna river basin in Warangal and Khammam districts. 4 Units of 9 MW each to generate 36 MW have also been set up to harness the water head before feeding water in to the canal. Located at Km.146.00 of Kakatiya Canal on Manair River near Karimnagar is a balancing reservoir. Nizamabad Mendora, Velka

Mallur Fort & Temple

Mallur Fort located in Mallur village, Mangapet Mandal, Mulugu district in Telangana, India is said to be bigger than Warangal and Golconda forts. A sprawling ancient fort in the region is the massive 8 km-radius fort wall with seven entry points dating back to the Satavahana period. Locally known as Mallur Fort, located 4 km inside the forests near Mallur village of Mangapet mandal, Jayashankar district, the fort is on the banks of the river Godavari adjacent to the Eturunagaram-Bhadrachalam highway. “Normally, forts are two to four km in radius. But this fort wall has a radius of about 8 km, much bigger than Warangal and Golconda forts. The famous Mallur Temple of Hemachala Lakshmi Narsimha Swamy is the most  ancient architectural divine ensemble which is located on the Mallur Ghat in the Mangapeta mandal of Jayashankar Bhupalpally district.  Situated in the beautiful mountain ranges on the southern bank of Godavari, this temple is famous for its Swayambhu deity with

Wazeed Bogatha Waterfall

Bogatha Waterfall is located in Koyaveerapuram G, Wazeed Mandal, Mulugu district, Telangana. The waterfall is said to be the second highest in Telangana State. A beautiful waterfall  s ituated in the dense forest region between Kaleswaram and Bhadrachalam, Bogatha falls is formed on Chikupally Vagu that merges with River Godavari. Situated amidst thick vegetation, Bogatha Falls is a favorite picnic spot for the residents of nearby villages. Dropping from a height of over 30 feet in several parallel streams, the water is collected into a large pool at the bottom of the falls. Swimming in the pool is a favorite activity here and swimming here is considered safe. There is a temple dedicated to Bogateswara Swamy near the temple. The upper part of the falls can be reached from the temple. As motorable road is not available, visitors need to trek for some distance. Visiting this waterfall gives an excellent opportunity to those who are interested in trekking and looking for a ch

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary

Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary is situated at Eturnagaram village in the district of Mulugu, Telangana, India. About: It is known to be one of the oldest sanctuaries in Telangana. In the year of 1952, on 30th January, the erstwhile Hyderabad Government declared it as sanctuary for its rich bio-diversity. Most of the statuary place is plain and one fourth is hilly. Godavari River passes through the sanctuary. Distance: The distance of this Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary from Hyderabad is about 200 km and from Warangal about 55 km. Park specifications : It is coverage areas about 812 km,Here Tigers, Panthers, Gaur, Sambar,Cheetal, Nilgiri and Blackbuck are the main attraction of the park. Flora and Fauna  Flora: The Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary has teak and other related plants such as thiruman, maddi, bamboo, mdhuca, terminlia and pterocarpus. Fauna: A perennial water source is known as ‘DayyamVagu’ which separates into two halves. It is a place of Tigers, Leopards, Wol

Samakka Saralamma or Medaram Jathara

Samakka Sarakka Jathara or Medaram Jathara, a little festival of tribal origin in Telangana has become a major pilgrimage. The Samakka festival is held every two years at in Medaram Village of Tadvai Mandal deep in the heart of the thick forests of Mulugu district. The population of the little forest village at Medaram in normal times never exceeds 300. Suddenly, during the month of February it rises to over 3500000! Millions of devotees come from all over Telangana and neighbouring states like Andhra Pradesh, Orissa, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. This festival is held in memory of a Koya tribal queen called Samakka who fought against the medieval dynasty of the Kakatiyas who ruled from Warangal between 1000 A.D.-1380 A.D. approximately. The Telangana region over the centuries has come to be identified as a symbol of defiance and dissent, thanks to the legacy of Sammakka and Sarakka who defied the mighty Kakatiya rulers. It served as a source of inspiration for many people's mov

Ramappa Lake

Ramappa Lake is situated near NH 163  in Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal, Mulugu district,  Telangana, India.   237 k.m. from Hyderabad 70 k.m. from Warangal 1 k.m from Ramappa Temple Ramappa Lake is a magnificient example of irrigation work of Kakatiya Rulers constructed in 13- Century A.D. during Ganapathi Deva’s time. Its water is spread over an area of more than 82 Sq.Kms with lush greenery all around. The lake is over looked by beautiful hill ranges in the background providing a spectacular view especially at Sunset time. It is an excellent place for van bojanalu (picnic) and one can simply come here and relax under the shade of sprawling trees or walk around appreciating the beauty of nature or have a fascinating boat ride. There are excellent huts, eight in number and a good restaurant cum dining hall around Ramappa Lake but these are lying unused because of lack of proper maintenance. A tourism Rest House is also there near the Lake, which has three rooms

Ramappa Temple

Ramappa Gudi (Temple) is situated  18° N, 79° E and 612 feet over sea level  in Palampet village of Venkatapur Mandal, Mulugu district, Telangana, INDIA. 237 k.m. from Hyderabad 70 k.m. from Warangal Situated in a valley surrounded 3 sides by cotton, rice fields and mountain on the other side is a magnificient monument dating back to 1213 AD. It documents the glory and grandeur of the Kakatiya kingdom.  Arts flourished in Telangana, during Kakatiya Dynasty and among the important and exquisite monuments of the State, Ramappa Gudi popularly known as Ramappa Temple, is an archaeological wonder.  Historians and art enthusiasts regard this temple as the brightest gem of Kakatiya architecture and treasure house of medieval architecture. This temple can be seen from 6 kilometers and played important role in protecting the capital of Kakatiya Kingdom Orugalla, now known as Warangal. The main presiding deity of Ramappa temple is Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy and is dedicated to Lo

Laknavaram Lake (Cheruvu)

Laknavaram Lake is situated in Mulugu district about 90 km from warangal, 30 KM from Ramappa Temple, 7 km from Govindaraopet and 5 km from Chalvai. Tourists coming from Warangal direction has to take the NH 163 road towards Mulugu. After crossing mulugu, drive 8 km you willget Chalvai before starting please take right direction into the thick forest to reach this place. The green hills of Govindaraopet agency mandal lie side by side to form a massive bowl like structure which holds the spacious, beautiful and pristine lake popular known as ‘Laknavaram Cheruvu’.

Polavasa Chiefs

1080 - 1160 A.D : Polavasa Dynasty / Polasa chiefs / Lengonda Dynasty Capital : Polavasa (Current Polas, Jagitial District, Telangana State, India) Founder : Madhava Varma Language: Telugu Religion: Hinduism (Saivism and Vaishnavism), Jainism The Polavasa chiefs were subordinates of the Western Chalukyas, but revolted against their overlords during the early 12th century. Descendants of Rashtrakutas and were based immediately north of the Kakatiya territories. The Polavasa Kingdom bordered river godavari and extended from Polavasa to Narsampet. Madhava varman upto 1080AD : Durgaraja 1080 - 1110 A.D : Medaraja - I Feudatory of  Vikramaditya VI (1076 - 1126 AD ) of Western Chalukyas of Kalyani Polavasa was a capital under the rule of Medaraja (1080–1110).They ruled from their capital at Polavasa (modern day Jagtial) of Karimnagar district to Narsampet of Warangal district from their capital at Polavasa.  First Inscription Found in Banajipet of Narsampet, Warangal district that he built V