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Ramji Gond

Name: Ramji Gond Born: Present Asifabad District, Telangana State, India (erstwhile Hyderabad Princely State) Died: 9 April 1860 Ramji Gond, who hailed from current Nirmal and combined Adilabad district of Telangana, was among the most prominent leaders of the First War of Independence in the erstwhile Hyderabad Princely State, who ruled the tribal areas in present-day Adilabad, Nirmal and Asifabad districts of Telangana. The areas under his rule included Nirmal, Utnoor, Chennuru, and Asifabad.  Ramji Gond and the Rohillas leader called Miya Saheb Khurd jointly fought a guerrilla campaign against the British, for which he was caught and hanged on 9 April 1860. 1857: Hyderabad Sepoy Revolt - First war of Independence Many regions in Nizam’s domains were aflame with anti-British sentiments when the mass insurrections broke out in 1857. Among these was the Adilabad district, where the resident Gond tribal community who were unhappy with the state’s oppression and exploitation of the peas

Sirpur-Chanda Gond Dynasty

1220 - 1750 A.D : Sirpur-Chanda Gond Dynasty of Gondwana Kingdom Founder : Kol Bhill or Kol Bheel or Kolkhil  Capitals : Sirpur (modern Komaram Bheem Asifabad district, Telangana), Ballarsha, Chanda (Chandrapur district, Maharashtra) Languages : Gondi language is known as ‘Koyator’ among Gonds. Southern Gondi, Adilabad Gondi, Northern Gondi, Aheri Gondi are variants of the language. Religion : Brahmanical Hinduism or Cult of the Persa Pen (clan deities); ancestor spirit worship Royal Emblem : Lion and Elephant Family Name: Singh, Shah Sirpur-Chanda Gond Kingdom flourished along with Kakatiyas, Mususnuru, Recharla Padmanayakas, Bahmani, Golkonda, Moghul and Asaf-Jahi dynasties. The term ‘Gond’ is derived from Telugu ‘Konda’ which refers to a hill. Tribal communities living in hills of central India are called Gonds. They also call themselves Koitur / Koya, or “the ones who come from the green mountains”. They may be found in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, and Odi

Hyderabad Sepoy Revolt (1857)

Hyderabad Sepoy Revolt (1857): First war of Independence After the Nizam signed the Treaty of Subsidiary Alliance with the East India Company in 1800, there were bouts of anti-British rebellions till 1857, led notably by Raja Mahipat Ram, Mubarez-ud-Dowlah, Moulvi Allauddin, and Turrebaz Khan. Among the noteworthy places of such uprising were Aurangabad, Udgir, Nizamabad, Raichur and Karimnagar. Within the Nizam’s army and the Subsidiary Troops of East India Company, men revolted against the European officers. Behind some of these rebellions were communities such as Bhils, Hutkers and Marathas. In 1812, the Indian sepoys in the British Residency at Hyderabad broke into an open mutiny They tied their Commander Major Edward Gordon to the muzzle of the gun and threatened to blow him up unless their pay and pardon were guaranteed The sepoys stationed at Nizamabad, Nanded, Parbha- m, Berar, Sirivancha and Mahadevpura also rose m revolt against the British Major Gordon was eventually release

Kalwa Narsimha Swamy Temple

Kalwa Narasimha Swamy Temple is located in the village named Kalwa, in Koneru, in the district of Nirmal, in the state of Telangana, in South India. which is at a distance of 11 km from Nirmal. Devotees who embark on a trip to the famous Basar Saraswati Temple, often stop by this temple, which falls on the way, to offer prayers. The temple is known for its strict manner for following the Hindu temple tradition and culture to a great extent. The principal deity of this shrine is Lord Narasimha Swamy. It is a medieval period Hindu temple with good architectural style and pattern. It is the most sought after Hindu temple in this region that is visited by the adherent devotees of this particular region and its surrounding. This particular shrine is largely known for performing various types of special pujas on all the Hindu auspicious days and festive days as per the Vedic rules and regulations in a very strict and religious manner. The specialty of this shrine is that visit

Kortikal Falls

Kortikal waterfalls are located in kortikal and Bandam Ragadi villages. This waterfall is about 15kms from Kuntala waterfalls, nearly 15kms distance from nirmal and about 230kms distance from Hyderabad.  This miniature waterfall next to a highway is a pleasant place to break one’s journey en route to the interiors of Adilabad district. The water plunges from a short but wide rock formation into a vast pool below. However, the waterfall forms only during the monsoon season and during the rest of the year, you can only see the pool below or at most, a trickle. The water carries runoff from fields and is usually quite muddy. The height of the waterfall is low (5mtrs) when compare with other waterfalls near by the place but the flow of the water will be high in peak monsoons. There will be a pool at the bottom in which tourists play and also swim but one should be careful while swimming because in the bottom of the pool there will be rocks, while swimming they may hit. It is cautious

Nirmal Toys

Nirmal Toys world-famous wooden toys are made in the historic town of Nirmal in Telangana state derived its name from that of a 17th-century ruler, Nimma Naidu, who had a great interest in art and toy-making. Back then, he collected about 80 artists and started a toy-making industry that came to add cultural significance to the town. The Nirmal toy cluster has 60 families registered with the state rural self-help group, who keep the craft alive, making toys that are sold through state emporia. The cluster earns revenues in the range of Rs 3- 4 lakh per month. Considering that the cluster largely produces toys, which is a non-essential item, there is always the danger of artisans losing interest in this traditional craft and moving on to more lucrative occupations. However, the award of the Geographic Indication (GI) status to Nirmal toys in 2009 was a morale booster for them. The GI status acts as a flagging device that helps producers differentiate the Nirmal toys from competing pr

Nirmal Furniture

Nirmal Furniture is furniture made in Nirmal, Adilabad, Telangana, India. It received Geographical Indication rights in 2009.  It is handmade wooden furniture. Nirmal Painted Furniture, a Brand in Itself! Every region in India, is known for its unique culture and traditions, which have also influenced the local art. Nirmal town in northern part of Telangana state shares its unique, legendary identity in the arena of arts and crafts. The skill of the artisans and craftsmen of Nirmal town is well known, right from the pre-independence days. The origin of Nirmal art and craft is traced back to the Kakatiya era. Nirmal works were influenced by the Indian Schools of Art like Kangra, Ajanta and also the Mughal miniatures. It is even said that once the Nizam of Hyderabad was accorded a grand welcome when he visited Nirmal. The artisans decorated the venue and the seat of the Nizam in a very grand manner with an intricately designed banana bud which was believed to have been suspende

SRSP Saraswati Canal

Saraswati Canal with total length of 144 Kms from Sri Ram Sagar reservoir to Kaddam Narayna 79,000 acres in Nirmal district. Reddy Reservoir is used to irrigate total ayacut of Nizamabad Sri Ram Sagar reservoir - Koutla - Sofinagar - Mukthapur - Narsapur - Babapur Nirmal Koratikal  - Chandaram - Danthampalle - Nagapur - AdaviSarangapur - Kaddam Narayna Reddy Reservoir SRSP (Sri Ram Sagar Project) Stage I Saraswathi Canal (47 km) to irrigate 14,151 ha ( 34,967 acres ) of ayacut with a head discharge of 42.47 Cumecs (1500 Cusecs) as part SRSP (Sri Ram Sagar Project) Stage II  Saraswathi Canal from Km 77 to 144 with modernization of Kadam canal from Km 0.00 to Km 77.00 to benefit total ayacut of  79,000 acres. It irrigates 79000 acres of ayacut by pumping of 10 TMC feet of water from Yellampalli Barage from 6.5 km to km 77 of Kadem canal

Kadem River

Origin:  Kaddam reserve forest Length : 86Kms Start: Near Umarda (Buzurg), Bazarhathnoor Mandal, Adilabad district. End:  Bellal, Kaddam (peddur) Mandal, Nirmal district. States : Telangana Districts : Adilabad, Nirmal Tributaries: Bali vagu, Ganagapuram vagu, Bathukamma vagu, Sikkumanu river, Palukeru vagu, Datki vagu (tributary: Ragidoba), Gundi vagu, Wankedi vagu, Kaddam Pedda vagu (tributary: kamravadda vagu) Kadem (Kaddam) River is a tributary of Godavari originates from the hills of Kaddam 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 Bellal village, Kaddam (peddur) 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

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

Nirmal Forts

Nirmal is a city of forts surrounded by Satpura Hills, dense forests, rivers and waterfalls. There are 4 forts in a radius of 15 kms range from Nirmal. Three small forts are nearby Nirmal town and the fourth bigger one is 10 km from Nirmal. These forts are locally named as Quilla Gutta or Bhairava Gutta or Nirmal Fort, Batisghad, Syamghad and Sonaghad . These are basically military forts strategically located on ancient trade route. Not much is known about the forts of Nirmal, but it is believed that most of them were built around 1650 under the rule of Srinivasa Rao and Asaf Jahis to check the entry of enemies from Maharashtra. While the forts have been extensively ravaged over the years, the ramparts still stand strong, testifying to the engineers’ skill and talent. However, while the fortifications are extant, most of the structures inside are completely dilapidated. Worse, several haphazard constructions and unplanned development have swallowed the lower reaches of the

Mahabub Ghats

A ride on the picturesque 3 km long Mahabub ghat road near Nirmal and the 6 km long Kerameri ghat road near Kerameri mandal headquarter is a treat for travellers. These roads with their sharp bends can be likened to a necklace, a feature that sets them apart from the rest. A forlorn ‘mahabub' (lover) is what the famous Mahabub ghat road in Adilabad district looks since heavy vehicle traffic was diverted on the four lane NH 44 Nirmal bypass road some two years ago. Despite being in a state of utter neglect, the picturesque bends on this road are a feast to the eyes. Mahabub Ghats watch tower helps one see the reservoir of the SRSP and the landscape right up to Nirmal town. It is a visual treat to watch vehicles making the arduous climb up or speeding down the famous ghats. The two watch towers located at strategic point on the Kerameri and Mahabub Ghat road have been repaired by the Forest Department which comes as good news to travellers on these roads. Nature lovers will now be ab

Nirmal Ghats

Scenic beauty of the Nirmal ghats with the flying fog in the early morning which attracts many nature lovers. Nature lovers loved the feeling of the fog and chilly breeze on their skin which they experienced in the early morning hours. The Sahayadri hill range attracts nature lovers to Nirmal ghats’s-scenic-beauty

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";"


Badankurti village in Khanapur mandal of Nirmal district in Telangana State, India was explored and remnants of a Buddhist monastery were found on a small island of Godavari river near Badankurti.  Buddhism is believed to have first come to the South through through this island village in Godavari river in Telangana region where the boundaries of Adilabad, Nizamabad and Karimnagar district meet. The famous marriage of shatavahana king Hala and Srilankan princess Lilavathi is believed to be occured near Badankurti. It is also known as saptha godavari region mentioned in the ancient books. Badankurti is also famous for Dattatreya temple, which is a very rarest of its is also famous for Agricultural and milk production.It is in a very strategic location and three districts namely Adilabad, karimnagar and Nizamabad can be easily accessed from here. The Telangana Joint Action Committee (JAC) wanted the government develop a Buddhist memorial at Badankurti village in Khanapur man