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Kamaldham Temple in Chevella

Kamaldham Temple or Lotus Temple is is also called as Smay Narayan Temple because it is in Shree Swaminarayan Gurukul Internatioal School on the highway near Himayath Nagar junction, Chevella, Rangareddy district, Telangana State, India. Kamaldham Mandir, is a white structure surrounded by a huge pink lotus base. Standing atop a pond, this Hindu temple is home to six deities.  At a distance of 21 km from Nampally Railway Station, 15 km from Golconda Fort & 3 km from Chilkur Balaji Temple, Kamaldham Mandir is also called as Lotus Temple. It is located in Sri Swaminarayan Gurukul on the highway near Himayath Nagar junction 3 Kms before Chilkur Balaji Temple. The temple has wonderful architecture with lush green surroundings. The temple is built on a pond with lotus-shaped base. The presiding deities are Lord Sri Swaminarayan, Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganapati, Goddess Parvati and Lord Surya. Timings: 6.30 AM - 7.30 PM.

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

Pallava Dynasty

320 - 345 AD : Pallava Dynasty (275 AD - 897 AD) Capital : Kanchipuram Founder : Virakurcha Langauges: Sanskrit, Parikrit, Tamil Religion: Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism Pallavas were initially feudatories of Satavahanas and later ruled independently from Kanchipuram. c. 315 - c. 340 : Simhavarman I 320 AD  : Occupied Western Deccan including Telangana region around 320 AD by defeating Chutu ruler Siva Skanda. Alliance between Pallavas and Chutus : A Pallava prince married the daughter of the King Śiva - Skanda - Nâga - Śâtakarṇi , and inherited the throne of Kanchi. It is these Chutukula successors in the territory immediately adjoining that of the Pallavas that must be the Naga family by a marriage alliance with Simhavarman I (c.320 AD) son Siva-skanda-varman   who must have defeated Skandanaga around 320 AD, This changed status of the kings can also be seen especially in the Manchikallu stone inscription of Simhavarman I, the Mayidavolu plates of his son yuvamaharaja Sivaskandavarm

Mahisha Chutu Dynasty

c. 280 AD - 320 AD :  Mahisha Saka Chutu Dynasty ( c.181 - 320 AD) Capital : Banavasi or Vanavasi in present-day Karnataka state. Founder : Rano Chutukulananda Langauges : Prakrit Religion : Budhism Emblem : Chutu inscriptions contain the emblem of the cobra hood implying Chutu meant the "cobra crest" Chutus were originally Sakas and that they became feudataries of Satavahana after Gautamiputra Satakarni occupied extensive territories from Nahapana. One member of the Chutu family was appointed Mahasenapati in the Kondapur region and another was appointed to govern Gautamiputra's new acquired city of Banavasi. Chutu family became the masters of Kuntala Chutus rose to power in the Kuntala region after the fall of the Satavahanas. Some scholars consider Chutu - kula to be a branch of the Satavahana - kula merely on the strength of a common surname. After the demise of Satavahana emperor Gautami-putra Yajna Satakarni in 181 CE, the old dynasty (Satavahanas) lost control of th

Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge

Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge is located on Durgam Cheruvu lake near Inorbit Mall at Madhapur is the longest concrete deck cable bridge of the world. The bridge connects Jubilee Hills with Financial District.  Durgam Cheruvu, also known as Raidurgam Cheruvu, is a freshwater lake, which is spread over 63 acres is famous for film shootings. The originally 150-acre Durgam Cheruvu has been around for some time and has a rich history that dates back to the time of the Kakatiya dynasty. The lake was used for irrigation purposes by the Kakatiya rulers. Also it was documented as a water source between 1518 and 1687 for rulers of the Qutb Shahi dynasty to supply water needs for the residents of the Golconda fort., but the presence of these sedimentary rocks show that the lake and the surrounding lakebed has been present for long enough that many layers of sediment lithified underwater. It was so reliable that even when the Mughals besieged Golconda for eight months, the entire water needs were me

Hyderabad Gulzar Houz

Gulzar Houz is a octagonal-shaped fountain with a five-feet central fountain with three saucers and a four feet pedestal has a lamp post located at Gulzar Houz Chowk, near Charminar in the Old City, Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The Gulzar Houz was built as Hyderabad’s foundational monument in 1591 by Mohd Quli Qutb Shah, the city’s founder. The Gulzar Houz was originally called ‘Char Su Ka Houz’ (fountain of the four sides) and was built as a drinking water fountain for locals of the city. However, after the destruction of Hyderabad in 1687 by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, and subsequently with the Nizams coming in (1724) as governors of the Decan, changes were made to Gular Houz. The old massive structure was eventually broken down to what it is today. After the completion of Charminar, at about 75 metres feet to its north, four lofty arches known as Char Kaman were built in 1592. All four arches are at equidistant with each other with Gulzar Houz in the Centre. These arches were built by