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Karimnagar Tourism

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  • State: Telangana
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 869 m
  • District: Karimnagar
Karimnagar is a district in the north-western region of the south Indian state of Telangana. Karimnagar District has an average elevation of 265 metres above sea level. This region, through which the Godavari and Maneru flow, holds importance for its commodities-yielding forests.

Covering an area of 11,823 sq km, Karimnagar District is bordered by Adilabad in the north, Warangal District in the south, Medak District in the south-west and Nizamabad District in the west. The states of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh bound the district from the north-east, while Madhya Pradesh surrounds it to the east.

There are a total of 58 mandals or administrative units, in Karimnagar District. The headquarters of this district is the namesake town of Karimnagar, which is a major business, educational and administrative centre. This town is the largest in the district and the fourth largest in the Telangana region of Andhra Pradesh.

Karimnagar was formerly known by the name of Elgandal, which represents the native Telangana people. The region was ruled by the Satavahanas, followed by the Vishnukumdin, Vemulavada Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Qutubshahis and Asaf Jahis. It was declared as a district in the year 1906.

The district served as the capital during the rule of the Nizams. They rechristened the district as Karimnagar after one of the then renowned saints, Syed Karimullah Shah Saheb Quadri. Historic monuments that depict the rich heritage of this former centre of Vedic learning include Tower Circle, Kaman Circle and Elgandal Fort.

Earlier, the district was occupied by tribes like Gonds, Koyas and Chenchus. Some of these tribes still exist in Karimnagar. The main language spoken by the people of Karimnagar is Telugu, while Urdu and English are also spoken.

Both Hindu and Muslim festivals are celebrated with zeal here; however, the biggest cultural festival of the region is Bathukamma. Karimnagar is known for its delicate form of metal craft called silver filigree work.

Travellers to Karimnagar can take a flight to Hyderabad (170 km), and from thereon, continue the journey via bus or train. The city is also well-connected to different parts of India directly, via means of rail and road transport. The best time to visit Karimnagar is during the winter season, December through February.

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Saddam Syed

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  • Lives in Hyderabad
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"Religious city, Karimnagar"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Karimnagar is one the best city in Telangana. The places to be visited here is Vemulawada, Nampally gutta and Kondagattu. Karimnagar is an ancient city which is ruled by Sathavahana dynasty in 10th century. Fort build in Elugandal gives us an idea of the ideology and richness of Shatavahana dynasty. Beside these places some holy places like Kaleshwaram and Darmapuri etc. All these places are located around 50 km away from the district head quarters. This Karimnagar district is also called and districts of temple mainly famous for temples. Transport facilities are available. Restaurants are also available. I promise you if you visit these places you have an peace soul of mind.
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"A religious tour to Karimnagar"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
I with my family firstly travelled to Vemulavada from Hyderabad through Siddipet-Sirisilla road which is about 151 kms from Hyderabad. Vemulavada has the famous Sri Raja Rajeswara Smamy temple of Lord Shiva. We visited temple on a religious event. We firstly taken a room near to the temple as it was night when we came here. There are many hotels here and there is no problem for staying.

We visited the temple at 4am in the morning and the crowd was huge for the darshan. It was one of the famous temples in Telangana. Then after visiting temple we visited Bhimeswara swami temple which is near to it. And then in the evening we left Vemulavada to visit Kondagattu which is 18kms from Vemulavada. Here we visited the famous Hanuman Temple situated on the mountain. Many buses and Jeeps are available for travelling from Vemulavada to Kondagattu.

We visited the temple in the next day morning at 6am and we left to visit Peddapally to visit my uncles home. We visited Gowrigundam waterfalls located in Sabbitam village situated about 10kms from Peddapally.
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Venkatesh Venky

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"Excellent place to go"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Sep 2, 2015
You have many temples to visit near by Karimnagar like Kaleshwaram, Dharmapuri and Vemulawada these are very old temples especially way to Kaleshwaram from Karimanagar is awesome, you will enjoy definitely. The temples are the beside of river Godavari river with so many beautiful sceneries near by and you need to travel around 50 km within deep forest that journey is so good and cool.
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Srinivas Siddhabatula

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"A decent place"

  • 3.0/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2015
Karimnagar is a decent Telangana city but not the best in the region. The internal roads are very bad to average but I couldn't find anything that is good. The eat outs are available which supply breakfast until 12:30pm and lunch is not ready until 1:30pm - leading travellers to eat and survive only breakfast. Good hotels like Hotel Swetha are available which are very decent for the town. Hotel Kalpana - besides Karimnagar police station is decent to have breakfast.
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Mohammed Amair

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"A nice place to get relaxed"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted May 7, 2015
Karimnagar is the district of Telangana. It is one of the best district of Telangana. We get relaxation and happiness at this palace. It has good hotels like Nawabs hotel, swetha hotel, man air hotel etc and it has good parks like deer park, govt park etc and it has many places where we get relaxation like Manager Dam, Elgandal fort, museum etc it is good to visit Karimnagar..
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Ravi Goud

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"A city with good sightseeing spots"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Dec 18, 2014
I feel very very happy to travel to karimnagar. In Karimnagar city, I saw many places and all the palaces are very good. And also in Karimnagar many hotels looks very good. There are many shopping malls in Karimnagar. So every holiday, I mainly go to Karimnagar.
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"A good trip"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 26, 2014
As this is the first trip to Karimnagar from Hyderabad. It was an awesome feeling and I will surely visit Karimnagar once again provided the services rendered would be far better which I have experienced earlier. It was with the wonderful help from the people that I could make it soon to the station and would like to thank them for the support.
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