Nalgonda Tourism

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Hareesh Kandhukuri5.0/5

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Stay hear with happiness

THIS HOTEL IS ONE Of my favorite HOTELS. IT SERVICES CUSTOMERS 24*7.
IT was great and the restful. Good luck to have a foods in this hotel. Rooms are very nice to stay comfortable. So all are go to this and stay in this and enjoy your day and relax there.

Lakshman4.3/5

1 review

Tourist attractions

Nalgonda is just 50 km from Hyderabad. In Nalgonda, We can see
1. Yadgirigutta( 50KM from Hyd)
2. Kolanupaka (Jains Temple 100 from Hyd)
3. Nagarjun Sagar, Nagarjuna Konda, Ettipotala (150 KM from Hyd)

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The only drawback is not much shopping in these places. just enjoy these places.

Activities & things to do: From Nagarjuna sagar to Nagarjuna konda, you have to travel in water by boats..Very good one.
Go to Ettipotala in sunset times.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: 1. Yadgirigutta( 50KM from Hyd-Directly Bus & also Train)
2. Kolanupaka (Jains Temple 100 from Hyd Only bus & cars)
3. Nagarjun Sagar, Nagarjuna Konda, Ettipotala (150 KM from Hyd; Bus, Cars, and no Train)

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Nalgonda Overview

Sprawling over an area of 14,240 sq km, Nalgonda District is located in the state of Telangana. Formerly known as Neelagiri, this district is situated in the southern part of the State.

On the north, the district is surrounded by Medak and Warangal districts, while on the south; the destination is bounded by Guntur and Mahabubnagar districts. On the east it is bounded by Khammam and Krishna districts, while on the west of the destination lie Mahabubnagar and Rangareddy districts. The rivers flowing through this district are Krishna, Musi River, Aleru, Peddavagu, Dindi and the Paleru River.

Nalgonda has derived its name from two Telugu words ‘Nalla’, meaning black and ‘Konda’, meaning the hills. The history of Nalgonda dates back to the Palaeolithic Age for which evidences have been accumulated from Yeleswaram. In addition, traces of Neolithic culture were also found in this district at Chota Yelupu, where sling stones along with other objects were unearthed.

However, the political history of the district commences with the rule of the Mauryas. At this time, the district was under the reign of Ashoka. Later, the destination was ruled by Satavahanas from 230 BC to 218 AD. Under the rule of Satavahanas, the district established trade contacts with Roman Empire.

Telugu and Urdu are the main languages spoken in Nalgonda. The culture of Nalgonda is a mosaic of diverse religious colours, as it was being ruled by several Hindu and Muslim rulers. All major Hindu, Muslim and Christian festivals are celebrated in the region. Among the dances, Kolatam by girls, Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi styles of dance along with Karnatic music are performed in the district.

Tourists can visit the Nandikonda village, which is one of the major attractions of the region, where various structures like monasteries and pillared halls have been unearthed. All these articles have been preserved in a museum of the Central Archaeological Department. In addition, tourists can head towards the Sri Laxminarsimha Swamy Temple and Chhaya Somalingeswara Temple.

Flights, trains and buses, all connect Nalgonda. The closest airport serving the region is Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Hyderabad, which is situated at a distance of 118 km from the district.

Nalgonda is served by its own railway station, which is well connected to major cities. Nalgonda Railway Station is located at a distance of 3 km from the destination. Buses to the district operate from places like Hyderabad, Guntur, Khammam districts and major towns.

The best time to visit Nalgonda is during the winter season, which commences from the month of December till February.