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  • State: Telangana
  • Famous for/as: Heritage
  • Altitude: 990 m
  • District: Warangal
Warangal District is situated in Telangana. It is one of the largest cities of Telangana. The largest Municipal Corporation of the state is in Warangal district that encompasses three cities, namely Warangal, Kazipet and Hanamakonda.


According to legend, Warangal and Hanamkonda were linked with the dynasties of the Great Vishnukundins. Warangal, known as Orukal during the 18th century AD, was a capital city of the Yadava King of Tuluva. This city was also ruled by the Kakatiyas or Ganapathis, from the middle of the 12th century AD up to two hundred years.


Few kings like Polaraja Rudra Deva-I, Rani Rudrama Devi, Ganapathi Deva and Prathaparudra were able to occupy great positions in Warangal History. Though the city has seen phases of success under the rule of several kings, historians have divided the development of the city into four stages on the basis of important historical events and growth of the city.
   

Warangal is situated 148 kilometres north-east of Hyderabad. The place is 870 ft above mid sea level and is bound on the west by the Medak district, on the east by Khammam district and on the south by Nalgonda district. Spread over12846 sq km, the district has a tropical climate and is very hot in summer and moderately cold in winter. It generally tends to be dry and warm during the summer season and remains like this till August and September.

The culture of Warangal is mainly recognised for fine arts and literature. Various art forms like modern songs, poetry, dance, painting and films has emerged and flourished in this city. Every two years, the district hosts a Samakka-Sarakka Jatara (congregation), commemorating the fight of a mother-daughter duo with the reigning ruler over injustice. Besides this, the Batkamma festival is an important festival of this place.

Warangal has several ancient temples including Thousand Pillars Temple, Swayambhu Temple, Rayaparthy Shiva Temple, Siddeshwara Temple, Inavolu Temple, Veeranarayana Temple, which are popular tourist attractions. The place is also known for its lakes, parks and wildlife. Other tourist attractions of Warangal include Padmakshi Gutta, Musical Garden, Laknavaram Lake, Pandavula Guttalu, Champak Hills Sri, Khush Mahal, etc.

The nearest airport to reach Warangal is in Hyderabad, which is 160 km away. Warangal has its own railway station and is linked to major cities in India by rail as well as road. The best time to visit Warangal is the months of November to March, when the temperature lowers down slightly.

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Manojpinapala

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  • Manojpinapala
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  55 readers

"Superb place with full of enjoying"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
It very good place to visit warn gal lot od historical places I went to ramappa temple and laknavaram lake I loved its beauty of nature wonderful construction of bridge and hotel room. In middle of lake goes through the boat and boat driving for half an hour.
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Sudhakar dasari

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  • Sudhakar dasari
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"Warangal and it's Bueaty with Greenery and canals"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Warangal is second biggest developed city in Telangana. It is historic city and ruled by Kakatiyas. During kakatiyas rule Warangal is called as 'Orugallu' and capital city of their kingdom.
Warangal was most bueatiful city because of its natural trees and Greenery over their. Warangal as many lakes canels and it is also Spiritual place to Hindus. In Warangal Many temples are there among them '1000 pillors temple, ramappa temple, Samakka saralamma' Temples are famous.
Warangal is superb place to visit with family members.
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Arif mohammad

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  • Arif mohammad
  • 6 Reviews
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"Calm place"

  • 3.5/7
  • Posted Nov 22, 2016
The place from hush hours of metro cities.

People are polite.

Food is delicious and healthy.

Culture is rich.

You can witness cultural history with beautiful raw nature beauty.

Perfect place for peaceful holidays.

Religious place to visit with family.
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Sai Mugula

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  • Sai Mugula
  • Lives in Warangal
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  • 15 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
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"A good place to live in"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Mar 27, 2016
Warangal is a very good place with a mixture of city centre, tourist attraction, professional centre. Above these all, the tri-cities have a beautiful and glorious shine in their heart at every moment of time. One can have a best time over here and spend leisurely and comfortably. This is a well developed area with latest equipped facilities.
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Rizwanuddin Rafiq

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  • Rizwanuddin Rafiq
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"Ekasila Nagaram- On Stone City"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 22, 2016
Warangal is a district of a newly formed State Telangana, which was formed on 02 Jun 2014, is situated in the Northern region of the State and about 150 Kms from the state Capital Hyderabad. It is surrounded by District Karimnagar in North, Khammam in the East and North-East, Nalgonda in the Southwest and Medak district in the West. Having an area about 12, 846 Sq Kms and population about 33, 00, 000 out of this 25% population is Urban. Hanamkonda and Kazipet are the major fashionable townships of Warangal as Warangal is the Headquarter and Parkal, Mahabubabad, Jangaon, Narsampet, Thorrur, and Bhupalpally are major parts of the district. Greater Municipal Corporation of Warangal is playing a significant role towards beautifying the city and with a modern look, as it has 58 wards. It has many squares and I liked very much the Rani Rudrama square, avenues are good and has many attractive markets.

Its ancient name is Orugallu means One-Stone and was also known as Ekasila Nagaram. It was the Capital of the Kakatiya Kingdom ruled by Kakatiya Dynasty during 12th-14th century. The Kakatiyas left many monuments, including an impressive fortress, four massive stone gateways, the Swayambhu Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, and the Ramappa temple situated near Ramappa Lake. As their distinguishing abilities about culture and administration is praised by Marco Polo, who was a famous traveller. It was ruled by many renowned rulers included Ganapathi Deva, Prathapa Rudra, and Rani Rudrama Devi, this kingdom was lost to Bahmanis in 1370 AD and later to Asaf Jahi's. One may still feel the Kakatiyas in whole Warangal. Many prehistoric sites are discovered by the Archaeological Department, such as rock paintings, and many signs of the New Stone Age along the Godavari River.

Warangal is well known for granite Quarries especially for black and brown, and is a grand producer of rice, chilli, peppers, cotton and tobacco, so economy depends and it also have many lakes and canals for irrigation to boost the economy, as in the past foreign trade was significant. Now many handicrafts industries are run by the various societies in the rural areas. Many minor and major industries viz. Rice Mills, Oil mills, small scale industries, Beedi Factories, AJ. Textile Mill, has made Warangal the second most important and biggest city in Telangana region next to Hyderabad.

It has a good road connectivity by NH-163 Buses of state transport and private operators connecting to the neighbouring states and has two rail junctions Warangal and Kazipet, through which it is connected to almost every part of the Nation and it has a small Air Strip used by the Police and for domestic and International air connectivity, Airport is situated in Hyderabad about 150 Kms by Road.

It has the climate Tropical wet and dry and have many forests.

It has 52 Administrative divisions and main Headquarter is Warangal. It has many famous institutions such as National Institute of Technology, Kakatiya University, Kakatiya Institute Of Technology And Science, Kakatiya Medical College etc. , over all Kakatiyas influence in the life of Warangal people is remarkable.

It has many tourists attractions such as Thousand Pillar temple, the most attractive Ramappa Temple, Swayambhu Lord Shiva's ancient temple, Pakhal lake, Warangal Fort, Eturnagaram Wildlife, Bhadra Kali Temple etc. Archaeological Survey Of India's ignorance has lead many heritages into ruins and still they are lagging to preserve the glorious past. Locals are quite fond of Cinema as numbers of theatres are available in the city.

It has many comfortable budget and luxury Hotels to host the visitors and I liked The Grand Gayathri Hotel a budget hotel but facilities are not less than a luxury hotel has two restaurants Non-vegetarian and Vegetarian separately, situated close to the Warangal Railway Station. It has many Restaurants such as New Shalimar Biryani Hotel, Bayleaf Family Restaurant, Green Bawarchi Restaurant, City Dhaba etc and I liked country restaurants as they serve the fresh famous Udupi dishes and Chicken Chettinad of Grand Gayathri's Essence a real taste.

This place is a nice and naturally beautiful place and the best time to visit is from October to February, to enjoy the Kakatiyas Capital. Local language is Telugu and English and Hindi are spoken very less, so to avoid any hindrance request for a driver who knows the languages and refer the best traveller's guide which is HolidayIQ and prepare a map to instruct the driver for the distant sights.
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Ramesh Maskani

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  • Ramesh Maskani
  • Lives in Warangal
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  • 9 Reviews
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  •  5813 readers

"Capital city of Kakatiya Kingdom!"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Feb 10, 2016
Warangal derived from the old name Orugallu was the capital city of ancient Kakatiya Kingdom and presently the second largest city in Telangana. The main tourist attractions are 1000 pillar temple built in 12th century, Kakatiya Fort, Bhadrakali temple. Warangal is 140 km from hyderabad and is well connected by train and road.
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Aamir Ahmed

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  • Aamir Ahmed
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"Awesome Warangal times!"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 4, 2016
Warangal is very good in climate we have very good architecture, and we many olden days temple, forts which was build by the Kakatiya rajas in the ancient day. Till now the date it is very good, you can visit Warangal because the culture is very good and people of Warangal is very good in helping.
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 	sravan p  .

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  • sravan p .
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 2 Reviews
  •  5 helpful votes
  •  1164 readers

"Historic place to go- Warangal"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Feb 2, 2016
Good to visit historic places. Few good places are there to enjoy local food. Traffic is bit crazy and no rules followed in spite of police presence. Had good time for couple of days. Would definitely visit once more to explore more places nearby n enjoy some awesome local food.
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Ramakanth Kandagatla

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  • Ramakanth Kandagatla
  • Lives in Warangal
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"A fab place to go!"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 26, 2016
Laknavaram, pakal lake are fabulous & historic places like thousand pillars temple. Kila Warangal are wonderful which are well known for Kakatiya dynasty. Eturnagaram sanctuary is wonderful.
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Pramod Bheemreddy

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"It was an awesom experience on year ending"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 5, 2016
Good to roam. A delight for a historian. Good place with lots of lakes and ancient temples with intricate architecture and huge carvings. Each place is unique. Need at-least 4 full days to see everything around. Many hotels of all price ranges available to all sections of travel. Roads are good though direction boards are lacking on internal roads. Great experience on year ending with family and friends.
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