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Warangal

Warangal

AP, South India, Architecture, Fort, History, Mughal, Temple

Warangal is also well known as Orugallu. It is located in Andhra Pradesh, India. During the historical period this place acted as capital to Kakatiya kingdom. In 1687 this place was conquered by Aurangzeb, Mughal Emperor. This place is 4th largest city in Andhra Pradesh.

 

What to see at Warangal:

Thousand Pillared Temple: This is one of the major attractions of Warangal. In 1163, this was constructed by King Rudra Dev. Temple is famous for carved pillars. Lord Vishnu, Lord Shiva, Lord Surya carvings can be seen here.

Bhadrakali Temple: It was constructed in 8th century. Goddess Kali is worshipped here. Chalukya Style of architecture can be seen here. Deity can be seen with 8 hands.

Ramappa Lake: This was used by the Kakatiya rulers for the irrigation purpose. In 13th century, it was built by Ganapati Deva. Boating is the major attraction at this place. Near this place visitors can find Lord Shiva temple.

Warangal Fort: Fort was constructed in 13th century. This fort was famous for 4 large stone gateways, carved pillars and carved arches. During 13th century this fort was under the control of Rani Rudramma Devi. Inside the fort, visitors can see Swayambhudevi temple. This temple is dedicated to Mother Earth. Near this fort visitors can also see Khush Mahal which was constructed by Shittabh Khan.

Ramappa Temple: It was built in 12th century during kakatiya period. South Indian Architectural style can be seen here. Lord Shiva is worshipped here. Idol of Lord Shiva is place in star shaped platform. Idol is 6 feet high. Before the temple one can find 9feet long statue of Nandi. Walls of this temple say the stories of Ramayana and Mahabharata. Huge crowd can be seen during Shivaratri period.

Jain Mandir: This temple is famous for architectural work and intricate carvings. Lord Mahavira is worshipped here. Other Thirthankaras idols can also be seen here.

Other attractions of Warangal: Other attractions of Warangal are Padmakshi Temple, Kakatiya Rock Garden, Rayaparthy Shiva Temple, Musical Garden, and Someswara Temple

 

What to see around Warangal:

Hanamkonda: It is located 5kms away from Warangal. During the Kakatiya Dynasty this village was found by Hanumaiah and Kondaiah. This village is named after Hanuman Temple. When Hanuman was returning with the Sanjeevni Mountain few stones fell at the place where present Hanuman Temple was built.

Pakhal Lake: It is located 55kms away from Warangal. During 13th century this was built by Ganapati Deva, Kakatiya Ruler. It is surrounded by dense forest and hilly terrain. This place is home to several flora and fauna.

Sri Veeranarayana Temple: It is located in Kolanupaka Warangal district which is situated 71kms away from Warangal. Chalukya architectural style can be seen here. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here.

Other attractions near Warangal: Other attractions near Warangal are Govindarajula Gutta, Siddeshwara Temple, Pembarti Village, Ethunagaram Sanctuary, Ghanpur Group of Temples and Lakhnavaram Lake.

 

Getting to Warangal: Warangal is well connected with road and railways. Road way is well connected with Hyderabad, Bhopaklpatnam, Chhattisgarh etc. Rail route is well connected with Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Vijayawada etc. Nearest airport is located at Hyderabad which is 160kms away from Warangal.

 

Getting around Warangal: Autos and Taxis are available to visit the surrounding places of Warangal.

 

Best time to visit Warangal: Best time to visit this place is throughout the year. But summer is too hot.

 

Where to stay at Warangal: Plenty of accommodations are available at this place. Apart from hotels, guest houses are also available to stay at this place. Best hotels are Asoka Hotel, Ratna Hotel, City grand Hotel.

 

Where to eat at Warangal: Several restaurants are available to have food at this place.

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