- Historic town earlier known as Orugallu was the glorious capital of the great Kakatiyas during 13th century A.D.
- An important centre of Telugu culture and literature under the Kakatiya kings.
- Fort city is studded with magnificent monuments and temples depicting some of the finest forms of architecture in South India.
- Warangal is also well known for its durries (carpets) and rumals.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, Shamshabad (HYD), 148 kms away from Warangal city.
- Rail: Warangal Railway Station, Warangal, 4 kms away from Warangal city.
- Road: Well connected by road.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE:
FORT & MONUMENTS
Warangal Fort Khush Mahal
Thousand Pillared Temple Sri Bhadrakali Temple Kolunupuka
FAIRS & FESTIVALS
- Bonalu Festival
- Bathukamma Festival
- Shakambari festival
- Sammakka-Sarakka Jatra
- Sammakka Sarakka Jatra
- Vinayak Chathurthi
For more information visit https://telanganatourism.gov.in/partials/destinations/regions/warangal.html
ATTRACTIONS OF WARANGAL
Thousand Pillared Temple:
- Star shaped temple at Hanamkonda is a master piece of Kakatiya architecture.
- One of the most famous monuments of Andhra Pradesh.
- Built in 1163, by Kakatiya king Rudra Deva and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya (Sun).
- Exquisitely carved pillars, splendid sculptures and a huge six feet high Nandi are noteworthy.
Sri Bhadrakali Temple:
- 8th century shrine set atop a hillock near Thousand Pillar temple.
- Enshrines a 2.7 metres tall statue of the Goddess Kali.
- Other shrines in the temple complex are dedicated to Lord Shiva, Subramaniyam Swamy, Anjaneya and Nava Grahas.
- Dasara Navarathri festival is celebrated here for 9 days.
- Foundation of this magnificent fort was laid in 1199, by King Ganapathi Deva and was completed in 1261, by his daughter Rudramadevi.
- It has 45 exquisitely carved towers and pillars.
- Within the fort is the temple of Mother Earth known as ‘Swayambhudevi Alayam’.
- Near the shrine is the famous ‘Ekshila’, an ornately carved gateway resembling the gateway at Sanchi.
- Elegant edifice near the fort was built by Shitabh Khan.
- It is a mute witness to the glories past of Warangal.
- Idols excavated from surrounding area are displayed here.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND WARANGAL
- 80 kms away from Warangal city.
- Sprawls along the banks of river Godavari and is one of the oldest sanctuaries of Andhra Pradesh.
- Key fauna includes tiger, leopard. Sloth bear, chousingha, black buck and many varieties of birds.
- Best time for visit October to May.
- 50 kms away from Warangal city.
- Important Jain and Hindu pilgrim centre.
- It was the capital of Kalyani Chalukyas in 11th century.
- The birth place of Renukacharya, a great Veera Shaiva saint.
- A number of ancient Jain and Hindu temples adorned with beautiful sculptures.