Travel to Warangal



Warangal Tourism



Warangal city has Warangal District's municipal corporation in Andhra Pradesh. The city is situated 148 kilometres to northeast of Hyderabad. The city also Warangal District's administrative headquarters. The metropolitan Warangal is a combination of three cities- Warangal, Kazipet and Hanamakonda. The city's population is about 1 million, which includes the cities Kazipet and Hanamakonda. The city is also called as Ekasila Nagaram and Orugallu in Telegu.

Sammakka Saralamma Jatara, which is congregation bi-annually, is held in the city. Around 6 million people come to Medaram Village for more than three days. People also visit the stream or rivulet right adjacent to it at Jampanna Vagu, which is 90 kilometres from the city of Warangal. This fair gathers large tribal communities' crowd. It mostly marks the heroic fight over the unjust law by the mother-daughter duo (Samakka and Sarakka) and the then Kakatiya king. After the Kumbh Mela, this is Asia's second biggest celebration and gathering.

Earlier Warangal was the capital of Kakatiya Kingdom, which was a ruler of the 12th to 14th Century. Currently, the city is a cultural and industrial centre in Andhra Pradesh. This city is the fifth largest in Andhra Pradesh. The place has huge hillock which are carved out of a single stone.

It is also said that in 12th Century, the Kakatiya Kingdom had built a beautiful town, which was called as the Capital city. The traveller Marco Polo has mentioned about this city in his travel diaries. Because Warangal has a rich historical background, number of exquisite monuments, flora and fauna, gardens and sanctuaries, temples, and beautiful lakes, it attracts many tourists. Majority tourists like visiting the Warangal Fort, Bhadrakali temple, Shiva temple of 13th century in star-shape and the temple with thousand pillars. The other tourist attractions are Pakhal Lake as well as the wildlife sanctuaries at Eturnagaram and Pakhal. The best thing about Warangal is the beautiful combination of nature and man-made structures which would leave anyone speechless.

Shopping

The only place where one can shop is Lepakshi Emporium. Here, you can get the best handicrafts in the region which can be kept as great souvenirs. Tourists like coming to the city for the shopping excitement. Just like other cities in the state, it is a shopper's paradise for visitors. The fine handicraft items here are by locals of the village. One could also shop carpets, brass items, scroll paintings and many more such items. These Warangal's fine carpets are famous in national as well as international markets.

The places that you can prefer for shopping are Khadi Gramodyog Bhandar for fine Khadi items, Podduturi Complex for Lepakshi handicrafts, Hanamokonda for fine brass items, Kothawada for Warangal Dharries, and Cherial, which is situated 30 kilometres away from Warangal district at Jangoan for scroll paintings. Apart from all thee place, one can visit DWCRA Bazaar at Hanamkoda's Chowrasta.

Places to see in and around Warangal

  • Warangal Fort: It was built during the rule of Kaktiya Kingdom in 13th century. It is known for its four gigantic Sanchi-style gateways. This structure shows an example of architecture of South Indian.
  • Kakatiya Musical Garden: It is situated near the well-known Bhadrakali temple. The garden stretches over 15 acres. The musical fountain has beautiful colourful lights which catch everyone's eyes coming there.
  • Kakatiya Rock Garden: This garden attracts many tourists and local crowd too. It is near the Fort temple and has many rock structures of animals.
  • Pakhal Lake: It is an artificial lake which is constructed in Krishna River's small tributary at a place close to Warangal town. This lake was built in the era of Kakatiya king. The lake gives a beautiful panoramic view within the green and dense forests and hilly terrains.
  • Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary: It is one of India's oldest sanctuaries which is located near Warangal town. It has many teak trees and wild animals like tiger and spotted dear.
  • Bhadrakali Temple: It is an eighth century temple which was built by the Kakatiya dynasty. It is situated on a mount near the city. This temple has an idol of Goddess Kali.
  • Thousand Pillared Temple: This temple is one of the marvels situated on Hanumakonda hill's slope. It falls on the Hanamkonda-Warangal highway which is very close to the city. Kakatiya King Rudra Dev built this temple in 1163 AD.
  • Padmakshi Temple
  • Ramappa Temple
  • Siddeshwara Temple
  • Sri Veeranarayana Temple
Best Time to visit

Warangal is situated at 302 metres elevation. This city comes under Andhra Pradesh's semi-arid Telangana region. The climate of Warangal is very dry and hot. The summers in this region begin in March. The average highest temperature during summers is 42 Degree Celsius for the month of May. Monsoon begins from June to September. The average rainfall in this region is about 550 mm. The city experiences dry winters from November to February. The best time to visit Warangal would be when the climate is a little humid after the rainfall and the temperature would fall to 22-23 Degree Celsius.

Nearest Airport

The place had an air force base on Warangal's south-east outskirts in Mamnoor Village, specifically on the Warangal Khammam Road. This place was also used as glider training area. This was India's biggest airport till 1947. It was built by Nizams of Hyderabad for the convenience of Azam Jahi Mill and Kagaznagar Paper Mill. However, to get into the city, the nearest airport is in Hyderabad. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport is at a distance of about 160 kilometres from Warangal.

Nearest Railway Station

Warangal has a good rail network connection. Warangal comes under Indian Railways's South Central Railway zone. One of the closest stations to Warangal is Kazipet Junction Railway Station, which is situated in Kazipet city. It is about 13 kilometres away from Warangal. On Hyderabad-New Delhi-Vijayawada-Chennai-Kolkata route, Warangal is an important railway junction. Apart from that, Warangal's railway station is also on Hyderabad-Vijayawada-Chennai-Kolkata route. About 132 passenger trains daily pass this station. It is India's biggest railway junction.

Distance to Warangal
  • From hyderabad - 140 KM
  • From mumbai - 851 KM
  • From delhi - 1862 KM
  • From bangalore - 702 KM
  • From kolkata - 1376 KM
  • From chennai - 665 KM
Warangal Distance Chart

Languages Spoken

The local language spoken in this city is Telugu. Apart from that, English and Hindi are also understood and spoken in the city.

Last Updated on : January 14, 2014













     
     

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