Warangal

About 150 kms. from Hyderabad lies the ancient city of Warangal. Noted today for its beautiful lakes, magnificent temples and wildlife, Warangal was once the capital of the legendary Kakatiya kingdom. It in fact, found mention in the travel diaries of Marco Polo. The marvellous thousand pillared temple built by king Rudra Deva in the 12th century, is located here.

Thousand Pillar Temple
THOUSAND PILLAR TEMPLE The famous thousand pillar temple, built in 1163 AD, by king Rudra Deva is an important monument situated near the Hanamkonda-Warangal highway. One thousand richly carved pillars and a magnificent black basalt Nandi are unique to this temple which is dediated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya.

Ramappa Temple
RAMAPPA TEMPLE This breathtakingly beautiful temple has been rightfully described as the "brightest star in the galaxy of mediaeval temples in the Deccan". Rich, intricate carvings adorn the walls, pillars and ceilings of this marvellous edifice. It is located about 64 km from Warangal, at Palampet.

Warangal Fort
This fort was built during the 13th century by the Kakatiya king Ganapati Deva and his daughter Rudramma. Some of the remains that stand tall here to this day, include four huge stone gateways and several exquisite pieces of sculpture.

Access
Air : The nearest airport is at Hyderabad (157 km).
Rail : Warangal has a rail head. It is well connected to important cities of India.
Bus : State bus service from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Karimnagar, Khammam and some other districts.

Accomodation
AP Tourism hotels, Private luxury and economy hotels.

Local Transport
City buses, Taxis, Autorickshaws, Cyclerickshaws.

Andhra Pradesh