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Adilabad is a small town in the state of Telangana that is famous for the beautiful Kunatala waterfalls located amidst lush forests. Originally known as Edulapuram, this place is for nature lovers and history buffs. Adilabad is currently Telangana's second-largest district and the town witnesses various customs and traditions that are a fusion of Telugu and Marathi culture. It is a popular destination for a weekend getaway from Hyderabad.
Often referred to as the “White Gold City,” is a great place for nature lovers and for history buffs because it is home to thick forests, cascading waterfalls, a diverse population of fauna and also boasts of a long dynastic past.
Some of the most popular attractions in Adilabad are waterfalls which are great for picnics and make for a fun trekking experience. Some of these include the Kuntala Waterfalls which overlook the Sahyadri Mountain Range, the Pochera Waterfalls and Gayatri Waterfalls which are located in the midst of the forest. One can discover the region’s biodiversity at the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary and Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary which are home to fauna like leopards, sloth bears, crocodiles, wolves and flora like teak, gumpena, timan and cassias. Kadam Dam over Kadam River is an excellent place to relax and take pictures as it is surrounded by lush greenery.
Tourists interested in history and architecture can visit some of Adilabad’s temples like the Jainath Temple built by a Pallava chief, Basar Saraswati Temple built during the Chalukya reign and Kadile Papahareshwar Temple. St. Joseph Church is also a must-visit, especially around Christmas. For an educational experience, one can visit Kala Ashram which spreads knowledge about the traditional arts, science and technology through workshops and live performances. Tourists can also find shops selling a bunch of interesting souvenirs such as those with stone and wooden carvings, bamboo handicrafts, Bhorown crafts, etc.
Once being the power of centre of various great dynasties including Mauryas, Chalukyas, Bahmanis and Mughals, Adilabad today is bejewelled with their remarkable relics left behind. Apart from a plethora of temples and mosques, this city is also enriched with flora and fauna covered by a layer of dense forest. Also known as 'City of Cotton' owing to the booming trade of the plant.
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