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Adilabad Tourism

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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City of Cotton

Adilabad today is bejewelled with their remarkable relics left behind. This beautiful city is called as "City of Cotton" as it is rich in cotton cultivation and involve massive cotton cultivation.

Restaurants and Local Food in Adilabad

Adilabad is a paradise for non-vegetarians which, with non-veg delicacies, quite pre-dominant in the area. The town offers any restaurants offering delicious preparations. Sheermal, Tandoori roti with Haleem are the major dishes served in the town.
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Suggested Itinerary for Adilabad

Day 1 - Reach Adilabad preferably by noon, and take some rest. In the evening, you can take a stroll on the city side, particularly the handicrafts market, and do some shopping.

Day 2 - The next day should be earmarked for a visit to the Kunatala Waterfalls. Thereon, you can proceed to Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, or if you prefer, take some rest. 

Day 3 - This day can be reserved for a visit to the Mahatma Gandhi Park, or if you prefer, go for a tour to the beautiful Pochera waterfalls. Basar Saraswati Temple in this town is also another place worth a visit.

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Adilabad, Andhra Pradesh
Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary - Oldest Sanctuary in Northern Telangana
Kunthala Falls - Must-Visit Place in Adilabad
Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary -  Famous Wild Life Preserve in Adilabad

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What is famous about Adilabad?

A tourist hotspot in Telangana. Has a dense forest cover, providing clean and fresh air.

What is not so good about Adilabad?

Can be a little congested in peak seasons. Too hot in summers.

Who should visit Adilabad?

Ideal for tourists of every kind. Suitable for people from nearby places like Hyderabad, Pune etc. Also, perfect for nature lovers and history buffs.

What is the best time to visit Adilabad?

Adilabad is a town which experiences tropical climatic conditions. The summers are pretty hot and humid, making it a bit difficult to enjoy in the city. Monsoon receives moderate rainfall and thus a reason for dams and reservoirs to overcome the shortage of water. However, winter season, falling between November and March, is enjoyable and mildly cold and recommended as the best time to enjoy the town.
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What is the local food in Adilabad?

Adilabad is a paradise for non-vegetarians which, with non-veg delicacies, quite pre-dominant in the area. The town offers any restaurants offering delicious preparations. Sheermal, Tandoori roti with Haleem are the major dishes served in the town.
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What is the best way to reach Adilabad?

Adilabad is well connected to the rest of India by rail and road. Buses being operated both by private and government owners. There is no direct flight connectivity, however, to Adilabad, Some 354 km away is the Hyderabad airport, which is the nearest airport that connects Adilabad to the rest of India.

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What are the things to do in Adilabad?

The top things to do in Adilabad are Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Kunthala Waterfalls, Pochera Waterfalls, Shivaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahatma Gandhi Park, Adilabad, Jainath Temple. You can see all the places to visit in Adilabad here

What are the places near Adilabad?

The top places near to Adilabad are Tadoba which is 82 km from Adilabad, Hyderabad which is located 266 km from Adilabad, Nagpur which is located 157 km from Adilabad, Pachmarhi which is located 302 km from Adilabad, Hampi which is located 550 km from Adilabad

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Nibha Chaudhuri

4 years ago
Adilabad is great to enjoy nature and wildlife. The Kunthala Waterfalls are the prime attraction. Visit the wildlife sanctuaries if you're looking for something exotic.
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Surbhi Parashar Parashar

4 years ago
- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the essence of natures bounty oozing out of the city.
- Avoid travelling the city during summers owing to hot and dry weather and scorching heat.
- Car (Read More)ry a pair of sport shoes for there is lot of walking around the town.

Rekhananda Reddy

on Basar Saraswati Temple 4 years ago
How will go to anantapuram to basara saraswathi temple by lowest prices
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