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Nalgonda

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Best Time: Nov-Feb Read More

Ideal duration: 1-2 days

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad Check Flights

Nalgonda Tourism

Nalgonda is a city with deep rooted rich history and equally intriguing cultural heritage. With its roots going back to Paleolithic Age proved by enough evidence excavated from Yeleswaram, Nalgonda also displays the hints of Neolithic culture with further unearthing of sling stones and other such objects.

The city derives its name from a combination of two Telugu words 'Nalla' and 'Konda' meaning 'Black Hills'. In fact, today the city of Nalgonda presents a colourful blend of diverse religious cultures and traditions reflecting the beautiful past of the city that was once ruled by several Hindu and Muslim rulers at different points of time. The city is also renowned for its strong political taste which was mainly established under the reign of Mauryas, however it was during the rule of Satavahanas that the trade with Roman Empire commenced. At present this amazing place called Nalgonda is blessed with the footprints left behind by several great kingdoms and dynasties that called this place their home.

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A mine of Cultural and Natural history

Nicknamed so for hosting a seabed of both intriguing pre-historical sites, apart from a deep historic significance, Nalgonda is an important town in the state of Telangana. This town derives its name from two Telugu words, 'Nalla' & 'Konda', meaning 'Black Hills'. From the times of Early Man to the 21st century, there is absolutely nothing in terms of history, that this town cannot boast of. Besides, apart from the historical significance, Nalgonda is also popular for its religious equality, influenced both by Hinduism & Islam.   

Restaurants and Local Food in Nalgonda

Nalgonda city offers several options of restaurants and eating joints serving the spicy and delicious Andhra cuisine. The city is mainly known for its various types of dal (pappu), curries and pickles which are a must try.
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One Day Itinerary

Day 1 - Reach Nalgonda, preferably by noon and take some rest. In the evening, you can go to the main market for a stroll, where you can buy some souvenirs, especially the silk and leather craft from this town. 
Day 2 - The 2nd day should be the ideal time for starting your trip through Nalgonda. You should begin ideally with Matapalli, a holy pilgrimage hotspot. Thence, you can proceed towards Nagarjuna Sagar, which is the world's largest masonry dam.
Day 3 - This day can be reserved for a visit to the religious sites of Yadagiri Gutta and Nandikonda. If you prefer otherwise, you can visit Bhuvanagiri Fort.

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Holidify's Opinion

What's Great?

A charming amalgam of history and nature. Perfect for a day's trip from the nearby places.

What's Not So Great?

Not much to explore apart from the temples. Cannot be visited throughout the year due to extreme temperatures.

For Whom?

Nalgonda should be visited by people who are interested in architecture. Also perfect for a short getaway from places like Hyderabad, Warangal and other cities of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

How To Reach Nalgonda

Nalgonda is well connected to Hyderabad by rail and road. Regular rail and bus services ply from Hyderabad to Nalgonda; buses being operated both by private and government owners, such as Telangana State Road Transport Corporation. There is no direct flight connectivity, however, from Hyderabad to Nalgonda.

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Rohit Shroff 1 year ago
- Make sure you carry a camera to capture the cultural heritage of the city.
- Avoid travelling the city during summers owing to hot and dry weather and heat.
- Carry a pair of sport shoes for there is lot of walking around the town.
Sravya Vemuri 1 year ago
This temple is located on the top of a hill. One can reach the top of the hill either by car, by walk or by autos. A number of autos will be waiting near the climbing area. They might charge up to Rs.50 to take you from the top to the base. The garbagriha, or the sacred sanctum is inside a cave which has a sloppy side. There is a free entry for children up to the age of 12, and the cost of one ticket is around Rs.120. two ladoos will also be given as a Prasad. The place is easily accessible from Hyderabad as well.