Also known as Palamuru or Rukmammapeta, Mahabubnagar is a city that boasts of immense historical significance and is situated on the western border of Telangana. It is the perfect destination for a day trip or weekend getaway from Hyderabad especially for those interested in history since it houses a multitude of old forts, sacred sites, tombs and more that make for a wonderful educational experience. There are also several natural wonders that one can visit.
One of the most popular attractions here is Mallelatheertham, a cascading waterfall in the Nallamala forest district which is a great spot for picnicking, swimming, photography and just relaxing. Pillalamarri is a 700-year-old banyan tree that attracts many tourists who come here to marvel at its branches that span an area of about 3 acres, to sit under its shade and also to see the tomb of a Muslim saint that is placed under it.
For history buffs, Khilla Ghanpur is a fort accessible via a trek. It dates back to the Vijayanagar Empire and is known for its splendid architecture and for its freshwater pools where tourists can swim. Another fort close to the city is the Koilkonda Fort which is accessible only after passing through 7 gates. The magnificent Megalithic burial sites located here are also representative of the art during the neolithic era.