Tourist places in Telangana

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Here are the top 11 places to visit in Telangana:

1. Hyderabad

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A densely populated metropolitan city with people bustling in and out of cafes, offices, temples and even nowhere, Hyderabad is fast turning into the new York city of South India.

Best Time: September to March

2. Papikondalu

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Papi Kondalu or Papi hills, are located 124 kms from Khammam district and form part of the Medak, East Godavari and West Godavari districts.

Best Time: October to March

3. Nagarjunsagar

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Nagarjunasagar is known by the world’s tallest masonry dam Nagarjunasagar dam built over Krishna River, that the town houses.

Best Time: October to March

4. Warangal

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Warangal takes you back to the era of kings and queens with its beautiful historical sites and an impressive natural beauty with Parkhal Lake being worth checking out.

Best Time: September to Apr

5. Bhadrachalam

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An extravaganza, Bhadrachalam is believed to have been the stage to many important and historic events of the epic Ramayana.

Best Time: September to Apr

6. Adilabad

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Alive with every sound of the gurgling waterfalls, gentle cool breeze and buzzing with vibrant culture, Adilabad is a small town in the state of Telangana.

Best Time: November to March

7. Nalgonda

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Nalgonda is a city with deep rooted rich history and equally intriguing cultural heritage.

Best Time: November to February

8. Nizamabad

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Nizamabad, a district in Andhra Pradesh, is aptly know as a rich heritage site. It is a place where time tells stories of the glorious history

Best Time: November to February

9. Khammam

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Khamman has a great historic value in Andhra Pradesh because of the Khammam fort that has seen different rulers and reigns in different times.

Best Time: October to March

10. Secunderabad

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Located presently in the Indian state of Telangana, Secunderabad has been called the "Twin city of Hyderabad". The city, located on the northern part of the Deccan Plateau, was established in 1806 by the English as a cantonment after they defeated the Asaf Jahi dynasty.

11. Karimnagar

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Karimnagar is a flourishing city in the Indian state of Telangana, located at a distance of 164 km from the state’s capital, Hyderabad. It boasts of noteworthy architecture and vibrant history.

12. Chilkur Balaji Temple

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Chilkur Balaji Temple is situated in the picturesque village of Chilkur, about 30 kilometres away from Hyderabad. It is also called the VISA Temple, and sits prettily on the banks of the Osman Sagar Lake, near the Vikarabad Road. It is believed that paying your obeisance to the presiding deity, Lord Balaji Venkateswara, along with Sridevi and Bhoodev can grant your wishes of gaining a USA Visa! The temple houses the Visa Balaji or the Visa God! The belief finds its roots in an incident when a few students who had their Visa applications rejected, came and prayed here only to have their applications accepted.

13. Kanakai Waterfalls

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Kanakai Waterfalls in the Girnur village in Telangana is an impassable 30 feet high cascade of water stream descending from a cliff into a large pool at the bottom of the falls. The roaring of water as it strikes down and envelops everything into the roaring white blanket is truly a sight to behold. The waterfalls are a great location to trek, you can also witness a great panoramic view of the whole waterfall and its neighbouring landscapes from the top of the cliff. The drive to the waterfalls is reason enough for you to make a trip up to Kanakai with some of the most picturesque views that you could witness in the countryside, making it the perfect setting for a time out from your hectic schedule in the lap of nature.

14. Gayatri Waterfalls

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Gayatri Falls is a beautifully casacding waterfall over River Kadem in the Adilabad district of Telangana. Colloquially known as Gadidha Gundam or Mukti Gundam, the waterfalls are secretly tucked in between the deep woods of the Tarnam Khurd Village. The waterfalls are usually visited with the Pochera and Kuntala Falls situated in close vicinity. Popular for beautiful scenic views and panoramic vistas, the spot also offers moderate to diffcult trekking opportunities and is best visited during monsoons.

15. Mallela Theertham

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Imagine yourself in front of a meandering and brimming waterfall surrounded by lush green trees which are adorned with blooming flowers. The sweet fragrance of the water and flowers in the air making the place heavenly and magical. If you think such a place only exists in imagination, Mallela Theethram will prove you wrong. Nestled in the state of Telangana, Mallela Theertham is a hidden gem untouched by industrialization and bountiful in scenic beauty. Falling from a height of about 150 feet, this waterfall is quite a sight to see. The serene and pristine water of the fall will rejuvenate your body and soul.

16. KBR National Park

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Located in the Jubilee Hills area of Hyderabad, KBR National Park, or Kasu Brahmananda Reddy Park, also known as Chiran Fort Palace is a world famous national park. Boasting of picturesque beauty and a wide variety of flora, fauna and avifauna, the park is also known as ‘jungle amidst the concrete jungle’ and was recently declared a National Park in 1998. The complex houses the Chiran Fort Palace, a Mor bunglow on a hillock, Gol bungalow, stables for pet animals, motor khana for the vehicles, several water tanks and wells; all of which are enveloped by a dense forest. The park is a beautiful respite from the hustle bustle of the city life and is frequented by locals and tourists alike; to unwind and rejuvenate in the surroundings of rich wildlife and bounteous nature.

17. Mrugavani National Park

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Located in the slightly silent and remote region of Chilkur in Hyderabad in the state of Telangana, Mrugavani National Park is the most popular weekend getaway for the locals and a common favourite destination of the tourists. Sprawling over a vast area of 1211 acres, the park houses a whopping 600 species of animals and plants. The park was declared a National Park only in 1994 and has been a hit ever since. In addition to birdwatching and jungle safaris, the park also houses a tall tower that lets you take a look at the mesmerising view of the wildland below. Besides providing the experience of witnessing exotic species of flora, fauna and avifauna; the national park also has a jungle resort which allows you to unwind and relax amidst nature. If you are in or around Hyderabad, Mrugavani National Park is a must-visit destination that should not be missed.

18. Nelakondapalli

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If you’re fond of cultural, religious, or historical exploration, and if you happen to have a marked fascination with architecture, then the grand temples of this place are bound to enthrall you. Not only does this site of wonder in the Deccan have recently dug up ancient Buddhist stupas but it also boasts of an association with the Hindu epic Mahabharata. Situated at the crest of the Deccan, at a distance of about 22 km from Khammam, the town of Nelakondapalli can lend you a unique and enriching experience. Whether looking to satisfy an itch for archaeological exploration or intending to fulfill your curiosity about yet another place of ancient religious significance in the Deccan region, Nelakondapalli is for you!

19. Kinnerasani Wildlife Sanctuary

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Sprawling over a vast area of almost 635 sq. kms, Kinnersani Wildlife Sanctuary is situated in the Khammam district of Telangana. Nestled amidst the Dandakaranya Forest, the sanctuary is flanked by river Godavari on one side. Besides the variety of endangered flora, it is also home to umpteen species of Chousinghas, Sambar, Wild Boars, Gaurs, Chinkara, Cheetals, Hyenas, Sloth Bears etc. With suitable temperature and a pleasant climate, several species live here in tune with nature. In addition to the nature lovers, the region is also a popular hot spot among birdwatchers and photographers.

20. Laknavaram Cheruvu

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Warangal is prominent for the several remarkable lakes it has incorporated in its topography, it was also the former capital of Kakatiya dynasty. Laknavaram Cheruvu or Laknavaram Lake is a man-made wonder tucked away from civilisation in the Govindaraopet just 80 kilometres from Warangal, cradled by lush green dense forest cover and glorious hills. Laknavaram lake in the Bhupalpally district in the state of Telangana is locally famous by the name of Laknavaram Cheruvu. The lake amasses an area of over a whopping 10,000 acres. and was built by the Kakatiya clan when Warangal served as their capital.

21. Bogatha Falls

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Also called the “Niagara of Telangana”, Bogatha Waterfalls is an eye pleasing and the second largest waterfall located in the state of Telangana. This is an offbeat place which proffers mesmerizing and picturesque views of the colourful and rich landscape that circumscribes it. The variegated hills from where the water bubbles and cascades down in a tortuous manner is simply beautiful. Falling from an elevation of 30 feet, many small gushing water streams coalesce to form a large magical pool at the bottom. The water of the Bogatha Waterfall later on merges with the Godavari river. Bogatha Waterfalls is a hidden gem that will prove to be a great getaway from the hustle bustle of the city and give you an opportunity to spend some time in the lap of nature and enjoy the pleasant sound and touch of bountiful water drops.

22. Medaram

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Located in the district of Warangal in Telangana, Medaram is a tiny village. With a scanty population of approximately 3000 people, the most noticeable thing about the dainty village is it's rich and vibrant aesthetics. Medaram is popular not only in India, but is a name known in the world due to its 'Sammakka Sarakka Jatara', which is Asia's biggest biennial tribal fair. It is a grand and pompous fair that attracts millions of pilgrims to the village. You can taste peculiar and true village life, even in the 21st century only at this magnificent village. Besides, If there is one other thing that makes Medaram the next destination on your bucket list- it is the sheer scenic beauty of nature.

23. Vemulawada

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The southern region of India is host to numerous remarkable temples famous for their intricate Dravidian architecture, life sized shrines and rich history, these temples are visited by over a million devotees all year round from all parts of the world. Vemulawada’s most popular tourist attraction, the Rajanna Temple is almost synonymous with the ancient pilgrim town nestled away in the quaint little district of Rajanna Sircilla along the southern coast of India. The temple is also the recipient of the maximum influx of visitors to Vemulawada, which is often referred to as Dakshin Kashi and Southern Banaras. Vemulawada also has a plethora of several other temples tucked away in its bylanes just a walking excursion away, offering you a sense of calm and solace away from the hullabaloo of cities.

24. Mahbubnagar

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Located on the western border of Telangana, Mahbubnagar is a hot cauldron of extinct dynasties and dead kingdoms, each having enriched its history and geography in their own manner. If the prospect of pensively walking through ancient forts, visiting temples that draw pilgrims to obscure deities, and gazing at tombs of long dead luminaries gets your feet itchy, then Mahbubnagar is just the right destination for you. Travelling to the city, observing its minimal bustle, and soaking in the historical marvels it offers will not just make you fall in love with the place, it might just bring out your inner Marco Polo! You’ll come to regain appreciation for the richness of India’s vast history and culture.

25. Medak Cathedral

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Built in the Gothic Revival style, Medak Cathedral is one of the most gorgeous and striking churches in India. It is believed that the mosaic tiles of six different colours used in the construction of the church were imported from Britain.

26. Medak Fort

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Medak Fort is situated in Telangana, 96 kms from Hyderabad and stands strong as an architectural masterpiece of the bygone era. Currently, the fort is mostly in ruins but it is still an important tourist attraction of the city.

27. Rachakonda Fort

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Rachakonda Fort is situated in the Indian state of Telangana, 56 kms from Hyderabad. Constructed around 1360 AD, the fort is a masterpiece of the Kakatiya dynasty. It also offers a beautiful 360 degree view of the surroundings.

28. Koti Lingala

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Situated on the banks of the Godavari river, Koti Lingala is a popular Hindu pilgrimage site in the Jagtial district of Telangana. Nestled in the lap of nature, amidst hills and lush greenery, it is considered one of the 16 great janapadas of the country's ancient heritage. Best known for the Sri Koteswara Siddeshwara Swamy Temple, the religious town also holds significant historical importance. The town remains especially crowded and vibrant during Mahashivratri.