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Warangal Temple Warangal Fort Warangal jain temple

Location: Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh
Major Attractions: Forts and Temples
Best Time to Visit: November to February
Temperature: Summers: 23 to 39°C, Winters: 13 to 30°C


Warangal is a culturally rich city popular for its art and architecture. Tourists from across the globe come here to see its enchanting monuments, temples, gardens, lakes and wildlife destinations. It is a famous industrial and cultural center of Andhra Pradesh.


History

During the period between 12th to 14th centuries, Warangal was the capital of the great Kakatiya Kingdom. The Kakatiya ruled here for around 200 years and left behind their legacy in the form of fascinating forts, monuments and temples.


Economy

Agriculture is one of the main occupations in Warangal. The city also deals in cotton, rice, tobacco and red chillies.


Main Attractions of Warangal


Warangal Fort

The history of this majestic fort dates back to the 13th century. It saw several battles over the centuries. Its striking feature is its three-layered fortified walls which made it impossible for the invaders to enter the fort. Its huge gateway is a must-see attraction which is called the ‘Gateway of Glory’. It is beautifully carved from top to bottom.


Thousand Pillar Temple

Built beautifully using Kakatiya architectural style, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Vishnu and Surya. It was constructed in the year 1163 by Rudra Deva. This star-shaped temple boasts of one thousand temples which are majestically carved. The temple also houses the idols of Nandi bull on a granite stone and elephants which look attractive.


Jain Temple

This 2000 year old temple is the oldest temple in Warangal. The temple enshrines the 5ft high image of Lord Mahaveera and the image is fully carved out of Jade.


Ramappa Temple

It reflects the perfect example of Kakatiya style of architecture. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was built with bricks which were so light that they are believed to float in water. The walls of this temple are adorned with captivating carvings.


Some of the other popular attractions of Warangal are Bhadra Kali Temple, Kolanupaka, Sri Veeranarayana Temple, Pakhal Lake and Kolanupaka Museum.


Accommodation in Warangal

The luxury hotels here offer best of facilities and services. Good budget hotels are also available here.


How to Reach Warangal

By Air: Hyderabad (140 km) is the nearest airport to Warangal which is well connected to all the major cities of the country by regular flights.

By Rail: Warangal has a major railway station makes it easily accessible to all the major cities in India.

By Road: Warangal is well connected to the major South Indian cities by road. Regular bus services from APSRTC are available from Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Kolanupaka, Karimnagar, Khammam, Bhadrachalam, Bangalore, Mysore, Tirupati and almost all the major cities.


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