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Warangal

Warangal is situated in the southern part of Andhra Pradesh. It is located around 175 km from the capital city of Hyderabad. The place is famous for spectacular temples, splendid turquoise lakes, forests with rich vegetation and animals. Warangal has rich history. It was the capital of the Kakatiya Kingdom. The Kakatiya kings have left their mark on Hindu culture and the architecture of this particular place. Warangal is very well connected with the rest of Andhra Pradesh with roads. You will get regular bus services from all of the major cities of the state. It can also be reached by rail. The nearest airport is the Hyderabad Airport.

Some of the major tourist attractions in Warangal are,

Warangal Fort

This fort was built during the 13th century. Located around 12-km from Hanamakonda, this is a popular tourist attraction. Located nearby is the temple of Goddess Bhadra Kali on the hilltop. This temple is famous for its stone cut image of Goddess Bhadra Kali.

Thousand Pillar Temple

It is one of the best examples of Kakatiya influence on the architecture and sculpture of this region. Rudra Deva built this particular temple, in the year 1163. It was built in compliance with the style of the Chalukyan temples. The shape of this temple is star shaped and it has three shrines.

Jain Temple

It is a very old temple dating back nearly 2 millennia. Temple has the images of the all of the 23 Thirthankaras, the predecessors of Mahavira. The main attraction is a 5 ft statue of Mahavira made out of Jade.

Pakhal Lake

This is a man made reservoir built by Kakatiya king, Ganapathidev in the year 1213 AD. The lake was built on a small tributary of the river Krishna. It is situated around 50 km from Warangal. The total area of the lake is spreads over 30 sq km.

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