Proof Of Lord Rama and Sita in Telangana – Ramagiri Khilla of Peddapalli

Telangana history is abundant with tales of the valor and bravery of Kakatiya kings. Their stories have been embedded in the walls and pillars of the forts and palaces they built. Even today the walls of the forts echo the stories and attract tourists young and old the relive the glorious past. The Ramagiri Khilla in Pedapalli is one such invincible creation of the Kakatiya dynasty which stands tall even today to retell the stories of the lost generation.

The Ramagiri Khilla, located on a scenic and picturesque hillock. It is an important hot spot in the Telangana Tourism map. The peaceful surroundings have often led many to name it as “Aram-giri” or the hill of comfort.

Ramagiri Khilla Fort-Peddapalli

Ramagiri Khilla Fort-Peddapalli – Image Courtesy: meetup.com

Another unique characteristic of the place is that it has an abundant growth of Ayurvedic plants along with a whole host of interesting and rare vegetation. This has led it to become a popular destination for Ayurvedic doctors as well as students of botany. This is in addition to the regular tourists who come to savor the excellent ambience the taste of history the place provides.

The Ramagiri fort lies on the Karimnagar – Manthani highway, 2 kms from the Begumpet village. It is about 60 km from Karimnagar. It is perched happily on a hillock overlooking the confluence of River Manair and River Godavari. The view of confluence of River Manair and River Godavari.

View from Ramagiri Fort-Peddapalli-Telangana Tourism

View from Ramagiri Fort-Peddapalli – Image Courtesy: ramagirikhilla.blogspot.in

Interesting Facts about Ramagiri Khilla:
– The fort comprises a whole host of mythological relics. Some of these include the impressions on the hillock which local people believe are the footprints of Lord Rama, the incarnation Vishnu and his wife Janaki Mata
– Other interesting relic is the Shiva Lingam which according to legend was established by Lord Rama
– Also houses a temple the Sita Ramalayam, dedicated to the worship of Lord Rama and Sita.
– In addition to these the fort premises house several shallow depressions or pits which are considered to be used by Sita for storing her cooking ingredients.
– A small pond on the hillock known as Sitamma Kolanu (also called as Sita Kollu Gunta) is considered to be the pond that Sita used. Relics such as these associated with legends have given the place a charm of its own.
– It is also believed that Pandavas spent time here during Pandava Vanavasam. The waterfalls on this hillock is called as ‘Pandavalonka’.

Ramagiri Khilla – A Proof of Mythological Relic

In addition to these the ruins of several historical structures have helped to add to the beauty of the place.
These include the ruins of forts like the:
– Chitrakota
– Tratikota
– Nimmakota
– Prataparudruni Kota
– The remains of the seven elaborate gateways
– Chowkis and temples
– Horse stable
– Elephant shed
– The numerous wells built by various rulers like the Topubavi, Nallakayyabavi, Pasarubavi, Haribavi, Achchammabavi and Ammagaribavi.

Lots of people visit this visit during Shravana Masam to pray Lord Shiva and Sri Rama ‘Padaalu’. People also take bath in Sita Kolly Gunta and in Pandavalonka waterfalls.

Telangana Tourism with its rich vaults of legends, myths and history engages tourists and intrigues them to come back to savor more of this magic.

Pandava Lanka Waterfalls-Ramagiri Fort-Peddapalli-Telangana Tourism

Pandava Lanka Waterfalls – Ramagiri Fort-Peddapalli – Image Courtesy: ramagirikhilla.blogspot.in

Special Attractions: The mythological relics and historical structures are an area of great interest for Tourists. .

Nearby by Tourist Attractions:
Dhulikatta
Lower Manair Dam
– Ujwala Park
Elagandal Fort
Manthani Temples

Other specialty of the place:
The Ramgiri fort area is a haven for Ayurvedic herbs, medicinal plants as well as a huge variety of herbs, shrubs and other plants. As a result of which the place is a preferred destination for Ayurvedic doctors and Botany students who wish to study these plants for their medicinal value of plants as well as to gauge their utility value in human existence.

Rama Sthapita Lingam-Ramagiri Khilla-Peddapalli

Rama Sthapita Lingam-Ramagiri Khilla-Peddapalli – Image Courtesy: ramagirikhilla.blogspot.in

Ramagiri Fort Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM

How to reach:
– The Ramgiri Khilla can be reached by bus from almost Warangal, Hanamkonda, Mancherial and Karimnagar. Moreover, long distance deluxe buses.
– Long-distance deluxe buses ply from Peddapally to Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Jagtial, Narasampet, Parkal, Khammam, and Bhadrachalam.
– Pedapalli can also be accessed by train.

Sita Ramalayam-Ramagiri Khilla-Peddapalli

Sita Ramalayam-Ramagiri Khilla,Peddapalli – Image Courtesy: meetup.com

Nearest Railway Station: Peddapalli on the New Delhi-Kazipet line and around 20 km from the fort is the nearest railway station.

Where to stay:
– Karimnagar provides a range of hotels, guest houses, lodges and tourist rest houses which provide comfortable accommodations for tourists. The accommodation facilities fit into every budget and are strategically located in order to provide tourists access to their preferred places of visit in Karimnagar.

Useful Contact Numbers:
– Karimnagar District Tourism Office – +91-9440816070
– Telangana Tourism Toll Free Number: 1800-425-46464

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