Top 11 Ancient Attractions of Telangana you will say ‘WOW’

Telangana, a land rich in history and culture is also garnering significant interest in recent years as a preferred tourist destination in India. Gifted with an abundance of intriguing historical and religious architecture, Telangana has sufficient reasons to attract the attention of travellers from far and wide. Few of these unforgettable Ancient tourist attractions of Telangana are mentioned.

1. Ramappa Temple

Ramappa Temple at Palampet, Warangal

Ramappa Temple at Palampet, Warangal – Image Courtesy: www.historum.com

Located at a distance of 77 km from Warangal, the Ramappa Temple is nestled in a quiet valley in the Palampet village. Built under the Kakatiyan dynasty it displays a strong influence of the Kakatiyan art form in the rich embellishments on its walls and ceilings. The temple is dedicated to the worship of Ramalingeshwara, a form of Shiva which combines the features of both Shiva and Rama. As a result, the Ramappa Temple is also known as Ramalingeshwara Temple. Click here for more

2. Kakatiya Thoranam

Kakatiya Keerthi Thoranam at Warangal Fort

Kakatiya Keerthi Thoranam at Warangal Fort

A visit to Warangal fort is an essential part of Telangana Tourism. One of the most exquisite architecture within the ramparts of the Warangal fort is the Kakatiya Thoranam. Built under the Kakatiya dynasty in 1200 AD, the Thoranam is a huge stone sculpture and is also known as Keerti Thoranam or the glorious arch. Seeped in history, theKakatiya thoranam is used as a state emblem for Telangana and is also known as the WARANGAL GATE. Click here for more

3. Thousand Pillar temple

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Thousand Pillar temple-Warangal tourism

The Thousand Pillar temple in Hanamkonda is a glittering jewel in Telangana’s collection of tourist destinations. Built under the Kakatiyan supervision it is considered to be one of the best examples of the Kakatiyan architectural genius. Exquisite carvings adorn the temple interiors and speak volumes of the Kakatiyan excellence. Click here for more

4. Charminar

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Charminar – Icon of Hyderabad

The Charminar, built in 1591 by Quli Qutub Shah, dominates the Hyderabad skyline with elegance and grace. The structure was built with an intention to serve as both a Madrasa and a mosque. The Charminar, a strong reminder of the grandeur and opulence of Hyderabad’s glorious past, is a favourite tourist attraction. Click here for more

5. Mecca Masjid

 

Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad

Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad

Located close to the Charminar, the Mecca Masjid is another popular tourist attraction. Built under the reign of Quli Qutub Shah, the fifth ruler of the Qutub Shahi dynasty it is considered to be one of the oldest mosques in the country. The Mecca Masjid holds a special place in the hearts of pious Muslims as it is built with bricks made from the soil of the holy land of Mecca. Wrapped with the goodness of history, religion and architecture, the Mecca Masjid is one destination that will never leave your mind. Click here for more

6. Golconda Fort

Golconda Fort Hyderabad

Golconda Fort Hyderabad

Located at a distance of 11 km from the city of Hyderabad skirting its western boundary, lies one of the biggest tourist destinations of Telangana, the Golconda Fort. Built under the Kakatiyans, the Golconda fort has witnessed the influence of every dynasty which followed the Kakatiyan. Consequently, it presents one of the most unique kaleidoscopes of culture and art forms in each of its pillars and gateways making it a must-see for all who visit Telangana. Click here for more

7. Kolanupaka Jain Temple

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Kolanupaka Jain Temple – Image Source: wikipedia.org

The Kolanupaka Jain Temple, also known as the Kulpakji Temple is located in the Aler town in the Nalgonda District. It is located at a distance of 80 km from the city of Hyderabad and is known to be one of the oldest amongst the Jain shrines. It houses the idol of the oldest Jain tirthankaras, Lord Rishabha. The exquisite beauty of the Jade idol along with the historical legends associated with the temple is reason enough to pay it a visit. Click here for more

8. Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad

Falaknuma Palace Hyderabad

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The Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad is one of the most illustrious examples of opulence. Located at a distance of 5 km from Charminar, the palace was built by Nawab Vikar-ul-Umra. The palace displays a unique mix of English and Tudor architecture in its design. A perfect blend of beauty and sophistication, the Falaknuma , the mirror of the sky should never be missed while in Telangana. Click here for more

9. Dichpally Ramalayam

Dichpally Ramalayam Temple Nizamabad

Dichpally Ramalayam Temple Nizamabad – Image Courtesy: www.highwayonlyway.com

The Dichpally Ramalayam is one of the oldest temples in Nizamabad. It was built in the 14th century and houses Lord Rama, as its presiding deity. Built by the Kakatiya kings, the temple bears a strong resemblance to the Khajuraho temples and therefore is also known as Indhoor Khajuraho (Khajuraho of Nizamabad). Click here for more

10. Ramalingeswara temple

Star Shape of Ramaligeswara Temple Nandikandi-Sangareddy

Star Shape of Ramaligeswara Temple Nandikandi – Image Source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/kvs_vsp

The Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple, unique for its star shaped structure is found in the village of Nandi in the district of Medak. Built in the 11th century by the valiant Chalukya kings, the Ramalingeshwara Temple is an ornamental ode to its presiding deities Rameshwara Swamy and his consort. Click here for more

11. Bhongir Fort

Single Rock Hill of Bhongir Fort

Single Rock Hill of Bhongir Fort – Image Courtesy: www.ugo.cn

The Bhongir town of the Nalgonda district, houses the egg shaped Bhongir fort. Built in the 10th century under the rule of the Chalukya kings, the fort is unique owing to the fact that it is made from a single monolithic structure. It is an important landmark in the Telangana history and a must see for all visitors. Click here for more

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