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Adilabad is in Andhra Pradesh, a state in the South of India, approximately 300 km from Hyderabad lies this beautiful city. It's well connected to the country as it lies on the nations biggest highway NH No-7. Its a nature lovers's paradise.
Adilabad is a town City north west of Hyderabad. It was once part of Maharashtra but borders have changed since 1945 to make it a town of Andra Pradesh.
Among the districts of Andhra Pradesh, Adilabad ranks first in earning revenue from minerals. It is well endowed with rich reserves of coal , iron ore, lime stone and clays.
This district is full of natural beauty. It is famous for green forests, rivers, waterfalls, wild animals, etc. There are beutiful waterfalls in this district namely Kuntala, Pochera and Sadarmaat. There are lot of wild animal sanctuaries in this district.
Due to the heavy amount of transactions involved in cotton business, this city is also called of "City of Cotton".
This District has been the place of stay for some of the tribe sects like Gond, Lambada, etc whose mother tongue do not have script. There is a Fort in the town of Utnoor which is 55 km from Adilabad which was built by Gond kings who ruled this area. Currently Utnoor is the operational headquarter for the organization ITDA (ITDA-> Integrated Tribal Development Authority) set up by government of AP for the benifit of tribals.
This is one of the few district head quarters in the state which is connected with National higway, Broad Gauge train route. Good train connectivity is available to mancheral and Kagaz nagar from state capitol Hyderabad. Visit http://www.indianrail.gov.in for train schedules and reservations.
Though a small airport is available, it is not in regular use.
Nirmal is 74 km down south of Adilabad on the NH7 is well known for its wooden toys and paintings. There is a fort in this town too. Nirmal is one of the political capital city for Adilabad district. Folklores say that Nirmal was renamed after a village headman and a chieftain Neema Naik who manufactured weapons of war. He also encouraged craftsmanship of his workers thereby helping the growth and promotion of art of the wood engraving.
Mancherial the other town in this district, is well developed commercially and industrially, due to the Delhi - South India train connectivity.
The beautiful ghat roads and cotton fields near Kerameri
Fine quality long staple cotton from the tribal farmers near Kerameri.