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Warangal is in Andhra Pradesh in Southern India. Historically known as Orugallu and also Ekashila Nagaram(City carved in single stone). Warangal is part of tertiary city including Kazipet and Hanamkonda. The region once came under Kakatiya dynasty.
Nearest airport is in Hyderabad, approximately 130 kms away. It falls on the New Delhi - Chennai trunk train route so many important trains like Grand Trunk express call on here. By road its connected to Hyderabad through NH202.
Possibly the best way to reach warangal is by a train since there are ample number of trains that stop at Warangal throughout the day. Situated on the major railway line connecting the north and south of india it is possible to take a train from all the major cities of the country like delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad etc.
Warangal is very well connected by bus to Hyderabad, the closest big city with a high frequency of various quality services.
As of now the 1000 Pillars temple is under construction and nothing is visible, so plan accordingly
Auto-rickshaws which are three wheeled motor powered vehicles, with a carrying capacity of up to three. Autos ply on the main road between warangal railway station and kazipet railway station which is about 20 km away. There is no standardised metered tarrif and one has to either share a single auto with others or negotiate a charge for single occupancy. One can drop down at Kazipet or Warangal railway stations, both are like twin cities. In between the Warangal and Kazipet there is a major railway crossing which divides the trains towards Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad. You can take a two day trip to Warangal the places listed except Ramappa are within the 10-20 km circle. and one day you can spend for Ramappa which is about 70 km from the Warangal city. Roaming in an auto will be very cheap. The costliest hotels are Ratna and Ashoka where the room costs about 400 for SR without AC and 600-700 for Single AC.
(within the city)
Start from Kazipet Railway Station (junction), visit in the following sequence (by car or taxi):
1. Mettu Gutta Temple 2. Vaddepally lake 3. National Institute of Technology (NIT)(if you wish, you can skip) 4. Kakatiya University (if you wish, you can skip) 5. Thousand Pillars temple 6. Padmakshi Temple 7. Siddeshwara Temple 8. Bhadrakali Temple and lake 9. Kakatiya Musical Gardens 10.Hinduja Birla Planetarium 11.Archeological museum (kakatiya dynasty)near planetarium 12.Ramalayam (Temple) 13.Gopalaswamy Temple 14.Koti Lingala Temple 15.Govindarajula Gutta (Temple on a Hill) 16.Fort Warangal (MUST SEE)
a) Swayambhu Shiva Temple b) Ekashila c) Sculptures of Fort including Keerthi Thoranas (Welcome Doors)- symbol of Warangal d) Rock and Mud Fort e) Kush Mahal (A place of happiness) f) Children's Garden
1. Ramappa Temple and Lake (wonderful picnic spot) 2. Ghanapavaram Temple (Kota Gullu) 3. Laknavaram Lake (wonderful picnic spot) 4. A temple near Mangapet (A rare waterfalls) (skip) 5. Eturunagaram Wild Sanctuary (skip) 6. Pakala lake (wonderful picnic spot) 7. Zafargadh fort 8. Inavolu Mallanna Temple 9. Pandavula Guttalu (near Parkal) 10.Chelpur Temple 11.Pothana (a great poet of Telangana) birth place 12.Somanathuni (a great poet) Temple near Palakurthi 13.Rayaparthi Shiva Temple
The main hotels have some of the best restaurants in the city and serve both south Indian as well as north Indian food.
There are also many dhabas and bars & restaurants. The food quality is the best, and have the authentic 'Dhaba' taste.