Telangana, the youngest state of India came into existence in 2014. The destination is a treasure trove of natural, cultural, and historical attractions. Known for its pluralistic and multicultural society, the capital of Telangana, Hyderabad is one of the biggest cities in the country. Known for world famous Hyderabadi Biryani, the city is known for unique dynastic and cultural influences that has shaped the state as we see today. Ruled by the Chalukyas, Satvahanas, Vakatas, and the Delhi Sultanate, there are amazing and attractive places to see in Telangana that will make you fall in love with this state. Rich history and charming heritage draws tourists from all over the world.
Are you looking forward to exploring this stunning state and its abundant natural attractions? So here’s a well-curated list of some of the best tourist places in Telangana. Enjoy its unexplored beauty and lose yourself in the irresistible charm of its vivifying attractions!
The capital city of Telangana and Biryani Capital of India, Hyderabad is also referred to as the City of Pearls. The city is sprinkled with royal forts, historic structures, scenic water bodies, and landscaped parks. Hyderabad, the original home of Koh-i-noor, the most precious diamond which is now sitting in the museum of London was mined from Golconda mines. The highlight of the city and one of the best places in Hyderabad is the huge monolithic Buddha statue standing erect in the center of the Hussain Sagar Lake.
Major Attractions in Hyderabad. Golconda Fort, Charminar, Makkah Masjid, Salarjung Museum, Birla Mandir, Hussain Sagar Lake, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Ramoji Film City, Jala Vihar, Chowmahalla Palace, Lumbini Park, Birla Planetarium, Nehru Zoo Park,Tank Bund, Purani Haveli, Laad Bazaar, Snow World.
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Located on the banks of Tungabhadra River, Alampur is a religious destination with a lot of temples dedicated to different Gods and Goddesses. Some of the major temples located here are Sangameshwara Temple, the Nava Brahma Temples, the Jogulamba Temple and more. Alampur is also the gateway to Srisailam, the pilgrimage town in Telangana. These ancient temples date back to the 7th to 16th Centuries and inscriptions on them tell us a lot about their history. Architectural enthusiasts and history buffs would love to explore this place.
Major Attractions in Alampur. Vishwa Brahma Temple, Archeology Museum, Kudala Sangameshwara Temple, Papanasi Temples, Jogulamba Temple, Bala Brahma Temple, Vir Brahma Temple, Swarg Brahma Temple, Padma Brahma Temple, Pushkar Ghat.
One of the most treasured destinations of Telangana Tourism, Warangal is famous for its historical splendor and serenity. Despite being situated within the city, Warangal seems to be a lush verdant patch that gives a sense of peace. The camping and soothing attractions of the place will give you a much-desired sense of peace and tranquility. The Pakhal Lake is the perfect place to spend a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. This calm lake against a beautiful backdrop of hills, Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary, magnificent forts and temples are worth exploring in Warangal.
Major Attractions in Warangal. Pakhal Lake, Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary, Thousand Pillar Temple, Warangal Fort, Ramappa Lake, Bhadrakali Temple, Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary, Kakatiya Rock Garden, Kakatiya Musical Garden, Padmakshi Temple, Siddeshwara Temple, Laknavaram Lake.
One of the most scenic spots in Telangana, Khammam is a beautiful place known for rugged forts and sanctuaries. The place was under the rule of several dynasties, including the Nizams of Hyderabad. The glimpses of their rule can be seen in architectural splendors spread all over the place. With River Godavari crisscrossing through the town, the place is worth exploring and enjoying its lovely attractions.
Major Attractions in Khammam. Khammam Fort, Nelakondaali, Kusumanchi Temples, Kinnerasani Dam & Sanctuary, Bhadrachalam, Narasimha Swamy Temple, Palair Lake, Jammalapuram Temple.
Known for its awe-inspiring Medak Fort, it is a scenic place that is sure to help you unwind and feel relaxed. Surrounded by verdant picturesque splendors all around, the fort is beautified with Indo-Islamic architectural style and amazing sculptures. The impressive Cathedral Church is also one of the major landmarks worth exploring and checking out. The whole area is enveloped with an eerie and Gothic feel. Combined with architectural brilliance, the fort seems to tell stories of its past to the visitors. Wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers would love exploring the famous Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary and enjoy witnessing rich biodiversity in the area.
Major Attractions in Medak. Medak Fort, Medak Church, Wargal Saraswati Temple, Singur Dam, Pocharam Dam & Wildlife Sanctuary, Edupayala Vana Durga Bhawani Temple.
A trekker’s paradise, Ananthagiri is a beautiful place, a perfect destination to escape mundane life. The serene and placid lake, surrounding the main temple of Lord Shiva and ruined structures creates a perfect ambiance to unwind, relax, and soak in the marvels of nature spread all around. The Anantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple attracts devotees from far and wide areas to seek blessings of the deity, the Protector of the Universe. Built approximately 400 years ago by Nizams of Hyderabad, this temple envelopes you with a sense of calm and peace. Trekkers can trek and explore the caves and other ruins in the area. Visitors also love Kayaking in the reservoir area.
Major Attractions in Ananthagiri. Ananthagiri Temple, Kotpally Reservoir, Kotepally Reservoir, Hanuman Temple, Ananthagiri Hills Forests,
One of the prominent historical and religious sites in Telangana, Mahbubnagar is also a land where great battles were fought and won. Liberally sprinkled with a lot of forts and ruins, it tells stories about its war-ridden past. It was ruled by several kingdoms like Vijayanagar, Brahmanis, Chalukyas, and Golconda Nawabs. With River Tungabhadra and Krishna flowing through the area, Mahbubnagar looks scenic and endowed with nature’s best attractions. The serene beauty of this place has made Mahbubnagar one of the most important tourist towns in Telangana.
Major Attractions in Mahbubnagar. Jurala Dam, Gadwal Fort, Koilkonda Fort and Koilsagar Dam, Alampur, Kollapur, Lalitha Someswara Swamy Temple, Pangal Fort, Ghanpur Fort.