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At a distance of 60 Kms from Hyderabad, Yadagirigutta is a popular Hindu Temple of Narasimha Swamy situated on a hillock. This is a cave temple that happens to be on the very summit of a hill. The conventional structure of a temple that is visible from the outside has been superimposed upon it. This temple has five forms of Narasimha.This cave temple is situated at an altitude of 300 feet on the hillock, Yadagiri. Yadagiri Gutta is renowned as Vedagiri because Lord Vishnu brought all Vedas and believed to be kept all the Vedas on this sacred place. Annual Brahmothsavams are held from Shudha Vidiya to Dwadasi for 11 days (in Febrauary & March months).Timings: 4:30 AM to 9:30 PM.
At a distance of 81 Kms from Warangal and 81 Kms from Hyderabad, the 2000 years old Jain Temple of Mahavira is located in Kolanupaka village (also called as Kulpak) in Nalgonda district. The temple is decorated with beautiful images of Tirthankaras and it's one of the important Jain pilgrimage sites in the country. The 5 ft high image of Mahavira is carved entirely out of jade. Kolanupaka was the second capital town of Kalyani Chalukyas during the 11th century. During this period the village was a great Jain centers in the south. The architecture of the temple is stunning with wonderful carvings on the temple walls. To visit Kolanupaka, one has to take diversion at Aleru town (the nearest Rail head) between Hyderabad & Warangal (75 Kms from Hyderabad & Warangal) and travel for 6 Kms. The Jain temple is 0.5 Kms from Kolanupaka Bus Station.Timings: 5 AM to 8 PMIf you are travelling from Hyderabad to Warangal, Kolanupaka can be visited with 1-2 Hrs extra effort.
At a distance of 96 kms from Hyderabad, Medak Cathedral is the largest church in entire Asia. The Cathedral built in Gothic style was inaugurated in 1914 and completed in 1924. The main tower of the church is 175 feet high and the cathedral can accommodate 5000 people at a time. There are 3 magnificent stained glass windows depicting the life of Jesus Christ. The farmers toiled to erect the church and Thomas Edward Harding, the architect, left no stone unturned in building the cathedral. The tile's design is an intricate one in six colours red, brown, black, yellow, chocolate and grey. The roof of the church is sound proof being made by hollow sponge material and has an impressive style of vaulting. A window depicts the birth scene of Jesus, angels, Prophet or Issaiah, Mary and astrologers. The left side of the church bears the painted crucification scene and in the center the ascension of Jesus is painted bright.Medak Buses usually start from Jubilee Bus Station.