2 DAY TRIP FROM HYDERABAD | WARGAL - VEMULAWADA - KONDAGATTU - DHARMAPURI

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ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Hyderabad City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 2 Days

Ideal Start Time: 7 AM (Day 1) & 9 AM (Day 2)

Total Places Visited: 6

Day 1 Attractions | Day 2 Attractions

DAY 1 : WARGAL - VEMULAWADA

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Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 6 AM - 12.30 PM and 4 PM - 7.30 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 52 km from Hyderabad, 80 km from Medak and 61 km from Siddipet, The Saraswati Temple situated on a hillock at Wargal village in Medak District of Telangana is the most famous Saraswati temple in the state after Basara. This temple is famous for Aksharaabyasa for children. It is one of the popular pilgrimage sites around Medak & Hyderabad.

The Wargal Saraswati Temple is one among the few temples of goddess Saraswati in Telangana. Also known as Sri Vidya Saraswati Temple, it was built by Sri Yamavaram Chandrashekhara Sharma. The temple foundation stone was laid in 1989. On 1992 Sri Vidya Nrusinha Bharati Swamy has laid the foundation to the statues of Goddess Sri Vidya Saraswathi Devi and Lord Shani. Now it is maintained by Kanchi Mutt.

The Wargal Temple is dedicated to Goddess Saraswati Devi. The garbhagriha is located at a level nearly equivalent to the third .....

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Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 4 AM to 9 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 2 km from Vemulawada Bus Stand, Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple (Vemulawada Temple) is one of the most famous pilgrim sites in Telangana and the prime attraction of Vemulawada.

This temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva is one of the ancient and famous Shiva temples located in Telangana. The presiding deity of the temple is locally popular as Rajanna. The idol of the main deity is in the form of Neela Lohitha Siva Lingam. The deity is accompanied by the idols of Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi and Siddi Vinayaka.

The temple complex also housesAnantha Padmanabha Swamy Temple, Seetha Rama Temple, Anjaneya Temple, Kasi Visweswara Temple, Dakshina Murthy Temple, Subramanya Temple, Bala Tripura Sundari Devi Temple, Someshwara Temple, Uma Maheshwara Temple, Mahisasura Mardhani Temple, Kotilingalu and Kala Bhairava Swamy Temple.

According to Puranas, the Sun God recovered from disability by praying at the shrine here .....

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Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 9 AM to 5:30 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 2 km from Nampally Bus Stop, 4.5 km from Vemulawada Bus Stand, 3 km from Vemulawada Temple & 32 km from Karimnagar, Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is situated at Nampally Gutta.

The temple is nestled on a small hillock on the Vemulawada - Karimnagar highway. It is a small shrine dedicated to Lord Lakshmi Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. The idol was carved out of the rock around which the temple was built. The visitors have to walk a few hundred steps that lead to the top from nearest the parking area at bottom. The climb is little steep may take up to 15 minutes.

One the way to the Narasimha temple, there is a temple for Naga Devatha. The temple was built in a model of Snake. Visitors can enter the shrine through the snake's belly - a long, winding tunnel. There are statues depicting the story of Prahalada and Hiranyakasipu. At the end of the tunnel, the statue of Lord Narasimha killing the demon .....

Overnight Stay in Vemulawada

DAY 2 : KONDAGATTU - DHARMAPURI - KOTILINGALA

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Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 4 AM to 8.30 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 2 km from Kondagattu Bus Stand, 14 km from Jagityal Bus Station, 39 km from Karimnagar and 178 km from Hyderabad, Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple located in Kondagattu village of Karimnagar district is one of the famous temples in Telangana.

Situated on a hillock amidst beautiful hills, valleys and refreshing water springs, this is dedicated to Lord Hanuman. This Temple is decorated with sculptures of Gods and Goddesses on its facades and walls. The temple besides the main deity of Anjaneya Swamy also has the idols of Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Alwaar and Sri Laxmi. Here one can see the life statue of Lord Anjaneya. Stairs have been provided to help visitors go up to view the statue from close quarters.

According to local legend, about 300 years ago a farmer Singam sanjeevudu after losing one of his buffalos, came to this hillock searching for it and slept here. Lord Anjaneya came into his dream and told him the .....

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Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: Timings: 5 AM - 2.30 PM & 4 PM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 31 km from Jagityal, 65 km from Ramagundam, 70 km from Karimnagar and 245 km from Hyderabad, Dharmapuri is a small historical town in Karimnagar district of Telangana. It is famous for Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Telangana.

The town was ruled by King Dharma Varma and thus the name of the town was named after him as Dharmapuri. It is famous for its temples and artists, located on the banks of holy river Godavari. The most interesting fact of Dharmapuri is that the Godavari river flows from north to south direction unlike west to east in all other places where it flows and hence the river is termed here as Dakshina Vahini. Dharmapuri has one of the largest settlements of Vedic Brahmins in Telangana. Due to presence of many temples in the area, it is also known as 'Teertharajamu'.

Dharmapuri attained religious importance owing to the existence of the shrine dedicated to Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord .....

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Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
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Entry Fee: Free Entry

At a distance of 19 km from Dharmapuri, 55 km from Karimnagar and 218 km from Hyderabad, Kotilingala is a major and famous pilgrimage site in Telangana.

Kotilingala is situated at the confluence of Peddavagu and Godavari River. It was one of the capitals of Satavahana dynasty. It was also the capital of Assaka Janapada, one of the 16 great janapadas of early India.

Kotilingala is well known for Sri Koteswara Siddeshwara Swamy Temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple was built by Sathavahana Kings between 2nd and 3rd centuries. It is one of the oldest and historical temples in Telangana.

According to the legend, sages used to meditate in the caves adjoining the hillocks called Munula Gutta and visit the banks of the Godavari for bathing. The sages decided to construct a temple and asked Lord Hanuman to get a Siva Lingam. When Lord Hanuman failed to come on time, the sages installed a Siva linga made of sand. By the time Lord .....

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