MANAIR DAM - NAGUNUR FORT - KONDAGATTU

Lake & Backwaters | Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

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This trip demands considerable trekking / walking

ITINERARY SUMMARY

Trip Starting Point: Hyderabad City

Mode of Travel: Car (or Cab)

Trip Duration: 1 Day

Ideal Start Time: 6 AM

Total Places Visited: 3

DAY 1 : MANAIR DAM - NAGUNUR FORT - KONDAGATTU

Travel from Hyderabad to Lower Manair Dam

Lake & Backwaters

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 9 AM - 5 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 4.5 km from Karimnagar Bus Stand, 65 km from Siddipet Bus Station and 163 km from Hyderabad, Lower Manair Dam is situated at Alugunur village near Karimnagar town.

The Lower Manair Dam (LMD) is built across the Manair River, a tributary of Godavari River. The construction of the dam was started in 1974 and was finished in 1985. The gross storage capacity of the reservoir is 24 TMC. The project serves as a balancing reservoir for Kakatiya Canal and regulates flow below Lower Manair Dam for an ayacut of 5,65,452 acres. It is also serves as drinking water source to Karimnagar and Warangal towns.

The Lower Manair Dam is an important tourist attraction in Karimnagar. The dam has 20 floodgates. The gushing waters from the flood gates during monsoon season is the breathtaking sight for tourists. People from the neighboring areas flock to watch this amazing scene. The serene waters of the Lower Manair Dam and its surrounding areas provide a beautiful view.

Boating .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 2-3 Hours
Timings: 8 AM - 6.30 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 1.7 km from Nagunur Bus Stop, 10 km from Karimnagar Bus Station and 177 km from Hyderabad, Nagunur Fort is situated in Nagunur Village in Karimnagar district of Telangana. This is an important historical site in Karimnagar district.

The Nagunur fort was constructed in the period of Kakatiya dynasty. This fort was one of the important forts in Kakatiyas kingdom. The Fort contains ruins of many temples. The origin and style of these temples can be traced back to the era of the Kalyani Chalukyas and Kakatiyas. However, it is strongly believed to have been built during 12th and 13th centuries under the patronage of the Kakatiyas. At one point of time this place was believed to house around 400 temples.
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The most important temple in the complex is the Shiva temple. The temple is made of red stone and consists of three shrines of Lord Shiva. The shrines are placed on a raised pedestal. The main entrance to the temple .....

Pilgrimage

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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