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PANAGAL - NELAKONDAPALLI - KHAMMAM

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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: 4

DAY 1 : PANAGAL - NELAKONDAPALLI - KHAMMAM

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 6 AM - 12 PM and 2 PM - 8 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 1.4 km from Panagal Bus Station, 4 km from Nalgonda Bus Station and 104 km from Hyderabad, Chaya Someswara Temple is a wonderful temple located at Panagal in Nalgonda district of Telangana. This is an interesting pilgrimage and historical site to visit from Nalgonda & Hyderabad.

Sri temple was built during 11th - 12th centuries by Cholas. The temple got the name as it is believed that the formation of relentless shadow (Chaya in Telugu) of a pillar falls over the main deity of Shivalingam throughout the day. This amazing temple, engineered by the Kunduru, testifies the fantastic creative thinking and scientific knowledge of its architects. The complex houses three deities - Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva facing three different directions connected by common mahamandapa. The temple also demonstrates wonderful sculpture and art work.

The temple is known for its architecture. One of the garbhagrihas situated in the .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 22 km from Khammam, 111 km from Nalgonda and 200 km from Hyderabad, Nelakondapalli is an important Buddhist excavation site in Telangana located in Khammam District.

Nelakondapalli is a historic Buddhist site with Stupas and Buddha idols. The site was found during the excavations conducted in 1977. Excavations have unearthed foundations of brick built Viharas, wells, cisterns, a Mahastupa, a bronze idol of Buddha, a miniature Stupa carved in limestone and other materials from the third and fourth centuries.

Nelakondapalli is associated with the Hindu epic Mahabharata. The Virata Raju Dibba and Keechaka Gundam, archaeological evidences from the period of the Mahabharata are located 1.6 km from Nelakondapalli.

Nelakondapalli is also famous of being the Birth Place of Kancharla Gopanna, popularly known as Bhakta Ramadas who built popular Bhadrachalm temple. There are few ancient temples in the village of Nelakondapalli. The old Residence of Bhakta Ramadas .....

Historical & Heritage

Duration of visit: 1-2 Hours
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 1.5 km from Khammam Railway Station, 120 km from Warangal and 196 km from Hyderabad, Khammam Fort is situated in Khammam town of Telangana.

Built during 950 AD by the Kakatiya rulers, the fort is an important tourist attraction in Khammam. Later, Musunuri Nayaks and Velama kings were involved in the expansion of the fort. Subsequently the Qutb Shahi kings developed the fort further.

The fort is situated on Stambhadri hill. It represents a combination of both Hindu and Muslim architectural influences. There are several mandapas and temples inside the fort. The fort and the temples located on top make the place a wonderful site to visit in Khammam. The steps constructed to reach the top have made access to the fort easier.

This fort was built with granite and has an area of around 4 square km. It also has a Masjid and Mahal including Ashoor Khanas constructed during Nizam period. The fort also houses several cannons that were used in the wars during Kakatiya .....

Historical & Heritage | Pilgrimage

Duration of visit: 1 Hour
Timings: 8 AM to 6 PM
Entry Fee: FREE

At a distance of 22 km from Khammam, 39 km from Suryapet and 174 km from Hyderabad, Kusumanchi is situated in Khammam District of Telangana.

Kusumanchi was known as Krupamani in the Kakatiya period. It is home to Sri Ganapeshwaralayam and Mukkanteswaralayam, the two Siva temples built by the Kakatiya rulers during 12th and 13th centuries. These temples stand as testimony to the architectural skills of the Kakatiya kings. The historical shrines have a striking resemblance to famous Ghanpur and Ramappa temples of Kakatiya period in the Warangal district.

Ganapeshwaralayam is about 1.7 km from Kusumanchi Bus Stand. This temple constructed using stone resembling thousand pillars temple of Warangal in architecture. The Shiva lingam in the temple is three meters high with a radius of two meters and it is one of the biggest Shivalingas in the state. Built on an elevated platform facing east, the temple consists of pillared rangamandapa .....

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