MAHABUBNAGAR TOURISM | TOURIST PLACES TO VISIT & TRAVEL GUIDE TO MAHABUBNAGAR
#14 of 17 Places to visit in Telangana
Ideal Trip Duration: 1-2 Days
Nearest City to Mahabubnagar: Hyderabad (105 Kms)
Best Time to Visit Mahabubnagar: October to March
Peak Season: October to March
At a distance of 105 km from Hyderabad, 122 km from Kurnool and 110 km from Raichur, Mahabubnagar, also known as Palamoor is a town and headquarters of Mahaboobnagar district of Telangana. The name was changed to Mahbubnagar in 1890, in honour of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Mahaboobnagar and the surrounding places witnessed several wars between 14th and 16th centuries. It was a strategic place to control for Chalukyas, Bahmanis, Vijayanagar rulers and Golconda nawabs. Mahaboobnagar is also a land of Samsthanas (princely regions) with Gadwal, Wanaparthy and Kollapur regions successfully controlled for several centuries.
The two mighty rivers of South, Krishna and Thungabhadra flow through this region. But Mahaboobnagar district is one of the poorest districts in India and the district witnessed mass migration of people to nearest city of Hyderabad.
Mahaboobnagar district has several tourist attractions like Alampur, Pillalamarri, Jurala Dam, Koilkonda Fort, Gadwal Fort, Kollapur, Somasila, etc. Most of the places can be covered in 1-2 days and hence Mahaboobnagar is an ideal weekend getaway from Hyderabad and also one of the popular Telangana tourist places.
Mahaboobnagar is well connected by Road and Train from Hyderabad. It is hardly 2 hours drive from Hyderabad and the roads are excellent. Mahaboobnagar also has excellent public transportation facility. There are frequent trains to Mahaboobnagar from Hyderabad.