About Nalgonda

Country: India | State: Telangana

Ideal Trip Duration: Full Day

Nearest City to Nalgonda: Hyderabad (105 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Nalgonda: October to March

Peak Season: October to March

At a distance of 105 km from Hyderabad, 187 km from Vijayawada and 143 km from Warangal, Nalgonda is a town and headquarters of Nalgonda district. This is also one of the popular Telangana places to visitt.

Nalgonda has ample of history and it has been a settlement from pre-historic era. It was also an important two during the rule of Mauryas, Satavahanas and Ikshvakus. It was also important place during Chalukyas, Kakatiryas rule and finally merged into Golconda state.

Nalgonda played is an important role in the Telangana armed struggle against Nizam of Hyderabad and it was a stronghold of communists till recent times. Nalgonda district is one of the agriculturally advanced districts in Telangana state. Nagarjunasagar Dam was built on Krishna River in Nalgonda district. Also, it is a major producer of cement due to the abundance of lime stone deposits.

Nalgonda district has several tourist attractions like Panagal (Chaya Someswara Temple), Nagarjunasagar, Kolanupaka (Kulpak), Bhongir Fort, Devarakonda Fort, Rachakonda Fort, etc. Most of the places can be covered in 1-2 days and hence Nalgonda is an ideal weekend getaway from Hyderabad.

Nalgonda is well connected by Road and Train from Hyderabad. It is hardly 2 hours drive from Hyderabad and the roads are excellent. Nalgonda also has excellent public transportation facility. There are frequent trains to Nalgonda from Hyderabad.

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Other Info
Internet Availability: Good
STD Code: 08682
Languages Spoken: Telugu, Hindi, English
Major Festivals: Details Not Available

How to Reach Nalgonda

By Air

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (105 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Nalgonda Railway Station (0 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Nalgonda Bus Station (1.5 Kms)

Top 10 Places to Visit in Nalgonda

Adventure | Heritage

#1 of 7 Places to Visit in Nalgonda

At a distance of 1.3 km from Bhuvanagiri Railway Station, 54 km from Hyderabad, 74 kms from Nalgonda, and 11 km from Yadagirigutta, The Bhongir Fort is situated in Bhongir (also called as Bhuvanagiri) in Nalgonda district of Telangana. It is situated between Hyderabad and Warangal. This is a popular Hyderabad getaway for a short trip and important historical site around Hyderabad.

Bhongir Fort was built in 12th century by the Western Chalukya ruler Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya VI and was thus named after him as Tribhuvanagiri. This name gradually became Bhuvanagiri and subsequently Bhongir. The Bhuvanagiri Fort is located on a huge monolithic rock. The hill upon which the fort itself is built is about 500 feet high and spread on about 40 acres of land.

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#2 of 7 Places to Visit in Nalgonda

At a distance of 1.3 km from Devarakonda Bus Station, 60 km from Nalgonda and 111 km from Hyderabad, Devarakonda Fort is located in Devarakonda town in Nalgonda District of Telangana. This is one of the important historical sites to visit around Nalgonda & Hyderabad.

Devarakonda Fort acted as a prominent fortified defensive structure of the rulers of Recherla Velama dynasty that rules parts of Telangana after Kakatiyas. It was built in the 14th century by the Velama Kings. The territory of Devarakonda was developed by the Padma Nayaka Velama rulers. The fortress was controlled by the ruling family from 1287 AD to 1482 AD. Then the fort was ruled by Maada Naidu who was the 8th king among the Padma Nayaka rulers. He was a great warrior and an educationist apart from being a kind ruler. During his reign, Devarakonda flourished with many temples and heritage sites.

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#3 of 7 Places to Visit in Nalgonda

At a distance of 1.2 km from Rachakonda, 66 km from Nalgonda Bus Station and 61 km from Hyderabad, Rachakonda Fort is situated in Rachakonda Village in Nalgonda district of Telangana.

The Rachakonda Fort was constructed in 14th century by Recherla Singama Nayak from Padma Nayaka dynasty who ruled the region of Rachakonda. The Fort was the capital to the Rachakonda region. The region was first ruled by Kakatiyas, Padma Nayakas, Bahmani Sultans, Qutub Shahi and finally Nizams.

The Rachakonda fort is a good example of medieval Hindu fort architecture. It is a structure made of large stones. The fort built as a two story structure was constructed without using any mortar. The hills surrounds the Fort also provide good opportunity for trekking and provide panoramic view of the plains below. At the entrance, there are gateways made of stone pillars and horizontal beams. The exterior walls of the building are built with stone and the interiors are layered with mud. The structure of .....

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Heritage | Pilgrimage

#4 of 7 Places to Visit in Nalgonda

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.

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#5 of 7 Places to Visit in Nalgonda

At a distance of less than 1 km from Mellacheruvu Railway Station, 91 km from Nalgonda, 52 km from Miryalaguda and 200 km from Hyderabad, Sri Shambhu Lingeswara Temple is located at Mellacheruvu in Nalgonda district of Telangana.

Sri Shambhu Lingeswara Temple is one of the most celebrated temples in Nalgonda district. The presiding deity the temple of is Lord Shiva in the divine form of Sambhu Lingeswara Swamy. Lord Shiva here is believed to be self incarnated. The temple is believed to be at least thousand years old making it one of the ancient temples dedicated to Lord Shiva in the state. The temple architecture reflects the glory of Kakatiya dynasty. A notable feature of the temple is that on top of the Shivalingam there is a circular hole about 2 inches (5 cm) and water keeps flowing through the hole in all seasons. This is also known as Swayam Abhishekha Linga (self purifying linga). There is also a belief that the Shivalinga in the temple is growing in height.

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#6 of 7 Places to Visit in Nalgonda

At a distance of 1.2 km from Wadapally Bus Stand, 26 km from Miryalaguda, 68 km Nalgonda and 172 km from Hyderabad, Sri Meenakshi Agastheeshwara Swamy Temple is located at Wadapally in Nalgonda District of Telangana.

This is an ancient and sacred temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathi. Constructed by Kakatiya rulers in 12th century, Sri Meenakshi Agastheswara Swamy Temple is located at the confluence of the rivers Krishna and Musi, giving it great religious significance. This Temple is a unique temple of Lord Shiva which is renowned for the miracle of continuous water flow from the head of the Shivalinga in the sanctum. Even if water is removed, the original level of the water never changes.

According to the legend, the famous Agasthya Maharshi is believed to have installed the idols of Sri Meenakshi Agastheswara and Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy 6000 years ago at the confluence of the rivers Krishna and Musi. Later, when excavation was undertaken by the local rulers, .....

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#7 of 7 Places to Visit in Nalgonda

At a distance of 0.8 km from Wadapally Bus Stand, 26 km from Miryalaguda Bus Station, 68 km Nalgonda and 172 km from Hyderabad, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is located at Wadapally in Nalgonda District of Telangana.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple is situated at the confluence of the River Krishna and Musi River at Wadapally. This temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This is an ancient temple built during Vijayanagar ruler Krishna Devaraya period. The deity is in a very angry posture.

According to the Puranas, Vyasa maharshi meditated for a long time for the manifestation of Sri Narasimha Swamy at Wadapally. Vishnu pleased with his penance and appeared before him in the form of Narasimha. Vyasa requests him to stay in Wadapally in the form of Narasimha to which Vishnu obliged. Accordingly, Sri Narasimha Swamy manifested there to bless the devotees and to reduce their difficulties. It is believed that even now the idol breathes in and .....

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