Lake & Backwater | Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 166 km from Hyderabad, 83 km from Nalgonda, 149 km from Guntur, 551 km from Vizag & 190 km from Vijayawada, Nagarjuna Sagar (or Nagarjuna Sagar), located in Nalgonda district of Telangana, is one of the most prominent Buddhist centers in India and also one of the top Tourist places in Telangana. Nagarjuna Sagar is one of the most popular tourist places to visit near Hyderabad and one of the best weekend getaways from Hyderabad city. It is also well known for Nagarjuna Sagar Dam, one of the largest dams in India.
Known in ancient days as Vijayapuri, meaning 'The city of victory', Nagarjuna Sagar takes its present name from Nagarjuna, one of the most revered Buddhist monks lived in 2nd century AD. It is also a place of immense archaeological significance & excavations revealed this place as a center for the propagation of Buddhist teachings in South India during 3rd century AD. It was ruled by the Sathavahanas and subsequently by the Ikshvaku rulers during ancient times.
One of the early river valley civilizations took birth here. Enthused by the peaceful environs of this place, Buddhists made this land a great hub of learning, setting up one of the four major Viharas here. Further down in history, one of the first Hindu kingdoms of South India, Ikshvakus made ...
Nature & Scenic
At a distance of 300 km from Hyderabad & 152 km from Nizamabad, Adilabad is the northern most town in Telangana close to Maharashtra border. It is the headquarters of Adilabad district and is also one of the top tourist places to visit near Hyderabad.
Adilabad district is the land of waterfalls and one of the most scenic regions in Telangana with dense forest, beautiful valleys and several rivers. Adilabad derives its name from Yusuf Adil Shah, the famous ruler of Bijapur. Adilabad was ruled by many dynasties like the Mauryas, Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Qutub Shahis & Asaf Jahis.
Most popular tourist destinations in Adilabad district include kuntala falls, Pochera Falls, Gayatri Falls, Kanakai Falls, Kadam Dam, Basara Saraswathi Temple, Nirmal, etc. Major rivers like Godavari, Penganga and Pranahitha flow through this region.
Adilabad is well connected with Hyderabad and other major cities in Telangana like Warangal, Nizamabad and Karimnagar. The highways leading to Adilabad are excellent. Adilabad is also a major train station and connected with Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur and Nanded.
Adilabad is a good weekend getaway from Hyderabad and major places can ...