Ideal Trip Duration: Full Day

Base Station: Nizamabad

Nearest City to Nizamabad: Hyderabad (175 Kms)

Best Time to Visit Nizamabad: October to March

Peak Season: October to March

State: Telangana | District: Nizamabad

Nizamabad Weather: Summer: Maximum - 44°C & Minimum - 25°C
Winter: Maximum - 30°C & Minimum - 10°C

At a distance of 175 km from Hyderabad, 104 km from Medak and 147 km from Karimnagar, Nizamabad is a town and headquarters of Nizamabad district in Telangana state. Nizamabad is the third most populous city in Telangana after Hyderabad and Warangal. This is also one of the top places to experience Telangana tourism.

Nizamabad is one of the agriculturally advanced districts in Telangana. It has two large dams constructed across River Godavari (Sriram Sagar Dam) and River Manjira (Nizamsagar Dam). The Nizamsagar dam also supplies drinking water to the city of Hyderabad.

Nizamabad district has several tourist attractions like Domakonda Fort, Sriram Sagar Dam and Nizamsagar Dam, Pocharam Lake and Ali Sagar, etc. Most of the places can be covered in a single day and it is an ideal weekend getaway from Hyderabad.

Nizamabad is well connected by Road and Train from Hyderabad. It is 3 hours drive from Hyderabad and the roads are excellent. There are frequent trains to Nizamabad from Hyderabad and it lies between Hyderabad and Nanded junctions.

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STD Code: 08462
Languages Spoken: Telugu, Hindi, English
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HOW TO REACH NIZAMABAD


By Air

Nearest Airport: Hyderabad - Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (225 Kms)

By Train

Nearest Train Station: Nizamabad Railway Station (0 Kms)

By Bus

Nearest Bus Station: Nizamabad Bus Station (0.5 Kms)

12 PLACES TO VISIT & THINGS TO DO IN NIZAMABAD


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 2.5 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 106 km from Medak Bus Station and 175 km from Hyderabad, Nizamabad Fort is situated in Nizamabad City of Telangana.

Nizamabad Fort is one of the important historical monuments of the Nizamabad city. It is an ancient fort was built by the Rashtrakuta kings who ruled this region. This magnificent fort was occupied by Allauddin Khilji, followed by the Bahamanis, Qutub Shahis and eventually by Mughals.

The fort standing on a small hill at an altitude of about 300 m has an entrance with a huge arch shaped gate made of stone. The fort went through few changes over the centuries. Dating back to the 10th century, the colossal fort is encircled by fortifications and bastions. The present fort has a wide area encircled by masonry walls along with huge bastions at the corners. The inner part of the fort reflects the Nizam style of architecture with spacious halls and a summer house.

The fort offers an excellent panoramic view .....


Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 1 km from Jankampet Bus Stand, 9 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 26 km from Basara and 183 km from Hyderabad, Ashok Sagar is located at Jankampet in Nizamabad District of Telangana.

The Jankampet Lake is converted into attractive beautiful lake called as 'Ashok Sagar'. This is situated on the route to the famous Saraswathi temple at Basar from Hyderabad. It is a huge reservoir with beautiful Rock garden, octagonal shaped restaurant, swinging bridge, boating facilities and children's park. The garden is spread over an area of two acres with beautiful flowers, landscape and attractive natural setting rock cuts. There is a fifteen feet marble statue of Goddesses Saraswati in the middle of the water. The lake is very scenic with a backdrop of hilly region.

Ashok Sagar now boasts of excellent boating facilities with 18 seater, four seater speed boats, and pedal boats. The octagonal shaped Ashok Sagar Restaurant is a beautiful structure.


Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 53 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 20 km from Nirmal Bus Station and 207 km from Hyderabad, The Sriram Sagar Project also known as the Pochampadu Project is located in Nizamabad district of Telangana. It is one of the largest irrigation projects in Telangana and also one of the best Places to visit in Telangana during rainy season.

Built on Godavari River, foundation of the dam was laid on 26th July 1963 by the late Jawaharlal Nehru. Sriram Sagar serves irrigation needs in Karimnagar, Warangal, Adilabad, Nalgonda, and Khammam districts. It also provides drinking water to Warangal city. There is a hydroelectric plant working at the dam site with 4 turbines each with 9 MW capacity.

The dam's capacity is 75 billion cubic feet and it has 42 floodgates. It also includes Kakatiya Canal covering 284 km, Laxmi Canal, Saraswati Canal and Flood flow canal. Most of the catchment .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 2.2 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, Sri Neelakanteshwara Temple is an ancient temple situated in Nizamabad town.

Dedicated to Lord Shiva, Sri Neelakanteshwara temple is located in Kanteshwar colony of Nizamabad. This temple is famous for its stunning architecture. The deity Lord Shiva gains the name of Neelakanteshwara due to the presence of blue throat. It is about 500 years old temple and attracts a large number of devotees.

According to the history, Kanteshwar Temple was constructed by the Satavahana king Satakarni II for the Jains. Later during Kakatiya period the temple was converted as a Shiva temple. The structure resembles the nagara architecture. The artwork on walls and pillar of the temple represents the great architectural history.

The annual festival along with Chariot ceremony is celebrated in Jan/Feb on a grand scale. Another significant feature of the festival is that the sun rays fall on The Siva Linga only on the Rathasaptami Day (Chariot .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 6.5 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, Sarangapur Hanuman Temple is situated at Sarangapur is another important pilgrim site in Nizamabad district.

It is believed that the deity gives immense mental and physical strength to the devotees. According to the history, the foundation stone of this shrine is believed to be laid by saint Samartha Ramadas, who was the guru of the great Indian leader Chatrapati Shivaji.
The temple is located on the top of a hill with large open area. A garden is also being developed in the temple premises.

Lord Hanuman Jayanti and Ramanavami festivals are celebrated here in grand scale. Large number of devotees visit this temple on these days.

Timings: 6 am to 7:30 pm.


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 2.5 km from Jankampet Bus Stand, 12 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 27 km from Basara Bus Station and 186 km from Hyderabad, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is located at Jankampet in Nizamabad District of Telangana.

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple is dedicated to Lord Narasimha an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. This Temple consists of a pillared hall and garbhagriha. This temple is famous for Astahmuki Puskharini on top of the hill, constructed in octagonal shape. The temple was built during the Rastrakuta times and renovated during the period of Western Chalukyas, Kakatiyas and later rulers.

The annual festival and full moon day attract lot of pilgrims.

Timings: 6:30 am to 1:30 am and 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm.


Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 3.5 km from Jankampet Bus Stand, 13 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 28 km from Basara and 187 km from Hyderabad, Ali Sagar Dam is located near Jankampet village in Nizamabad district of Telangana.

Ali Sagar Reservoir is a popular picnic spot in the region of Nizamabad. It was constructed by Nizams of Hyderabad in 1931 and it is a lift irrigation project. The lift canal originates from the back waters of Pochampadu Dam.

There is a garden near the reservoir which was developed by the Nizams of Hyderabad. This garden is spread over a total land area of 33 acres and is popular for its fountains, tree house, deer park and a flower garden.

The Ali Sagar Deer Park is situated near the reservoir was established in 1985 and hosts many species of deer. This park serves as a good picnic spot especially for kids. The area is spread amid natural hillocks and colourful flower gardens. The lake and its awe inspiring surroundings .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 4 km from Dichpally Bus Stand, 19 km from Nizamabad Bus Station, 160 km from Hyderabad, Dichpally Ramalayam is located at Dichpally Village in Nizamabad District of Telangana.

Dichpally Ramalayam or Khilla Ramalayam is one of the ancient temples in Nizamabad. The temple was built by the Kakatiya kings in the 14th century. It is dedicated to Lord Rama, the incarnation of Vishnu. The temple has a mandapa followed by the sanctum. The vimana of the sanctum is missing.

This temple is one of the finest examples of stone architecture, built in white and black Basalt stone. It exhibits the excellent craftsmanship through wonderful carvings of goddesses, animals, beautiful pillars and artistic beams of outer walls which attract large number of visitors. There are several carvings of exotic scenes from Kamasutra on the upper side of outer walls. There is a lake towards southern side of the temple that has a broken mandapa in the middle. The temple provides panoramic .....


Pilgrimage

At a distance of 35 km from Nizamabad, 158 km from Adilabad and 212 km from Hyderabad, Basara is a popular pilgrimage site located in Adilabad district of Telangana. This is also one of the top Places to visit in Telangana.

Basar or Basara is situated on the banks of River Godavari. It is a popular tourist and pilgrimage site because of the famous Saraswathi temple. The Basara temple in is a unique temple of Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu Goddess of Knowledge and Learning. Children are brought here to do the learning ceremony called Akshara Abyasam. It is believed to be one of the two oldest temples of Goddess Saraswathi in India, the other being located in Kashmir.

According to mytholpgy, Maharishi Vyas, his disciples and sage Viswamitra decided to settle down in a cool and serene atmosphere after the Kurukshetra War. In the quest for a peaceful .....

Distance (From Nizamabad): 35 Kms
Trip Duration (From Nizamabad - Including Travel): 4 Hours/Half Day
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Lake & Backwaters

At a distance of 81 km from Nizamabad and 139 km from Hyderabad, The Nizam Sagar Dam is located in Nizamabad district of Telangana. This is one of the scenic tourist places to visit near Hyderabad.

Nizam Sagar is constructed across the Manjira River, a tributary of the Godavari and flows between the villages Achampet and Banjapalle of the Nizamabad district in Telangana. This reservoir is the one of the main water sources of the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad along with Singur Dam. It was initially constructed for irrigation purpose.

The Nizamsagar dam was constructed during the year 1923 to 1931 by Mir Osman Ali Khan, the then ruler of the royal Hyderabad. People from 40 villages were relocated for the construction of this dam. This dam was among the world's largest dams at that time. Legends like Mahatma Gandhi and Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru visited this place in 1940s.

Nizam Sagar Project is the second irrigation .....


Adventure / Trekking | Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 3 km from Koulas, 81 km from Nizamabad, 84 km from Medak and 169 km from Hyderabad, Koulas Fort is situated near Koulas village in Nizamabad district.

Koulas Fort is a massive fort dating back to the 14th century, spread across 6 sq km and located in Jukkal mandal close to Bidar - Nanded road. This fort was built by Kakatiya rulers. This fort was conquered by Muslim rulers Bahamanis, Qutb Shahis and later occupied by the Nizams.

The Koulas Fort was constructed in the semi-Dravidian style at an altitude of about 1100 ft. There is a stream that stands as a natural moat to the fort. The fort is spread across 400 acres surrounded by large fortification wall with strong bastions. The fort houses several wonderfully built gateways, buildings, temples, mosques and other structures. There are about 20 large cannons spread across the fort. It has 52 small and big bastions along several water tanks. The fort temple and .....


Historical & Heritage

At a distance of 300 m from Domakonda Bus Stop, 87 km from Nizamabad Bus Station and 112 km from Hyderabad, Domakonda Fort is situated in Domakonda Village in Nizamabad district of Telangana.

Domakonda was a princely region under Qutb Shahis and Asaf Jahis. The Reddy rulers of Domakonda built the fort in the 18 century at a sight where a fort existed earlier. The fort posses wonderful architecture to be explored and stands a testimony to the grandeur of Telangana heritage.

This fort is also called Gadi Domakonda or Killa Domakonda. It is one of the beautiful forts present in Telangana. The architecture of the fortress displays both Hindu and Muslim styles. It has an elevated compound of granite rocks that forms the fort wall, followed by the beautiful two-storied fort structure.

There are two palaces and a temple complex inside the fort along with a lotus pond. The ground floor of the palace consists of arched pillars with intricate artwork influenced by Mughal architecture. .....

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