Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple - Inavolu
At a distance of 18 Kms from Warangal, Sri Mallikarjuna Swamy Temple located in Inavole (also called as Inole) is considered as one of historical temples of Shiva in this region.
The Lord Shiva in this temple is in human form along with his two conserts. The construction of this 11th century temple was ordered by Sri Ayanna, a minister of the Kakatiya dynasty. The main attraction of the temple is the 108 pillars put together in form of a chariot. The rich architectural carvings depicting the Kakatiya dynasty with 4 entrance gates and a Keerthi Toranam on the main entrance attract the devotees. This large temple complex is being maintained by archeological dept. Poojas are still performed.
To reach Inavole, drive for 11 Kms from Khammam highway (there is a big arch entrance here welcoming to Mallikarjuna temple), take right turn and drive for 7 Kms. All buses towards Khammam stop at Arch entrance & autos are available to Inavole from here.
Timings: 6 AM to 12 PM & 4 M to 7 PM