Telangana, the state with rich historic and cultural heritage is one of the most frequented tourist places in South India. Also known as The City of Pearls, Hyderabad is today one of the most developed cities in the country and a modern hub of information technology, ITES, and biotechnology. Hyderabad is known for its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and also its multilingual culture.
Hyderabad ranked second best place in the world that one should see in 2015 which is published in the annual guide of ‘Traveler’ magazine of National Geographic.
Birla Mandir, Hyderabad is a white marble Hindu temple of Lord Venkateshwara on the Naubath Pahad in Hyderabad.
The Ramappa Temple and Thousand Pillar Temple in Warangal are famous for their temple carvings of the Kakatiya dynasty.
Sammakka Saralamma Jatara is held every second year in Medaram.
Gnana Saraswati Temple, Basar is one of the famous Saraswati Temples in India.
Sri Rajarajeshwara Temple – One of the famous and most visited Lord Shiva temple located in Vemulawada
Vemulavada temple is built by Chalukya Kings between AD 750 and 975. Yadagirigutta, the abode of an avatara of Vishnu, Sri Lakshmi Narasimha.
Famous Buddhist centres:
Nelakondapalli – Khammam District
Dhulikatta – Karimnagar District
Phanigiri – Nalgonda District
Pilgrim centres and temples:
Bhadrakali Temple – In the city of Warangal
Ramappa Temple – Near to Warangal City
Charminar – Centre of the Hyderabad Old City
Golkonda Fort – Largest and 400 years oldest fort
Ramoji Film City – Largest Film City in the world situated in Hyderabad City
Warangal Fort – Oldest fort built by Kakatiya before 13th century reflects the culture of Telugu people
Thousand Pillar Temple – Built by King Rudra Deva in 1163 AD. The Thousand Pillar Temple is a specimen of the Kakatiyan style of architecture of the 12th century.
Surendrapuri – A unique Mythological Awareness Centre near Yadagirigutta, 60 km from Hyderabad
Golkonda (Telugu: గోల్కొండ, Urdu: گولکوندا), a ruined city of south-central India and capital of the medieval kingdom of Golkonda (c. 1364 – 1512), is situated 11 km west of Hyderabad.