Attractions in Warangal
Lord Shiva temple - This
temple is located in the middle of the city in an
area called the ‘fort’. The remains here
include the large, beautifully carved stone entrance
gateways to the almost square enclosure, inverted
slabs, smashed columns, brackets and ceiling panels,
many of which are still being unearthed.
Mahal - An indication to a glorious past
is the Khush Mahal, a masterpiece built by Shitabh
Khan. Located close to the Warangal Fort, this
splendid edifice houses idols excavated in the
Siva Rudreshwara temple
- The most spectacular attraction of
Warangal remains the Chalukya style “1000-pillar”
Sri Rudreshwara Temple built in 1163 AD on the
slopes of the Hanamakonda Hill. The temple has
beautiful carvings and a low, compact temple,
built on several stepped platforms.
Quick Getaways near Warangal
Pakhal - This is located 50
kms from Warangal. This is a wild life sanctuary
stretching around 860 Kms. Surrounded by dense
forests, you will find quite a few species of
animals including tigers, leopards and hyena.
temple - Placed on a 6 feet high
platform, there are many subshrines within
this temple. The entire temple complex
is enclosed in a compound wall. At the
entrance to the temple is a ruined Nandi
mandapam, with an enormous 9 feet
high Nandi still intact. The entire temple
is a work of art. There are profuse carvings
in the temple depicting a wide range of
themes from the puranas and elsewhere.
The festival of Maha Shivratri is celebrated
for three days in this temple. There were
originally three temples - Kateswara,
Kameswara and Rudreswara , of which only
the last remains . Its famed Mandakini
figures of female dancers,
which appear on brackets at the fore entrances,
display its rich culture.
There & Away to Warangal
nearest airport to Warangal is Hyderabad (141
kms) connected by regular flights with Bombay,
Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Calcutta, Delhi, Madras,
||Warangal is linked
to all important cities in India by rail.
place is connected by road to numerous places
including Amaravati, Armur, Bangalore, Bombay,
Calcutta, Delhi and others. It also has regular
bus services to almost all Indian cities.
Around to Warangal
Coaches, auto rickshaws, taxis
and local buses are available for transport within