Telangana is the newest addition to the list of Indian states. In 2014, this state is curved out from northwest part of Andhra Pradesh, a prominent South Indian state. It is a land-locked state that shares borders with Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and Karnataka. This region has a long cultural history that dates back to more than two thousand years ago, during the reign of Satavahana kings.
Hyderabad is now the joint capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh; though within 10 years the secretariat of Andhra will soon be shifted to Amaravati, a newly built city. Apart from Hyderabad, Warangal, Karimnagar and Nizamabad are the most important cities of this state, culturally and financially. Lots of tourists visit this new state, due to the presence of many notable sites here, mainly a large number of wildlife sanctuaries all over this state.
Famous tourist attractions enlisted in the tourist guide of Telangana
- Char Minar is the most famous monument of Hyderabad that also houses a prominent mosque built on its topmost floor. This unique building was constructed by a Qutub Shahi ruler in 16th century, on the eastern bank of Musi River. This grand architecture with four ornamented pillars and four arched gateways is considered as the landmark of this city.
- Golconda Fort was the ancient capital of this region that was built on a hill, by the rulers of the Qutub Shahi dynasty in 16th – 17th This huge fort complex consists of four individual forts that are surrounded by high outer walls, eight entrances, royal palaces, mosques, temples and many other remarkable architectural structures. The famous Golconda diamond mine was also in this region, which produced several world-famous diamonds.
- Warangal is a prominent city of this state that is famous for housing the historic Thousand Pillar Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Kokotiyo Rock Garden, Pakhal Lake, Eturnogaram Wildlife Sanctuary and Warangal Fort.
- Nizamabad is famous for housing Pocharam Lake and the adjoining Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary with a huge variety of flora and fauna. Nizamabad Fort, Kanteshwar Temple and Alisagar Reservoir are the other notable tourist sites of this city.
- Karimnagar is one of the most populated cities of Telangana, which is well known for Elgandal Fort, Ramagiri Fort and Jagtial Fort, built by the rulers of the medieval period. This city beside Godavari River also contains some popular Hindu pilgrimage sites.
Apart from the above-mentioned cities, there are many other cities that serve as tourist destinations in Telangana.