Warangal, the flourishing cultural centre of Telangana, is one of the major travel destinations for visitors interested in visiting temples, gardens, and forts. Thus, for travelers, looking for a memorable escape from Hyderabad, Warangal is a worthy getaway. There are numerous tourist attractions that contribute to the architectural brilliance of the city. The natural setting of the place also adds to the special attribute of the city.
TRIP DATES – 4th and 5th October 2018
COST – Only Rs. 4500 per person
Start from Hyderabad at 6AM – breakfast on the way – reach Warangal – visit 1000 pillar temple – lunch at hotel take rest— visit Bhadrakali temple – Bhadra Kali lake – Padmakshi temple – Warangal fort – Kakatiya musical garden – back to hotel — dinner at Hotel
Early morning visit to Rammappa temple – Rammappa lake – Lakhnavaram lake – Boating – lunch – back to Hyderabad by 9pm
- Pick up and drop from Hyderabad (Route: Kukatpally-Liberty-Narayanguda-Uppal-NH202-Warangal)
- Travel by AC vehicle depending on number of members
- All toll charges
- Entry fee and boating charges
- 2 breakfast/2 lunch/1 dinner/morning tea/ water bottles
Warangal, the erstwhile capital of the Kakatiya dynasty was ruled by king Ganapati Deva for nearly 60 years. The city is a cluster of three towns Kazipet, Warangal and Hanumakonda.
Ganapati Deva had lot of passion for architecture so mostly in all temples intricately carved arches, pillars and statues are found. The city is well known for its beautiful temples, Telugu culture and literature. After Ganapati Deva his daughter Rudramma Devi ruled for many years. Pratapa Deva 2 grandson of Rudramma Devi was the last ruler of Kakatiya kingdom.The Delhi Sultans captured the fort and later it was under the control of Hyderabad Nizams
Some of the famous monuments are —–Thousand pillar temple, Warangal fort, Rammappa temple, Bhadrakali temple—the city also has beautiful lakes Lakhnavaram lake Pakhal lake etc
Thousand Pillar Temple
The description of Warangal is incomplete without describing the thousand pillar temple. The Thousand pillar temple, located at the base of Hanumakonda hill, was developed by Rudradeva in 1163 AD. It took almost 72 years to complete the construction of this magnificent
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya the three deities together were known as “Trikutalayam”.
Most temples in India faces east but the Thousand pillar temple faces south because the Kakatiyas were worshippers of Lord Shiva and they wanted the early morning sun rays to fall directly on Shiva lingam. So shrine of Lord Shiva faces east where as the other two shrines of Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya face south and west respectively. Opposite to the Lord Shiva is Lord Nandi bull beautifully carved made with black basalt facing east where as in other temples Lord Nandi faces west. In between the four shrines there was a Natyamandapam where dances were performed.
Bhadrakali temple is one of the oldest temple in India. It is situated on a hill top between the two cities Hanamkonda and Warangal.
The main deity in this temple is Goddess Bhadrakali, she has eight hands carrying one weapon in each. The image of Goddess Bhadrakali is believed to be transformed by holy mantras into Tripura Sundari which means beauty of three world’s There are many other idols inside the temple carved with stone. Visit to Warangal is incomplete without visiting this temple
The Warangal fort is nearly 800 years old. It has four large stone gateways and intricately carved arches and pillars made of single rock. Inside the fort there is a temple where the presiding deity is Swayambhu Devi which means mother earth.
The construction of the fort started on 12 the century by the king Ganapati Deva and completed by her daughter Rani Rudramma Devi. At present the fort is in ruins due to several attacks by Delhi sultans.
Though it is badly ruined the remains give us a beautiful picture of Kakatiya dynasty
Rammappa temple is an ancient temple It was built in 12th century during the rule of Kakatiyas. This temple is Shivalaya where Lord Ramalingeshwara is worshipped. The sculptor of the temple is Rammappa so it is named after him.
The Shivalingam in the temple is 6 ft high and is installed on a star shaped platform. The walls and ceilings of the temple are beautifully carved depicting scenes from Hindu epics. At the entrance of the temple beautifully carved Nandi is placed facing Lord Shiva. The most surprising part of the temple is it is constructed with floating bricks. This temple is worth visiting it elevates the mind, body and soul
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