State: Andhra Pradesh
Famous for/as: Heritage
Coordinates: 18.000000 79.583298
Warangal is always the one.
Warangal, the former capital of Kakatiya Kingdom flourishing during the period of 12th to 14th century, is currently a well established industrial and cultural hub located in the State of Andhra Pradesh in India. The city of Warangal stands as the fifth city on the list of the largest cities of the state of Andhra Pradesh. The region of Warangal is also famous by the name of Oruguallu or Omtikonda or Ekasilanagaram, due to the presence of a large hillock that appears to be carved out of one stone.
It is believed that this beautiful town was established by Prola Raja belonging to the Kakatiya Kingdom during the 12th century and declared this town with the title of being the capital city. The Kakatiyas Kingdom lasted for more than 200 years and they left behind great and magnificent monuments and architectural gems, like Warangal fort, Swayambhu Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva and a lot more ancient marvels. The diaries of the famous traveler, Marco Polo, also contain a reference about this great city.
The Warangal region is mainly composed of people belonging to the agricultural community who cultivate rice, red chilies, cotton and tobacco. Warangal is famous for its granite quarries, which is exported to many other states.
Warangal is flocked by many tourists all round the year and the credit for this goes to the rich history of Warangal, which is full of spectacular monuments, sacred and beautiful temples, lush green gardens, attractive lakes and sanctuaries with rare species of flora and fauna. Warangal Fort, a star shaped temple belonging to the 13th century and dedicated to the worshipping of Lord Shiva, Bhadrakali Temple and the temple with thousand pillars are the main tourist attractions of this place. Other spots worth visiting include the wildlife sanctuaries at Pakhal and Eturnagaram and the famous Pakhal Lake. Warangal city is a true bliss with mesmerizing man-made structures and the city occupies a perfect place on the tourist map of India.