Location: Lying in the valley of Palampet village of Vankatapur Mandal, Ramappa Temple is located 157 Kilometers away from Hyderabad and 77 Kilometers from Warangal, Andhra Pradesh.
Description: Also known as Ramalingeswara Temple, Ramappa Temple was built in the 12th century. Named after the sculptor, Ramappa, it is the only temple in the world that is named after its architect. History states that a long period of 40 years was spent in building this temple. A dozen of female dancers in different poses and facial expressions offer grand welcome at the entrance of the temple. Standing on an elevated star shaped platform, the roof of the temple is made up of light weight bricks that have the ability to easily float on water. Beautifully carved pillars, chiseled walls and ceilings can be easily witnessed in the hall at the front to the sanctum. The main temple enshrines idols of Lord Shiva and Nandi Bull. Even today, the temple remains intact even after facing destruction from Muslim invaders and natural calamities. Many tourists visit the temple to explore the elegant and magnificent beauty of stone carvings showcasing lines of elephants, mythical animals and gods and goddesses.
Activities: Surrounded by splendid natural beauty, a walk around the temple helps explore exotic ancient work, including sculptures of various animals and female dancers. Visitors can enjoy the panoramic view of the temple and indulge in photography to capture the magnificent beauty.