Warangal is a historical place in Telangana
which is associated with the dynasties of ‘Vishnukunadina Empire’. It is the administrative headquarters of Warangal district. Orukal was the old name of Warangal and it was the capital city of the Kakatiyas. Warangal falls on the Northern part of Andhra Pradesh and is located at 18.0o
It has an elevation of 302 metres (990 feet). Warangal covers an area
of 12,846 sq.kms, As per the 2001 census, the population of the city was 32.46 Lakh of which 6.23 Lakh was
urban. The Warangal district area includes
Warangal, Hanmakonda and Kazipet.The climate of the city is usually hot and humid. The temperature ranges from 20o
C to 40o
C during summer (March–May) and 13o
C to 32o
C during winter (December–February); June to September is heavy onset of Southwest monsoon. The best time to visit the city is from October to March.
Tourism in Warangal
Warangal is the fifth largest city of the state and a very important tourist place with an enchanting architectural work which attracts many people from different parts of the world. The famous tourist places in Warangal are—thousand pillared temple (built by the Kakatiyas and it is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya); the Bhadrakali temple (dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali); Ramappa temple (where Lord Shiva is worshipped). Some other monuments of Warangal include Warangal Fort, a historical monument which dates back to the 13th Century and Ghanpur group of temples.
There are also beautiful water bodies in Warangal such as Ramappa Lake, Pakhal Lake and Lakhnavaram Lake. Musical garden, rock garden, Regional Science Centre, Van Vigyan Kendra are few recent attractions in Warangal.
Business and Industry in Warangal
Warangal is very famous for granite (black and brown varieties). The northern part of the district has large coal fields. The district is famous for red chilly exports and is is exported to the western part of the country like Pune, Nagpur, Mumbai. It is also famous for the market of rice, cotton, mango, water melon, musk melon and tobacco.
Cuisine in Warangal is very falvoursome and tasty includes both Telengana and Hyderabadi cuisines. The variety of cuisine ranges from vegetarian to non-vegeterian. No one can heed back from the city without tasting the mouth-watering ghee-filled Hydrerabadi Biryani. Gram powder vegetables are very famous in Warangal and are extremely succulent. If talking about the Andhra food no one can miss the finger-licking mango pickle which is a speciality in Warangal.
Transport in Waranagal
Warangal is about 143 kms from Hyderabad and it takes almost 3 hours and 15 minutes to reach the city by road. There are number of trains to the city from different parts of the country. The city is well connected by bus to Hyderabad and so one can also reach Hyderabad by air and then take a bus to Warangal.