Ghanpur Group of Temples
History of Ghanpur Group of Temples
As these temples were built in 13th century, the impact of Karkatiyan architecture can be seen, as it was the time of Karkatiyan Rule in Telangana. The most famous attraction of Ghanpur Groups of Temple is a temple dedicated Lord Shiva, surrounded by doubled walls. Sabhamandapa entrances, along with the two 'Salabhanjikas' or 'Madanikas' are its popular features. Many figures including Gaja-Kesari which is a half lion and half human riding on an elephant, Horse-head Lion back on elephant and Hayagriva can be seen by tourists.The pillar has a central ceiling with patma motifs to the south of the temple. You will see amazing rock cut architecture on the ceilings, walls and gateways of these temples. The beautiful designs of flowers and figures have been carved out of solid granite rocks. You can also find Stories from the Shiva Purana engraved on beams above the door of the main temple.
How to Reach at Ghanpur Group of Temples
Hotels and Restaurants near Ghanpur Group of Temples
There is a Haritha Restaurant of State Tourism Development Corporation, but one should pack one's lunch as eating out options are very limited.
Places of Interest around Ghanpur Group of Temples
Entry - Free
Not Allowed - Pets
Temple Timings - 6.00 AM - 6.00 PM (All days including weekends and public holidays)
Warangal Tourism Office Contact Number: 0870-2459201
State Tourism Department – 040-23450444
Distance from Warangal - 60 Km
Best Time to Visit - October to March