Thousand Pillar Temple
One of the most famous monument of Andhra Pradesh, the Thousand Pillar Temple, located in Hanamkonda, was built in 1163 AD by the Kaktiya King Rudra Deva, following the Chalukya style of temple architecture.
Built by the Kaktiyas, during the reign of King Ganpati Deva in the 13th century, the once impregnable fort combines geometrical intricacies and beautifully carved arches. The fort has 45 towers and pillars spread over a radius of 19 km.
A mute testimony to a glorious past is the Khush Mahal, a masterpiece built by Shitabh Khan. Located close to the Warangal Fort, this magnificent edifice house idols excavated in the surrounding areas.
The Ramalingeswara temple, popularly known as Ramappa temple, is situated in Palampet Village, 70 km from Warangal. In architectural beauty it is second only to the temple of Belur and Halebid of the Hoyasala Empire in Karnatka.
Includes Ramappa Temple and boating facility in Ramappa Lake. The Kakatiya rulers followed the traditions of constructing a tank adjacent to a temple. In line with this tradition, the Ramappa Lake was also constructed near the Ramappa temple. Bhadrakali Temple Situated at a top of Hillock between and Warangal it is famous for the stone image of the goddess with eight-armed with a weapon in each hand is shown in a sitting posture. Pakhal Lake A trip to Warangal is not complete without a sojourn at the charming Pakhal Lake. Moonlit nights on the shores of this lake are simply heavenly. Situated about 50 km from Warangal.
About 80 km from Warangal, the Eturunagaram Sanctuary, Situated along the bank of River Godavery, is home to the spotted Deer, Blackbuck, Nilgai, Sloth Bear, Panther and Tiger. The best season to visit Eturunagaram is between October and May.
Located on the Warangal Hyderbad road (80 km from Hyderabad and 50 km from Warangal), Kolanupaka is an enlivening fusion of history and religion. Kolanupaka is famous as a great pilgrims centre for Jains. Kolanupaka has a number of ancient temples, some of them even 2000 years old, of great important to Jains.
The Kakatiyas extensively used sheet metal art to decorate chariots and temples. With the fall of the Kakatiyas Empire the art had a slow death. But it was revived during the reign of the Nizams of Hyderabad. Pembarti, located 60 Km from Warangal, is famous for the sheet metal art. For the lovers of arts and crafts the town is worth a visit.
Cheriyal village in Warangal district is home to the famous Cheriyal scroll paintings. The paintings in earth colors, depicting mythological stories, find great popularity as wall decorations.