Telangana is one of the 29 states and twelfth major state in India, located in southern India; its major cities includes Hyderabad, Warangal, Nizamabad, Khammam and Karimnagar. Telangana was combined with former Andhra State to form Andhra Pradesh, it is located on the Deccan Plateau, in the central stretch of the eastern sea board of the Indian Peninsula. In 1997, the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) passed a determination seeking a separate state of Telangana. In October 2012, Advani said "Had our partner TDP cooperated with us during NDA tenure, there would have been separate Telangana" On 30 July 2013, the Congress Working Committee unanimously passed a resolution to recommend the formation of a separate Telangana state. After various stages the bill was placed in the Parliament in February 2014. In February 2014, the Reorganisation Act, 2014 bill was passed by the Parliament of India for the formation of Telangana state comprising ten districts from north-western Andhra Pradesh. The bill received the assent of the President and published in the Gazette on 1 March 2014. The state of Telangana was officially formed on 2nd June 2014. KalvakuntlaChandrashekar Rao was elected as the first chief minister of Telangana, following elections in which the Telangana RashtraSamithi party secured majority. Hyderabad will remain as the joint capital of both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh for a period of 10 years.
It is a place where coal is found; also it is one of the top IT exporting states of India. The state has started to focus on the fields of information technology and biotechnology. There are 68 Special Economic Zones in the state. The Economy of Telangana is mainly motivated by agriculture. Two important rivers of India, the Godavari and Krishna, flow through the state, providing irrigation. Telangana has three National Parks: KasuBrahmananda Reddy National Park in Hyderabad district, and MahavirHarinaVanasthali National Park and Mrugavani National Park in Ranga Reddy district. Telangana has a variety of tourist attractions including historical places, monuments, forts, waterfalls, forests and temples.
Capital City : Hyderabad
Area : 114,840 Sq. Kms.
Districts : 10
Climate: Summer: 42 °C (108 °F) range. Monsoon: 755 mm (29.7 inches). Winter: 22–23 °C (72–73 °F) range.
Charminar, Makkah Masjid, Golconda Fort, Hussain Sagar Lake, Birla Mandir, Chowmahalla Palace, Kakatiya Kala Thoranam, Thousand Pillar Temple, Ramoji Film City, Chilkur Balaji Temple, Nagarjunsagar Dam, Kuntala Waterfall, Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary, Nehru Zoological Park.
By Air: Hyderabad Airport well connected with all major towns.
By Rail: Hyderabad well connected with Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Madras and other major cities.
By Road: Aurangabad- 562 kms, Bangalore- 710 kms, Bombay- 779 kms, Madras- 694 kms, Tirupati- 652 kms, Panaji- 804 kms.
Hyderabad, the second Silicon Valley of the India, the city of Charminar and capital of Andhra Pradesh, the city was meant to be a symbol of the might of the Qutab Shahi rulers. Hyderabad founded in the late 6th century by Qutab Shahi dynasty, modelled after Isfaan in Iran, the city had been completed in 1592. Hyderabad was complimented with lavish praises from many known travelers like Abbe Carr and Tavernier. Hyderabad is also the city of rich and majestic Nizams, one of the richest city of India for hordes of diamonds, gold, precious stones and pearls, also known for culture, heritage monuments, temples, arts and crafts, wonderful and mosques with Saracenic, Mughal and Colonial architecture, reflecting splendid and unique architectural richness, rarely found in any other Indian city.
The city with a rich culture and history of 400 years, Hyderabad has many fascinating sites. Hyderabad most popular Nizam Asif Jahi Dynasty and seven generation of this Nizam family ruled the Deccan for 224 years up to 1948. Hyderabad in Indian history is also known as Deccan. The Nizam of Hyderabad were very fond of art and culture and archaeological buildings and historical monuments. The most interesting and tourist attractions are: The famous Charminar focus of the city and dominating monuments of this land others are Osmania University, Purani Haveli, Chow Mahalla Palace, Assembly Building, Jubilee Hall, Asifia Library, High Court, Hussain Sagar, Salar Jung Museum, Osmania Hospital, and all archeological buildings located in Public Garden.
The area exhibits undulating topography with number of huge water tanks and mountains. The height ranging between 500 - 600 meters. There are quite hilly areas like Banjara, Jubilee, Nawabat Pahad, Golconda, Tirumalagiri and Moula Ali are main hill ranges, Mir Alam and Hussain Sagar are popular tanks located in main city. Hussain Sagar tank is located in the heart of the city bifurcates between Hyderabad and Secunderabad. There is famous Musi River passing through the main city in an easterly direction.
The medieval age was the period of great artistic and architectural growth and era in South India, specifically the region of Deccan. The mighty Golconda Fort was the command centre of Qutab Shahi reign, during the 16th and 17th century before Mughal emperor Aurangzeb came to invade the region. Warangal was the capital of Kakatiyas and they built great and wonderful monuments to as a symbol their power and dignity. During that time Bidar was the capital of mighty Bahamani Empire and this was in area of Nagarjunakonda, reveals Buddhist influence during that era.
Today, Hyderabad is flourishing and developing city with sizable business and productions of Cotton and silk textiles, paper, pottery, cigarettes, glassware and presently a centre of IT technology and call centres.
Birla Temple, Charminar, Mecca Masjid,Indira Park, Osmania University, Nehru- Zoological Park, Qutub Shahi Tombs & Golconda Fort, Race Course,Public Gardens, State Central Library, Tank Bund, Asmongarh, Khajana Museum, Hussain Sagar,Planetarium, State Archaeological Museum, Salar Jung Museum.
Mir Alam Tank- 8 kms, Raymond's Tomb- 12 kms, Himayat Sagar- 22 kms, Osman Sagar- 22 kms, Yalagirigutta- 69 kms, Kolanupak- 80 kms, Bidar- 136 kms, Nagarjunasagar and Nagarjunakonda- 149 kms.
By Air: Well connected with all major towns.
By Rail: Well connected with Bangalore, Bombay, Calcutta, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Madras and other major cities.
By Road: Aurangabad- 548 kms, Bangalore- 568 kms, Bombay- 735 kms, Madras- 704 kms, Tirupati- 651 kms, Panaji- 698 kms.
It is the second biggest city in Telagana state after Hyderabad, by both area and population. Warangal was the ancient capital of the Kakatiya rulers. It was here that the fort was constructed by king Ganapathi in 1199 A.D and completed by Rudramadevi in the year 1261. The thousand pillard temple with its star shaped shrines dedicated to Shiva, Vishnu and Surya, the famous Ramappa temple & lake, the Pakhallake are worth visiting. It is known for Thousand Pillar Temple. A fine specimen of Kakatiya architecture and sculpture, the Thousand Pillar temple as the name implies has many pillars, all efficient carved. The temple is built in Chalukyan Style. The Nandi here has beautiful finishing.
Area: 54.98 sq.kms
Thousand Pillar Temple, Fort-Warangal, Bhadrakali Temple, Planetarium.
Laknavaram Lake, Pakhal Lake and Wildlife Sanctuary- 60 kms, Ramappa Lake- 65 kms, Yadagirigutta- 64 kms, Yadagirigutta- 72 kms.
By Air: Nearest Airport is Hyderabad- 141 kms and other major cities.
By Rail: Connected with all important cities.
By Road: Amravati- 319 kms, Bangalore- 707 kms, Bombay- 880 kms, Hyderabad- 141 kms, Madras- 686 kms, Nagpur- 478 kms, Nizamabad- 199 kms, Tirupati- 633 kms, Vijayawada- 253 kms.
Nizamabad is a city in the Indian state of Telangana. Nizamabad is a major urban agglomeration and third largest city in the state, in terms of population, only coming next to Hyderabad and Warangal. Nizamabad was a part of princely State of Hyderabad in 1724 and continued to be part of the Nizam's dominions until 1948.
Area: 4,153 km2 (1,603 sq mi)
Nizam Sagar, Asok Sagar, Kanteshwar, Bada Pahad Dargah, Archaeological and Heritage Museum, Sarangapur, DichipalliRamalayam, Nizamabad Fort
Bodhan, Manchippa, Domakonda Fort, Ali Sagar, LimbadriGutta (Hills), Mallaram Forest, Rock Formations-Armoor Road
By Air: Nearest Airport is Hyderabad- 225 kms and other major cities.
By Rail: Connected with all important cities.
By Road: Amravati- 362 kms, Bangalore- 707 kms, Mumbai- 672 kms, Hyderabad- 176 kms, Madras- 801 kms, Nagpur- 354 kms, Tirupati- 759 kms, Vijayawada- 446 kms, Warangal-223kms.
Mahabubnagar is a city in Mahabubnagar district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is also known as Palamoor. The name was changed to Mahabubnagar in honour of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan AsafJah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869-1911 AD). Mahbubnagar is the district headquarters of the district. Mahbubnagar district falls under the jurisdiction of Osmania University and Palamuru University. The Mahabubnagar region was once known as Cholawadi or the land of the Cholas'. It is said that the famous Golconda diamonds including famous "KOHINOOR" diamond came from Mahabubnagar district. Two important rivers, viz. Krishna and Tungabhadra flow through the district. The Krishna River enters Telangana State in Makthaltaluk of this district and covers Makthal, Gadwal, Atmakur, Wanaparthy, Kollapur, Alampur and Achampettaluks.
Area: 4,185.97 km2 (1,616.21 sq mi)
Jogulamba Temple, Pillamarri Banyan Tree, PillalaMarri, Sri Ranganayaka Swamy Temple, Anjaneyaswamy Temple, Rajolibanda Dam, Koilsagar Dam
By Air: The nearest airport is at Hyderabad , 90-km away.
By Rail: Mahaboobnagar has a railway station on the Secunderabad-Dronachellam section of the South Central Railway, and is well connected By Rail to all the important places in and outside the district.
By Road: Amravati- 630 kms, Bangalore- 480 kms, Mumbai- 687 kms, Hyderabad- 102 kms, Madras- 582 kms, Nagpur- 688 kms, Tirupati- 464 kms, Vijayawada- 368kms, Nizamabad- 297kms, Warangal-255kms.
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