Warangal is a fast progressing town in the field of culture as well as commerce and is situated in state of Andhra Pradesh. The Kakatiya kingdom ruled during 12-14th century and Warangal happened to be its capital. Warangal is the fifth largest city in the State and was earlier referred to as Oruguallu mainly due to a hillock which seemed to be carved out of one stone. It is believed that the Pola Raja of Kakatiya Kingdom laid its foundation in 12th century and deemed it as the capital city. Owing to rich cultural background, majestic monuments, lovely temples and gardens, exquisite lakes and sanctuaries with flora andfauna Warangal subsequently attracts many tourists.
Places To seeWarangal Fort
The fort is one of the finest examples of South Indian architecture. The construction began in 1199 A. D and reached completion in 1261 A. D. Though it is mostly in ruins, it stands testimony to the grandeur of a bygone era. There are four Sanchi style gateways along the walls, the outer one of which is the largest of its type in the country. Warangal Planetarium
Also known as the Prataparuda Planetarium, the Warangal Planetarium presents educational and entertaining shows about astronomy and the night sky. Rock Garden
Located near the Warangal Fort, the rock garden is a great place to relax and seek solace from the chaos of the town. The garden takes its name from various rock structures found in the premises including structures of sambar, deer, lions, giraffes, and antelopes. You can also appreciate a variety of flowers such as roses and lilies. There are several playgrounds for the entertainment of the children. Bhadrakali Temple
Dedicated to the Goddess Bhadrakali, the temple was constructed in about 625 A. D by King Pulakesi II of the Chaluka dynasty. The temple has undergone renovation but there are monuments within the temple complex that showcase the Chalukya architectural style. A number of rock formations surround the temple and add to its beauty, especially during sun set.
Things To DoPakhal Lake
The artificial lake was constructed in 1213 A. D. Set amidst rugged hilly terrain and dense, lush forests, it is an extremely popular tourist destination and a good place for a family picnic. The Pakhal Wildlife Sanctuary
The sanctuary is situated near the Pakhal lake and is a natural habitat for a diverse range of flora and fauna. You can see animals such as monitor lizards, panthers, crocodiles, pythons, sloth bears, and wolves.