Warangal, a gem in Telangana has surreal temples and gorgeous lakes which makes it a popular tourist spot. Warangal not only has the best boarding schools but also some of the most attractive sites in the country. Students studying in Warangal can explore these sites. Trips encourage students to collaborate with peers, explore new monuments and locations, and enhance their knowledge.
Some of the popular sites to visit around Warangal are:
1. Ramappa Temple –
Ramappa Temple is a temple named after the craftmen named Ramappa, who built it. The temple is of Ramalingeswara Swamy and was built in the year 1213 CE by kakatiya rulers. The temple is located on the banks of Ramappa lake. One of the prominent features of the temple is that the bricks used in construction of this temple are so light that they float in water. Students will learn about life in the olden times by Kakatiya style design and carvings. It is a wonderful look into the history and culture of Hyderabad.
2. Warangal Fort –
Warangal Fort is the perfect example of historical richness and architectural intelligence. It is located in the south eastern side of Warangal. Even after withstanding many attacks, the remains of the fort don’t fail to mesmerize visitors with its mesmerizing artistry and breathtaking craftsmanship. Archaeological survey of India has recognised Warangal Fort as the monument of National importance. Four ornamental gates are the major highlights of Warangal Fort. Every year thousands of tourists witness this architectural and historical marvel.
3. Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary –
Being one of the oldest sanctuaries in South India, it is spread across 806 sq. Km area and is a delight to watch in monsoon season. Eturnagaram Wildlife Sanctuary provides shelter to leopards, panthers, wolves, tigers, Wild Dogs, Jackals, Sloth bears, black bucks and spotted deer. It is also a home to a variety of bird species. The Dayyum Vagu River flows through the sanctuary, dividing it in two parts and making it appear even more beautiful. It will be a completely unique experience for students to see wildlife in its natural habitat with lush and sparkling greenery all around the sanctuary.
4. Thousand Pillar Temple –
Built at the base of Hanamkonda hill, Thousand Pillar Temple is dedicated to three deities, Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya. The spiritual aura of Thousand Pillar Temple gives an enriching experience to visitors. A true specimen of Kakatiya architecture, it attracts thousands of visitors each month. The carving and design on each pillar is a result of unprecedented craft skills. The main shrines have the beautiful carvings of elephant. The six feet tall Nandi, the holy Vahan of Lord Shiva is made of a single basalt rock. The kakatiya’s sandbox technique provides an unshakeable base to the structure.
5. Pakhal Lake –
The interesting fact about Pakhal Lake is that it is a man-made lake built by Kakatiya King Ganapati Deva in 1213 AD. The main purpose of Pakhal Lake was and still is to provide water for irrigation. Pakhal lake is located at a distance of 50 km from Warangal. The greenery of forest, sounds of bird chirping, and refreshing breeze offers a breathtaking and mesmerizing scene to the tourists. This is one of the favorite spots for picnics, photographers and nature enthusiasts.
Other famous sites in Warangal:
- Laknavaram Cheruvu
- Bhadrakali Temple
- Kondapochamma Sagar reservoir
- Kush Mahal
- Warangal Planetarium
- Regional Science Centre, Hanamkonda
- Kakatiya Musical Garden