History of Warangal
Warangal is one of the prominent districts of Andhra Pradesh and also one of the major Educational Centers in the state. The district has 7 Assembly Seats and is one of the vital districts for the State both politically and geographically. The city has a long history and also is well known for its heritage and culture. This is the major districts in Telangana Region. The districts boasts of a University, Medical College and many Engineering colleges and other colleges.
The place is having a great history and this place is linked with the dynasties of Great Vishnukundins and also to the Buddhist period. Warangal was known as Orugallu in the 8th century and it was the capital city of Kakatiyas Dynasty and the monuments of their era are still existing in Warangal fort.
After the regime of the Kakatiyas the city has been conquered by the Nizams through the "Qutab Shahis" of Golkonda and became a part of the Nizam Kingdom and thus the city of Warangal has developed both under the political and historical influences of successive kings.
The Historical events and development occurred in Warangal City.
1. Kakatiya Stage 1260 - 1422
2. Transmission Stage 1422 - 1725
3. Asifijahi Stage 1725 - 1948
4. Modern Stage 1948 - On Wards
Many of the finest forms of architecture in their reign and some in good condition in the whole of south India can be seen in Warangal.
Places of tourist importance in and around Warangal
Warangal is known for its tourism places. In the recent past it has been seen that movie production houses have started coming to Warangal and shooting in some of the main tourist attractions like the Warangal Fort and others. A visitor to warangal can really enjoy the nature at the Pakhal Lake or the Etunagaram Wild Life Sanctuary or even the Vana Vignanamu in the heart of the City. The Musical Gardens just like the Lumbini park has taken warangal to a new heights. Some of the important tourist places in Warangal and its near by places are given below:
How to reach Warangal:
Warangal is well connected by rail from New Delhi, Hyderabad, Vijayawada & Chennai. It is just 135 km away from Hyderabad, well connected by a National Highway.
You can reach by Bus from Vijayawada and also from Hyderabad. Connectivity to different site seeing places are from Kazipet, Hanamkonda, Warangal Bus Stands. There are plenty of Private tour operators hiring cabs and buses.