Telangana's capital city Hyderabad is well-connected to other district headquarters and tourist destinations through key national and state highways. The extensive road network of Telangana offers a hassle-free experience for tourists. Hyderabad is a popular destination for tourists not just from around the country, but also from around the world. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, located at Shamshabad is adjudged as one of the best airports in the world. It connects Hyderabad, the heart of Telangana with various other national and international cities and capitals. The airport offers visa-on-arrival facility for citizens from more than 140 countries, a boon for overseas tourists.

  • Start : Hyderabad
  • End : Warangal
  • Time : One day, 3 hours 41 minutes

Stop 1 : Padmakshi Temple

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The history of this temple dates back to the 12th century when it was constructed during the first quarter of the century. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Padmakshi who is fondly referred as "Amma" by locals. The word Amma means mother in Telugu. And the Goddess Padmakshi is considered as the Mother of Mothers. The Padmakshiamma resides on the top of a Gutta (hill). The main attraction of this temple is the wonderful pillar called the Annakonda Pillar. It is a splendid quadrangular column made of black granite stone, and finds place at the entrance of the temple. The four faces of this stunning pillar are impressive and marvelous.

1.7 kms, 7 minutes

Stop 2 : Thousand Pillar Temple

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The Thousand Pillar temple has three presiding deities, Lord Vishnu, Shiva and Surya Deva. The temple stands as a statement of the finest of arts of the Kakatiyas. Visiting the Thousand Pillar Temple is a must if you want to learn more about the richness of Kakatiyan architecture. Thousand Pillar Temple is a very popular pilgrimage center, in Warangal and thousands of devotees of all faiths come here to pay their homage and get a glimpse of this wonderful construction. The temple has a star shaped architecture, which stands as a testimony to the expertise of the wonderful craftsmen of the glorious period. The amazing temple is supported by the pillars that are richly carved. You can find a huge monolith Nandi, made up of black basalt stone.

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3.6 kms, 11 minutes

Stop 3 : Bhadrakali Temple

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The temple which is counted as one of the oldest temples of Indian History is dedicated to the worship the mother of goddesses, Kali Matha or Bhadrakali Ammavaru. Goddess Bhadrakali is a true example of the capability and strength of women. Surrounded by the lush greenery amidst the hilly region, the Bhadrakali Temple opens up to a picturesque setting on the banks of the Bhadrakali Lake. The serene surroundings of the temple work as an add-on and help the mind to relax and soothe the soul, while one gives away in obedience to the supreme power.

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6.7 kms, 17 minutes

Stop 4 : Warangal Fort

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The Warangal Fort, which is the main attraction of the city is spread over a radius of 19 kilometers between Warangal and Hanamkonda. The fort was constructed in the 13th century in the reign of the Kakatiya King Ganapati Deva. The Warangal fort is most famous for its graceful and finitely carved arches and pillars. This fort has four large stone gateways called Hamsathoranas. In addition, Swayambhu Temple and many other amazing ancient structures are present in the fort. 

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Best time to visit:

Between October and February. The weather is pleasant and cool during this time of the year.

Where to dine:

Indulge in a hearty traditional South Indian breakfast of ghee (clarified butter)-roast dosa (crepes), steaming idlis (rice cake) and filter coffee at restaurants located at a walking distance from the Marina Beach. Break for lunch at one of the road-side eateries or swanky restaurants around the crocodile bank.

Travel Tips :

● It is advised to dress appropriately as there are many temples and religious sites along the way that you might want to visit. ● Try to follow the local culture of eating with your hand. The effort will be appreciated. ● Carry identification proof and passport-size photographs. ● Drink packaged drinking water and carry some munchies for hour-long distances.