The flagship state in India, Telangana is established on June 2, 2015 as 29th state of the country. Telangana is considered to be the jewel of Deccan plateau with rich traditions, history and diverse culture and religions. Here are some of the unexplored and offbeat tourist attractions in Telangana.
Kuntala Waterfalls is considered to be the highest waterfall of the state and the cascading waters provide superior respite on sultry, hot days. According to the local legends, it is named after Shakuntala, wife of King Dushyant. The waterfall is frolic under the stunning spray before accessing the lush green Sahyadri foothills.
Derived from Dhulikota, the fort of mud, Dhulikatta is the giant Buddhist Vihara and Maha Stupa which dates back to 2nd century BC. This primeval Buddhist site is surrounded by the grass and it reverberate the rich history. It is known to be historically significant and peaceful in this region and it showcases the master craftsmanship in this region.
Also known as Nizambad Khajuraho or Indhoor Khajuraho, Dichpally Ramalayam is the architectural marvel which dates back to 14th century. It is next to the well-known Khajuraho temple of MP, when it comes to erotic art. The black and white basalt walls of the temple are fully engraved with unique sculptures. When the water covers the temple, it seems like an island.
Located in Nalgonda Dist, Kolanpaka or Kulpakji Jain temple is among the most popular Jain temples in the country. It is the major pilgrimage attraction which has statues of Lord Mahavira, Neminatha and Rishabhanatha.
The aging crumbling walls of the temple and the creeper sculptures of calm ruins of Gomateshwara temple which was once glorious will make you amazed and it will take you down the memories of famous Indiana Jones film. Located on the banks of River Godawari, the quiet ruins and the historical sculptures speak about the bygone era.
It is among the oldest banyan tree in India and the leading tourist destination in Telangana. Nallamala forest truly covers the Mahbubnagar district of Telangana and it also houses Pillalamarri Temple and Mallela Theertham waterfall.
You can travel through the forested dales and undulating hills to the panoramic and serene Pakhal Lake, an artificial reservoir built by King Ganapati Deva from the Kakatiya dynasty. The Pakhai Wildlife Sanctuary is located on the banks of the river teeming with wildlife and lake holds the scenic beauty which is really calming. You can get the irresistible experience while camping on its banks when the sky is clear and full moon is on full swing.
Located in Nalgonda Dist, the Bhongir Fort is among the past heritage structures of India and it is famous for its great pieces of art. It stands tall over the monolithic rock. It is around 500 feet high and stretched over the lush green 50 acres of landscapes.
In Monsoon, Pocharam Dam is a great retreat as this dam has no flood gates. The Manjira River overflows through it and it turns the dam into a frothy water fall. You can savor the wholesome breeze with the fragrance of forest flowers. You will flock the old watch tower and get the glimpse of wilderness of the Pocharam Wildlife Sanctuary. You can enjoy boat ride to the nearest island, practice your bird-watching, and learn fishing from the locals at this panoramic tourist spot.
This picture-perfect hilltop fort is positioned over the mountain. It was built by Kakatiya dynasty.