I had already shared with you my experience as a tourist in the land of Nizams. Hyderabad will always remain close to my heart. This place is an amalgamation of history and modernization clubbed together to form the best about itself. My quest for history and historical related places thrived upon visiting Hyderabad. However, the sad plight about the place is that people are aware of quite a few places and relatively unaware of the gem of some places. Today, at India Imagine we will be discussing some historically significant places which are untouched by many Non-residents of Telangana. There will be forts and palaces with history connect deep-rooted into each stone and rocks.
So, what are we waiting for? Let’s get started!
Thousand Pillar Temple of Warangal
Kakatiya Dynasty was the Pillar of many significant changes in Telegana history. During their regime, huge forts, palaces and temples were erected. One such famous Kakatiya architecture is the Thousand Pillar Temple of Warangal. This beautiful temple was built by Rudra Deva in the 15th century. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.
The interior of the temple is perfectly carved with stone sculptures and pillars. The temple is located in the part of Hanmakonda, nearly 6 km from Warangal Railway Station. When you visit Hyderabad, visit this mesmerizingly beautiful Thousand Pillar Temple.
Taj Falaknuma Palace
Flakanuma Palace is not new to travel enthusiasts worldwide. However, I would love to keep it on the list owing to the historical significance the Palace carries with it. This palace once belonged to Nizams. However, now as the modernization hit the city, this mesmerizingly magnificent palace is now converted into a 5-star heritage hotel. You can go for a one day tour or book a stay at the Falaknuma Palace and feel the reverberating royalty.
This giant structure was initiated or started constructed in 950 AD that was completed during 1000 AD. The best part of the fort is that it depicts both Muslim and Hindu architecture. The fort has stood strong all these 1000 years. The historical significance of Telegana is much acclaimed and Khamman Fort plays an important role in that development.
During 1857 and 1869 in the reign of Asaf Jahi rule, a massive architectural epitome was constructed. The place was named Chowmahalla, which literally means “Four Palaces”. The interior of the palace is massive and extraordinary. There are a huge courtyard and dining area inside the palace. This palace was also once a residing place for the Nizams. And do you know? The Chowmahalla Palace was awarded UNSECO’s Asia Pacific Merit Award in the year 2010.
The name itself creates a mysterious feel and ignites a wanting to visit the place for once. Purani Haveli is a part of Hyderabad Heritage and one of the oldest standing craftsmanship. This palace was built for Peshwa of Mohammed Quli, Qutab Shah. The interior of the palace is quite a marvel with a unique wardrobe installed which is with no doubt the world’s longest one. Without any doubt, Purani Haveli is one of the best and the best part of the history of Hyderabad. You can visit the palace which also serves as a museum now that exhibits the artwork and artifacts.
Nandikonda is a beautiful little village situated on the banks of River Krishna. There is a Nagarjuna Dam situated near this little village. What fascinates me is the history that takes us centuries back to the Ikshvaku Dynasty. This village is a site of many Buddhist remains like sculptures, pillars and monasteries.
Malwala Palace embarks a journey from the 18th century. This fabulous architectural epitome stands proudly in the small town of Moghalpura. The palace is an amalgamation of Rajput and Mughal architecture. The interior has some furniture that is expensive and filled with craftsmanship. The furniture, pillars and sculptures are carved out of pure teak wood. People can get a tour of the palace and experience the depth of historical significance.
Nagarjunakonda Caves are considered the second largest caves in entire India. This cave is situated on the top of a hill. Once there was an existence of Buddhist civilization at the top of this hill centuries ago. There are sculptures, pillars and drawings that explicit proper evidence about the aforesaid. This place is a perfect place for travelers looking for historical information and seeking some best stories.
Warangal Fort is one of the significant tourist spots and landmarks in the history of Telangana. It is located in Warangal city which is nicknamed “Oru Kallu” which exactly means one stone because of its originated story. The locals and historians believe that during the medieval era this place was carved out of a single stone. Tourist those who visit Hyderabad also come down to Warangal to enjoy the beautifully carved temples and religiously situated at the place.
Medak Fort is a must-visit tourist spot in Telangana. It is situated almost 96 km from Hyderabad city. This fort is facing ruins recently, but the ruins have a hundred stories to their credit. Thus it has become more imperative to keep a check on this historical gem and visit it regularly to uplift the development of the place.
We have already discussed different places in Hyderabad that have lured tourists from different parts of the globe. However, Telangana may have been deeply impacted by the presence of Hyderabad but there are several other cities and spots around this Southern State of India that are hard to ignore. Hope you find this list as exciting as I felt when I visited them. Comment and let us know…till then Bon Voyage!