Adilabad

Adilabad is a town and district headquarters for Adilabad district of Telangana state, India. It is the northernmost district of Telangana and connects the region with Central and North India.

It is located at a distance of 290 km from capital city of Hyderabad and records some of the extreme temperatures in South India. Adilabad offers tourists a holistic experience with its historical temples, monuments and breathtaking waterfalls. The highest waterfalls in Telangana, Kuntala Waterfalls is situated close to the Sahyadri mountain ranges. Pochera waterfalls is situated in thick forest where river Godavari descends from a height of 20 m.

Basar Saraswathi Temple, situated on the banks of Godavari River, is a prominent temple in Adilabad and is one among the two temples in India dedicated to the Goddess Saraswati, the Hindu goddess of knowledge, music, arts and sciences.Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is situated amidst dense forests, a perfect setting for wild animals and plants. Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is a popular tourist attraction in Adilabad district.

Nirmal Fort

Nirmal is a prominent town in Adilabad district and the ancient history of the town boasts of a glorious past due to patronization of arts and culture by ruling nobility. The region was ruled by Kakatiyas, Chalukyas, The Qutubshahis and Nizams who have contributed immensely to the growth of cultural heritage.

This legacy of the heritage is seen in the town where the French established a strong presence by building a magnificent fort, which stands majestically till date. The French who were reportedly very much fascinated by scenic beauty of Mother Nature here built the Nirmal fort, which is also called as the Shamgarh fort. Recently the tourist department has provided amenities for tourists such as a clean pathway, cafeteria, drinking water facility and some landscaping works inside the fort.

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Dokra Metal Crafts

Jamalapuram is a small village situated close to Yerrupalem town of Khammam district, Telangana, India. The village has an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara. Here Lord Venkateswara is manifested in the form of swayambhu. The temple also boasts of Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Sivalayam, Ganesh Temple, Anjaneya Swamy temple, Sri Alivelu Amma vari Temple and Ayyappa Swamy Temple. The temple’s location amidst pleasant weather surrounded by lush green hills is an added attraction.

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Nirmal Arts

Nirmal town of Adilabad district is known for its varied range of handicrafts. The amazing skill of the craftsmen make the works appear authentic with their dazzling use of colors, accompanied with traditional techniques of creating master pieces. Adding to the authenticity of the Nirmal works is the use of natural dyes. Nirmal is world famous for oil paintings depicting themes from the epics such as Ramayana and Mahabharata. Exhibited in the form of wood paintings and other wooden articles, Nirmal artwork accompanies aesthetic expressions. The talent of the Nirmal artists in synthesizing Indian and Moghul schools of art is definitely worthy of admiration.

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Kawal wildlife sanctuary

Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the important wildlife sanctuaries in Telangana. The Kawal sanctuary houses various animals and several varieties of flora and fauna are seen here. If you want to get a glimpse of wild animals in their natural habitat, then, the Kawal Wildlife Sanctuary is a must-see place.
The sanctuary houses several species of animals including Cheetal, Sambar, Barking Deer, Nilgai, Sloth Bear, Indian Bison, Panther and Tiger. Tourists can also find reptiles like Crocodile, Python, Monitor Lizard, Star Tortoise and Cobra, in this wildlife sanctuary. This tourist spot also provides jeep safaris, and bird watching trips to spot several rare animals in their habitat.

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Pranahita wildlife sanctuary

Pranahita is an important dry deciduous type of forest. The Pranahita River, a tributary of river Godavari flows through this beautiful sanctuary adding a mystic touch to its exotic beauty. It is a hilly forest area with patches of plateau and grassland. Situated on the banks of Pranahita, the prehistoric rock formation of this place makes it more interesting to vis

This sanctuary is rich in natural vegetation and different types of plants and trees can be found here including dalbergia paniculata, pterocarpus marsupium, ficus spp, dalbergia latifolia, dalbergia sissoo etc. The Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is a natural habitat for various types of wild species especially mammals including leopards, rhesus, tigers, langurs, hyenas, sloth bear, wild dogs, forest cat and many more. The best time to visit the Pranahita Wildlife Sanctuary is between October to March.

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Kuntala water falls

Around 261 kms from Hyderabad, is a very beautiful waterfall in the Adilabad district of Telangana. After reaching Nirmal, you will have to travel a stretch of 10 km of ghat road which provides you a thrilling experience through dense forest. If you love long and adventurous rides, this road is a must-try. The place is hidden from the noisy external world and offers you the best of nature. It is covered with valleys, dense forest, and chirping birds. After entering the area, you will have to walk around half a kilometer and you will reach a place where you find a series of 408 steps down to the waterfalls.

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Pochera waterfalls

At a distance of 37 kms from the famous Nirmal town, you will find this enthralling waterfall. This beautiful waterfall is the deepest of all the waterfalls in Telangana. This is also a caution to people who wish to take a dip in it. The location is very secluded and surrounded by picturesque locations and scenic environment. The waterfall has great width and height to make it the deepest in Telangana. The fall is 20 meter high and flows down with a great force, and the falls are categorized as plunge waterfalls.

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