Mahabubnagar

Mahabubnagar town is located at a distance of 96 km from Hyderabad city. Formerly called Rukmammapeta and Palamooru, it derived the name of Mahabubnagar in 1890, in the honor of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, one of the rulers of the Nizam dynasty of Hyderabad. Mahabubnagar’s border is marked by River Krishna in the south with Andhra Pradesh. Mahabubnagar is the largest district of Telangana State. It is well connected by road and rail network on Hyderabad-Bangalore section. It was under the rule of Satavahana Dynasty and then Chalukyan Dynasty in South India between the periods of 5th and 11th century AD. Later it was under the Golconda State and finally Hyderabad State.

Krishna and Tungabhadra rivers flow through this district. Dindi River, is an important tributary of the river Krishna in this district. Mahabubnagar district is home to famous temples and many religious and heritage sites of historical importance. Umamaheshwaram near Achampet in renowned for Umamaheshwaram temple in the hills of Nallamala forests.

Jurala Dam, Alamapur’s Jogulamba temple (considered one of the eighteen shaktipeetams in India) and Gadwal fort are some of the key destinations. Kollapur is a famous tourist attraction with architectural sites dating back to 2nd century BC. Koilsagar is a key dam, which attracts tourists. Mallela Theertham is a popular waterfall situated in Nallamala forest region. The district has an important Tiger sanctuary located near the Srisailam forest area.

Alampur

According to puranas there are four entrances to Srisailam. The east one is considered to be Tripurantakam, Siclcihavattam to the south, to the North it is believed to be Umamaheshwaram and to the west, it is considered Alampur. The town is home for Nava Brahma Temples, a cluster of nine temples built by the Chalukya rulers, which are situated on the west bank of the River Tungabhadra.

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Srirangapur

Srirangapur located near Wanaparthy is home to Sri Ranganayakaswamy temple built in 18th century A.D. It was built by Sri Krishnadeva Raya close to Rama Pushpakarni Lake.


Pillalamarri

One of the most delightful places to see in Mahabubnagar is a famous banyan tree called Pillalamarri, at a distance of four kms from the town. It has a tomb dedicated to Muslim saint. It is a 700-year old banyan tree while the branches extend over an area close to 3 acres.

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Kollapur

The renowned Madhava Swamy temple at Kollapur, constructed by Rajas of Jetprole during the 16th century A.D. is located near River Krishna, at Manchalakatta.


Someswara Swamy Temple

Located close to 120 kms from Mahabubnagar and 10 kms from Kollapur is the famous Someswara Swamy temple. There are 15 temples here, which house the Shivalingas. Festivals like Shivarathri & Karthika Pournami are celebrated with religious fervour.

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Gadwal Fort

Mahaboobnagar district in Telangana is referred to as territorial district, because it had many territorial rulers than any other place in the state. Gadwal is a famous place among these and was called ‘Vidvadgadwala’ historically.

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Jetprolu

Situated at a distance of nine kms from Kollapur & 158 kms from Mahabubnagar town, this place is well known for the Agasthyesvara Swamy temple. Another temple located15 kms from Kollapur is the Madana Gopala Swamy temple that is richly adorned with beautiful sculpture. They were built in 16th century AD.


Jurala Dam

The Jurala project, which is also known as the Priyadarshini Project is located at a distance of 10 kilometers from Kurvapur village in the Mahabubnagar district of Telangana. Laid over the Krishna River, the Reservoir is at a level of 1045 feet. This power project, which has a water storage capacity of 11.94 TMC, was inaugurated in the year 1995.

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Koilsagar Dam

The Koilsagar Dam is located in Koilsagar Village of the Deverakadra Mandal in the Mahabubnagar District of Telangana. Teeming with water, the Koilsagar Dam is one of the most preferred tourist attractions of Mahabubnagar.

The Kolisagar Dam is a medium-sized irrigation project that was constructed at a cost of Rs 80 crores during the period of the Nizams during 1945-48. The Koilsagar Dam, which is about 8 kilometers from the Koil konda village, stretches its power across the Peddavagu River, a minor tributary of the River Krishna. One can find some elegantly curved hills on the western stretch, making it a perfect tourist spot. Tiger Forest, Mannanur

Mannanur is a tribal hamlet, which houses a sophisticated and furnished camp bungalow. You can find a crocodile pond and a center for environmental education, next to the bungalow. We can explore the wonders of the Nagarjuna Sagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve’s western wing from Mannanur. The Nagarjunasagar-Srisailam Tiger Reserve also serves as one of the popular wildlife sanctuaries in the country.

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