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Nalgonda Tourism

Located in the newly formed state of Telangana, Nalgonda is a town deeply rooted in old traditions with ancient temples, forts, and scenic views that can be a real treat for the eyes. It derives its name from two Telugu words, namely 'Nalla' and 'Konda' that translates to the Black Hills. Located between two hills, this place is sure to wipe you off your feet with its refreshing, yet surprising surrounding sites. This quaint town is surrounded by Krishna and Khammam district on the east, Mahaboobnagar and Hyderabad districts on the west, Guntur is the west and Warangal and Medak in the north.

Nalgonda was formerly known as Nilagiri until it was subdued under the reign of the Nizams and came to be popularly acclaimed as Nalagonda. It has its existence dated back to centuries and centuries ago, as believed by the archeologists around. The history is richly garnished with stories and Nalgonda has witnessed the change of hands under many rulers from Mauryas to the Ikshavus and then to the Pallavas. This little town is dotted with traces of their reign that is admired by many who come to visit. It presents a delightful blend of cultures and traditions that reflect the lush history that it has undergone over the period of time. Today, this place may pop into your minds for its strong political undertakings and views that has its seeds planted since the time of Mauryas. It goes without saying that anyone who visits this destination, gets a delightful peek into the historic magnificence that it is centered around. For anyone who is an enthusiast of architecture or a nature lover, this place is a haven of experience waiting to be explored!

Things to do in Nalgonda

1.Bhuvanagiri Fort

17 kilometres from city centre

Bhuvanagiri fort, also known as Bhongir fort is one of the hidden treasures of Nalgonda...

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2.Panagal (Panagallu)

15 kilometres from city centre

Located roughly 3 km from the main city of Nalgonda, Panagal is another such village th...

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66 kilometres from city centre

Gracing the banks of Krishna river is this quaint yet religiously relevant village of N...

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85 kilometres from city centre

It is a small village that sits on the banks of Krishna river and is renowned for the Y...

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74 kilometres from city centre

The temple town of Vaadapalli/Wadapalli sits where the two mystical beauties of Krishna...

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6.Phanigiri Buddhist Site

39 kilometres from city centre

Phanigiri is located about 52 km from Nalgonda is considered as one of the prominent Bu...

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7.Kolanpaku Jain Temple

59 kilometres from city centre

Popularly also known as Kulpakji, the Kolanpaku Jain temple is 2000 years old and is a ...

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8.Nagarjuna Sagar Dam

69 kilometres from city centre

Nagarjuna Sagar Dam acclaimed its fame not only as the tallest masonry dam in the world...

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9.Kunda Satyanarayana Kala Dhamam - Mythological Museum

50 kilometres from city centre

Also known as Surendrapuri, this is a spiritual and mythological awareness center locat...

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10.Yadagiri Gutta

52 kilometres from city centre

Yadagiri Gutta, also known as Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple is a temple dedicated to the...

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11.Shopping in Nalgonda

15 kilometres from city centre

Nalgonda is famed for its silk and leather products that have attracted many visitors t...

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Nalgonda is the perfect destination for a family outing and enjoying your time sightseeing around. It is dotted with architectural marvel of historic forts around the landscape of the region. The Bhangirl fort is one such gem whose expansive structure is itself a subject of awe for many visitors who come to visit here. It sits on a rock at an altitude of about 500m above sea level and entices you with a view of the city from the top. This fort was commissioned by one of the Vikramaditya kings and is believed to be one of the poised magnificence of its time. The Deverakonda Fort is another sight to behold that was built in the 13th or 14th-century and under the control of the mighty Padma Nayaka rulers for decades. 

It is a treat for those who want to tap the spiritual side with a visit to some of the beautiful and ancient villages that have attracted many devotees over the years. Head on over to Mellachervu village, a humble village that rich with temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. They are not only a subject of religious relevance but also a spot of underappreciated architecture and fine craftsmanship. 

For the nature lovers, who are looking for a weekend getaway, worry not, because this destination will quench your need to embrace and relish some great moments. The Nagarjuna Sagar Dam and the Ethipothala waterfalls are two of the frequently recommended spots around Nalgonda. The Dam is a sight to behold itself with the gracious ripples of the river Krishna flowing underneath. 

How to reach

Nalgonda is well connected with Hyderabad by road and rail. There is no direct flight to reach here, however, the distance can be easily covered by buses that ply this route on a regular basis. 

How to Reach by Flight

The nearest airport is the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport - Hyderabad. The flight connectivity here is good and is connected to all the major metro cities around India. Nalgonda is located at 80 km from Nalgonda and can be easily reached by availing the cab service from the airport.

How to Reach by Train

Nalgonda has a railway station that is located 3 km from the city. You can get cabs outside the station to take you to your preferred destination.

How to Reach by Bus

Telangana State Road Transport Corporation buses run along the Hyderabad - Nalgonda route on a regular basis.  You can also find private buses traveling this route on a daily basis. 

How to Reach by Road

Being surrounded by Secundrabad, Jaggaiahpet, and Khammam which are 57.0 km, 57.66 km, 60.66 km away respectively, the route to Nalgonda is easily accessible. 

How to travel within

The visitors who frequent Nalgonda prefer to travel within by hiring a cab since it poses with an opportunity to discover all the sites at your own convenience. However, this might prove to be expensive.

A cheaper option would be to travel in and around Nalgonda by buses or auto rickshaws that can take you to the required destinations even at bargained rates. 

Nalgonda is sure to offer a great boost to your taste buds with the scrumptious Andhra cuisine. There are several restaurants and eateries where you can savor the local delicacies and pamper yourself. A couple of good places are

  • Dine Inn Restaurant

You can devour the mouthwatering biryani here without burning a hole in your pocket.

  • 7 Food Court

This is a good place to halt for refreshments and provides you with options more than just the Andhra cuisine.

Nalgonda Itinerary

Day 1:

  • Visit Panchala Someswar Temple and Kunda Satyanarayana Kala Dhamam Surendrapuri (Speciality Museum by afternoon)
  • Visit Bhongir Fort and Nagarjuna Sagar Dam by early evening
  • Enjoy evening time leisurely at Kapurala Gutta - a scenic walking area.

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