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Warangal, 157 km from Hyderabad, is noted for its beautiful lakes, splendid temples and wildlife. It was once the capital of the legendary Kakatiya kingdom, and mentioned.

Work of art at his studio in London. The pictures glow vibrant and life like. Each window is made up of several bits of painted glass which has been glued into a single piece and then delicately set into the stone windows. The window to the north which offers a canopy to the altar is the most moving. It depicts the scene of ascension of Jesus towering above the altar dwarfing everything. Jesus ascends to heaven.
The other two windows decorating the east and west faced depict the scenes of the birth of Jesus and his crucifixion. The colour spectrum produced by these windows inside by the early and late afternoon sun is beautiful and beyond all description. With its immensity and beauty, this century old church stand out as one of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in India.

Nearest airport is at Hyderabad 157 km. Nearest convenient rail head is at Kazipet 6 km. Warangal also has direct rail connections with all important cities of India. The city is well connected by road.
Warangal is located on northern Andhra Pradesh State lies along the Chennai-Kazipet-Delhi rail route. Warangal was the ancient capital of the Kakatiyas, an Andhra dynasty that flourished in the 12th century AD. The city stands out for its beautiful lakes, temples and wildlife. It is very rich in antiques and relics.

Warangal's fort, lying southeast of the present-day city, was once surrounded by two walls, traces of the outer wall remain, as do the four stone gateways ('sanchar') of the inner wall. A thousand-pillared temple, built in 1162, is located within the city itself. Warangal is now a commercial and industrial center.
Prola Raja of the Kakatiya dynasty founded the place in the 12th century AD, but some identify it with Worakalli, the capital of the Adeva Rajas of Tuluva Andhra or Telengana in the 8th century AD. Warangal or Varankal is believed to be the Korun Kula of Ptolemy, while another name is Akshalinagar, evidently Yeksilanagar mentioned by Raghunath Bhaskar in his Aravachan Kosh.

The ancient name of Warangal was known to be Orugallu or Omtikonda on account of huge boulder like hillock situated near the swayambhu Siva Temple and is also called "EKASILANAGARAM". In course of time, it was called as "Orugallu", and finally known as Warangal.
Warangal Fort, 12 kilometers from Hanamkonda was built during the 13th century by the Kakatiyas. The impressive fort has four huge stone-gateways. Built by one of the Kakatiya Kings, Ganapathi Deva and his daughter Rani Rudrama Devi, one can still spot some exquisite pieces of sculpture here.

Other places of tourist interest in Warangal are: Prataparudra Planetarium, Kakatiya Musical Garden, Rock Garden and Archaeological Museum, Kakatiya University campus, Samskritika Vihar and Laknavaram Lake.

Air

The nearest Airport is Hyderabad (140-km) connected by Indian Airlines flights with Bombay, Bangalore, Bhubaneshwar, Calcutta, Delhi, Madras, Nagpur, and Vishakhapatnam. Continental Aviation also operates flights from Hyderabad to Bombay.

Rail

Warangal is linked to all-important cities in India by rail.

Road

Regular bus services are available (APSRTC) from Hyderabad, Yadagirigutta, Vijayawada, Armur, Kolanupaka, Jangaon, Kodad, Karimnagar, Nizamabad, Adilabad, Suryapet, Palampet, Jagtial, Khammam, Bhadrachalam, Basara, Bangalore, Mysore and Tirupati.

Local Transport

Coaches are available from the Depot Manager, New Bus Depot, Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation, Hanamakonda


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