Warangal situated at a distance of about 131kms from Hyderabad is noted for its beautiful temples, picturesque lakes alluring flora and fauna all around. One of the greatest ruling clans of Andhra Desa made this fort city its capital.Orugallu,as it was known, is today’s modern Warangal.During the reign of the Kakatiyas,Telugu culture and literature attained great heights. Some of the finest form of architecture in the whole of South India can be seen in the ruins of the once glorious empire. Only the beauty of the surrounding lakes matches its historic past.Warangal was the capital of the Kakatiya empire.Warangal is well connected by rail from New Delhi,Hyderabad,Vijayawada,Vishakapatnam and other cities. The city is a cluster of three towns – Warangal, Khazipet and Hanamkonda.Today the city of Warangal offer for the connoisseurs of art, architecture and nature, a rich spread.
HISTORY Warangal was mostly under the reign of Kakatiyas who captured the Kingdom from the Chalukyas and the Rashtrakutas in the early 11th century. The Kakatiyas get their kingdom name from the family deity, Goddess Kakati or Durga.From the kingdom of the Kaktiyas the first person to rule Warangal was Prola and then followed by Ganapati Deva who ruled over a period of 60 years and developed Warangal to a place with a rich cultural heritage.Ganapati Deva was a great favor of arts and under his praiseworthy reign, the tradition of achievements in scholarly and artistic pursuits continued to glory. The Ramappa Temple and the Thousand-Pillared Temple is a very good example for his achievements. For nearly two centuries and till 1329 Warngal and the Telugu dynasty as a whole prospered. But however in 1329 the Tughlaqs of Delhi overtook the Kakatiyas and subjugated Warangal.
LOCATION Warangal is located 145 km northeast of the state capital of Hyderabad and it coordinates at Warangal at 18.0°N 79.58°E.