This antique city of architectural wonders and ancient temples has seen the rule of several prominent kingdoms in the past. Their historical and cultural influence is at the heart of Karimnagar
That’s why the locals are skilled in the 400-year-old metal work of Silver Filigree. Once created for the rich Nizams and Nawabs of India, these striking and intricate silver items are known for being distinct from one another, and are an elegant reminder of the cultural legacy of Karimnagar. A tributary of the River Godavari has blessed this region with greenery and made it an agriculture center of the state. Today, Karimnagar is rapidly progressing as a significant business hub with many large-scale industries located in and around the city. It is also promoting quality education with a number of prominent educational institutes. No festival is awaited here with as much excitement as Pongal. Arrive here around mid-January and watch the locals passionately involved in decorating their temples and preparing sweets to offer the Sun God.The town of Karimnagar is named after Syed Karimuddin, a Quiladar who is believed to be the city’s founder. Earlier called as Sabbinadu, it came under the rule of many dynasties and kingdoms, including Satavahanas, Asaf Jahis, Kakatiyas, Qutub shahis, Chalukyas and Vishnukumdin. It is the fourth biggest city in the newly formed 29th state of Telangana.Karimnagar could rightly be called the city of temples. The nearby old town of Vemulawada mainly attracts devotees to its many temples during the festival of Mahashivratri. Koneru is a pond here that is believed to have therapeutic power. The beautiful village of Kaleswaram is situated at the confluence of Pranahitha and Godavari rivers. Kaleswaram’s Mukteswara Swamy Temple is considered sacred for two Shiva lingams. Visit Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple after late evening to witness this brightly illuminated temple’s spiritual aura. Ramagundam Dam offers a breathtaking view of the sunset.Apart from the usual modes of transport such as buses, auto-rickshaws and cabs, the state tourism department boasts of a well-organized network of tourist and luxury buses. The city can be easily reached from Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Kazipet and Warangal.Female travelers must dress modestly, especially at places of religious significance. Avoid carrying valuable items and large amounts of cash while traveling within the city
Karimnagar is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad at a distance of 129kms.
Airports: Begumpet Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Karimnagar from other major cities of the country..
Railway Station(s): Karimnagar