The second-fastest growing city of newly-formed state Telangana, Warangal is best known for the history attached to it. Orukal was the old name given to it when it was the capital city of the Kakatiyas
A visit to this sanctuary would be a once in a lifetime experience and it is a perfect tourist destination for nature lovers and budding photographers. The city also has one of the best campuses of the National Institute of Technology (NIT) in India where meritorious students from all over the country come to transform into top-level engineers. Entrepreneurs from all over the world keep travelling to NIT in order to make a mark in the students' mind and later recruit them in their respective organizations.This city is one of Telangana’s top priorities which is why the government is investing in a series of developmental activities, including various global seminars too. Making the place an exquisite tourist location is one of the main aims of the new administration so that Warangal, in the near future, can turn out to be the biggest contributor to the state’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Recognising the importance and preciousness of the monuments in Warangal, the Government of India’s Ministry of Urban Development included the city in Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), a scheme which is engineered to maintain the heritage sites.Warangal has some of the best historical monuments in India and is an attraction to a lot of tourists both in India and abroad. Some of the famous temples in the city include the Thousand Pillar Temple, which was built by the Kakatiyas, and is dedicated to Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu and Lord Surya, the Bhadrakali Temple dedicated to Goddess Bhadrakali and the Ramappa Temple where Lord Shiva is worshipped. Other tourist spots in the city include monuments like the Warangal Fort, the history of which dates back to the 13th Century. Lakes, the musical garden, rock garden and the Regional Science Center and the wildlife sanctuary are spots you must add to your itinerary while in Warangal.Don’t forget to try the mango pickle, which is a specialty here, and don’t forget to hop into some local sweet shop and try the jalebis, parda pheni, which are sugar-coated crispy wafers, kheer, seviyan and the sugar mudugulu, which is made with milk, butter and sugar.Warangal offers many different modes of transport to any tourist. Auto-rickshaws, buses and taxis are available. Auto-rickshaws are convenient, but you should understand from a local how much it costs to get to places so that you don’t get cheated. The buses are an economical way of commuting, but they are almost always crowded. Taxis are the most comfortable and convenient way of getting around the city.Warangal experiences extremely hot summers and it is best to avoid visiting the city at that time of the year.Don’t carry too much cash or precious jewelry while traveling.Be careful while roaming around or boating in the water bodies
Warangal is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Hyderabad at a distance of 132kms.
Airports: Begumpet Airport
You can easily get regular trains to Warangal from other major cities of the country..