Karimnagar is a city and Municipal Corporation of Telangana state located on the banks of the River Manair River, a tributary of the Godavari River.
Karimnagar is located 165 kilometers from the state capital of Hyderabad. The city derives its name from Syed Karimuddin, believed to be one of its founders. It served as an important center for Satavahana dynasty. The district has rich coal deposits in the Godavari valley and borders Maharashtra state.
Vemulawada is a temple town located 35 km from Karimnagar, in famous for its Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple complex for devotees of Lord Shiva. Dharmapuri is shrine dedicated to Lord Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Here the idols of Dakshinamurthy, Vinayaka and Saptha Mathrukas are carved on a single slab and is also home to the temple of Mahishasuramardhani, a sixty-pillar temple.
Kondagattu situated a distance of 35 km from the district headquarters, is dedicated to Lord Anjaneya Swamy. It is highly popular temple. Kaleshwaram is the site of the famous Shiva temple, Kaleswara Muktheswara Swamy and is considered unique due to the presence of two Shiva Lingas on a single pedestal, one for Lord Shiva and the other for Lord Yama. This place is known as Dakshina Triveni Sangamam, which is the merging point for river Godavari and its tributary, the River Pranahita. A breathtaking sanctuary in Karimnagar is the Sivaram Wildlife Sanctuary. It is home for crocodiles and many species of flora and fauna.
The district is also home to many heritage destinations such as Nagunur Fort, Dhulikatta, Elgandal fort, Molanguru Fort, Ramagiri Killa etc. The waters of lower Manair Dam is a spectacle to behold. Karimnagar is a resource rich district.
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