Nalgonda District is located in the Telangana state of India. Nalgonda was earlier called Neelagiri by Rajput rulers and the name was finally changed to Nallagonda after its conquest by Bahamani king.
There are many places of tourist attractions. Yadagiri Gutta, a revered pilgrimage in Nalgonda is situated near Bhuvanagiri Town. It is located close to the capital city of Hyderabad. The temple draws huge crowds during festivals and weekends and is an abode of Lord Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy.
The district shares Nagarjunasagar dam along with AP. The largest masonry dam in the world, it consists of 26 gates and a Hydroelectric plant. The tourism department of Telangana offers excellent boating facilities in the backwaters of Nagarjunasagar dam. Bhuvanagiri Fort built by Tribhuvanamalla Vikramaditya gives a bird’s eye view of a vast area. PillalaMarri is one of the oldest temples dedicated to Lord Shiva, which is considered 1000 years old. It is also the birthplace of the famous Telugu poet Pillamarri Pina Virabhadrudu.
Sri Jain Mandir at Kolanupaka village, near Aler town is a 2000-year old temple consisting of three holy idols of Lord Adinath, Lord Neminath and Lord Mahaveera and Theerthankaras. Nandikonda is a small village on the banks of the river Krishna with several Buddhist structures and pillared halls and is home to a renowned museum of the Archaeological Survey of India. Panagal has several ancient temples built during the reign of the Kakatiya, Reddy and Velama kings.
Chaya Someswara swamy Temple is located in Panagal village, Nalgonda district of Telangana, India. This temple was built during 11th & 12th centuries by the Ikshvaku family. The temple got the name, as it is believed that there is an everlasting shadow on Lord Shiva’s Lingam in the main temple, all day.
Mellacheruvu is a small village in the Nalgonda district of Telangana, India. Mellacheruvu still carries the imprint of the prosperous Kakatiya dynasty and its renowned architecture. One such grand testimonial depicting the skill of the Kakatiyan artisans is the temple of Swayambhu Sambhulingeswara Swami. This temple manifested the dynasty’s royalty, richness and gratitude towards the Lord Shiva. It is also one of the most celebrated temples of Telangana.
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